The operator of Glasgow Subway, SPT Partnership, has awarded Wabtec Faiveley UK – Rail Scotland a contract worth more than £700,000 to provide bogie and wheel repair services.
Kilmarnock-based Wabtec Faiveley UK – Rail Scotland has previous experience of repairing SPT rolling stock and has the only lathe in Scotland able to re-profile SPT wheels.
The five-year contract has been valued at £705,790.
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SPT chair Martin Bartos said: “We are delighted to have awarded this contract, for this very specialised work, to the Kilmarnock based Wabtec Faiveley UK-Rail Scotland. This will help ensure our current trains remain fit for service until our new trains are introduced.
“When we can, SPT always tries to support Scottish based companies and help ensure local jobs in communities across Scotland.”
Paul Bain, managing director of Wabtec Faiveley UK – Rail Scotland, said: “Wabtec are passionate about servicing our customer needs, and are particularly pleased by SPT’s recognition of our specialist wheelset plant and staff expertise at Kilmarnock through the award of this contract.”