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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...

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People. For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just 17% of all UK companies...

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet.  The new trains will initially run on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop, offering EMR Regional customers a more modern and...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is carrying out platform compliance work at 40...

Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of building trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail has now been building trains in the North East for five years, as Thursday 3 September marked the five-year anniversary of the official opening its state-of-the-art train manufacturing factory in Newton Aycliffe. Opened by Prime Minister David Cameron...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance facility. The former depot closed in 2014 and has lain empty since then. Now the Network Rail contractor...

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...

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the fully electric...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...