Following SWR's extension of its lease of the Class 458 fleet, Porterbrook has signed a new contract with Alstom to upgrade the trainsets.
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The partnership will manage the production of intermodal wagons by Greenbrier and marks another step towards the promotion of sustainable and low carbon freight transport.
Thales’ newly developed system removes the reliance on the train driver to watch track-side signals by providing the end user with continuous speed supervision and real-time information about the state of the railway ahead.
Govia Thameslink Railway's £55 million fleet modernisation programme is working to deliver a range of passenger and technological enhancements.
Under the agreement, Bombardier will fit ETCS equipment and the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard Automatic Train Protection system to all ELECTROSTAR fleets in the UK.
The Routes into Rail website will showcase sector role models, include a jobs portal and provide access to the latest news and opportunities.
Significant progress has been made in delivering the three 'Act Now' priorities since their original publication in July 2020.
The agreement will see Porterbrook take over responsibility for the heavy maintenance of WMT's Class 172 fleet and work to improve its reliability.
The hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train, developed by the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, will help to decarbonise rail transportation.
GTR and Porterbrook’s Project Aurora will see the fleet updated to include real-time passenger information, charging points and performance monitoring technology for improved reliability.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has awarded 25 pioneering projects a share of £9.4 million to fund innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly.
The £400,000 grant will see the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook develop the detailed final production design and testing of the HydroFLEX hydrogen train.
The ETCS trial was able to go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic by utilising innovative temporary remote monitoring equipment.
Govia Thameslink Railway has re-branded three of its trains in new livery to pay homage to the 200,000 NHS and key workers that travel on its network each week.