Diesel Electric Multiple Unit, Class 220 “Voyager” - United Kingdom

In 1998, Bombardier received a contract from Virgin for the full fleet maintenance, including overnight servicing of 78 Bombardier built BOMBARDIER* VOYAGER* trains originally operating on the Cross Country network. In 2007 the fleet was split through re-franchising; Bombardier remains responsible for the maintenance of the fleet, which takes place principally at its dedicated Central Rivers site near Burton on Trent.

Central Rivers is the Principal Maintenance Facility for the Voyager Fleet. 

Key Features

•      € 45 million investment

•      Central location for Voyager maintenance

•      Performs majority of scheduled maintenance

•      Includes component exchange, overhauls, and overnight servicing

•      Performs 80%+ of corrective maintenance

•      Distribution centre for parts and materials

•      Electronic and hydraulic clean rooms

•      Main System Supplier representatives on site

 

Supply of 352 Vehicles Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU).

•       34 x 4 Car non-tilt sets - “Voyager”, Class 220 (Cross-Country)

•       22 x 5 + 1 x 4 Car tilt decommissioned sets – “Voyager”, Class 221 (Cross-Country)

•       20 x 5 tilting sets - “Super Voyager”, Class 221 (West Coast)

 

•       Both Fleets maintain a 99+% availability

•       Average daily miles XC = 750 miles

•       Average daily miles WC = 850 miles

•       Reliability (MBDSF = Mean Distance between subsystem failures & Impact Mins):

•       CrossCountry = 35000 miles before 3 min delay & 1,250 minutes

•       West Coast = 18000 miles before 3 min delay & 800 minutes

Operator Virgin Trains
Length 93,700 mm (4-car unit)
Width 2,730 mm
Max. Speed 200 km/h
Seated Passengers 174 (4-car unit)
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