Alstom, the world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has won a £40m contract to modernize ScotRail's Class 334 fleet of 12 trains on the Edinburgh - Glasgow route on a kilometer basis. The contract was made by Eversholt Rail, which leased the trains to ScotRail.
The 334 Class trains were originally built by Alstom for ScotRail and entered service in 2001.
The scope of work under the new contract includes overhauling pneumatic and electrical components such as automatic couplers, scaffolds, batteries, under-chassis air valves, toilets and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in the driver's cabins.
This work builds on the previous modernization undertaken by Alstom in 2015 to elevate the passenger experience for Scottish passengers; Passenger safety was ensured by retrofitting full air conditioning, in-seat charging points and wi-fi throughout trains, as well as adding CCTV only to drive trains to assist.
“Alstom has a proud history of supporting Scotland's rail network. “We are delighted to be able to offer an enhanced rail experience to ScotRail's current and future passengers on the Edinburgh – Glasgow route by once again overhauling the Class 334 fleet,” said Peter Broadley, Managing Director of Services for Alstom UK & Ireland.
This new overhaul project will begin in January 2024 at Alstom's Polmadie Depot in Glasgow. Alstom has 109 Scottish employees based in Polmadie, where the company provides maintenance and support to the iconic West Coast Mainline Pendolino's Caledonian Sleeper and daily maintenance of its Class 334 trains.
Alstom is also working closely with Network Rail on upgrading Scotland's signaling infrastructure.
Günceleme: 10/01/2023 16:09