01/29/2016 Liebherr to supply and overhaul HVAC systems for Great Western Railway’s Class 158 trains
Liebherr-Transportation Systems has been selected recently by Arriva TrainCare, Cheshire (United Kingdom) to supply new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for 35 Class 158 regional express vehicles. The trains will be retrofitted with systems consisting of two off packaged HVAC units located within the vestibule ceiling. They are powered by a hydraulically driven alternator unit located beneath the vehicle. The units will be controlled via existing control systems. Liebherr will also overhaul and modernize eight cars already equipped with Liebherr HVAC systems. The company will provide the support from its service center in Gatwick, London (United Kingdom) which is specialized on HVAC systems.
The diesel multiple-units trains are operated by Great Western Railway Ltd. on some of the busiest routes in and around the South West of England “With this project, Liebherr-Transportation Systems has proven once more that the company is a reliable partner for the railway industry with extensive experience in the field of supply, maintenance and overhaul of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems”, commented Dirk Junghans, Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Customer Services of Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG.