Bombardier and Siemens Overhaul Rail Services

Bombardier and Siemens Overhaul Rail Services
June 21, 2007 7:14 pm

Bombardier and Siemens are set to rebuild UK train fleets following the creation of a new rail franchise to overhaul the nation’s West Midlands rail services.

New franchise London Midland, run by transport group Govia, will combine the existing Silverlink County franchise including the Birmingham to Liverpool route and is expected to generate annual revenue of approximately £500m.
Thirty-seven Siemens Desiros and 12 two-car and 15 three-car Bombardier Turbostars will replace the existing Class 153 and Class 170 rolling stock.
As part of improvement plans, automatic load monitoring equipment will be fitted to provide reliable data on heavily and lightly loaded trains, enabling timetable alterations to alleviate crowding.
The new franchise will begin on 11th November 2007 and will run until 19th September 2015. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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