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Alstom begins maintenance of regional trains in Sweden

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10 December 2018 – Alstom today begins maintenance of Skånetrafiken’s fleet of Coradia Nordic regional trains, also known as “Pågatågen”. The eight-year maintenance contract was signed with Arriva in August 2017, and is worth app 130 million Euro.

Arriva won a contract for the operation of the trains and Alstom was included in the bid as maintenance solution provider. Alstom’s scope includes the full maintenance, except cleaning. As part of the contract, Alstom will use cutting-edge digital tools, such as the HealthHub solution for predictive maintenance, to gather relevant data on the train, 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.

“Having built the trains, we know them very well and we are happy to now also start a long-term maintenance commitment in which we will develop our tools and digitalize the maintenance even further to improve the reliability and performance of the fleet. We also welcome on board almost 70 skilled technical staff who will join Alstom from the former maintainer. Since we signed the contract, we have been working on the transfer of the new employees to be ready from day one,” said Björn Asplund, Managing Director, Alstom Sweden.

“When we now commence our new contract for operating the Pågatågen, it is under new circumstances where Arriva takes a bigger responsibility for the vehicles than  before. That is why we feel comfortable to have Alstom as our partner, since they have built and delivered the trains,” said Mattias Wrangtorp, Business Area Director, Arriva Sverige AB.

The Coradia Nordic train delivered to Skånetrafiken by Alstom consist of four cars, is 74 meters long in total, and has a capacity for up to 510 passengers. The train runs at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The trains are manufactured at Alstom's site in Salzgitter, Germany.