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Alstom awarded £12 million overhaul contract for ScotRail trains


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Alstom is working on the modernisation of ScotRailís Class 334 fleet.
Alstom is working on the modernisation of ScotRailís Class 334 fleet.

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a £12 million contract to carry out mileage-based modernisation on ScotRailís Class 334 fleet of 40 trains that serve the Edinburgh to Glasgow line. The contract was placed by Eversholt Rail who lease the trains to ScotRail.

The Class 334 trains were originally built by Alstom for ScotRail and entered service in 2001.

The scope of work under the new contract includes the overhaul of pneumatic and electrical components such as auto couplers, gangways, batteries, underframe air valves, toilets and heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) in the driversí cabs.

This work builds on the previous modernisation performed by Alstom from 2015 to upgrade the passenger experience for Scottish passengers, by retrofitting full air conditioning, at-seat charging points and wi-fi throughout the trains as well as adding CCTV for driver only trains to help with passenger security.

40- Class 334 trains

109 - Scottish employees based at Polmadie

£12 -Mis the overhaul contract value

ďAlstom has a proud history of supporting Scotlandís rail network. Weíre pleased to once again be able to overhaul the Class 334 fleet, providing ScotRailís current and future passengers on the Edinburgh to Glasgow line with an improved rail experience.Ē

Peter BroadleyManaging Director

ďAlstom has a proud history of supporting Scotlandís rail network. Weíre pleased to once again be able to overhaul the Class 334 fleet, providing ScotRailís current and future passengers on the Edinburgh to Glasgow line with an improved rail experience,Ē commented Peter Broadley, Managing Director, Services at Alstom UK & Ireland.

This new overhaul project is due to commence in January 2024 at Alstomís Polmadie Depot in Glasgow. Alstom has 109 Scottish employees based at Polmadie where the company delivers maintenance and support to the iconic West Coast Mainline Pendolinoís Caledonian Sleeper, as well as day-to-day maintenance of the Class 334 trains.

Alstom is also working closely with Network Rail on the upgrading of Scotlandís signalling infrastructure.

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