Derby-based leasing company Porterbrook, an Abbey National subsidiary, has signed a contract with Siemens to acquire 37 four-car Class 350 Desiro Electric Multiple Units for a new
Govia is to operate the London Midland franchise from 11 November 2007 to 19 September 2015.
Siemens is to begin deliveries of the AC units, which are capable of 160kph, in October 2008. They will operate the
The companies are also planning a train maintenance contract for the Siemens train care facility at
Rail Minister Tom Harris said: ‘Delivering new rolling stock was a key element of the new