All Porterbrook articles – Page 2

  • gb GTR Project Aurora - forward-facing CCTV
    Rail Business UK

    GTR launches £55m Electrostar refurbishment


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway and leasing company Porterbrook have begun a £55m five-year programme to modernise 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar electric multiple-units operated on Southern services, and 56 similar Class 387 units used on Gatwick Express and Great Northern services. The ...

  • gb GWR Class 769 Reading
    Rail Business UK

    Great Western Railway takes delivery of trimode electro-diesel multiple-unit


    UK: Great Western Railway has taken delivery of the first of 19 Class 769 Flex multiple-units equipped to operate using 750 V DC third rail, 25 kV 50 Hz overhead or diesel power. The Class 769 has been developed from Class 319 dual-system EMUs formerly used on ...

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    Hybrid DMU projects announced


    EUROPE: At InnoTrans 2018, Rolls-Royce’s MTU business and leasing company Porterbook signed a letter of intent for the pre-series installation of a hybrid PowerPack on a Bombardier Transportation Turbostar DMU. The PowerPack will incorporate an EU Stage V compliant diesel engine and an electrical unit which ...