First-class trains

Derby-based train manufacturer Adtranz UK has been named preferred bidder to supply 30 four-car trains for Connex South Eastern, which runs links from King’s Cross to Kent. Last week Adtranz UK won a £40m contract from National Express Group for 13 two-car diesel trains and a seven-year maintenance contract with Midland Mainline.

Derby-based train manufacturer Adtranz UK has been named preferred bidder to supply 30 four-car trains for Connex South Eastern, which runs links from King’s Cross to Kent. Last week Adtranz UK won a £40m contract from National Express Group for 13 two-car diesel trains and a seven-year maintenance contract with Midland Mainline.