Bombardier Wins EMT Contract

Following Bondholder East Midlands Trains' £13m funding news earlier on in September, global leader in rail technology and fellow Bondholder, Bombardier, has signed an extension to its current Technical Service Agreement (TSA).

The contract is extended until March 2018 with an opportunity for it to further extend until March 2019 and cover ongoing maintenance services support for East Midlands Trains' fleet of Meridian diesel-electric multiple units (DEMUs).

It’s great news for passengers that our franchise will continue until at least March 2018 and we’ve got lots of plans to improve our services
— Tim Sayer, Fleet Director at East Midlands Trains

The fleet's main depot is Etches Park in Derby and Bombardier has been maintaining the 125mph Class 222 Meridian DEMUs since they were manufactured by the firm in 2002-2005.

We’re honoured that our industry partners East Midlands Trains chose Bombardier for the continued provision of maintenance services. We look forward to continuing those improvements in the future through our ongoing collaborative relationship with East Midlands Trains
— Hugh Heath, Head of Project Management for UK Fleet Contracts at Bombardier Transportation