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VR Sverige AB Partners with Alstom for X-trafik Train Maintenance

VR Sverige AB Partners with Alstom for X-trafik Train Maintenance
photo: Alstom / Public domain/X-trafik Train
23 / 03 / 2024

Alstom will maintain the X-trafik fleet consisting of nine two- and three-carriage trains. The maintenance is carried out through VR Sverige AB's new contract as operator for the X-trains in Gävleborg County.

The eleven-year contract includes both operations and maintenance. While VR Sverige AB takes over the role of operator, Alstom's workshop in Gävle will handle the maintenance of X-trafik's trains.

In 2023, Alstom renewed its maintenance agreement with VR Sverige AB, which was initially valued at approximately one billion SEK and covered 30 regional trains over ten years. Now, Alstom will also be responsible for the maintenance of X-trafik's fleet consisting of nine two- and three-carriage trains in the Regina model, serving routes from Gävle to Ljusdal and Sundsvall.

"We are proud of our collaboration with VR Sverige AB and look forward to continuing to provide our expertise in train maintenance, ensuring reliability and efficiency for passengers. Our commitment to developing and maintaining a sustainable and high-performing train fleet contributes to a greener future for public transport," says Maria Signal Martebo, CEO of Alstom Sweden.

VR Sverige AB is part of the Finnish VR Group. VR Sverige is responsible for the Pågatågen in southern Sweden on behalf of Skånetrafiken, Skåne's public transport, and the Östgötapendeln, Småland's railway network. In Stockholm, VR Sverige operates buses, trams, and local trains on behalf of SL, Stockholm's public transport. The Finnish VR Group is Finland's railway network that has been operating trains, buses, and trams in Finland for 160 years.

Alstom is the largest supplier to the Swedish train market, with over a thousand trains delivered to the Swedish railways and several major maintenance contracts. Alstom also leads the implementation of ERTMS in Sweden, both onboard and along the tracks, and is delivering the new national traffic management system to the Swedish Transport Administration.

Alstom is the market leader in rail services, supporting customers over the entire asset lifecycle with the broadest range of service solutions. Alstom's FlexCare Perform maintenance services are tailored to customer needs and operational requirements, from technical support with spare parts to fully outsourced maintenance solutions. Alstom maintains over 35,500 vehicles worldwide and is a trusted partner for servicing both Alstom and non-Alstom rail assets.


Source: Alstom Press Releases