Ireland’s Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has extended two tram maintenance contracts with Alstom worth 53 million euros.
The French rolling stock manufacturer will be responsible for maintaining Dublin’s Luas tram system infrastructure and Luas Green Line Citadis trams until 2019.
Terence Watson, managing director of Alstom UK and Ireland, said: “These contract extensions are a reflection of the excellent service and value for money that we have offered both the client and the travelling public on Dublin’s Luas network.”
Alstom is responsible for the maintenance of track, the overhead catenary system, power supply, control systems – including signalling, telecommunications and CCTV – and some aspects of the cleaning of the entire Luas system.
The vehicle maintenance contract, which is worth 23 million euros, will cover the 26 Alstom Citadis trams which run on the city’s Green Line.
Alstom has supplied a total of 66 Citadis trams to Dublin in two batches of 40 and 26 meters. The company has also extended 26 of the original trams from 30 metres to 40 metres with the addition of an extra 10 metre car.
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