The rolling stock refurbishment project for the class 323 London Midland trains started in 2010 and was completed in early 2013. This 3-year project consisted of total of 26 units, with each unit consisting of 3 cars per unit. This project was one of ABTS’ first major rolling stock refurbishment projects.
For this project, ABTS contributed primarily to the refurbishment of the internal areas and items, but with the occasional units requiring ABTS to also undertake refurbishment work on the external areas too.
Below are examples of work in which ABTS refurbished for this project;
- Carriage seat frames
- Seat grab handles
- Vestibule handles & Poles
- Luggage Rack Poles
- Machining of floor T slot plates
- Fabrication of PSI panels
- Manufacture of new grab poles
- Fabrication of up stands
- Machining of end cap replacements
- Manufacture and fabrication of ceiling fixing kits.
During this project, to meet our customer’s requests, ABTS improved lead times by 30%, resulting in each of the units being completed within 5 days instead of the 7 day lead time agreed and established at the start of the project.
Throughout this project, ABTS continued to sustain its – proven- high quality levels and work ethic. This enabled the successful completion of all 26 units, on time and within budget constraints.