Alstom awarded 15-year rail service contract

Posted on February 18, 2015

Ed Webster
Ed Webster

Alstom was awarded a 15-year service contract worth approximately $143 million by international service company Serco to maintain 75 passenger cars on the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains, one of only two sleeper services in the UK. Alstom has been providing maintenance services for the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains for more than a decade.

During the first three years, the Alstom teams will carry out preventive and corrective maintenance work, while also ensuring that the cars continue to function to their highest potential. From 2018, Serco will acquire a new fleet, which will also be maintained by Alstom for the final 12 years of the contract.

The maintenance will be mainly carried out at Alstom Polmadie (Glasgow) and Wembley (London) traincare centers.

The Caledonian Sleeper trains currently run from London Euston to five Scottish termini — Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Fort William, Glasgow and Inverness — and carry 270,000 passengers annually. Alstom is carrying out regular maintenance works on the fleet during checks every eight days and further checks every 66 days to ensure vehicles present a suitably high standard.

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