UK: Bombardier Transportation is to continue to maintain the London Overground Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-unit fleet until July 2035, under an agreement with Transport for London which has moved the break point in the manufacturer’s servicing contract from July 2025 to July 2035.
Bombardier said the change agreed in December is worth approximately £185m.
Maintenance of the fleet of 54 Aventra EMUs will continue to take place at Bombardier’s Willesden depot in north London.
After delays to delivery, the first Class 710s entered passenger service in May 2019. The units are now in daily service on the Gospel Oak – Barking and Watford – London Euston routes, with operation on West Anglia inner-suburban routes from London Liverpool Street expected to follow soon.