A third of the new build Aventra fleet has now been successfully delivered from the Derby production facility onto the c2c network for the next stage of testing and acceptance.
The delivery is part of the contract announced with c2c in December 2017, which will total 60 new carriages at completion.
The 5-car units will be in regular operation around the routes over the next few weeks undergoing a combination of network testing and training activities. The first units are expected to be fully introduced to the c2c fleet in July.
This milestone is the result of excellent collaboration between Porterbrook, c2c, Alstom, ROG and Network Rail, who worked together through challenging circumstances over the Easter period to ensure the successful delivery of the initial units.