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Service Contract For Class 99

posted on 13th Apr 2023 18:34

Following the order secured last year to build and supply as many as 30 Class 99 bi-mode Co’Co locomotives, Stadler has signed on 13 April 2023 a contract with GB Railfreight to provide full service for this rolling stock. 

Stadler will be responsible for all aspects of service and maintenance of the locomotives, having won the tender conducted by Beacon Rail and GB Railfreight last year to manufacture and deliver them. The service contract will start in 2025, once the first locomotive has been handed to the customer. It will last up to 16 years. Beacon Rail will own these locomotives and GB Railfreight will be the lessee. 

To ensure both the high availability and reliability of the fleet, Stadler will provide tailored maintenance solutions at a new depot in Leicester, which will become the home of the Class 99s. It will manage overhauls, spare parts, material supplies, vehicle repairs, mobile service support, data and maintenance software. 

The award of this contract strengthens Stadler’s position as a leading provider of Service in the UK market and builds on its experience in locations in England, Scotland and Wales. Stadler has full service contracts in place in Liverpool (Merseyrail), Norwich (Greater Anglia) and Newcastle (Tyne and Wear Metro). There is also a technical support and spares supply agreement in Glasgow (Glasgow subway) and a strategic partnership agreement in Wales (Wales and Borders). More than 400 people work for Stadler’s Service division in the UK. 

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