LED Wig Wag celebrates its 10th year
since approval for use at Level Crossings

By Graham Scott
24 July 2017 16:03:59



July 2017 sees ten years since the Unipart Dorman/Unipart Rail LED Wig Wag head for level crossings was first approved for use....
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Did you miss us at Rail Live?
Then you missed a lot of technology!

By Dave Tilmouth
28 June 2017 16:10:12



Whatever your interest in products for the rail infrastructure, there was something of interest for you at Rail Live!...
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Highly commended award entry
Fabrication centre highly commended at Railway Industry Innovation Awards

By Dave Tilmouth
29 June 2017 14:39:58



Unipart Rail and VolkerRail have been highly commended in the Cross-industry Partnership Working category, at this year’s Railway Industry Innovation Awards, held in London on Friday 23 June....
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NOT going to Rail Live?
Then you'll miss out....

By Dave Tilmouth
07 June 2017 11:46:39



Whatever your interest in products for the rail infrastructure, there's going to be something of interest for you at Rail Live!...
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Did you see us at Railtex?
We had lots to talk about!

By Dave Tilmouth
27 April 2017 08:35:50



New technologies are the lifeblood of the railways and at Unipart Rail we're bringing lots of new ideas into our portfolio....
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Offsite factory opening
OLE fabrication facility in Crewe

By Dave Tilmouth
06 April 2017 09:34:30



An innovative approach to overhead line fabrication has led to the opening of a third fabrication facility, developed by Unipart rail and VolkerRail, in Crewe.



Officially opened by Network Rail’s major programme director, Chris Montgomery, the new facility will pre-assemble all overhead line mate...
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A more Powerful company
Unipart Rail Acquires Samuel James Engineering

By Dave Tilmouth
01 June 2017 09:43:10



Samuel James is a well respected player in the specialised discipline of high quality electrical control panels and switchboards, and its capabilities fit perfectly with our own market-leading signalling and control location case and REB manufacture. Unipart Rail today announces the acquisition of t...
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Materials Reclamation
De-mobilising Warehousing and Stores

By Dave Tilmouth
21 February 2017 13:42:36



When Alstom were planning to de-mobilise their Peterborough stores, they turned to Unipart Rail to manage the process....
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Unipart Rail is recognised at the Greater China Awards 2017
Demonstrating innovation within the Chinese rail market

By Laura Bennett
08 February 2017 16:17:18



Unipart Rail was delighted to be shortlisted for an award at the Greater China Awards 2017. The awards, run by the Department for International Trade North West, are open to any organisations in North West of England that have made a significant contribution to developing business or collaborative i...
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Great news to be announced
at Middle East Rail

By Tom Maxwell
27 January 2017 10:58:18



We have been working in the Middle East for a number of years, and we are very pleased that at Middle East Rail in Dubai we will be announcing details of our new office in the region....
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Unipart Rail Infrastructure raises over £4k for charity
Fundraising activities in 2016

By Laura Bennett
17 January 2017 15:20:10



During 2016, the Unipart Rail Infrastructure teams raised over £4000 for a number of employee nominated charities. This figure exceeds the original fundraising target of £2,500....
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New Graduate intake begins
We are looking for our next stars of tomorrow.

By Dave Tilmouth
29 December 2016 10:48:54



Unipart Rail currently has over 25 graduates who are making valued contributions to the advancement of our business and our customers. New applicants are now being sought....
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Unipart Dorman releases the latest edition of the Lightweight Signalling E-Handbook
A complete guide to our Lightweight Signalling range.

By Nicola Holt
15 November 2016 21:11:27



We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Lightweight Signalling E-Handbook - an online flip-book of our complete Lightweight Signalling Range of products....
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The latest intelligence in Key Management
Traka21

By Laura Bennett
09 November 2016 16:20:58



Ensuring that the right keys are available to the right people at the right times is a concern for every organisation. Traka21 is a sophisticated stand-alone key management system which combines innovative RFID technology and robust design to provide advanced management of up to 21 keys or keysets i...
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Supporting Banbury Resignalling Programme
with iLS and CLS LITE

By Graham Scott
08 November 2016 14:55:09



Unipart Dorman is proud to have played a significant part in the huge success that Siemens Rail Automotive made of the recent Banbury Resignalling Programme. ...
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Digital technology drives productivity
We're always looking for ways to work smarter

By Dave Tilmouth
13 October 2016 12:31:54



We are all used to tablets and smartphones and we know how they've transformed our day to day lives. But they also drive productivity improvement....
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FSP Technology Gains Approval
Class II Technology from Unipart Rail

By Dave Tilmouth
26 October 2016 11:40:46



The Unipart Rail range of FSPs has now gained Network Rail acceptance for use on the UK infrastructure....
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Trips, slips, collisions and falls
Are all avoidable

By Dave Tilmouth
27 September 2016 09:44:25



Operational environments are all dangerous - but with a robust system in place they can be avoided....
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Rail Safety Week?
EVERY week is Safety Week

By Dave Tilmouth
26 September 2016 11:08:47



Although we have a permanent focus on safety, pausing and taking stock can shine a new light on possible risks....
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Technology and Supply Chain Optimisation
Another successful Innotrans

By Dave Tilmouth
23 September 2016 12:29:16



The four day show has been a great success for us - both for new contacts and for meeting with existing partners....
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Rail Electrification Delivery Group Visits Doncaster
Insight into Offsite factory for OHLE

