UK: Bombardier Confirms Contract for new East Midlands Railway Franchise

  • New contract reaffirms long-standing relationships with Abellio and with Eversholt Rail
  • Derby Etches Park depot to maintain Bombardier Class 222sfor East Midlands Railway mainline services until 2022

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has announced today that it has signed a new Train Services Agreement (TSA) with Abellio and Eversholt Rail for the new East Midlands Railway franchise in the United Kingdom.

Under the new agreement which lasts from today until December 31, 2022, Bombardier will maintain Bombardier class 222 diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) trains at Derby Etches Park depot for use on East Midlands Railway mainline services.

The new agreement follows Bombardier’s previous role in maintaining the 125 miles per hour trains for the former East Midlands Trains franchise.

The contract is valued at approximately £133 million GBP ($161 million US, €145 million euro).

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