posted on 7th Jul 2020 12:17
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a four-year maintenance contract with Norwegian transport operator Vy Tåg AB to maintain its Night Train fleet in Sweden. The contract also includes an option for a further two years of services.
The contract will run from December 2020 to December 2024. It includes regular maintenance of 12 locomotives and 75 passenger cars, as well as periodic heavy maintenance activities such as bogie overhaul. The contract will be executed in the Notviken depot in Luleå, northern Sweden. Bombardier is currently maintaining these trains for operator SJ and it will start this new contract when Vy Tåg takes over.
The Night Train service to be provided by Vy Tåg will operate between Sweden’s major cities including Östersund, Luleå and Stockholm. Long distance rail journeys at night are becoming more and more popular as people switch from cars and planes to environmentally friendlier trains.
“Vy Tåg looks forward to working with Bombardier Transportation to raise the quality and experience of the Night Train service for Upper Norrland and its vehicles in the coming period. With the new vehicle maintenance agreement, Vy Tåg is taking a big step towards the incentive model that we believe in, and putting strong focus on collaboration to achieve our high goals for our service to our passengers on the Stockholm - Luleå - Narvik route,” said Dag Lokrantz-Bernitz, CEO of Vy Tåg AB.
The Vy Group is one of the largest transport groups in the Nordic region. It has four operational business areas in Norway and Sweden: rail passenger services (formerly NSB), bus services, freight transport and Mobility & Tourism.