Porterbrook and Northern to develop bimodal Class 319
Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and train operator Northern have teamed up to develop a bimodal Class 319 by spring 2018. Concept design work has now been completed, and Wabtec/Brush has initiated the detailed design phase. Continue reading Porterbrook and Northern to develop bimodal Class 319
Stadler will build new Merseyrail trains
Swiss-based Stadler has beaten off strong competition from Bombardier, Siemens, CAF and a Mitsui led consortium to clinch a £460m contract from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to build and maintain 52 new four-car articulated trains. Continue reading Stadler will build new Merseyrail trains
Should train operators take control of the tracks?
The dust is still settling from last week’s government call for greater integration between Network Rail and the train operators. Details remain scant but more will be known when a green paper ‘Rail Vision’ is published next spring. Continue reading Should train operators take control of the tracks?
Waterloo tops station usage league again
Waterloo again took premier place in ORR’s annual station usage survey with nearly 100 million recorded entries and exits for 2015/16. Victoria and Liverpool Street ranked second and third, but Birmingham New Street was the only non London station to make the top ten at seventh position. Continue reading Waterloo tops station usage league again