Sheffield rail depot manufacturer, Mechan, has secured a selective five-year maintenance contract with Hitachi Rail.
Mechan said the agreement enables it to service the choices it supplied to Hitachi Rail facilities during the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).
The contract covers regular maintenance visits and 24-hour breakdown assistance with the North Pole depot in West London, Stoke Gifford near Bristol as well as the recently completed facility at Doncaster.
Mechan is likewise handling bespoke equipment drops whatsoever three locations, 80 lifting jacks, which work with two multiple 40 and a couple of bogie turntables.
Hitachi Rail’s commitment demonstrates a desire to centralise use suppliers and promote consistency between manufacture and maintenance, instead of leaving each depot towards the own devices.
From our perspective, it enables us to structure our service team to meet up with demand and make certain our gear is operating efficiently all of the time.
As point about this contract, Mechan may also be accountable for servicing the fume extraction systems within the train maintenance centres. They had been provided by Blaschke, to whom Mechan include the sole representative to the UK and Ireland.