Alpha Trains awards Alstom a long-term locomotive maintenance contract

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The Alpha Trains group has awarded Alstom a long-term maintenance contract for part of its locomotive fleet.

An Alpha Trains Traxx locomotive in use on a European Rail Freight Corridor

Alstom is now responsible for the maintenance of 70 Traxx locomotives for the next eight years, providing preventive and corrective maintenance, long-term improvement actions and access to Alstom mobile teams.

This agreement actually started last October with 50 locomotives. However, Alpha Trains has been so pleased with the quality of service from Alstom that it has now increased that number to 70.

Alstom and Alpha trains have previously worked together locally, but this is the first time the two companies have signed such a long-term global framework agreement.

Alstom’s extensive network of depots on Europe’s main rail freight corridors will help Alpha Trains reduce downtime and increase fleet availability.

Frank Strik, Managing Director Services Benelux, said:

“This contract with Alpha Trains is very important for us, it is proof of our customers’ confidence in our services.

“This enhanced collaboration is an opportunity to optimize our relationship with Alpha Trains, further strengthen our maintenance services division and leverage our growing European maintenance network.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Alpha Trains Group.”

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