Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Committee Appointments

At the 2013 AGM the following officers were elected:

  • Chairman - Neil Skinner
  • Vice Chairman - Derek Monnery
  • Treasurer - Valerie Pretty

Friday, 26 April 2013

Inter City C6 Overhaul Confirmed

Railcare has been awarded a £5m contract by Porterbrook, the owners of the Greater Anglia's Inter City coaches, to undertake the scheduled C6 overhaul and additional repairs to the 111 vehicles in the GA's fleet.

The work is scheduled to commence in October and will continue through to July 2016 with 5 carriages undergoing work at any one time.

The work to be done includes exterior shot blasting, examination of vehicle structures, corrosion repairs and repainting in Greater Anglia colours. There will also be a full test of the electrical systems and an overhaul of the air conditioning and central locking systems.  Floors and carpets will be cleaned or replaced as appropriate.

Porterbrook is investigating the possibility of also including the extensive modifications needed to make the trains compliant with disability regulations which would see them continue to operate beyond 2020.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Class 321 Refurbishment

An advertisement in RAIL magazine from Evershot Rail suggests they will be refurbishing the Class 321 fleet for Greater Anglia.  The 321 trains are the older sliding door units that form the backbone of outer suburban services between Ipswich and London including branch services to Clacton, Walton, Harwich and Braintree.

The Advertisement says "coming soon" and promises "modern seat design; Bright, quiet and comfortable environment; Air conditioning, LED lighting and new windows."

Watch this space....

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Tweet The Manager

Greater Anglia will be holding another Tweet The Manager session with station managers north of Chelmsford on Friday (12th April) between 07:30 and 09:00.  Join in by following @greateranglia and using the #ttmga hashtag