UK: Bombardier Transportation and Porterbrook have signed a framework agreement for the installation of ETCS onboard equipment including Bombardier’s EBI Cab 2000 ATP on all Electrostar EMU fleets.
The initial agreement is worth £11·3m, and covers the first-in-class deployment of ETCS equipment on a Porterbrook-owned Class 387 EMU operated by Govia Thameslink Railway.
Porterbrook is acting as the lead rolling stock asset owner for the retrofitting of ETCS to the Electrostar fleets, supported by Angel Trains, Eversholt Rail, Akiem and QW Rail under the National Joint ROSCO Programme as part of the Digital Railway project.
Once the first unit receives regulatory approvals, all other Electrostar owners and operators will then be able to opt to have Bombardier fit EBI Cab 2000 to their trains under the same framework agreement.
Design work will be undertaken at Bombardier’s Derby site, with the equipment installed at its Ilford facility or at train operators’ depots.