Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wabtec lands overhaul contract for Angel trains

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Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday its Wabtec Rail subsidiary in Doncaster, England, has been awarded a $26 million contract to overhaul 286 electric multiple-unit (EMU) transit cars for Angel Trains. The project is expected to run through 2014.  The Class 465 and 466 EMUs are currently leased by Angels Trains to London South Eastern Railway.

Work will be performed at Wabtec Rail’s facility in Doncaster.

“This project builds upon our already strong and successful relationship with Angel Trains,” said Albert J. Neupaver, Wabtec’s presidentand chief executive officer.

Wabtec Rail provides overhaul and refurbishment services for both passenger and freight vehicles to British train operators and rolling stock leasing companies.