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Jacks lift servicing expectations

September 5, 2018

Trains running on London’s eagerly anticipated Elizabeth line will spend more time in service and less in the depot, thanks to our unrivalled lifting technology.

We have developed a bespoke set of jacks capable of raising the complete nine-car electric trains being introduced in the capital, for the Elizabeth line.

The 36-jack set has been installed at the new Old Oak Common depot in north London, along with five bogie turntables, in a deal that has given our order book a £1 million boost.

We have worked with Bombardier many times and thanks to our ongoing relationship and the performance of our equipment elsewhere, it was specified by Transport for London (TfL) from the outset. Keeping passenger services running at full capacity is a huge challenge for the industry, so having the ability to lift a full train is a significant way to save time and make the maintenance process more efficient.

The jacks and turntables are now installed and commissioned at Old Oak Common, ahead of the Elizabeth line’s launch in autumn 2019.

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