As a part of the 2018-2026 mid-life programme, Eurotunnel has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation to renovate 9 Pax Shuttles.
Composed in complete of 254 wagons, every 800-meter lengthy shuttle is made up for passengers’ autos with passengers remaining of their autos in the course of the 35-minute Channel crossing.
Within the 25-year interval because the opening of the Channel Tunnel, these Shuttles have every travelled a median of 300 spherical journeys per thirty days and have enabled over 236 million passengers to journey very comfortably between France and Nice-Britain.
The contract is valued at €150 million over a interval of seven years.
Deliveries of the newly refurbished Shuttles will begin in mid-2022 and proceed till mid-2026.
Groups from Bombardier France and Belgium initially designed and constructed these distinctive autos within the 90’s and launched Bombardier’s actions in France.
This yr, the corporate celebrates 30 years since its institution on the Crespin facility within the Hauts-de-France Area.
“Mobility expertise chief Bombardier brings its experience and expertise to Eurotunnel to renovate the shuttles it makes use of within the Channel Tunnel.
“This undertaking, the most important in Europe when it comes to scope and ambition, marks a milestone within the growth of our refurbishment actions and locations Bombardier because the chief of this market in France.
“In addition to their very own know-how, our French groups will have the ability to faucet into the general engineering experience and processes throughout the Bombardier group to make successful of this distinctive undertaking,” mentioned Laurent Bouyer, president of Bombardier Transportation in France.
Bombardier will probably be chargeable for the renovation of 26 wagons on every of the 9 shuttles, together with 12 single-deck carriages for coaches.
Eurotunnel will undertake design and procurement of key gear resembling brakes, doorways, hearth doorways, hearth detection, HVAC and the double-deck loaders.
Eurotunnel will handle the homologation technique of the renovated Shuttles with the suitable authorities.
Bombardier will present the technical assist to arrange the required documentation.