Belvoir Rail has successfully delivered front-end protection plates designed to enhance the safety and reliability of Cross Country Class 170 trains.
The plates are engineered to protect the air pipes, near the trains coupler, preventing potential air loss and reducing the risk of train failures.
Air systems play a vital role in the operation of trains, distributing compressed air for various critical functions such as braking and suspension. Any damage to the pipes can lead to air loss, compromising the train's safety and reliability.
The new plates supplied by Belvoir Rail are constructed from high strength materials, providing a robust shield for the air pipes, effectively safeguarding them from external factors such as impacts, debris, and harsh weather conditions.
James Brown, Managing Director of Belvoir Rail, expressed his enthusiasm for the projects successful outcome, stating "We are committed to delivering smart solutions that address critical challenges within the railway industry. Our front-end protection plates for Cross Country show how small but crucial details can make a huge difference in making trains safer and more reliable."
Belvoir Rail's dedication to quality is evident not only in the design of the protection plates but also in the testing and validation processes to ensure their durability and effectiveness under various operating conditions, earning the trust of railway operators.
The introduction of the front-end protection plates will enhance safety and reliability for the Class 170 fleet. Ensuring the integrity of the air pipes will reduce the risk of air loss, failures, and disruptions, ultimately increasing fleet reliability and reducing downtime, which will benefit both passengers and operators.