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An opportunity to bid for DRS heritage rolling stock

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If you fancy buying a train, now might be the right time – as a second collection of Direct Rail Services’ (DRS) heritage stock is now available for sale.

DRS joined forces with fellow Nuclear Decommissioning Authority transport subsidiaries to create NTS, which launched in April 2021.

There will be a number of different trains on offer including several Class 37, 57 and DBSO carriages. There will also be two DVT vehicles being made available.

The items, the full list of which is available here, are only available through a competitive online bidding process.

Bidders need to register on the website and use the reference CTM 14996 to download the tender documents.

The process, which NTS says is another chapter in DRS’s push for lower carbon locomotives and ambitious fleet modernisation plans, will run until midday 3 February 2022.

Chris Connelly, NTS deputy CEO and rail director, said: “We’re really proud of our past but as we look to the future we need to ensure we’re as efficient and agile as possible.

“We’ll be utilising our much more efficient and environmentally friendly Class 88 and Class 68 locomotives as we drive forward, ensuring that rail freight is as green as it can be and continue to emit much less CO2 when compared to road.

“This is a really exciting time at DRS and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

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