Eight-year rolling stock maintenance contract signed in Sweden
Posted: 24 August 2017 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
Alstom has signed an eight-year €135 million contract with Arriva for the maintenance of Skånetrafiken’s 99 Alstom Coradia Nordic regional trains.
Arriva won the contract for operating the trains in Sweden and Alstom was included in the bid as maintenance solution provider. Alstom’s scope of the contract includes the full maintenance.
Through modern preventive maintenance digitalisation tools, we will also further improve the reliability and performance of the fleet”
“This contract reinforces Alstom as a high-quality maintenance provider with a solid long-term presence on the Swedish market,” said Björn Asplund, Managing Director of Alstom Sweden. “With this new assignment, Alstom will be maintaining the complete fleet of Coradia Nordic vehicles in Sweden, thus benefiting from cross-project synergies. Through modern preventive maintenance digitalisation tools, we will also further improve the reliability and performance of the fleet.”
Alstom will use its cutting-edge digital tools such as the TrainTracer solution for predictive maintenance, to gather relevant data of the train. It is part of the HealthHub solution, which then interfaces with the HealthHub platform, allowing the automation of certain tasks, such as alerts, and anticipation of repairs. The works will be carried out at the depot in Raus, Helsingborg.
We have great confidence in their maintenance methods…”
“We are very pleased to work together with Alstom as we see them as a strong and stable maintenance supplier with extensive international experience,” added Johan Åhlander, CEO of Arriva Sweden. “Alstom knows the trains better than anyone else, and we have great confidence in their maintenance methods. We already work with Alstom in a similar set-up for Östgötapendeln where we have beaten the record for train accessibility several times.”
The Coradia Nordic trains (also known as Pågatågen) that have been delivered to Skånetrafiken consist of four cars, is 74 meters long in total, has a capacity for up to 510 passengers and will run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
Maintenance operations are due to start in December 2018.