Train Alliance and Akiem in Sweden
Train Alliance Sweden has finalised a 25-year plan to construct a modern locomotive workshop in Borlänge. This decision follows extensive preparatory work and discussions, culminating in a long-term lease agreement with Akiem Technic Germany. The workshop will be established on the Rågåkern site in Borlänge, featuring a detailed plan and an existing track connection to the Swedish Transport Administration.
Key aspects of this project:
- Train Alliance owns the Kolvagnen 2 property, spanning approximately 90,000 m², where the workshop will be constructed.
The workshop will encompass a 1,300 m² building and a track facility, with an estimated investment of SEK 76 million.
Designed to cater to the new generation of high-performance locomotives, the workshop will be equipped with modern production technology for maintenance, focusing on component and module changes.
The workshop is expected to be operational by the fall of 2024, with construction and groundwork underway.
Akiem’s ambitious project in Ostricourt, France
Parallel to the Swedish initiative, Akiem is investing €20 million in a state-of-the-art maintenance centre in Ostricourt, in France’s Hauts-de-France.
The Ostricourt centre features:
- Two maintenance workshops covering 2,080 sqm, a 600-sqm wheel reprofiling unit with a 3-metre pit, offices, and parts stores.
The centre will undertake a mid-life overhaul program for over 150 electric Prima locomotives, enhancing their reliability, operational availability, and comfort.