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10.07.13

Class 323 overhaul complete

An overhaul of Northern Rail’s Class 323 fleet is now complete. Alstom has exchanged over 2,000 components on each three-car unit at its Longsight depot in Manchester.

The project took five weeks and included the exchange of bogies, overhaul of inter-vehicle couplers and new gangways and brake equipment fitted. 

Car floorboards and flooring were also replaced, seat shells refurbished and recovered and car heaters and train doors overhauled.

Lee Kinsey, overhaul project manager for Alstom, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this complex job for Northern Rail, especially as we undertook two overhauls simultaneously which is a highly unusual thing to do. We’re sure that Northern’s customers appreciate the investment the company’s made in the rolling stock, as well as Alstom’s workmanship.”

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Chris   10/07/2013 at 16:14

Nice job. Fit for another 20 years I hope. I love the Crewe to Manchester Airport run, where the 323s get to wind up to max speed. The sound of them screaming is heavenly.

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