VR Sweden awards maintenance contract of Tåg i Bergslagen fleet
VR Sweden has awarded Alstom with a renewed contract worth nearly 1 billion SEK for the maintenance of 30 regional trains in Sweden.
Alstom will provide fleet maintenance to VR Sweden, the new operator of the trains, for Tåg i Bergslagen’s fleet, which link the four Bergslag counties.
The contract is worth nearly 1 billion SEK, and Alstom’s scope will be to provide 10 years of fleet maintenance, with a one-year option. The new contract will begin on 10 December 2023.
Maria Signal Martebo, Managing Director for Alstom Sweden, said: “We are very pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with VR and are proud to see this renewed trust in Alstom. We already have a strong partnership with VR and look forward to continuing to deliver first class service and maintenance for these trains.”
Alstom will continue to provide maintenance for the Tåg i Bergslagen fleet in existing workshops in Gävle and Västerås, which will be extended and modernised to fit the new longer trains. Furthermore, Alstom will focus on developing the business through a higher degree of digitalised maintenance.
VR Sweden is part of the Finnish VR Group. VR Sweden oversees Pågatågen in southern Sweden on behalf of Skånetrafiken, Skane’s public transport and Östgötapendeln, Småland’s rail network. In Stockholm, VR runs buses, trams and local trains on behalf of SL, Stockholm’s public transport. The Finnish VR Group is Finland’s network rail that has been running trains, buses and trams in Finland for 160 years.
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