Vossloh Kiepe UK to deliver traction upgrade to South West Trains’ Class 455 fleet

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South West Trains’ Class 455 trains will be one of the first EMU fleets in the UK to benefit from a state of the art upgrade featuring regenerative braking, as Vossloh Kiepe UK begins a £40m programme to fit 91 units with its advanced energy-saving traction equipment for Porterbrook Leasing Company. Continue reading

Eversholt Rail Group scopes out re-traction upgrades

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Eversholt Rail Group and Vossloh Kiepe UKEversholt Rail Group has begun looking at a traction system upgrade for its fleet of Class 321 and 322 electrical multiple units and has awarded the contract for a feasibility study to Birmingham-based Vossloh Kiepe UK.

Formerly Transys Projects, Vossloh Kiepe UK will be combining the installation experience of its Birmingham-based staff with the traction expertise from colleagues in Dusseldorf, to complete the feasibility study by March 2013. Continue reading