Offering a low-cost solution to train operators; Europhoenix was initially developed to fill the gap in available 25kV traction through the rejuvenation of locomotives previously displaced from service in the UK.
The concept was a success and between 2008 and 2012, Europhoenix exported x21 Class 87 locomotives to Bulmarket in Bulgaria; followed by eight Class 86 locos to Floyd in Hungary and a further one to Bulgaria.
The achievements with electric locomotives prompted the business to diversify into diesel-electric traction with Class 56 locos; 56101, 56115 and 56117 purchased, repaired and sold to Floyd in Hungary during 2012.
It was a natural progression for Europhoenix to expand in to domestic markets where both electric and diesel-electric traction have been successfully rejuvenated for re-use on the UK network by operators including Rail Operations Group (ROG) and Colas Rail.
Locomotives have been subject to full examinations, the overhaul or replacement of equipment, modifications and updates to meet UK or European standards, and fully tested prior to re-use or export.
Because no two operators are alike, Europhoenix offered customisations to the basic design, including regearing, single or twin pantograph arrangements, etc. For exported locomotives, UK signalling, train supply and radio systems were removed as standard.
Europhoenix also offers UK and Europe-based type training, oversees acceptance procedures and provides full on-site support as needed (the team can be on location with just three days’ notice).
We also provide full spares backup.