Alstom to carry out Akiem loco mid-life overhaul

Photo: Nelso Silva/ CC BY-SA 2.0.

Alstom’s Belfort site will carry out the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB 36000 locomotives owned by SNCF leasing subsidiary Akiem.

The BB 36000 series of locomotives were manufactured in Belfort and are now helping support the future of the site, as Alstom looks to diversify the factory’s activities.

Alstom said the €20 million overhaul would extend the life of the locomotives by around 15 years. Work will include bogie overhauls, obsolescence monitoring and a modernisation of the driver cabs.

The first locomotive has already arrived in Belfort and the last unit is expected to be completed by 2024.

Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, president of Alstom in France, said: “The mid-life overhaul of this fleet of 23 additional locomotives will allow us to pursue the development of the Services activity at Belfort, as well as our investment and skills development plan.”

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