Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
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Stephanie Klecha, Head of Digital Services at Porterbrook, speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, with her views on making rail more attractive for passengers, data-sharing, the importance of empowering the workforce, and how industry collaboration is key to rail’s future success.
Plans announced by Transport for Wales (TfW) will ensure space for up to 6,500 more commuters a week from December 2019, plus the introduction of additional trains across the Wales and Borders rail network.
In a bid to develop decarbonised power solutions for the trains of the future, the University of Birmingham will use the leased rolling stock to research alternative power solutions.
The rolling stock leasing company has announced Helen Simpson and Chandra Morbey have been jointly appointed to the role of Innovation and Projects Director to further enhance Porterbrook’s ability to develop and deliver complex engineering projects.
HydroFLEX, the UK’s first hydrogen train, is to be tested on the mainline railway.
A partnership between Porterbrook, South Western Railway and Eminox Limited will trial emissions-reducing technology which could be rolled out to hundreds of diesel trains across the UK’s rail network.
This installation of ETCS will be the first time that digital signalling has been installed on an existing fleet of electric passenger trains.
Growth in online shopping has led shipping firms to explore rail for their logistics chain, however a lack of suitable trains has so far caused a delay.
On 30 October 2018, more than 150 delegates attended RSSB’s Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail conference. This was borne out of and inspired by the UK Minister for Transport, Jo Johnson’s decree, back in February 2018, in which he said, “I would like to see us take all diesel-only…
Porterbrook has entered into an MoU with the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education to create HydroFlex.
The tri-mode fleet will provide more seats, improved interior features for passengers and flexible operation on the London and Thames Valley services…
Bombardier’s new rolling stock and maintenance contracts for c2c franchise will see maintenance service teams ensure a more reliable service...
3 February 2017 | By Northern
Working with the Rail North Partnership, to support a growing railway in the north, Porterbrook and train operator Northern, part of the Arriva Group, are jointly developing a highly innovative rolling stock concept.
Rising passenger numbers, major capital investment projects and technological innovation are among many factors driving rolling stock growth.