Cars manufactured in the Midlands are being moved by rail to the North West and Scotland, while vehicles made in Oxford, including BMW MINI, are being transported to Purfleet for export. Cars imported through the port of Southampton are also being taken by rail to the North West, Scotland and Yorkshire. Additional trains are operating to meet this increased demand on all routes said the company.
In an official statement, Dr Carsten Hinne, managing director of logistics for DB Schenker Rail UK, said: "As the economy strengthens from the recession there is strong demand to move more cars by rail. We are meeting that demand through additional train services, while also working with our partners to develop new solutions to increase the role of rail in the automotive supply chain."