04/25/2017 New Customer for Liebherr: CRRC Sifang America Orders Level Control Systems for the Chicago Transit Authority

Liebherr-Transportation Systems will supply level control systems for its new customer CRRC Sifang America. These are to be installed in the 7000 series rail vehicles ordered for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) modernized 7000 series urban rail vehicles

Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) modernized 7000 series urban rail vehicles

Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG, Korneuburg (Austria) has received an order from CRRC Sifang America, Inc., which has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois (USA), for the development and delivery of 400 hydraulic level control systems. These are expected to come into operation in 2020, in the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) modernized 7000 series urban rail vehicles. They will initially replace the 2600 series vehicles there, which currently travel on the blue and orange lines that connect both airports with downtown Chicago.

The level control system adjusts the vehicle’s floor to the height level of the platform at the stations, enabling a barrier-free boarding and disembarking for passengers with reduced mobility.

With this order, which includes the option of up to 446 further level control systems, Liebherr-Transportation Systems consolidates its position as the leading supplier of level control systems in the North American market.

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 5,200 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.