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Vancouver SkyTrain MK-I

Delivery: 2013 - 2014

Kiepe Electric has developed battery chargers that can replace the old chargers from the 1980s without modifying the vehicles. Today it is very difficult to procure spare parts for the devices fitted originally, which are now decrepit.

As the MK-I vehicles of the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC), which are to remain in operation in Vancouver for many years, are now being refurbished thoroughly, it was decided to replace the battery chargers by compact, reliable chargers from APS, Vossloh Kiepe’s Swiss subsidiary. The electrical and mechanical interfaces have been so designed that it is possible to replace the old battery charger by the new one in a few minutes. Service, repair and customer training are carried out on the spot by Kiepe Electric Corp. (Kiepe Electric’s Canadian company).