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VINCI Facilities has confirmed that it has been successfully delivering a total FM contract to East Midlands Railway since early in 2020.
In what is a five year contract worth around £4m annually, it’s team is providing hard and soft FM services such as M&E, planned and reactive fabric maintenance, minor works and some trackside operations as well as cleaning services (including deep cleaning, in transit and turnaround cleaning), pest control and vegetation management at stations across the EMR network. The agreement was reached with Abellio in March 2020 and covers 90 stations and offices from Derby, Leicester and Nottingham and Lincoln to Cleethorpes, Sheffield and Loughborough.
The Abellio Group selected VINCI Facilities as its FM partner within the East Midlands Rail Train Operating Company on the back of VINCI’s group reputation in rail sector. Taylor Woodrow, VINCI’s civil engineering arm, has undertaken a range of rail projects such as at Norwich Crown Point Depot, White Hart Lane and Cross Rail.
Bob Mercer, senior category manager at EMR, said: “Before the contract was formalised the VINCI team undertook additional cleaning and maintenance and delivered a 100-day clean programme – which confirmed why we appointed them. We were always seeking a partner with a collaborative approach and that’s exactly what we have got with the VINCI Facilities team.”
VINCI Facilities has a growing reputation in the rail sector building on works with Transport for London and its close relationship with its sister company Taylor Woodrow.
Paul Taylor, customer director VINCI Facilities, said: “We have begun well, but all of us were challenged within weeks of mobilisation when lockdown occurred.
“We all adapted well to working around COVID-19 and we are now focussing on a full asset management appraisal working as a team.”
Photo credit: East Midlands Railway
This article first appeared on www.railbusinessdaily.com
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