A £148.5 million contract (200 million euros) for 75 carriages for the Caledonian Sleeper franchise was signed today (February 10). Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) will manufacture the vehicles.
The project is being funded with £60m from the Scottish government, with additional financing provided by Caledonian Sleepers Rail Leasing, a subsidiary of Lombard North Central Plc.
They will be of five types, formed into four trains of 16 coaches, with a further 11 to be constructed as spare vehicles.
- For more on this story, see RAIL 768, published on February 18.