- Locomotives News
- 09. May 2023
- Press Release | Alpha Trains
Traxx locomotives stay on track
Alpha Trains looks forward to continuing its successful partnership with Alstom after reaching an important milestone with the 100th locomotive in their joint Full Service offering
Antwerp, 9th May 2023 - Alpha Trains, the leading leasing company for locomotives and trains in Europe, is proud to announce that it has reached a significant milestone in its partnership with Alstom. Under the Global Service Agreement signed in October 2021, the 100th locomotive has now been offered in a full service package, demonstrating the impressive success and efficiency of their collaboration.
The long-term agreement, which covers the maintenance of locomotives on a full-service basis in several countries across Europe, started with 50 locomotives in 2021 and has increased to 100 in less than two years. The high level of performance and quality of maintenance offered by Alstom led to an expansion of the agreement, enabling Alpha Trains to offer a highly reliable fleet of Traxx locomotives in Western and Central Europe.
Today the well-equipped and experimented Alstom sites in Bruges (Belgium), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Kassel (Germany) and in the maintenance depots along the main corridors contribute to the maintenance of these locomotives.
Fernando Pérez, Interim CEO of Alpha Trains Group, stated: “The rapid increase in the number of locomotives maintained under the Global Service Agreement proves the high quality of Alstom′s service. At Alpha Trains, we are committed to finding the best solutions for our customers, and this partnership enables us to provide greater reliability, availability, and flexibility across Europe through preventive and corrective maintenance”
The partnership between Alpha Trains and Alstom reflects their shared commitment to providing sustainable and efficient transportation solutions for Europe. By continuously improving the performance and reliability of Traxx locomotives, the companies are contributing to the modal shift from road to rail and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Alpha Trains looks forward to continuing the successful partnership with Alstom providing top-quality maintenance services to its customers in the coming years. Thanks to a large maintenance network in Europe, Alstom has all the assets to accompany this strategy.
About Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains is the leading rolling stock lessor in Europe. A total of 130 employees from 17 countries work in offices in Luxembourg, Antwerp, Cologne, Madrid, Paris and Warsaw. Alpha Trains owns more than 950 locomotives and passenger trains and offers tailor-made leasing solutions, comprehensive know-how in maintenance and vehicle repairs as well as long-term experience in the financing of new-build projects. Alpha Trains’ fleets are in use at many public and private operators in 22 European countries. Alpha Trains′ shareholders are APG, Arcus European Trains, PGGM and Swiss Life.
Alpha Trains Group
Heike Zimmermann, Group Head of PR & Marketing
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