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Queensland awards $70 million rolling stock maintenance contracts

Downer EDI’s maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, has been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth $70 million.
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United Wagon Company to open carriage service centre in Estonia

United Wagon Company (UWC) is set to open a carriage service centre in Estonia. An agreement has been reached so that the company’s Baltic States cargo fleet can now be serviced at Skinest Rail’s depot in Valga. Depot staff have undergone a UWC course for carriage maintenance and repair and the facility already stocks the necessary […]
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When the trains get longer the hose won’t reach!

The new Hitachi Class 800 trains, due to be introduced on the East Coast route, can be quite long. They come in a variety of lengths, of course, but ten coaches are what is planned. They will be able to operate using electric traction under the wires – where they exist – and under diesel […]
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Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction and refurb contract

BAM Nuttall has been awarded a contract by Stadler to construct a new depot and refurbish another to support the commissioning and ongoing maintenance of its new Merseyrail fleet. The multi-million contract includes a brand new depot in Kirkdale and an upgrade of the existing depot in Birkenhead North. Kirkdale will include washing and stabling facilities […]
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Foundation stone laid for Rhine-Ruhr-Express depot

Officials have laid the cornerstone of a new service and maintenance depot for Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr-Express (RRX) fleet. Work has now begun on the depot, which will maintain all 82 RRX trains, in Dortmund-Eving. Siemens said it expects test operations to begin in the middle of next year. The depot in Dortmund-Eving will employ around 75 people […]
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Greater Anglia reveals depot plans for new trains

Greater Anglia is to build a new depot on the site of a former chemical works factory near Manningtree station to maintain its new fleet of Stadler trains. The 22-acre depot, which includes 13 tracks, will initially be used to commission the new trains. Long term, the facility will be used for cleaning, stabling and […]
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Hitachi Rail Italy lands multiple fleet maintenance contracts

Hitachi Rail Italy has been awarded three contracts worth around €108 million for the maintenance of high-speed and regional train sets for Trenitalia and Trenord. The first contract is for the maintenance and supply of spare parts for the Frecciarossa 1000 fleet, which the company built in collaboration with Bombardier. The service will be in […]
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DB and Siemens to pilot digital predictive maintenance

Siemens is to pilot a new digital predictive maintenance system with Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) fleet of Series 407 ICE 3 high-speed trains. Siemens, which manufactured the Velaro D trains operated by DB, will analyse the data gathered by the trains and directly recommend any required maintenance to DB’s engineers. Siemens will analyse the data at […]
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First work for Widnes

The Pendolino fleet will be having a complete repaint (Alstom/T Miles)Alstom has announced the first work to be carried out at its new Widnes facility will be a £24 million contract to repaint the Virgin Trains fleet of Pendolinos. The[...]
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Alstom given green light for new rail training and maintenance site in UK

Widnes 17 May 2016Construction of a €25 million rail maintenance depot and training facility in Widnes, Cheshire, is to go ahead after receiving planning permission from Halton Borough Council. Alstom said it hopes[...]
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Bombardier opens Crossrail train test facility

DSC_0950 [online]Bombardier held a formal opening ceremony last week to celebrate the completion of its £12 million Crossrail testing and commissioning facility in Derby. The 10,000 square metre site has been[...]
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