British Steel’s rail business is in the process of completing the final shipments of a 5,000 tonne rail order to Europe’s largest purchaser of rail Deutsche Bahn. The contract for 120 meter 54E4 and 60E2 flat-bottomed rail came as the German infrastructure owner’s demands soared over the winter months. British Steel Rail Commercial Director Mr Craig Harvey said “We were delighted to be able to respond to Deutsche Bahn’s request with not only short lead times but also the high-quality products they’ve come to expect since we first started supplying rail to them many years ago.”The rails, which made their way through the Channel Tunnel to a service centre in Königsborn, will be used throughout Germany to support Deutsche Bahn’s track renewal program over the next year.Since coming under Jingye ownership in 2020, the UK Rail business has worked closely with Deutsche Bahn to meet stringent quality and environmental criteria. This has resulted in British Steel being upgraded to the highest possible Q1 supplier status rating. Popular in the European market, the longer-length 120 meter rail was first produced for Deutsche Bahn by Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill in 2018 after a seven-figure investment in its manufacturing facilities.