Shaping the future of UK rail infrastructure
In the UK, rail is considered as a sustainable alternative to road transport. With an ageing rail infrastructure, there is significant scope for further improvement in the UK‘s rail transport system.
Alstom Transport employs some 2000 people in the UK at over 20 locations. Operating out of Mainline Traincare Centres and Metro Traincare Centres nationwide, Alstom has full service provision and technical support contracts with a number of train and metro operating companies, notably for the Alstom designed and built Pendolino fleet for Virgin.
Alstom built much of the current fleet of metro trains running on the London Underground and today provides maintenance for the Jubilee and Northern Line fleets. From its Preston site, Alstom provides dual expertise as the company’s UK supplier of spare parts and logistics and global centre of excellence for lifetime traction support. The site is the only traction systems engineering knowledge centre in the UK.
As well as maintaining and extending the life of many existing fleets on the UK rail network, Alstom has led the move to high-speed rail in the UK, delivering the final 20kms of track and overhead line for final phase of Paris-London High Speed 1 line.