Arriva’s LNWR rail maintenance and servicing business has won a £1 million contract to repaint 72 Class 150/2 vehicles owned by Porterbrook Leasing.
Work has started on the contract with the first trains, which are leased to Arriva Trains Wales, entering LNWR’s Crewe depot on 15 October as part of a scheduled heavy maintenance programme.
Mark Knowles, managing director at LNWR, said: “This is the first contract which Porterbrook has placed with LNWR and is excellent news for our business.
“We have invested significantly in our five depots and have built a strong team of skilled professionals. This, combined with our geographic presence on the UK’s rail network, means we are well placed to compete for future overhaul and refurbishment work from rolling stock leasing companies and other large customers in the UK and further afield.”
LNWR is part of Arriva UK Trains. It has five depots across the UK - Bristol, Crewe, Eastleigh, Cambridge and Tyne Yard (Gateshead) - and employs more than 200 people.
The contract with Porterbrook Leasing is due for completion by May 2014.