Arriva CrossCountry and Bombardier Transportation signed a three-year extension to its train services agreement (TSA) with an option of a further extension of up to one year.
The contract has a value of EUR 273 million and will last until October 2023.
Under the new agreement Bombardier Transportation will continue to maintain, overhaul, service and clean the entire fleet of voyagers and super voyagers vehicles.
The fleet comprises 34 class 220 voyagers and 24 class 221 super voyagers which are owned by Beacon Rail.
The service activities will be carried out at Bombardier’s Central Rivers depot in Staffordshire, in West Midlands and at outstations across the CrossCountry network which stretches from Aberdeen in Scotland to Penzance in Cornwall, in the United Kingdom.
“We are delighted that we have reached agreement to maintain the voyager and super voyager fleet for Arriva CrossCountry. This important contract extension is a reflection of our excellent relationship with Arriva, and the hard work and professionalism of our Central Rivers team who deliver day in, day out for Britain’s vitally important CrossCountry network,” Matt Byrne, the President of Bombardier Transportation UK said.
Under the train services agreement, the maintenance, overhaul and cleaning activities of the class 220 and class 221 fleet will be carried out at Central Rivers depot, with heavy component maintenance taking place at Bombardier Crewe services site.
“We’re really pleased to continue our relationship with Bombardier to maintain our voyager and super voyager fleet. The voyagers are a key part of our fleet, operating across the length and breadth of Great Britain. As a long-distance operator of choice, we have a vital role to play in strengthening our connections between our towns and cities and look forward to working closely with Bombardier to deliver to our customers,” Tom Joyner, Managing Director, Arriva CrossCountry said.