Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:09

Britain’s c2c franchise orders Aventra EMUs

BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.
Friday, 24 November 2017 11:36

Bombardier rolls out final Electrostar EMU

A ceremony was held at Bombardier’s Derby plant on November 24 to mark the completion of the 2805th and final Electrostar EMU vehicle.
PORTERBROOK Leasing, Britain, is planning to rollout a new wheel slide protection (WSP) system across its class 15X Sprinter DMU fleets comprising 250 trains following successful tests with a class…
C2C, the subsidiary of National Express responsible for operating the Essex Thameside commuter franchise, introduced the first two Bombardier class 387/3 Electrostar EMUs on services from London Fenchurch Street to…
Friday, 08 January 2016 05:50

New battery chargers for British DMUs

BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook has awarded Turbo Power Systems, Britain, a £1m contract to supply battery chargers for its fleet of Bombardier class 170 Turbostar DMUs.
The need to provide additional capacity while improving reliability and reducing costs has energised the market for rolling stock refurbishment and retractioning in Britain. Keith Barrow considers whether innovative rebuilds…
BRITAIN's Rolling Stock Strategy Steering Group (RSSSG) chaired by Mr Richard Brown has published its third annual update of its passenger rolling stock strategy for the next 30 years which…
Monday, 13 October 2014 07:18

British Rosco Porterbrook changes hands

A consortium of infrastructure investors has acquired Porterbrook Rail Finance, one of the three original rolling stock leasing companies (Roscos) set up in 1994 as part of the privatisation of…
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 06:03

Porterbrook finances British EMU order

BRITISH train operator Southern Railway announced on September 29 that it has selected Porterbrook leasing to finance an order worth around £172m for 29 four-car class 387/1 EMUs from Bombardier.
Upgrading older electric trains with solid state inverters and ac traction converters can deliver improved performance and energy efficiency for a fraction of the cost of new trains. Keith Barrow…
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