Alstom Awarded 53 million Five Year Contract Extensions for Dublin Tram Systems

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) in Ireland has extended two contracts with Alstom for maintenance to tram systems and trams in Dublin worth a total of €53 million.

Both the current Alstom contracts with RPA expire in 2014, so the five year add on extends both contracts to 2019. “These contract extensions are a reflection of the excellent service and value for money that we have offered both the client and the travelling public on Dublin’s Luas network.” said Managing Director of Alstom UK and Ireland Terence Watson.

Alstom Citadis Trams in Dublin

The first five year contract extension is for vehicle maintenance to 26 Alstom Citadis trams which operate on the Green Line in Dublin and are based at the depot in Sandyford. Alone, this contract is worth €23 million.

The second and bigger contract worth €30 million is to maintain the infrastructure of the whole Luas tram system along with Dalkia, the energy service provider. Both Alstom and Dalkia will be responsible for the supply of power, the overhead catenary system, track maintenance, some aspects of cleaning along with telecommunication control systems, CCTV control systems and signalling control systems.

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