Alstom has secured an eight-year extension to its Train Services Agreement (TSA) with CrossCountry, valued at approximately €950 million. This agreement ensures that Alstom will continue to fulfil crucial maintenance, overhaul, service, and cleaning responsibilities for the CrossCountry fleet consisting of 252 vehicles, including 34 Class 220 Voyagers and 24 Class 221 Super Voyagers. These operations will predominantly take place at Alstom’s primary depot, Central Rivers.
Furthermore, as part of this contract extension, seven Voyagers will be transferred from Avanti West Coast to CrossCountry, resulting in an enhanced fleet and improved service capabilities for CrossCountry passengers.
Nick Crossfield, Alstom Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, expresses his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to extend our Voyager Maintenance Contract with CrossCountry for another eight years. We have cultivated a close partnership since 2007, and our commitment to providing reliable, well-presented, and safe trains remains unwavering. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with our colleagues at CrossCountry to continue delivering a high-quality train service over the next eight years.”
Tom Joyner, Managing Director of CrossCountry, also expresses his satisfaction, saying, “We’re delighted to maintain our association with Alstom as we embark on our National Rail Contract. Enhancing the onboard experience is pivotal in ensuring that our customers perceive us as their preferred long-distance operator. We eagerly look forward to working closely with Alstom in the coming years to implement these improvements.”
Alstom solidifies its position as the leading supplier of new trains and train services in the UK and Ireland, responsible for constructing or currently constructing almost 40% of the UK mainline train fleet, alongside the complete fleets employed by the London Underground. Additionally, Alstom stands as one of the largest private sector employers in Derby.