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Eversholt Rail award Class 375 contract to LSER

Eversholt Rail today announces that it has placed a contract valued at up to £10m with LSER to carry out modifications to its fleet of 112 Class 375 electric trains. The programme of works will commence in August 2021 with design work. The first unit upgrade will take place in December 2021 at one of LSER’s Depots. The programme is expected to complete in Q4 2024.

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Revolution VLR – the future is Very Light Rail

The Revolution VLR Consortium is delighted to announce that the build and integration of the Revolution VLR Demonstrator vehicle is now complete. The project has involved 7 consortium companies working in partnership and bringing a wide range of expertise to create a first-of-a-kind Demonstrator vehicle to support improved services on branch lines, the reopening of disused railway lines, and network extensions.

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H2 Green and Eversholt Rail partner to bring hydrogen supply to UK rail

Fuelling the green future of British railways H2 Green, the hydrogen network operator, has entered into an agreement with leading railway rolling stock owner Eversholt Rail to develop hydrogen supply solutions for the UK railway. H2 Green and Eversholt Rail will work together to determine the production and refuelling infrastructure required to support wide-scale deployment of hydrogen-powered rolling stock fleets. The focus is on providing low-cost and reliable green hydrogen, produced by electrolysis of water using renewable energy sources.

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Class 321 Swift Express Freight Train ready for service

Eversholt Rail has today unveiled the Class 321 Swift Express Freight train. The conversion began in early 2021, with Eversholt Rail, supported by Ricardo and Wabtec, carrying out the works at Wabtec’s Doncaster facility. The programme to convert the classic Class 321 into an express freight train has now been successfully completed and the train is service-ready. The Class 321 Swift Express Freight trains will provide a cost-effective and low carbon solution for transporting parcels around the UK.

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Class 318 Time Based Overhaul

Eversholt Rail have awarded Brodie Engineering a multimillion-pound contract to perform a time-based overhaul on our fleet of Class 318 Electric Multiple Units. This contract is due to commence in November 2021 and will be a direct follow on from the highly successful Class 320 Time Based Overhaul Extra programme currently being undertaken at Brodie Engineering’s Bonnyton Works.

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Class 320 TBOX overhaul works update

The time-based overhaul (TBOX) of Eversholt Rail’s Class 320 fleet continues to run to time, with 50% of our fleet completed. This programme of work, which commenced in January 2020 and is expected to complete in November 2021, has significantly increased the fleet reliability

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Work begins on Class 380 train ‘makeover’

ScotRail have begun to refurbish our fleet of Class 380 electric trains ahead of their 10-year anniversary later in the year. Key elements of the ‘makeover’ include the installation of new flooring, new seat upholstery including prominent priority seating, a paint refresh, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails.

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Class 320

Brodie Engineering have completed the second Class 320 TBOX service at their Kilmarnock depot. The second unit came out of works on time in line with the programme, on 20th April.

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Revolution VLR

Eversholt Rail is proud to be a member of the Revolution VLR industry consortium that is developing an innovative Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicle for the UK market.

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Alstom and Eversholt Rail Unveil New Hydrogen Train Design

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of new hydrogen train for the UK market. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains, reengineering some of the UK’s most reliable rolling stock, to create a clean train for the modern age. These trains could run across the UK as early as 2022, emitting only water and no harmful emissions at all.

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Class 321 Renatus

In keeping with Eversholt Rail’s ongoing commitment to deliver contemporary and high performing fleets to its customers, the new-look Class 321 "Renatus” fleet, which is being delivered by Wabtec Rail, will provide a step change in passenger environment, maintainability and cost effectiveness. 

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Eversholt Rail awards Wabtec £60m Contract

Since July 2014 Eversholt Rail and Wabtec have been working in partnership to bring a high quality refurbished passenger train fleet to market. The Class 321 Renatus will deliver exceptional customer service, maintainability and cost effectiveness and create the look and feel of a new train environment for passengers.

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Sale of Eversholt Rail Group to CKI

CK Investments S.A R.L., a company jointly owned by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, (together, "CKI”) has completed its acquisition of Eversholt Rail Group ("Eversholt Rail”), one of the three leading rail rolling stock companies in the UK, following clearance from the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The transaction was announced on 20 January 2015.

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Agreement to sell Eversholt Rail Group to CK Investments S.A R.L

Eversholt Investment Group S.C.S., a consortium comprising 3i Infrastructure plc, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners announces it has agreed to sell 100% of Eversholt Rail Group (Eversholt Rail) to CK Investments S.A R.L., a company jointly owned by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, (together, "CKI”).

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Eversholt Rail appoints Chief Financial Officer

Eversholt Rail is pleased to announce the appointment of David Stickland as Chief Financial Officer. David will join the business on 10th November. As Chief Financial Officer David will have responsibility for all aspects of Commercial and Corporate Finance, Tax, Risk and Information Technology.

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Eversholt Rail 200 Mile Cycle Challenge

On Friday 25th April, 14 brave Eversholt Rail employees and a support crew started a 200 mile charity cycle challenge from Wabtec Rail in Doncaster, who sent them off in style and also made a very generous donation to the causes. The cycle ride was to take them through at least 7 counties in 2 ½ days.

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Class 321 Demonstrator Coming Soon on the Greater Anglia Route

Eversholt Rail, in partnership with Greater Anglia, will be running a fully refurbished Class 321 Demonstrator unit on part of the Greater Anglia mainline route in 2013. The Demonstrator will showcase how high–specification refurbishment to the existing fleet of Class 321 EMUs can compare favourably with the passenger experience and performance of new trains, at a fraction of the cost. It will operate in normal service for a year.

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