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With passengers returning to UK rail, Ben Ackroyd, Chief Operating Officer at Porterbrook, explores how the increased use of data analytics will be key in delivering better reliability and will play a huge part in retaining passenger growth.
GTR has sent its first Class 387/1 Great Northern train to be retrofit with ETCS in-cab signalling as part of the East Coast Digital Programme.
The East Coast Digital Programme has celebrated the completion of testing with digital signalling for Class 43 trains.
Three Porterbrook Class 43 Power cars have been retrofitted with the European Train Control System to achieve level 2 testing.
Chiltern Railways has refitted a 20-year-old diesel train with a powerful battery, this enables the train to use 25 per cent less fuel and significantly cut emissions and air pollution.
Britain’s first mainline-approved hydrogen-train has been operating at Glasgow's COP26 to demonstrate its role in driving the green industrial revolution.
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.
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.