GTR have received authorisation from the ORR to place its Class 717 fleet into passenger service with in-cab digital signalling.
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The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rock Rail to establish a strategic partnership on addressing railway rolling stock cyber-security.
The majority of the trains are now in passenger service on the Greater Anglia network, with the last 11 trains currently undergoing final testing.
First Trenitalia has awarded British-based train manufacturer Hitachi Rail a contract worth more than £350 million to provide and maintain 23 new InterCity trains for Avanti West Coast services.
Due to begin operation across the East Midlands network by 2022, the 33 new Hitachi trains will improve the passenger experience with more seats, more services, faster trains and better stations for passengers.
The first of Greater Anglia’s brand-new Stadler FLIRT trains has entered passenger service; the trains are more reliable and have better passenger facilities.
The British railway regulatory authority has granted Stadler approval for the four-car bimodal FLIRT train for the use of Greater Anglia.
The arrival is one of the 58 new trains which are part of the evolving electric fleet of Greater Anglia trains which will begin passenger service this year.