EuroMaint Begin Coach Refurbishments for SJ
Sweden’s national passenger operator SJ see’s 55 of it’s second class coaches begin to be refurbished this month by EuroMaint in a project that will run until the first quarter of 2014.
The contract is an option on a deal for the refurbishment of 160 coaches undertaken in 2009-2011 and involves EuroMaint replacing seats and lighting whilst enhancing emergency braking, doors and other onboard systems. The coaches will also be repainted.
EuroMaint Expand To Fulfil Contract
The work will be carried out at EuroMaint’s workshop in Notviken, Luleå which is recruiting more staff to fulfil the contract. The site usually employs around 100 people but further staff are needed. According to Daniel Eriksson, Workshop Manager “The passenger carriage refurbishment is a large-scale project, which will employ around 40 people. We can free up some expertise internally, but we will need to recruit a number of employees; everybody from electricians to installers”. Additional space will also have to be leased for EuroMaint to complete the contract by the first quarter of 2014, as six to eight coaches will be modernised at a time.