Berlin, 29. March 2018 – Stadler Pankow has won the contract for the maintenance of 11 FLIRT electric trains for the Network 3a from Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland GmbH. As of 2019 the maintenance of the three-car trains that will be used on the route from Stuttgart to Nuremberg will be carried out in the specially created Go-Ahead maintenance facility in Essingen.
In 2016 Stadler Pankow received the order for the delivery of 45 FLIRT trains for the Stuttgart Network, while in 2017 it received an additional 13.5-year contract for service and maintenance. In that same year an order for a further 11 FLIRT trains for the Network 3a followed. As of December 2019, the trains will be operating on the Murrbahn line between Stuttgart and Nuremberg and will cover some 2.1 million train kilometres annually.
Today Daniel Baer, Managing Director of Stadler Service Deutschland, and Stefan Krispin, Managing Director of Go-Ahead, signed the contract for the maintenance of the 11 electric trains. For Network 3a Go-Ahead once again decided to commission Stadler in order to ensure the sustainable, long-term maintenance of the vehicles.
“This second service contract reinforces the already strong partnership between Go-Ahead and Stadler. “We are looking forward to this long-term cooperation and will do everything to ensure that we also support Go-Ahead as a service partner,” says Daniel Baer of Stadler.
“Following on from the maintenance contract for the Network 1 trains, with this contract we will continue to work closely with our partner Stadler regarding the maintenance of our modern trains for Network 3a. Stadler literally know the vehicles inside out. Our contract includes the ECM requirements and, with the close connection of operation and maintenance, reflects efficiency, high quality and cost effectiveness in equal measures. For us, this is maintenance 4.0,” says Stefan Krispin, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Deutschland.
With the signing of this second service contract a total of 56 FLIRT trains will be maintained by Stadler in Essingen as of 2019. The facility will be one of the first locations in Germany to use the tried and trusted Stadler Rail Maintenance Software (SRMS) to continually optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of on-site maintenance. Among other benefits, SRMS unites maintenance planning and reporting, as well as the management of replacement parts with the involvement of end devices including hand-held devices. Furthermore, as part of its maintenance programme Stadler will make use of the trains’ remote analysis software RDS (Rail Data Services) to help guarantee optimum reliability. The software assists local service staff through intelligent analysis of a train’s sensor data to enable them to implement condition-oriented maintenance. The integrated service concept ensures that repairs can be optimally planned, which in turns helps Stadler to guarantee maximum availability of its train fleet throughout the year. All service work will be performed by Stadler employees who are very familiar with the vehicles and can guarantee a fast and cost-effective operation. The availability of replacement parts will also be guaranteed as part of the service contract.
“With a combination of these factors and the close cooperation with our customer Go Ahead we are laying the foundation for continued optimisation of all aspects of operations,” says Daniel Baer.
All in all, Stadler Service maintains vehicle fleets comprising over 680 vehicles at over 35 locations with an annual distance of over 120 million kilometres in 16 countries.
From left to right: Andreas Hiller, Head of Maintenance & RAM/LCC Stadler Pankow; Daniel Baer, Managing Director Stadler Service Deutschland; Stefan Krispin, Managing Director Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland; Carsten Paul, Technical Manager Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland
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