Go-Ahead Bavaria awards TMH International the maintenance of its train fleet
The German private rail carrier Go Ahead Bavaria and the international division of JSC Transmashholding (TMH) – TMH International – have signed a maintenance contract for the carrier’s fleet of electric trains.
Maintenance of the first trains will begin in December 2021. The contract has been signed for 12 years. The cost of the work under the contract is €250 million.
Go Ahead Bavaria has obtained authorization to operate passenger rail transport in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg between December 2021 and December 2034. The operator currently has a fleet of 78 electric trains (280 wagons). They will all be maintained by TMH International specialists at the depot that will be built from scratch specifically for this contract.
“Our philosophy of international expansion requires the closest possible cooperation with the customer in its territory – it is good to see that this approach, together with the flexibility and experience of our international team, proved to be the decisive factor in winning this contract”, – Kirill Lipa, Managing Director of TMH.
Go Ahead has already obtained the necessary agreements from the municipal authorities of the municipality of Langweid am Lech for the construction of the depot and has handed over the management of the corresponding area to TMH International. Train maintenance at the new depot is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022.
The contract provides for routine maintenance and minor repairs, as well as periodic maintenance, unplanned maintenance and refurbishment of the trains. Two mobile repair teams will be on duty 24 hours a day, as well as a toll-free number. In addition, TMH International will be responsible for the purchase of spare parts, the management of the depot and the maintenance of logbooks.
The depot will accommodate up to 4 trains per day. All the work carried out will strictly comply with European standards and requirements.