Porterbrook Leasing has broken down the Great Western Railway Class 387 Electrostar order announced this week.
GWR is buying an additional 92 vehicles (23 four-car trains).
They will be built by Bombardier at Derby Litchurch Lane, and delivery starts in April 2017, with full delivery by October 2017.
Porterbrook’s previous order in October 2015 of 80 vehicles (20 four-car trains) will be split, as previously announced, with 24 vehicles (six four-car trains) being delivered to the Essex Thameside franchise for c2c and the remaining 56 vehicles (14 four-car trains) going to GWR.
GWR will now therefore benefit from a brand new fleet of 180 vehicles (inclusive of the 32 vehicles already in build).
- For full details of the GWR order, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.
- For initial details of the Class 387 order, read RAIL 802, out now.
- For an analysis of the train orders, and possible cascades, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.