UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom’s signalling business SSL a contract for the trial installation of ETCS equipment on a Class 365 electric multiple-unit operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.
The contract includes an option for the conversion of the remaining Class 365 EMUs ahead of full ETCS Level 2 operation on the East Coast Main Line.
As part of the national ETRMS roll-out programme, the UK’s three major passenger rolling stock leasing companies are undertaking a joint project for the ‘First in Class’ trial fitment of ETCS to each fleet where it will be required.
Announcing the contract on November 26, Eversholt said the Class 365 FiC design process would commence shortly, with installation and integration to be undertaken at Alstom’s Wembley Traincare Centre. Testing is planned for 2017.
- Bombardier has awarded Televic Rail and ESG a contract to supply replacement passenger information systems for the Class 365 EMUs.