EAMS Group plays a part in the smooth transition from one iconic brand to another on the East Coast Mainline.
The 24th June marked the transition from Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) to the revived London North Eastern Railway (LNER) as part of the Government’s decision to bring the East Coast franchise back under the DfT’s control. EAMS Group provides consultancy, cloud hosting and application support for the IBM Maximo based Enterprise Asset Management system that controls maintenance for the InterCity 125 HST diesel and InterCity 225 electric fleets. These trains have given decades of reliable service on one of the UK’s premier mainlines linking London with Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Some of the Intercity 125 power cars are approaching an incredible 10 million miles in service and also hold the world record for diesel traction at 148.5mph, a nice parallel to the original LNER’s ‘Mallard’ that still holds the world record for a steam locomotive set at 126mph back in 1938.
Despite being 40 years old, thanks to best practice asset management the HST sets are now as reliable as they have ever been according to VTEC’s Managing Director David Horne.
EAMS Group wishes the VTEC team who are transitioning to LNER all the best for future including the introduction of the exciting new Intercity Express Programme (IEP) trains that will replace the current fleet over the next few years – these new trains will have a tough act to follow!