More Golds for Porterbrook at the Golden Spanner Awards

Porterbrook continued its successful track record at the Modern Railway’s Golden Spanner Awards this year, taking home four Gold Awards and four Silver Awards.

As a result of these latest wins, Porterbrook now has a total of 64 Golden Spanners in the years since they commenced.

The annual “Spanners” event celebrates improvements in train maintenance practices and reliability.

This year, Porterbrook’s winning fleets are:

Golden Spanners

• Ex-BR EMU: South-Western Railway Class 455

• Ex-BR DMU: South-Western Railway Class 159/0

• First Gen New DMU: Govia Thameslink Railway Class 171

• First Gen New EMU: Govia Thameslink Railway Class 387/1

Silver Spanners:

• Ex-BR EMU: West Midlands Trains Class 323

• Ex-BR DMU: East Midlands Railway Class 158

• First Gen New DMU: East Midlands Railway Class 170

• First Gen New EMU: c2c Class 357