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Southern to order 130 new carriages

Southern Railway has invited bids  to provide 130 new carriages to help meet capacity demand on its network.

The extra carriages are needed to enable Southern to deliver its growth targets and meet the capacity increases it is scheduled to deliver in its December 2013 timetable. The Department for Transport’s High Level Output Statement had assumed that Southern’s 23 Class 377 units on sub-lease to First Capital Connect would have been returned in time to meet these...

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