Class 230 Maintenance

Simplicity of operation and ease of maintenance were key drivers in the design of the Class 230.

Powerpack modules are housed beneath the train, two on each driving car, each pack has an Engine and a Genset to power the motors on the bogies. Routine maintenance for oil or filters is easily undertaken by:

  • Disconnecting the fuel and air hoses
  • Unhooking the safety catches
  • Lifting out with a pallet truck

The whole operation takes ten minutes and can be carried out using a concrete pad by the side of the track. Combined with the train’s state-of-the-art remote condition monitoring system and AC motors, both routine and unforeseen maintenance needs are cut down considerably.