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L-R: Hadassi Arzi – ABM Mobilisation Manager, Tim Garrett – Station Manager, Jay Newton – HS1 Head of Stations Engineering & Operations, Bobby Thomson O’Connor – ABM Divisional Director for Technical Solutions, Gemma Rea – ABM Senior Mobilisation Manager, Leon Hodges – Asset Manager

ABM to deliver facility services at Ashford International train station for HS1

ABM has secured a five-year contract with HS1 Ltd, the organisation responsible for owning and operating High Speed 1 (HS1), for the provision of an extensive range of services, including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, combustion, refrigeration, security, and cleaning, at Ashford International train station.

ABM has a track record of delivering high-quality services in this field with the likes of Transport for London (TfL) and a deep understanding of the industry’s unique requirements, the HS1 contract further solidifies ABM’s reputation in the sector.

The contract will see ABM deploy its industry-leading expertise and dedicated teams to ensure Ashford International Train Station remains a secure, efficient, and pristine facility for passengers and visitors.

High Speed 1 (HS1) is a critical 109-kilometre rail line that connects St Pancras International in London to the Channel Tunnel, enabling high-speed international travel between London and Paris, London and Brussels, and London and Amsterdam, as well as domestic routes from London to Kent. The network also encompasses stations along its route, including St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International, and Ashford International.

Commenting on the contract award, Bobby Thomson-O’Connor, Divisional Director at ABM, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver comprehensive facility services at Ashford International Train Station. ABM has consistently demonstrated its commitment to creating cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable environments across various sectors. This opportunity aligns perfectly with our mission, and we look forward to partnering with HS1 Ltd to ensure the highest standards of service delivery for this iconic high-speed rail line.”

Jay Newton, Head of Stations Engineering and Operations at HS1 Ltd said: “We are very pleased to award ABM the contract to maintain and deliver facility services at Ashford International Train Station. ABM is a leader in integrated facility services and alongside core maintenance obligations will ensure that Ashford is fully prepared and ready to welcome passengers whenever Eurostar take the decision to restart International services.”

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