Alstom to maintain 46 trains for Bulgarian national railway company
The €70 million contract between Alstom and BDZ Passenger Services will provide rolling stock maintenance services for 22 diesel and 24 electric units.
A five-year €70 million contract has been signed between Alstom and BDZ Passenger Services, the Bulgarian national railway company, for Alstom to provide rolling stock maintenance services for 46 BDZ trains.
Under the contract, Alstom will be required to provide full maintenance services to BDZ, consisting of preventive and corrective maintenance, as well as overhauls for 46 non-Alstom trains, including 22 diesel and 24 electric multiple units.
Managing Director for Alstom in Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova, Gabriel Stanciu, said: “This contract builds on our unique expertise in non-Alstom trains maintenance, consolidated and fully proven during our 15-year contract for the Bucharest metro trains and other maintenance projects worldwide. We have started the preliminary preparations in order to be able to provide maintenance. This is our first contract in Bulgaria and we are proud and grateful that the customer chose our expertise and extensive know-how.”
The BDZ trains began operation in 2006 and 2007 within regions with high circulation. The diesel units operate on the Sofia-Kyustendil line and in the Varna region, and the electric units service traffic in the Sofia and Plovdiv areas.