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11.12.12

£100m fleet maintenance contract extension for Bombardier

Bombardier has been awarded a £100m fleet maintenance contract with Virgin Trains.

The contract is to continue maintaining its Super Voyager fleet, which operates on the West Coast Main Line, and will extend the existing agreement to March 2016.

The £106m contract will see trains maintained at Central Rivers depot in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where 360 people are employed, and at other outstations across the network.

Tony Collins, chief executive of Virgin Trains said: “Virgin Trains are delighted to extend our service agreement with Bombardier Transportation, building on the strong relationship we have developed over the last 13 years. The Voyagers are a key part of the West Coast Fleet and we look forward to working with Bombardier to continue to deliver a reliable and punctual service to all of our customers.”

Paul Roberts, chief country representative of Bombardier Transportation, UK, said: “Winning this contract allows us to continue our strong relationship with Virgin, which has been in place since 1998. It demonstrates Virgin's trust in Bombardier to continue delivering an excellent and cost-effective service.”

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