Rail News

Stadler Secures Bogie Overhaul Contract in Finland

After winning an international public procurement, Stadler has signed a contract with Junakalusto Oy for the overhaul of railway bogies running in the four-car electric FLIRT trains, which had been delivered by Stadler to Finland between 2009 and 2014.

Bogie Overhaul Finland
Stadler Flirt EMU in Helskinki By Otto Karikoski – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Bogie Overhaul

The agreement covers a total number of up to 78 motor and 117 trailer bogies as well some exchange components. The bogie overhaul is due after a mileage of about one million kilometres and will be done in a condition based approach. In this approach Stadler checks the condition and will react together with its broad experience and technical know-how accordingly, to ensure safe and well maintained bogies. The contract period with the overhaul of the first bogies is to start in January 2018 and lasts until the revisions of all bogies are executed, but not later until the end of 2022. The works will be managed by the specialists of Stadler’s bogie revision centre of competence located in Szolnok, Hungary.

Related Post:  Czech Rail Companies RegioJet and Leo Express Carried 11.5 Million Passengers in 2018

Yrjö Judström, Managing Director of Junakalusto Oy, commented the contract:

“Bogie overhauls are an important part of the life cycle management of the train, with this contract we will be able to reach the qualitative and financial goals we have set for the overhaul and we are really eager to start this new project with Stadler.”

Jürg Gygax, Executive Vice President of Stadler responsible for the Service Division added:

“Providing services for the vehicles it is an important business segment for us, in addition we have an excellent feedback channel about our trains. Therefore winning tenders relating to our products is always a priority task. We are also very proud that we managed to submit the best offer in price and quality within an exceptionally strong competition.

Stadler’s Service Division

Stadler’s Service Division is responsible for the maintenance of vehicle fleets in 16 countries made up of over 680 vehicles that cover a combined annual distance of more than 115 million kilometres. In addition to the full service Stadler Service concentrates on modernisation of trains and on overhauls of components. Therefore Stadler introduced in the year 2013 a bogie revision competence centre in Szolnok, Hungary.

Related Post:  Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency Goes Digital

Original article © Stadler.

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION, NEWS, IMAGES, VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON ALL ASPECTS OF TRAIN OVERHAUL/MAINTENANCE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

News categories

    04 Mar 2019
    10 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 9
    28 Feb 2019
    UK: Stadler Wins Contract for 71 Trains for Wales & Borders Franchise
    25 Feb 2019
    9 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 8
    22 Feb 2019
    Swiss Federal Railways to Sell Four Re 446 Locomotives
    11 Feb 2019
    12 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 6
    06 Feb 2019
    Finland to Establish Limited Company to Participate in Rail Baltica Project
    04 Feb 2019
    11 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 5
    01 Feb 2019
    Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency Goes Digital
    Subscribe
    Subscribe to Railway-News
    Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

    We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

    Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).