Chiltern Railways has marked 25 years of achievement as a train operator with a celebration event and the launch of HybridFLEX – Britain’s first battery-diesel train.
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By committing to delivering hydrogen train fleet orders, the UK government can support the ‘build back better’ agenda, as well as skilled jobs, investment and growth.
Porterbrook intends to invest in and upgrade the on-site facilities of the innovation centre for the benefit of customers, suppliers and the local community.
Working with Porterbrook, Network Rail has announced plans to showcase some of the best of British low-carbon train technology at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Senior managers from Porterbrook and Chiltern Railways have visited the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to see the testing of Britain's first hybrid-powered train.
The Class 769 bi-mode trains enable operation without an overhead or third rail supply, spreading the benefits of electrification to non-electrified routes.
Following SWR's extension of its lease of the Class 458 fleet, Porterbrook has signed a new contract with Alstom to upgrade the trainsets.
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.