We offer our customers a range of embedded support packages to help improve fleet reliability

A Porterbrook Partnership is an evolution on traditional lease types (dry, soggy, wet). Under a partnership lease we will deliver additional services which can be bolted on to existing leases and which can grow over time.

Typical services include Level 1-4 maintenance, heavy maintenance, digital services, engineering services, embedded support, maintenance optimisation, match funding and the taking of performance risk.

We now have five partnership leases in place with a range of Train Operating Companies. The first was our Class 170 lease with Northern, where together we improved reliability to such an extent that the fleet won a 2019 Golden Spanner.

Our most recent partnership is with South Western Railway on our Class 458 fleet, where we have agreed to take on responsibility for the performance of these trains and support South Western Railway as they transform South Coast and long-distance services.

Interested in working with us?

Porterbrook are committed to making it easier for organisations to work with us and provide their services and products to help make Britain’s railway even better. Depending on what your organisation provides, and what projects you want to work on, there are a few steps involved in becoming a supplier for Porterbrook. It is important that any organisation who wants to work with Porterbrook understands what we expect from our suppliers.

If you supply goods, works or services under Railway Industry Commodity Classification List (RICCL) codes directly to Porterbrook, or wish to do so, please note that Porterbrook employs the Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) as a ‘Qualification System’.

For suppliers of safety critical goods, works or services (i.e. RICCL codes) who wish to contract directly with Porterbrook, register on RISQS and become a supplier with audited status. RISQS is both a Qualification System under the Utilities Contract Regulations and an assurance system run by the Railway Safety and Standards Board.

Porterbrook has chosen to use RISQS as its assurance system for suppliers with whom Porterbrook contracts directly. We do not mandate RISQS on our Tier 1 suppliers and it is up to them how they assure their own sub-contractors and sub-suppliers.