Category Archives: Electrification

More Class 387s for GWR

FirstGroup-owned Great Western Railway has agreed a multi-million pound deal with rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and train manufacturer  Bombardier  to supply an additional 23 Class 387 ‘Electrostar’ EMUs (electric multiple units) for Thames Valley services. Continue reading More Class 387s for GWR

Carillion likely to take over North West Electrification

Britain’s largest rail contractor, Carillion Construction, is poised to take over the North West Electrification programme from Balfour Beatty, who pulled out earlier in the year (LTT 4 September). No formal contracts with Network Rail have yet been signed but the two organisations are understood to be working closely together. Continue reading Carillion likely to take over North West Electrification