by Josephine Cordero Sapién
12 Jul 2023
Train leasing company Alpha Trains has contracted Siemens Mobility to deliver maintenance services for its Vectron locomotives for a period of 15 years.
The work will be performed at Siemens Mobility in thirteen countries at the Siemens Mobility service facilities that are situated along the major trans-European railway corridors.
“With this order, Alpha Trains will benefit from our Europe-wide depot and service network as well as our comprehensive domain know-how in the maintenance of Vectron locomotives. In addition, the cloud-based Railigent X applications, which are part of the open, digital Siemens Xcelerator business platform, will enable us to maintain the locomotives efficiently and ensure their maximum service availability.”
Siemens Mobility is also the manufacturer of the Vectron locomotive.
“Based on our partnership with Siemens Mobility, we were able to conclude a long-term service contract that ensures the optimal maintenance of our Vectron fleet. We will draw on Siemens’ extensive know-how and experience to offer our customers maximum availability and service quality. Backed by this lean and smart solution, we’ll be able to respond quickly to customer needs and provide efficient, flexible, and reliable leasing solutions.”
All Vectron locomotives feature a remote data access system that integrates with Railigent X to allow for condition-based maintenance to take place.
Alpha Trains has in the region of 185 locomotives and multiple units made by Siemens Mobility in its portfolio. Of these, more than 80 are Vectron locomotives and more than 90 are Mireo, Mireo Plus B and Desiro trains.
This latest order is the largest service contract signed between the two companies.
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