Derby depot secures £133m rail fleet contract

Bombardier class 222
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Bombardier has agreed a £133m contract with East Midlands Railway to maintain the trains on its mainline services for the next three years.

The work to maintain the Bombardier class 222 diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) trains will take place at Derby Etches Park depot.

Bombardier employs 130 people at the Derby depot where the 27-strong fleet will be maintained. Heavy component maintenance will take place at Bombardier Crewe.

Phil Hufton, president of Bombardier Transportation UK, said: “This important contract win is testament to our team at Derby Etches Park and their hard work and professionalism in continually delivering one of the highest performing and most reliable Intercity fleets.”

Bombardier had a maintenance agreement in place with the previous East Midlands Trains franchise.

The agreement with Abellio and Eversholt Rail has begun immediately and runs until the end of 2022.

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