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Alstom to provide passenger rail services in the UK

25 March 2024
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The Alstom Aventra EMUs at the Derby site
The Alstom Aventra EMUs at the Derby site. Source: RailBusinessDaily
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Sotnikov Kirill, Editorial Contributor

UK: The French company has applied to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to provide passenger services in England and Wales in partnership with SLC Rail, a rail consultancy.

The manufacturer intends to establish a rail operation between North Wales, Shropshire, the Midlands and London from 2025. Currently, the connectivity in these directions does not exist.

It is anticipated that there will be five trains per day running in each direction from Monday to Saturday, and four on Sundays. Alstom estimates that the catchment area has a population of about 1.5 mln people outside London, with an expected growth of 16% over the next 10 years. The total number of trains involved in the passenger service has not yet been announced.

Alstom currently operates five plants and 30 depots in the UK and Ireland, employing 6,000 people.

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