Alstom wins maintenance contract with VR for a fleet of 30 regional trains in Sweden
A contract valued at nearly 1 billion SEK for 10 years of train maintenance
Maintenance of Tåg i Bergslagen fleet will be carried out in Alstom’s Gävle and Västerås workshops
January 16 2023 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a renewed contract with VR Sweden 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 1-year option. The new contract will begin on 10 December 2023.
“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,” said Maria Signal Martebo, Managing Director for Alstom Sweden.
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.
Alstom is the most significant supplier in the Swedish rail market, having delivered more than 1,000 trains to Swedish railways. Ongoing projects are for instance metro trains (C30) to Stockholm, new regional trains to Gothenburg and SJ’s coming high-speed trains (SJ250). Alstom also has several large maintenance contracts, carrying out maintenance in 16 local depots, including depots in Motala and Västerås, specialising in heavy maintenance and renovations. The company is also leading the roll-out of ERTMS in Sweden, both onboard and trackside, and is supplying the standardised national traffic system to the Swedish Transport Administration. Alstom employs around 2,000 employees in Sweden.
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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