Alstom awarded Luas maintenance extension

Ireland’s Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has awarded the infrastructure maintenance contract for Dublin’s light rail system, LUAS, to Alstom after a competitive tender, the company announced today.

The five-year contract is worth over €30m for Alstom and partner Dalkia, with Alstom’s share being €24m. There is also an option to further extend the contract by another five years.

Alstom and Dalkia have maintained the light rail infrastructure since the Luas started operating in 2004.

Alstom is currently supplying 26 new Citadis trams to RPA, which will bring the number of trams in operation to 66 by the year 2010. The trams are maintained by Alstom at the Red Cow and Sandyford depots.

"This is a significant contract as it reflects our customer’s continued confidence in Alstom to deliver a complete package of rolling stock and maintenance of the successful Luas system," said Alstom managing director Niall Gleeson.

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