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Porterbrook awards Alstom £25m fleet upgrade contract

Porterbrook, the rolling stock owner and asset manager, today announced that it had signed a £25m contract with Alstom to upgrade one of its most versatile electric train fleets. The announcement follows the decision by South Western Railway (SWR) to...

GBRf partners with Porterbrook to build 100 new wagons

Following an extended commercial exercise, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has chosen to partner with British rolling stock company, Porterbrook, for the build of 100 Greenbrier 60’ intermodal twins. This partnership will manage the production of wagons by Greenbrier, a renowned railcar...

Loram UK signs partnership with Ford & Stanley

LORAM UK, a leading rail and rolling stock maintenance specialist, has partnered with talent services experts Ford & Stanley Group as it begins a major recruitment drive in 2021. After securing a number of long-term contracts, the Derby-based company need...

ZF Services UK wins RISAS approval

Nottingham-based ZF Services UK has successfully gained RISAS recertification for a further three years for both rail final drives and bogie overhaul at its Rail Centre of Competence. ZF Services UK has made a significant investment in equipment and training...

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for saving the life of a man on the tracks. The award was made to husband and wife...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Writer: Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer Magazine Catching up with Europe’s materials handling When someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says that a machine is probably one of the most versatile railway materials handlers available, it...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC). The purchase was made by CRRC ZELC (CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co) on 31 May...

Maintaining the 385s

In December, ScotRail accepted into service the last of the 70 Class 385 EMUs that Abellio had ordered from Hitachi in a £475 million contract. This was signed in April 2015, just before the company took over the ScotRail...

Expansion begins at 40

A fortieth birthday is always something to celebrate. It’s a milestone, whether it’s for a person, a company or a product. In this case, it’s a product. The company, Walter Somers Material Handling, was formed in 1953, but it...

Zero Carbon? Not here! Carbon-fibre bogie frame

During the IMechE’s Railway Challenge in 2019, the judges were hugely impressed with the composite bogie and springs demonstrated on the Poznan University of Technology’s 10¼-inch locomotive. They were so impressed that they awarded a special certificate for this...

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‘Travel either side’ May bank holiday between London and Scotland

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