Alstom has been awarded two contract extensions by Ireland’s Railway Procurement Agency (RPA), one for maintenance on the Dublin’s Luas tram system infrastructure, the second for maintenance of Citadis trams on the Luas Green Line. The two contracts are worth €53 million.
The €30m infrastructure contract relates to the entire Luas system and extends an existing maintenance contract from 2014 to 2019. Alstom is responsible for the maintenance of track, the overhead catenary system, power supply, control systems (including signalling, telecommunications and CCTV) and some aspects of the cleaning. The company is working in partnership with energy services provider Dalkia on the infrastructure contract.
The vehicle maintenance contract, worth €23m, relates to the 26 Alstom-supplied Citadis trams based at the Sandyford depot, which run on the Green Line in the city, and also extends the existing contract five years to 2019.
Terence Watson, managing director of Alstom UK and Ireland, said, “These contract extensions are a reflection of the excellent service and value for money that we have offered both the client and the travelling public on Dublin’s Luas network."
Alstom has supplied a total of 66 Citadis trams for Dublin in two batches of 40 and 26 meters. The company also extended 26 of the original trams from 30 metres to 40 metres with the addition of an extra 10 metre car.