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December 23, 2014

Alstom to maintain trains of Sweden’s Västtrafik and Östgöta Trafiken

Alstom has received a nine-year maintenance contract from Sweden’s state-owned train operator SJ for Västtrafik commuter and regional trains.

By Samseer M

Alstom

Alstom has received a nine-year maintenance contract from Sweden’s state-owned train operator SJ, for Västtrafik commuter and regional trains.

In addition, Alstom secured a ten-year maintenance contract from DB Germany’s rail operator Arriva for Östgöta Trafiken commuter trains.

The agreement with SJ will be effective from this month onwards, while the second contract will start from June 2015.

Alstom Transport Sweden management director Per Öster said: "We are pleased that SJ and Arriva have selected Alstom to contribute to delivering safe, reliable and efficient railway services in Sweden.

"Since 2011, Alstom has successfully grown its presence on the Swedish maintenance market and these new contracts are a clear demonstration of Alstom’s leadership in this area "

"Since 2011, Alstom has successfully grown its presence on the Swedish maintenance market and these new contracts are a clear demonstration of Alstom’s leadership in this area."

The fleet of Västtrafik trains comprises a total of 63 electrical multiple units (EMU) trains including 22 Alstom built Coradia Nordic trains. Alstom will carry out the maintenance works at two depots in Gothenburg.

On the other hand, the Östgöta Trafik fleet includes 19 EMUs, including 13 Coradia Nordic trains built by Altom.

The Västtrafik trains will be operated in the Gothenburg region, while Östgöta Trafik trains will run in the regions of Norrköping to Mjölby, and Motala to Tranås.

These new contracts bring the number of Alstom maintained trains in Sweden to 219.

Recently, Alstom launched a new predictive maintenance tool, HealthHub, to examine the health of trains, infrastructure, and signalling assets using advanced data analytics.


Image: Alstom will carry out the maintenance works for these train fleets at two depots in Gothenburg. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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