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DRS charity open day returns

Direct Rail Services (DRS) has announced the return of its charity open day after a break of two years.

The family event takes people behind the scenes at the UK freight operator.

Visitors will get the chance to look around the company’s maintenance depot at Gresty Bridge, Crewe, sit in the driver’s seat of a variety of locomotives, ask questions to industry experts and much more. There will also be a naming ceremony for the locomotives and their new nameplates will be unveiled.


This is the first time the event will take place with DRS as part of Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), marking another chapter in the company’s history.

Tickets cost £5 for adults with under 16s free and all proceeds are used to aid UK charities and other deserving community causes.

Gates will open at 10am on Saturday 16 July and close at 4pm.

Chris Connelly, rail director and NTS’s deputy CEO, said: “I’m thrilled that we’re able to host our fantastic open day this year after a long absence.

“It’s been a tough couple of years throughout the pandemic so it’ll be great to get out and have a celebration of rail with some old friends and hopefully many new ones.

“The money raised from the open day goes to help charities, community projects and good causes across the country and we’re really proud of the support we provide through this fabulous event.”

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