Tuesday, 15 November 2011

New Contract for Bombardier

Train maker Bombardier has been awarded a £15m three-year maintenance contract from ScotRail.
A spokesperson for Bombardier said the deal, to support ScotRail's Class 170 Turbostar fleet, was "significant".

The Class 170 was built by Bombardier (previously Adtranz) at Derby and introduced after privatisation, they have operated as regional trains as well as long-distance trains, and to a lesser extent suburban trains. 122 units have been built.
First Scotrail is the largest operator of the Class 170, with a fleet comprising 59 3-car sets. Originally, 34 of these had First Class accommodation. They are mainly used on Edinburgh-Glasgow (Queen Street), Inverness-Glasgow/Edinburgh and Aberdeen-Glasgow/Edinburgh services.

David Gambles