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Houghton International pioneer technical and commercial innovation in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines. Operating through three specialist divisions; High Voltage Coils, Electro Mechanical Services and Rail, the company services a global customer base through its partnership and agent network.

Houghton International Headquarter Location

Riverside Court Fisher Street

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE6 4LT,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)191 234 3000

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Houghton International extends Tyne and Metro contract ahead of new fleet

Oct 19, 2021

Houghton International extends Tyne and Metro contract ahead of new fleet The Newcastle firm will work with train builders Stadler to keep the current fleet running until 2023 13:55, 19 OCT 2021 CGI of new Metro fleet (Image: handout from Houghton International) Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - North East - a direct briefing of the latest headlines to start the dayInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice A North East engineering firm has extended its maintenance contract on the Tyne and Wear Metro as the system moves to a new fleet. Houghton International will work with Stadler, which is building a new fleet of Metro trains, on an accelerated maintenance plan to ensure the current fleet runs until the arrival of new vehicles in 2023. Stadler last year assumed responsibility from Nexus for the servicing and maintenance of the Metro fleet, as part of the deal for the new trains. Its agreement with Newcastle's Houghton International covers both planned maintenance and emergency repairs, and encompasses assets including traction motors, motor alternator sets and compressor motors. Chris Robson, sales director at Houghton International said: “Having worked closely with Nexus and Tyne and Wear Metro for almost 15 years it is great to start a new journey with Stadler and continue to support the existing vehicles until their end of life. “It is satisfying to know that Stadler will continue to trust Houghton International to support the ongoing maintenance of traction motors, as well as other components, as they condense the maintenance programme to coincide with the depot demolition and new depot build. Our expertise in traction motors and other light rail assets means Houghton International is well placed to continue to provide support. “We aim to build a strong working relationship with Stadler, both on the existing fleet of vehicles and then supporting the new fleet when it starts to arrive in 2023.” Marc Robson, fleet manager at Stadler, said: “Houghton International is already working with us to support our traction motor maintenance programme, so when we required further rotating machinery support for our accelerated maintenance plan, they were the natural choice. “Their commitment and willingness to serve Stadler and the community as a whole has always stood out, and communication at all levels has been consistently excellent. “Houghton International has proved quick to mobilise and provides high quality overhauls with a speedy turnaround. The fact that they are based locally means that together, we are able to work nimbly to resolve any issues that may arise. “We look forward to our continued close working, as we move from the old fleet to the new one.” Read More

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