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Derbyshire-based maintenance company MTMS has won a three-year contract with Hitachi Rail to look after its Train Maintenance Centres (TMCs) and Class 800 IEP trains, on the Great Western and East Coast main lines
The contract covers six Hitachi principal depots that run its 162-strong fleet of Class 800 series trains, with an optional two-year extension.
The Class 800s comprise several fleets, with 65 trains operating on the ECML (LNER and Lumo) and 93 on the GWML.
MTMS provides equipment and supports the maintenance of depot infrastructure, including carriage washing facilities, servicing spines, and fuel arms. As part of the initial deal, it also provides 24/7 call-out support for service-critical equipment.
MTMS services and maintains rolling stock, depot specialist equipment and routine infrastructure tasks at more than a third of UK depots. Its clients include First MTR South Western Railway, Govia Thameslink Railway, Arriva and Siemens.
This article first appeared on www.railmagazine.com
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