Bombardier confirms Lower Saxony rail vehicle maintenance contract
26 August 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with regional rail authority Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG) to provide rail vehicle maintenance and service.
Originally announced 29 June, Bombardier has confirmed it will provide rail vehicle service and fleet maintenance for LNVG in the Lower Saxony region, Germany.
Maintenance of 257 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches and TRAXX locomotives
The contract covers maintenance for 220 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario double-deck cars, 29 Bombardier TRAXX electric locomotives and eight TRAXX diesel locomotives for a period ending 2035.
“The high availability and efficiency of our rail passenger locomotives and double-deck cars is an important prerequisite for passenger satisfaction”
Hans-Joachim Menn, Chief Executive Officer of LNVG, the company who organises local rail traffic in Germany between Harz Germany and the North Sea, said: “The high availability and efficiency of our rail passenger locomotives and double-deck cars is an important prerequisite for passenger satisfaction. We will reach an unparalleled level of availability and this will have a positive impact on ridership.”
Michael Fohrer, President, Locomotives, Light Rail Vehicles and Services, Central and Eastern Europe, Bombardier Transportation, added: “This truly proves our ability to identify key areas on the value chain where we can provide added value and benefits to our customer. For many years we have been a strong partner to LNVG and the region of Lower Saxony and are proud to once again have been chosen to provide our strong services offering to increase reliability and service in the region.”
LNVG has outsourced their fleet maintenance to Bombardier since delivery of the first trains in 2003. The now-signed service and maintenance contract covers the complete lifecycle of LNVG’s vehicles with an economic lifetime of around 30 years.