Alstom awarded maintenance contracts for regional trains in Sweden

Posted on December 24, 2014

Alstom has been awarded a 9-year maintenance contract for Swedish commuter and regional trains by SJ  for Västtrafik starting this month, and a 10-year maintenance contract by Arriva  for Östgöta Trafiken commuter trains to start from June 2015.

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The Västtrafik fleet consists of a total of 63 Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) trains, 22 of which are Coradia Nordic trains manufactured by Alstom. Maintenance will be conducted in two depots in Gothenburg. The trains will circulate in the Gothenburg region.

The Östgöta Trafik fleet comprises 19 EMUs, where of 13 Coradia Nordic made by Alstom . Maintenance will be conducted at a depot in Boxholm. The trains will operate in the regions of Norrköping – Mjölby and Motala – Tranås. Each fleet will cover approximatively 6 million kilometers per year.

"We are pleased that SJ and Arriva have selected Alstom to contribute to delivering safe, reliable and efficient railway services in Sweden. Since 2011, Alstom has successfully grown its presence on the Swedish maintenance market and these new contracts are a clear demonstration of Alstom’s leadership in this area,” said Per Öster, management director of Alstom Transport in Sweden.

With these new contracts, the number of trains maintained by Alstom in Sweden is 219. Alstom is a leader in train maintenance with over 20 years of experience and more than 200 clients worldwide, according to the company. Moreover, 20% of the trains maintained by Alstom were built by other manufacturers.

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