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Alstom Secures £370 Million Contract for Elizabeth Line

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Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract worth around £370 million for ten new nine-car Aventra trains – and maintenance – for Transport for London’s Elizabeth line.

Opened in 2022, the Elizabeth line continues to experience passenger demand ahead of predictions and its current 70-strong fleet of Alstom-built Aventra Class 345 trains would be insufficient to meet demand later this decade and through the 2030s.

The additional Aventra electric multiple unit (EMU) passenger trains will be built at Alstom’s Derby facility.

“We are delighted to now have a confirmed workload for Derby Litchurch Lane and our supply chain across the UK.” said Nick Crossfield, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Alstom.

He added: “The UK remains one of Alstom’s most important global markets.”

The contract includes new trains which are funded by £220.5 million from the Department for Transport, with Transport for London also contracting for the provision of train maintenance on the units until 2046.

Image credit: ALSTOM Transport UK Limited

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