Alstom awarded maintenance contract by Alpha Trains Group for 70 locomotives
Posted: 29 April 2022 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Alstom have been awarded a long-term maintenance contract by Alpha Trains Group to maintain part of its locomotive fleet for the next eight years.
Alstom has signed a long-term maintenance contract with Alpha Trains Group, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle rental companies. Under this agreement, Alpha Trains has decided to trust Alstom’s expertise and know-how to maintain part of its locomotive fleet for the next eight years on the European corridor. The collaboration started with 50 locomotives in October 2021, and thanks to the very high-performance level and quality of maintenance offered by Alstom, this figure has risen up to 70 after only a few months.
This long-term contract with Alstom allows Alpha Trains to offer greater reliability, availability, and flexibility to its customers throughout Europe through the preventive and corrective maintenance, long-term improvement actions and access to Alstom’s mobile teams. These teams can be on site very quickly in the event of a breakdown. Alstom also has an extensive network of depots in Europe, located along the main rail freight corridors, allowing a decreased downtime of the assets and increased availability of the fleets, a crucial value for Alpha Trains’ customers.
“This contract with Alpha Trains is very important for us, it is proof of our customer’s trust in our services, and we are proud to be a long-term service partner,” Frank Strik, Managing Director of Services Benelux, said. “Alstom is the world leader in rail services, and this is a win-win situation for both parties. For Alstom, this enhanced collaboration is an opportunity to optimise its relationship with Alpha Trains, and to further strengthen its maintenance services division and leverage its growing EU maintenance network. We are very proud to have been selected by Alpha Trains Group.”
“We are delighted to have entered into a framework agreement with Alstom Benelux and Alstom Germany to maintain locomotives on a full-service basis,” Fernando Pérez, Managing Director of the Locomotives Division of Alpha Trains, said. “The agreement guarantees the high maintenance quality of Alstom, enabling Alpha Trains to offer the best reliability and availability of Traxx locomotives in Western and Central Europe.”
The collaboration between Alstom and Alpha Trains had already started, several agreements already existed at local level. But this is the first time that the two companies have signed a global long-term framework agreement for such business.