INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME
The Intercity Express Programme (IEP) is currently the largest rolling stock investment programme in the UK for over 30 years.
It is a unique opportunity for the market to contribute to the development, introduction and long-term operation of a new generation of trains to serve Britain's rail network's long-distance routes well into the 21st century.
The fleet requirement for IEP is for 866 vehicles in total. The scope of service required comprises the design, manufacture, financing, servicing and maintenance of the complete package, over the entire life of the fleet.
To find out more about the Intercity Express Programme and Government plans to support growth and improvements on some of Britain's busiest intercity rail routes, please visit the Department for Transport's policy page.
"We look forward to the Hitachi-built IEP trains entering service with GWR in October 2017. This represents the first step in Agility’s multi-billion pound investment in new fleets for the Great Western and East Coast mainlines, which will bring improved reliability, more seats, more comfort and shorter journey times for passengers."
Chief Executive of Agility Trains