The contract extends an earlier deal that started in October 2021.
Leasing company RAIL Alpha Trains has signed an eight-year maintenance contract with Alstom to maintain the locomotives in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany.
The contract extends an agreement which started in October 2021 for the maintenance of 50 locomotives, which is now increased to 70. Alstom will use its sites in Antwerp, Bruges and Rotterdam for the maintenance of the locomotives, which are mainly used on freight corridors European railways 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9.
Alstom says it will provide preventive and corrective maintenance, long-term fleet improvement actions as well as access to Alstom mobile teams, who can be on site very quickly in the event of a breakdown. Alstom will also use its extensive network of depots located along major rail freight corridors in Europe and the supplier says the contract will allow Alpha Trains to offer greater reliability, availability and flexibility to its fleet.
“For Alstom, this enhanced collaboration is an opportunity to optimize its relationship with Alpha Trains, further strengthen its maintenance services division and leverage its growing European maintenance network,” said Frank Strik. , Managing Director of Benelux Services at Alstom.