10/13/2015 Liebherr Selected to Provide Maintenance and Support Services for Thameslink’s Class 700 Fleet

Liebherr-Transportation Systems has been selected by Siemens PLC to provide maintenance and support services for air conditioning systems of Thameslink’s Class 700 fleet.

Service center of Liebherr-Transportation Systems at Gatwick (UK)

Service center of Liebherr-Transportation Systems at Gatwick (UK)

The British operator’s new Class 700 fleet consists of 115 trains with 1,140 cars and will enter service over the next few years. Engineers from Liebherr-Transportation Systems and Siemens will be working together on a continual basis to further improve, develop and refine the service scope, methods and periodicity to ensure the most effective maintenance processes as well as highest levels of passenger comfort.

Materials, support, training and off-car repairs will all be supplied by Liebherr-Transportation Systems from its 10,000 sqft service center at Gatwick (UK), which is in close proximity to Siemens’ main train service depot.

This long-term servicing of the air conditioning systems will start in late 2015 for an initial period of ten years and underlines both strategy and capability of Liebherr to add significant value to their rail customers.

Liebherr-Transportation Systems – Renowned Manufacturer of Railway Technology

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS in Toulouse (France) is one of eleven divisional control companies in the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the fields of transportation and aviation equipment. It employs around 4,900 people worldwide.

Liebherr’s transportation systems division deals with air conditioning, hydraulic actuation systems and electronic components for rail vehicles of all kinds, and is backed by many years of experience in the development and manufacture of these technologies. In addition to its own sales and service centers, the division has access to the Group’s development and service facilities around the world. This global set-up means that Liebherr-Transportation Systems is there for its customers wherever they may be.