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13.07.16

Alstom extends Class 180 maintenance contract with Grand Central

Alstom will provide maintenance support for Grand Central’s Class 180 trains for the next 10 years, it has been announced.

Under the contract, worth around €100m, Alstom will maintain the Class 180 trains from January 2017 until December 2026.

Grand Central currently operates five Class 180 trains between London King’s Cross and Yorkshire and the north east, but will expand the fleet to 10 trains by 2017.

Nick Crossfield, Alstom’s newly appointed managing director for the UK and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our contract with Grand Central and even happier that our support for the Class 180 trains is set to continue.

“It’s important that they are well maintained so that passengers can continue to enjoy the benefits the trains offer. That is why we’ve extended our commitment and look forward to doing so for the foreseeable future.”

Alstom will supply specialised materials, parts, technical and engineering support in order to maintain the Class 180s, which are part of its Coradia range and were first built between 2000 and 2001.

The support team will initially be based at Alstom’s Chester Traincare Centre and will then move to Grand Central’s East Coast Main Line maintenance location in 2018.

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Andrew Gwilt   14/07/2016 at 17:21

10 years maintainence for Class 180 Adelantes as its to be used for King's Cross-Leeds/Bradford Interchange, Middlesbrough, York, Newcastle, Sunderland and Hartlepool and possibly new GN services to Scarborough and Harrogate.

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