Eversholt Rail today announces that it has placed a contract for £12.4m with Alstom Transport UK Limited to carry out a mileage-based overhaul of its fleet of 40 Class 334 electric trains.
The programme will commence in October 2021 with the work being carried out at both Alstom’s Polmadie Depot in Glasgow and their Longsight Depot near Manchester.
The scope of work is comprehensive and includes the bogies and other mechanical and pneumatic underframe components, together with electrical sub-systems such as pantograph, compressor, auxiliary fans and analogue control units.
Steve Timothy, Stakeholder Director of Eversholt Rail said: “This contract continues to build on our strong relationship with Alstom and ScotRail. We have invested significantly in enhancing our Class 334 fleet and this heavy maintenance programme will ensure that the units continue to provide reliable and cost-effective services for Scotland.”
Nick Crossfield, Managing Director, Alstom UK & Ireland said: “Alstom’s partnership with Eversholt Rail is about more than just hydrogen trains. Our teams in Glasgow and Manchester are some of the most experienced train maintenance experts in the country and we’re excited to be entrusted with improving the ‘Juniper’ trains for all the passengers that use them.”
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail’s Engineering Director said “This comprehensive refurbishment of our fleet of Class 334 trains will greatly enhance the service we provide customers travelling across Scotland’s central belt. Eversholt Rail and Alstom’s expertise in carrying out this work will allow us to improve comfort and reliability for passengers as we continue to provide them with a cost-effective service for years to come.”