March 26, 2014

Drivetrain upgrade for Angel Trains Pacer fleet

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BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains has awarded Voith a contract to supply 188 new final drives and cardan shafts for its fleet of 94 class 142 Pacer dmus, which are used by Arriva Trains Wales and Northern Rail.

Voith says it has adapted the design of its KE-485 final drive to enable drop-in replacement for the existing SCG RF420i unit without the need to modify the vehicle.

Voith will supply complete new wheelsets, comprising a modified gear unit, axle, wheels, and axle bearings, with delivery scheduled for 2015. The final drives and cardan shafts are designed to operate up to 1.6 million kilometres without requiring an overhaul.

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