Press releases | 06/07/2017 Liebherr Supplies Air Conditioning Equipment for Desiro City

Liebherr-Transportation Systems recently received an order from Siemens AG to supply air conditioning systems for 25 six-part Desiro City electric multiple units.

The new Desiro City for the operator Great Northern will be equipped with Liebherr air conditioning systems.

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Liebherr-Transportation Systems will supply Siemens AG, Krefeld-Uerdingen (Germany) with 50 compact driver's cabin air conditioning systems as well as 150 passenger compartment air conditioning systems for 25 six-part Desiro City electric multiple units Class 717 which will be operated in Great Britain. The air conditioning equipment should be delivered by September 2018. The Class 717 trains will replace the Class 313 trains which are over 40 years old.

The new Desiro City trains are manufactured for Great Northern, which will operate them on the line to and from Moorgate. The design will be in a similar style to the Thameslink and South West Train trains currently to be delivered.

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 5,400 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.


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Ute Braam

Head of Corporate Communications

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS

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88161 Lindenberg