SMMT - Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd.

02/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/06/2019 17:18

Peugeot keeps Docklands Light Railway running

A fleet of 27 Peugeot LCVs, including 'Built for Business' conversions and 'Traveller' business passenger models, has gone into service to keep the Docklands Light Railway running smoothly.

KeolisAmey Docklands, a joint venture between infrastructure companies Keolis and Amey, has taken delivery of the new vans to assist with its operations in maintaining the driverless rail service, which serves the east of the capital and London City Airport.

The vehicles will be used for a wide variety of duties, with panel vans equipped by specialist converter Bott, to carry the necessary tools and equipment.

'We have worked very closely with Peugeot to ensure that the vehicles meet our requirements and are as future-proofed as possible for operation within the London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone that comes into force in less than a year', says Daniel Tweede, Fleet Co-ordinator for KeolisAmey Docklands. 'Peugeot's low emission vehicle range and flexible approach were important factors in securing the deal.'

The vehicles have been supplied on a three-year, full maintenance contract hire agreement through PSA Free2Move, which includes a replacement vehicle, where needed, within four hours. The vehicles are expected to cover between 8,000-10,000 miles per year.