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Reconditioning work completed earlier than planned

Keolis Deutschland expresses its thanks to DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung for outstanding work during a joint project.

Magali Euverte, chair of the management board at Keolis Deutschland, was full of praise for the excellent support provided by staff at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung when she spoke at an event marking the handover of the last of the 43 eurobahn trains to her company at the Krefeld depot on 26 February. Following their general overhaul at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung's depots, the trains have been approved for a further six years of service. Euverte also expressed her appreciation for the fact that the depots had completed this major contract within three years, finishing up some two months earlier than originally planned.

The work on the 43 trains covered a host of activities, such the reconditioning of 229 bogies and the replacement of 57 pantographs and compressors. Some work took the form of precautionary measures to minimise the risk of future faults, such as analysing oil or maintaining and cleaning doors that have bridging plates and retractable steps. 

The Krefeld maintenance depot was responsible for work on bogies and wheelsets. It worked hand in hand with the bases at Dessau (reconditioning compressors and pantographs), Fulda (reconditioning brake components) and Kassel (reconditioning couplings and wheelsets). Keolis Deutschland and DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung intend to continue with this successful partnership.