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VR signs FleetCare maintenance deal with Danish train operator

Published : 16 Apr 2024, 02:58

  DF Report
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VR FleetCare has entered into a large maintenance agreement for components with the Danish train operator Nordjyske Jernbaner A/S, said national railway operator VR in a press release on Monday.

The contract covers maintenance of bogies and pneumatic components of the Alstom Coradia LINT series trains during the years 2024–2029.

“We are pleased to take over this contract with VR FleetCare in a new market for us in Denmark. The agreement with Nordjyske Jernbaner is strategically significant for us as we seek growth in the maintenance business, particularly in the component services area,” said Wilhelm Schevelew, Head of Sales and Development at VR FleetCare.

“VR FleetCare provided the best overall bid in the tender. This agreement for the maintenance of major components is an essential part of the lifecycle management of our rolling stock,” said Morten Muff Jensen, Technical Manager at Nordjyske Jernbaner.

The maintenance is carried out at VR FleetCare's Component Services locations in Helsinki and Pieksämäki that specialise in the restoration of train bogies and other rail components.

The agreement includes the restoration of bogies as well as pneumatic components. The first 14 train sets will be maintained between 2024–2026, and the following 5 train sets in 2029.