National Express train operator c2c and train manufacturer Bombardier Transportation today celebrated a remarkable achievement at London Fenchurch Street station, when c2c’s fleet of Class 357 Electrostar trains clocked-up a total mileage of 50 million miles. This represents the fleet of trains travelling around the world over 2,000 times since entering passenger service nine years ago.
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury and Bombardier’s Head of Fleet Management – South Graham Corfield unveiled a special 50 million miles poster at 10.15 at Fenchurch Street, prior to a visit to c2c’s East Ham maintenance depot to congratulate all the staff involved who have helped to ensure that c2c’s trains are officially the most reliable in the country.
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We are proud of the successful partnership the fleet team at c2c has developed with Bombardier in achieving 50 million miles of excellence, and in helping to consistently deliver the best performing train service performance amongst UK train operators.”
Graham Corfield Head of Fleet Management – South for Bombardier said: “We are extremely proud of our Electrostar trains, in particular the award winning and best in class Electrostars for c2c. The high performance from the c2c operation is a testament to the successful partnership approach adopted by Bombardier and c2c. The East Ham employees, of both Bombardier and c2c, work closely together as one team with one common goal - to be the best.”