National Express wins Silver Spanner Award
National Express East Anglia (NXEA) has won a Silver Spanner award in the ‘Intercity’ category of the prestigious ‘Golden Spanner Awards’ organised by the respected rail industry monthly journal Modern Railways and their Industry & Technology Editor Roger Ford.
The annual ‘Golden Spanner Awards’ recognise improvements in rolling stock reliability across the UK rail industry. The awards are based on statistical* data and take into account the different classes of trains operating throughout the network. The silver spanner awards are given to the trains which show the greatest percentage increase in reliability, in their category.
Andrew Chivers Managing Director of National Express East Anglia said:
“I would like to thank the fleet team at Norwich Crown Point depot for the work they have put into improving the reliability of our intercity rolling stock. Receiving this silver spanner award, is an important recognition of the progress they have made and we continue to focus our efforts on improving reliability still further in the future.”
This is the second time in the last three years that National Express East Anglia’s intercity fleet has been awarded a silver spanner, this reflects a sustained period of improvement in the fleet’s reliability over the last three years.
NXEA’s fleet of Class 90 locomotives and mark 3 carriages operate on the mainline intercity route between Norwich and London Liverpool Street, running through Ipswich, Colchester and Chelmsford.
Notes to Editors
*Industry statistics monitor the reliability of the different types of trains that operate across the uk rail industry. The reliability of NXEA’s Class 90 locomotives and mark 3 carriages improved by 35.5% in the past year.