Network Rail have purchased 8 new 3-car Robel 69.70/4-UK mobile maintenance trains.
They will be operated and maintained by Colas.
The first unit has been built and is undergoing testing in Germany.
The first unit will arrive approx June 21st 2015 to West Ealing.
The delivery schedule is one unit every 7 weeks.
The provisional allocations are 4 to ECML, 2 to WCML and 2 to GAML
In-depth powerpoint presentation can be found here: http://www.plasser.co.uk/en/oh13/pdf/st ... oither.pdf
No numbers allocated yet, but they will be UIC registered, so will be in the 9270 9xxx xxx-x format or similar
Info on how UIC numbering works can be found here: http://www.railfaneurope.net/misc/uicnum.html
Just as an aside, i have been sent a photograph of the first unit being tested, its impressive to say the least, however I do not have permission to forward this on just yet.