Rail maintenance firm extends long-running contract with Southeastern

UK rail depot maintenance firm MTMS, based in Derbyshire, has extended one of its long-running contracts with Southeastern, the train operator.

Since 2014, MTMS has been maintaining equipment at depots serving the South-East network.

The contract involves the upkeep and renewal of carriage wash plants, toilets, and bowsers at ten depots: Ashford, Dover, Gillingham, Grove Park, Orpington, Ramsgate, Slade Green, St Leonards West Marina, Tonbridge, and Victoria.

These depots house Southeastern’s 399 trains, which operate 1,700 daily services, connecting London with communities in Kent and East Sussex.

In the year leading up to March 2023, Southeastern carried 29.9m passengers, ranking fourth in the country, serving 180 stations, and covering 540 miles of track.

MTM currently handles maintenance and servicing for trains and specialized equipment at over half of the UK’s rail depots.

Situated in Swadlincote, its central location allows it to assist customers from as far as Penzance to Aberdeen.

Southeastern primarily runs Class 375 Electrostar trains, manufactured by Bombardier (now Alstom) in Derby, which is just 12 miles away from MTMS.