Press releases | 06/01/2023 London Cable Liner® featuring Liebherr technology

  • Uniform heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) standard for different vehicle platforms
  • Low weight and low energy consumption
  • Space-saving, roof-mounted air-conditioning system using modular design

Liebherr’s MACS 8.0 air-conditioning systems ensure comfort in the DART Cable Liner® made by Doppelmayr Cable Car and carvatech.

Cable Liner® DART by Doppelmayr Cable Car - © Doppelmayr

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The Chameleon amongst air-conditioning systems: MACS 8.0 – © Liebherr

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Liebherr-Transportation Systems was commissioned in 2019 by the Austrian company carvatech Karosserie- und Kabinenbau GmbH to supply 24 air-conditioning systems for two cable-drawn, fully automated Cable Liner® public transit systems from Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH.

Following the successful launch of Liebherr’s universal MACS 8.0 units (Modular Air-Conditioning Systems), commercial passenger operations of the Luton DART (Direct Air to Rail Transit) began this year. The units ensure reliable air-conditioning and therefore a high level of comfort for the passengers of the Cable Liner®.

The two-kilometer route runs from Luton Airport Parkway station to London Luton Airport. Up to 2,720 passengers per hour and direction can be accommodated for.

Dirk Junghans, Managing Director of Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG, states, “The successful implementation of this project underlines our leading position as a supplier of air-conditioning systems for transport applications, and we are now equipping the Cable Liner® with our standard MACS 8.0 product for the first time.”

“The MACS 8.0 air-conditioning system is an essential component feature of the Cable Liner® cars we produce and makes a valuable contribution to the comfort of passengers”, confirms Michael Leithinger, Technical Manager at carvatech.

The Chameleon

The MACS 8.0 air-conditioning system from Liebherr is characterized by its versatility and adaptability when used in various transport applications. Its design is particularly of interest due to high system availability, lowest weight and low energy consumption. The individual modules are identical in their “plug-and-play” design and performance, so they can be easily installed and combined depending on the cooling and heating requirements for the passenger compartment or driver’s cab. In this way, the product is perfectly suited for both new vehicles or for retrofitting existing vehicles with an air-conditioning system.


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Ute Braam

Head of Corporate Communications

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS

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88161 Lindenberg