DWS celebrates unsung heroes keeping locked-down Britain rolling
The UK was put into a 21-day lockdown yesterday evening in a stark prime ministerial address, delivered by Boris Johnson direct from 10 Downing Street. Yet still, key workers have to be out today, and every day, making sure the nation is fed, treated and, in some cases, kept warm too.
The freight railway has already been identified as critical to the nation. The distribution of food and essentials has been given top priority, along with medical supplies.
The daily deliveries of biomass to the Drax power station complex in North Yorkshire are critical. The high-intensity operation requires constant specialist care of the unique rolling stock fleet, maintained by Davis Wagon Services, headquartered in Immingham, on the nearby Lincolnshire coast.
John Hall, Managing Director stated: “Davis Wagon Services are immensely proud to be categorised with the key worker status, and are immensely proud of the commitment shown by our employees in the field and within our head office. We will continue to do all we can to ensure that we support the UK’s economy through logistical support. Furthermore, we will ensure that Drax has the necessary availability for deliveries of Biomass which is vital to Drax’s generation targets”.
Les Bryant, Group Engineering Director added: “These are challenging times, and there will be further challenges ahead. However, we will remain focused and dedicated in ensuring that we play our key role within these difficult times."
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