All Eversholt articles

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
    Rail Business UK

    Leasing company to use Aiimi Insight Engine

    2022-08-16T08:02:00Z

    UK: Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail is to use the Aiimi Insight Engine from data and analytics specialist Aiimi to ‘aggregate, index and enrich’ publicly available information and obtain ‘previously undiscoverable insights from a large variety of sources’. These will included industry press and media ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 321 EMU.
    Rail Business UK

    Class 321 EMU battery option to be developed

    2022-07-14T11:34:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to assess the possibility of using Vivarail’s battery traction technology to enable its Class 321 Renatus electric multiple-units to operate on non-electrified lines. The outer-suburban EMUs built by BREL in 1998-90 were refurbished by Wabtec in 2015-19 under the Renatus ...

  • Mk4 donated to The Fire Service College 2
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    MkIV coaches donated to Fire Service College

    2022-04-15T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Fire Service College has taken delivery of three redundant MkIV coaches donated by Eversholt Rail to replace older vehicles. The college at Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire trains emergency responders to deal with rail incidents. It is also working with leasing company ...

  • Swift Express Freight Class 321 EMU demonstrator (1)
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    Swift Express Freight EMU conversions agreed

    2021-11-19T15:17:00Z

    UK: Four Class 321 electric multiple-units are to be converted to carry light goods with the aim of offering a fast, cost-effective and low carbon alternative to lorries and vans. A prototype for the Swift Express Freight concept was unveiled earlier this year, and an agreement ...

  • Alstom Aventra hydrogen fuel cell multiple unit impression
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    Alstom and Eversholt to co-operate on new-build hydrogen trains for the UK

    2021-11-10T13:12:00Z

    UK: Alstom and leasing company Eversholt Rail have agreed to share technical and commercial information for the development of a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units for the UK market.

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
    Rail Business UK

    Biotoilet trial in Southeastern EMU modification programme

    2021-09-01T12:44:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Southeastern franchisee LSER a contract undertake modifications to its fleet of 112 Bombardier Transportation Class 375 Electrostar electric multiple-units to upgrade onboard systems and meet franchise commitments. The programme is worth up to £10m. It will include replacing the ...

  • Revolution VLR (Photo: Transport Design International)
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    Prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle ready for testing

    2021-08-12T15:40:00Z

    UK: Assembly of the prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle has been completed, and is it now ready for testing to assess the feasibility of providing passenger services on low-traffic and feeder routes where the high cost of conventional rolling stock is currently a barrier to operations.

  • Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’
    Rail Business UK

    H2 Green to assess hydrogen train fuelling requirements

    2021-07-09T08:05:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail is to work with H2 Green to determine what infrastructure would be required to support the wide-scale deployment of trains fuelled by ‘green hydrogen’, produced by electrolysis using renewable energy. Getech subsidiary H2 Green is aiming to develop a network of ...

  • Hydroflex Train
    Rail Business UK

    RIA calls for hydrogen train commitment to make the UK a world leader

    2021-06-25T11:00:00Z

    UK: Calling on the government to commit to placing orders for hydrogen trains, the Railway Industry Association has published a briefing document highlighting the role that hydrogen could play on the rail network. RIA says hydrogen trains could support further decarbonisation of an already low carbon ...

  • gb ScotRail Class 318
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    ScotRail EMU overhaul contract awarded

    2021-05-25T14:09:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Brodie Engineering a ‘multimillion pound’ contract for the time-based overhaul of its fleet of 21 Class 318 electric multiple-units operated by ScotRail. This includes the safety critical overhaul of components including traction equipment, doors and heating and ventilation systems, ...

  • gb-GWR-802-teignmouth-Hitachi
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    GWR to test Hitachi battery hybrid inter-city train

    2020-12-15T11:22:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail and Hitachi Rail Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an underfloor battery powerpack to be trialled on a Class 802 electro-diesel inter-city trainset operated by Great Western Railway on the London – Penzance route.

  • Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle at Long Marston
    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing

    2020-11-24T10:22:00Z

    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution VLR ...

  • ScotRail Class 334 (Photo: Darrel Hendrie/Eversholt Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom awarded Class 334 EMU overhaul contract

    2020-11-20T16:38:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded supplier Alstom Transport UK a £12∙4m contract to undertake the mileage-based overhaul of its fleet of 40 three-car Class 334 Juniper electric multiple-units which are operated by ScotRail. The programme will commence in October 2021 with the work on the ...

  • gb LNER IC225
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    Wabtec to overhaul IC225 sets as lease extended

    2020-09-10T09:42:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail The leasing has awarded Wabtec Faiveley UK a contract to overhaul seven IC225 push-pull trainsets at its Doncaster site. This comes after operate LNER extended it lease until summer 2023, with a possible extension to summer 2024. The deal includes 10 Class ...

  • Alstom said the resulting units would be designated Class 600, the first class in the 6xx number series which is to be used for vehicles using hydrogen and other alternative forms of traction.
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom Breeze hydrogen train designated Class 600

    2020-07-22T11:16:00Z

    UK: Alstom and leasing company Eversholt Rail are to invest a further £1m to ‘fast track’ development of the Breeze hydrogen multiple-unit concept, and envisage that the first production trains could be in service in 2024. The Breeze concept involves fitting fuel cells to surplus Eversholt-owned Class ...