Eversholt Rail has announced that it has placed a £12.4m contract with Alstom to carry out the mileage-based overhauls of its Class 334 trains.
The programme will start on the 40-strong class in October 2021
The work will be completed at Polmadie Depot in Glasgow as well as Longsight Depot near Manchester.
Comprehensive work will be completed on the trains and includes the bogies and other mechanical underframe components, as well as work on the electrical equipment such as the pantograph.
Steve Timothy, Stakeholder Director of Eversholt Rail, said: “This contract continues to build on our strong relationship with Alstom and ScotRail. We have invested significantly in enhancing our Class 334 fleet and this heavy maintenance programme will ensure that the units continue to provide reliable and cost-effective services for Scotland.”
Nick Crossfield, Managing Director, Alstom UK & Ireland said: “Alstom’s partnership with Eversholt Rail is about more than just hydrogen trains. Our teams in Glasgow and Manchester are some of the most experienced train maintenance experts in the country, and we’re excited to be entrusted with improving the ‘Juniper’ trains for all the passengers that use them.”
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail’s Engineering Director, said “This comprehensive refurbishment of our fleet of Class 334 trains will greatly enhance the service we provide customers travelling across Scotland’s central belt. Eversholt Rail and Alstom’s expertise in carrying out this work will allow us to improve comfort and reliability for passengers as we continue to provide them with a cost-effective service for years to come.”
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