Bombardier has renewed its contract with Hoppecke for the refurbishment of 110 battery sets that are used on Southeastern's sliding door Electrostar electric multiple unit (EMU) Class 375 trains, lots 0 and 1.
The battery overhaul programme will be carried out at the Bombardier depot in Chart Leacon, Ashford. There will be 45 four-car units and the batteries will be located in each driving motor open standard (DMOS) carriage, ie in the front and back coaches. There will also be ten three-car units, again with a battery set in each DMOS.
The order follows a similar contract last year in which we supplied two batteries for each of 190 new trains on the District Line, the Metropolitan Line, the Circle Line and the Hammersmith and City Line, all of which run above and below ground.
Our zero maintenance rail.power batteries are based on the vlies.tec technology and offer a long cycle life with maximum cranking current and no corrosion. Easy to handle and easy to clean, the batteries also offer excellent protection against the risk of explosion and prevent short-circuits.