VR FleetCare wins maintenance contract in Denmark

maintenance of bogies The Danish train operator, Nordjyske Jernbaner, awarded VR FleetCare a contract covering maintenance of bogies and pneumatic components of the Alstom Coradia Lint series trains during the years 2024–2029.

VR FleetCare provided the best overall bid in the tender. This agreement for the maintenance of major components is an essential part of the lifecycle management of our rolling stock. VR FleetCare’s expertise and experience in rail vehicle maintenance give us confidence that our Coradia Lint trains will receive the best possible service,” Morten Muff Jensen, Technical Manager at Nordjyske Jernbaner, said.
The maintenance of bogies and pneumatic components will be carried out at VR FleetCare’s Component Services locations in Helsinki and Pieksämäki that specialise in the restoration of train bogies and other rail components. The agreement includes the restoration of bogies as well as pneumatic components. The first 14 train sets will be maintained between 2024–2026, and the following 5 train sets in 2029.

“The prospects in the international market for component maintenance are good, as sustainability and the circular economy are gaining more foothold in the rail sector as well. The partnership with Nordjyske Jernbaner is especially important for us. It not only secures our operational prerequisites but also offers the opportunity to expand our expertise with new rolling stock. This agreement represents a substantial step in our growth path, while ensuring the professional development and employment of our staff,” reminds Juha Lintula, Director of Component Services at VR FleetCare.

Since 2017, Nordjyske Jernbaner won the contract to deliver regional services from Skørping to Frederikshavn taking over the responsibility from state-owned DSB. During the takeover, a further 13 new Coradia Lint trainsets manufactured by Alstom were deployed, which now, together with the 8 Desiro trainsets from Siemens Mobility and 4 Coradia Lint trains from 2021, serve the lines Skagen – Skørping and Hirtshals – Hjørring.

Coradia Lint trains are capable of running at 140 km/h and have a total of 125 seats and up to 135 places for standing passengers.

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