UK: Alstom Confirms Derby Order for New Elizabeth Line Trains

Alstom has signed a contract to manufacture 10 Aventra trains for the Elizabeth line in London.

This order is valued at 370 million GBP (430 million EUR) and includes maintenance services until 2046.

Aventra Elizabeth line train being built in Derby
Aventra Elizabeth line train being built in Derby

The trains will be manufactured at Alstom’s UK facility in Derby, which was previously set to cease rolling stock production due to delays in future orders.

However, in April, Derby City Council confirmed plans from the UK government to order new Elizabeth Line trains to enable Alstom to commit to the site’s continued operation.

Nick Crossfield, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Alstom said:

“We are delighted to now have a confirmed workload for Derby Litchurch Lane and our supply chain across the UK. The UK remains one of Alstom’s most important global markets.”

The 10 nine-car Aventra EMU trains will join the Elizabeth line’s current 70-strong fleet of Alstom-built Aventra Class 345 trains. These new trains will support the growth in passenger demand on this line.

The contract for the new trains is funded by 220.5 million from the Department for Transport (DfT). Meanwhile, Transport for London is funding the provision of train maintenance on the units until 2046.

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