Alpha Trains and Stadler sign maintenance agreement
Alpha Trains, a train leasing company, has entered into a comprehensive Full-Service maintenance agreement with Stadler. The range of services encompasses preventive, corrective, and heavy maintenance, for at least a decade.
Under the terms of the agreement, Stadler will undertake complete maintenance services for all EURO9000 locomotives recently procured by Alpha Trains for a minimum period of 10 years from the locomotives’ delivery date. This announcement comes after Alpha Trains announcement of an initial order for the acquisition of 12 of the latest generation six-axle hybrid multi-system locomotives, in 2023. Delivery is slated for 2025 and 2026.
The EURO9000, an electric multi-system Co’Co’ locomotive, facilitates operations on both AC and DC electrified lines. With its modular design, it can accommodate up to three distinct onboard propulsion systems (electric, diesel, and/or batteries), enabling seamless operation of the same trains on non-electrified lines.
The TSI-compliant EURO9000 locomotive is designed for international operations along the primary European rail corridors. It is engineered to support various country packages, incorporating conventional automatic train control systems and the European Train Control System (ETCS). This adaptability enables it to conduct heavy haul freight operations or medium-speed passenger services, even on cross-border routes. Initially configured to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium, the coverage will expand to encompass additional countries in the future.