Alstom wins London contract

Posted on January 11, 2012

Porterbrook, one of the three major rolling stock leasing companies in the UK, selected Alstom to create a fleet of 36 five-car suburban trains to run on South West Trains routes.

The new fleet will proceed from the conversion of existing Alstom-built fleets based on the Alstom Coradia platform. It will enable around 8,000 extra peak-time passengers to travel into London's Waterloo station every morning, as eight-car trains will be lengthened to run in 10-car formation on certain routes.

Known as Class 458/5, this new fleet will be delivered through the conversion of two existing Alstom-built fleets, the Class 458s, used by South West trains and Class 460s, formerly used on the Gatwick Express route, serving Gatwick Airport. The modifications will include conversion of cabs, gangways, as well as conversion of baggage areas into passenger saloon areas.

The new vehicles will be brought into service in the spring of 2013, with the final train scheduled for delivery in spring 2014.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier to supply 4 more trams to Australia

The order is valued at approximately $18 million and is an exercise of an option included in a contract signed in 2011.

Texas' DCTA receives grant for A-Train Rail Trail

Once complete, the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail will run from DCTA’s Hebron Station all the way to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station. Construction on the last portion of the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail is expected to begin in early 2016.

Metra prepares for winter weather with switch covers, heaters

Additionally, agency is continuing to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

Alstom to supply Citadis trams to Lyon, France

The order, worth over $21 million, represents the exercise of an option on a contract signed in 2011.

XpressWest chosen to build Las Vegas-to-L.A. high-speed rail

The initial phase of the XpressWest project, which will link Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif., will cost $8 billion.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close