EvoInfra acted as model auditor to Porterbrook on their successful bid to finance a fleet of 10 new tri-mode trains for London North Eastern Railway (LNER).
The new ten coach trains will help LNER to achieve its vision of becoming the most loved, progressive and trusted train operator in the UK, keeping the company on track to reduce its emissions by 67 per cent by 2035 and be net zero by 2045.
The benefits of tri-mode trains range from a reduction in emissions, particulates, noise and vibration pollution, lower maintenance and operating costs and upgradeable technology with an expected increase in range and performance as technology develops further. Battery power reduces the need to use diesel traction in areas where overhead powerlines are not available.
It has also been announced that CAF will build the trains, which will be able to operate in electric, battery and diesel mode.