LAF is developing a back-up system for couplings that can be handled by two people
On many networks, passenger train operators have transitional couplers to allow the towing of immobilized vehicles. These transition couplings must be handled by a minimum of 3 agents and meet many technical requirements to ensure the function of traction members safely.
In Asia, an LAF customer uses emergency transitions requiring 3 agents for handling and setting up. Given the operational constraints, this obligation to use 3 people posed a serious problem in the event of a breakdown and had a negative impact on performance.
LAF's technical teams have therefore developed a transition solution where the mass has been reduced by 33% and which makes it possible to use only 2 people while maintaining the required characteristics.