Eversholt Rail has awarded Railcare a £13 million contract to undertake the C6X overhaul of the Class 365 Networker trains currently in service on First Capital Connect.
The contract will start in Spring 2013 and run for approximately 2 years. Work on the forty 4–car units will take place at Railcare’s Wolverton plant, where they will undergo the C6X overhaul. This contract has been awarded following the successful C6X overhaul of the Class 465 Networker fleet, which Railcare completed for Eversholt Rail in May this year.
Mary Kenny, chief executive officer at Eversholt Rail said “Railcare demonstrated a willingness to work with Eversholt Rail, on both technical and commercial aspects for this contract award. Our investment reflects Eversholt’s ongoing commitment to fleet management and refurbishment of our assets.”
Jamie Borgeat, commercial director at Railcare said: “This is an important contract for Railcare as these vehicles have traditionally gone back to the manufacturer for overhaul. We have built a strong relationship with Eversholt Rail and we are committed to delivering a high quality product, on time to Eversholt Rail and First Capital Connect.”
There are further options in the new contract to bring the vehicles up to new PRM (passengers with reduced mobility) standards and to undertake ‘refresh’ work.