Siemens Mobility Overhauls 500th Bogie at Its Lincoln Service Centre

Siemens Mobility’s Bogie Service Centre in Lincoln has reached a milestone, having serviced its 500th bogie, which came from the e320 Eurostar (Siemens Velaro).

The 8 million GBP centre opened in November 2018. Its focus has been on servicing the bogies and wheelsets of the latest Siemens Mobility trains in the United Kingdom, such as the Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains and the Desiro Classic trains.

Siemens Mobility Bogie Service Centre
Siemens Mobility Bogie Service Centre

The Bogie Service Centre how has a team of 62 employees, of which 44 are skilled technicians.

Sambit Banerjee, Managing Director, Siemens Mobility, said:

“The completion of the 500th bogie overhaul is a real milestone and achievement and a reflection of the hard work by our team of highly skilled rail technicians.

“The changes and upgrades we've introduced make the facility even more efficient. Ultimately this is all about increasing value sustainably over the train's lifecycle and providing customers with a reduced cost combined with the very best service.”

Over the past 12 months Siemens Mobility has invested substantial sums, installing, among other things, Mechan bogie lift stands to increase safety and efficiency. Improvements to the facility’s maintenance procedures have upped the throughput of bogies to the extent that in 2020 the Bogie Service Centre seeing double the output of 2019.

Siemens Mobility has also established a new condition-assessment area. It allows technicians to fully strip down, clean and service bogies and assess the components in a controlled environment. This improves the understanding of the mileage extensions needed for each bogie in order to reduce cost and increase value for customers.

At the same time Siemens Mobility is investing 200 million GBP in a new train manufacturing plant in Goole, which should open in 2023.

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