DB Cargo UK has told RailAdvent today (06/11) of plans regarding its staffing levels.
The freight operator has said that 95 driver posts will be removed where they have a surplus. Some of these will go through natural attrition, whilst 70-75 posts will be made through redundancies.
This accounts for around 10% of DB Cargo's train crew.
Andrea Rossi, CEO, released in a statement that due to softening of core markets, and exiting some contracts that were not profitable, the operator was left running 25% fewer trains every week, all whilst using the same level of resources.
Parent company, DB Cargo AG, has informed European entities that it cannot sustain the level of loss being incurred.
Earlier this month, DB Cargo UK entered into discussions with the ASLEF union regarding the proposed staff reduction.
Andrea also said that they have already started accelerating the implementation plan for 2024 to help DBC emerge more reliable and sustainable in the future.