The time-based overhaul (TBOX) of Eversholt Rail’s Class 320 fleet continues to run to time, with 50% of our fleet completed.
This programme of work, which commenced in January 2020 and is expected to complete in November 2021, has significantly increased the fleet reliability.
The overhaul is being carried out by Brodie Engineering at their Bonnyton works in Kilmarnock. The scope of the work includes the safety critical overhaul of a number of components including traction equipment, doors, air reservoirs as well as exterior re-livery.
The 22 Class 320s have carried passengers in the Glasgow area since they were introduced and include specially commissioned artwork of various landmarks and famous sites on their interior.
Paul Sutherland, Client Relations Director at Eversholt Rail said:
“We are delighted with the strong, collaborative working between Eversholt Rail, Brodie Engineering and ScotRail to deliver the overhaul of our Class 320 fleet. Even through these extraordinary times Brodie Engineering have delivered to plan and to a high standard.
We look forward to continuing with Brodie Engineering and ScotRail during this programme of works to deliver safe and reliable trains back to Scotland’s passengers.”
Gerry Hilferty, Managing Director at Brodie Engineering said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Eversholt Rail and ScotRail in this prestigious program of works and look forward to developing long term collaborative working relationships with both clients moving forward.”
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail Engineering Director, said:
“We are thrilled that the overhaul of our fleet of Class 320 trains is progressing on time and that 50 per cent of the work has already been completed.
This is another excellent example of how our refurbishment partnership with Eversholt Rail and Brodie Engineering allows us to provide improved comfort and reliability for passengers in the Strathclyde area.”
Dougie Andrews, Transport Scotland Rolling Stock Sponsor (acting) said:
“We are pleased to note the progress of these works and this partnership approach which will not only deliver passenger benefits but also retain high quality jobs in Scotland during these difficult times.
Ensuring we provide reliable fleets helps make rail services more attractive and supports the Scottish Government aspirations to reach its Net Zero targets by encouraging modal shift.”