IRELAND: Alstom has completed the 300 000 km overhaul of 26 Citadis 402 trams supplied in 2009 for Dublin’s Luas light rail Green Line. This follows completion last year of the 600 000 km overhaul of the original batch of Citadis 401 trams which are now concentrated on the Red Line.
The work undertaken at the Sandyford depot included changing the wheels and overhauling the articulations, master controllers and the heating and ventilation including the cab air-conditioning. Alstom also modified the pantograph connectors and upgraded the static converters.
The depot’s bogie overhaul area was upgraded with an improved wheel press, additional bogie stands and a revised layout to streamline the work.
‘The first tram took us four weeks to complete, but by the third tram we’d got that down to two weeks which then became our standard’, said Nick Phillips, Operations Director, Alstom Ireland.