VR FleetCare Provides Air Conditioning Maintenance

VR FleetCare Provides Air Conditioning Maintenance for Trams and M300 Metro Trains

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VR FleetCare’s service operations are expanding to the maintenance of air conditioning systems in light rail vehicles in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

The planned annual maintenance and inspections of air conditioning systems in trams and metro trains operated by Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd are scheduled to take place between 2023 and 2024. A total of 50 M300-series metro trains and 52 trams will undergo these maintenance procedures.

The agreement, signed in May, covers the scheduled maintenance activities for the air conditioning systems of trams and M300 metro trains, including the need-based leak inspections and fault repairs. The agreement also includes troubleshooting and fault repairs for the whole fleet, and it has an option for a two-year extension. Maintaining the air conditioning systems is essential for ensuring their proper functioning and maintaining passenger comfort. The maintenance will be performed at the customer’s depot sites for the fleets.

Wilhelm Schevelew, VR FleetCare's Head of Sales and Development, says:

“We are extremely pleased with the trust Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd has placed in us, and the expanding collaboration brought by this agreement. We are already familiar with the customer's older rolling stock through the ongoing refurbishment of the M100 and M200 metro trains, so we are delighted to continue our partnership with the modern M300 series.

“Moreover, we are excited to start the maintenance of air conditioning systems, an area in which we have gained decades of experience through VR's rolling stock. With our growth, we have also had the opportunity to rebuild our service organization in an even more customer-centric manner. Our skilled refrigeration technicians from the recently established Mobile Installation Services -unit will take care of the air conditioning maintenance.

“Within the growth, we also have open jobs for new refrigeration technicians with the necessary qualifications. So, if you are interested in working with heavy equipment, we encourage you to visit our open jobs page.”

This article was originally published by VR FleetCare.

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