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Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, has announced that it has signed a maintenance contract with Voith for the major overhaul of a first batch of 30 type HLD 77 locomotives. The agreement covers a major overhaul with a predefined basic scope, as well as other options for variant-specific components and for the type L4r4 turbo transmissions.
The work will be carried out within the next four and a half years, with the fundamentals of the collaboration based on reliability improvement, cost reduction and downtime optimisations. On top of analysing the technical condition of the vehicles, Voith can potentially also perform several upgrades as part of the overhaul.
Asset Maintenance Manager at Lineas, Vincent Delfosse, said: “This is the first step towards a long-term partnership between Voith and Lineas. Thanks to Voith, we have the support of a strong and reliable service partner with extensive experience in diesel locomotive technology that can provide us with qualitative maintenance services tailored to our needs.”
Ulf Klaua, Director of Sales for Rail at Voith, said: “We are delighted to now be able to consolidate our successful collaboration with Lineas. As an innovation driver and technology leader, we appreciate these kinds of constructive partnerships based on a spirit of trust. With our global network of qualified service employees and the latest digital tools and communication channels, we always provide our customers with the right service.”
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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