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18.04.18

Alstom bags 12-year Caledonian Sleeper maintenance deal

Alstom has been awarded a £15m maintenance contract for the Class 92 Caledonian Sleeper locomotives.

The company already manages the maintenance of the carriages, and will continue to do so once the new Sleeper carriages are introduced later this year.

Nick Crossfield, managing director of Alstom UK and Ireland, said the new contract, awarded by GB Railfreight (GBRf), will ensure seamless maintenance of locomotives and coaches.

“It is important the Caledonian Sleeper services are well maintained so that guests can continue to enjoy a highly reliable service and all the benefits the trains offer,” he explained.

“Our new contract with GBRf will mean we are responsible for the entire train, delivering seamless maintenance of both locomotives and coaches.

“It also secures important jobs at our Wembley depot, which is a key train care centre in Alstom’s UK network.” 

GBRf managing director, John Smith, added: “The new Caledonian Sleeper service will be a world-class journey experience, and the performance of the locomotives is clearly of the highest importance to delivering this service for passengers.

“We are delighted Alstom will be maintaining the fleet and supporting the delivery of this service.”

David Simpson, Caledonian Sleeper’s production and safety director, welcomed the news, and said the deal would help deliver the highest standards of maintenance on the operator’s locomotives and coaches.

The trains will be maintained at the Alstom Wembley depot for the next 12 years.

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