Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that on December 18, 2019 it agreed with Transport for London (TfL) to prolong the breakpoint in the existing contract to service trains operating on the London Overground network by ten years. The variation to the existing Train Services Agreement of July 2015, moves the contract breakpoint from July 2025 to July 2035 for maintenance and support services for the 54-train BOMBARDIER AVENTRA Class 710 fleet on TfL’s London Overground network. This change is valued at approximately £185 million GBP ($240 million US, €216 million euro).
Matt Byrne, President, UK, Bombardier Transportation said, “Transport for London is one of our most important customers and we look forward to Bombardier continuing to deliver reliable AVENTRA trains for Londoners.”
Under the Train Services Agreement, maintenance of the AVENTRA Electric Multiple Unit fleet will continue to take place at Bombardier’s Willesden Train Care Depot in North London. The fleet is now in daily service on the Gospel Oak-Barking and Watford-London Euston London Overground routes. The trains will soon be in service on the West Anglia Metro routes.
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
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