By Dave Tilmouth
26 August 2016 11:46:42



The Rail Electrification Delivery Group (REDG) consisting of representatives including Network Rail, VolkerRail, Carillion and RIA are pictured visiting the Doncaster Overhead Line Assembly Facility....
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QR Tracking Impresses
VolkerRail visits our Doncaster Facility

By Dave Tilmouth
26 August 2016 11:42:21



VolkerRail's Steve Cocliff visits our Doncaster Overhead Line Offsite Manufacturing Facility and is impressed with what he saw....
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Success at Grapevine, Texas
RSSI Exhibition 2016

By Nicola Holt
13 July 2016 11:14:00



Unipart Dorman would like to thank all visitors to our booth during the recent RSSI exhibition, we had a great time exhibiting at the show, meeting new and existing customers....
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Unipart Group scoops coveted wellbeing award at Responsible Business Awards
for Unipart WorkWell

By Laura Bennett
12 July 2016 12:33:02



Unipart Group, was last night named the winner of the Bupa Wellbeing at work award in Business in the Community’s 2016 Responsible Business Awards held at the O2 in London....
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Supporting the Broughton Castle Sportive
and raising money for Breast Cancer Now

By Laura Bennett
06 July 2016 12:19:28



Paul Bentley, Logistics Space and Planning Manager at Unipart Rail is taking part in the ‘Broughton Castle Sportive’ this weekend - a 50 mile bike ride around the Oxfordshire Countryside on Sunday 10th July....
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New logistics centre for Thales opens
Supporting the LUL 4LM project

By Dave Tilmouth
14 July 2016 16:01:24



Unipart Rail is providing a full logistics service to Thales for LUL's 4LM project....
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Africa Rail 2016
Did you find us on the Gear Group Stand

By Laura Bennett
29 June 2016 13:02:42



We had a successful show at Africa Rail, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg....
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Did you STOP and see us at Rail Live?
Unipart Rail, Unipart Dorman and Park Signalling exhibit together

By Dave Tilmouth
27 June 2016 14:35:52



A great couple of days at Long Marston...
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A Royal Appointment
Unipart Manufacturing Group MD appointed as Ambassador for Industrial Cadets

By Laura Bennett
27 June 2016 10:20:54



Six prominent industry leaders - including Unipart's Manufacturing Group MD - have been appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors for the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace experience accreditation which assists the future skills supply to UK Industry, especially the manufacturing a...
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New LED retrofit solution for mechanical searchlight wayside signals
will be demonstrated at RSSI

By Nicola Holt
24 June 2016 11:59:47



Visit Unipart Dorman on Booth 834 at the forthcoming RSSI Exhibition from 28th - 30th June, Grapevine, Texas...
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Visit us at OHLEX 2016
Overhead Lines - Working at the Heights of Safety

By Laura Bennett
08 June 2016 08:03:52



We are exhibiting at OHLEx 2016 - The UK's Overhead Power Line & Working at Height and Safety exhibition....
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This is Sparta!
Our portable relay test unit receives Network Rail approval

By Laura Bennett
07 June 2016 13:15:00



We are delighted to announce that Sparta by Unipart Rail has now received Network Rail approval.

Sparta – Standard Portable Automatic Relay Test Apparatus - is an innovative relay Portable Test Unit, which is designed to allow preliminary testing of a wide range of BR930 line and track signalling r...
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The Latest in Signal Mounting Technology is Delivered
Assisted Lift Trunnion from Unipart Dorman

By Graham Scott
07 June 2016 16:07:36



The first deliveries of the new Unipart Dorman Assisted Lift Trunnion (ALT) were recently made for re-signalling works at Banbury in Oxfordshire....
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More interest at Infrarail
The Unipart Dorman Assisted Lift Trunnion was a show highlight

By Dave Tilmouth
22 April 2016 11:18:34



We demonstrated the Assisted Lift Trunnion, Unipart Dorman iLS, CLS Lite, SPARTA Relay Test Unit and the Level Crossing in Box...
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Unlocking the flexibility of wireless surveillance
Latest innovations from Digital Barriers

By Laura Bennett
08 February 2016 11:18:11



Digital Barriers deliver leading-edge solutions in the field of Video Transmission and Surveillance, offering innovative equipment and technology which is designed to make a real difference to complex and critical surveillance operations....
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Unipart Rail acquires Park Signalling
Synergies will drive growth

By Dave Tilmouth
30 December 2015 13:45:40



We are pleased to advise that Unipart Rail has acquired the entire share capital of Park Signalling Limited as of 31st December 2015. The Company will continue to trade as Park Signalling Limited....
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Happy Christmas Jumper Day!
Raising money for Text Santa

By Laura Bennett
21 December 2015 09:49:29



The Unipart Rail site in Crewe was a very festive place on Friday 18th December as staff entered into the Christmas spirit and raised money for a fantastic cause by taking part in Text Santa's official Christmas Jumper Day!...
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Unipart Rail wins Best Large Business Award
Recognising all-round excellence

By Laura Bennett
14 December 2015 09:37:13



Unipart Rail is delighted to have won the Best Large Business Award at the Doncaster Business Awards last night...
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Unipart Dorman supports Sheffield’s new dual voltage SuperTram Network
with iLS

By Nicola Holt
09 December 2015 09:38:00



Unipart Dorman has been working with Carillion and have supplied 5 iLS (integrated Lightweight Signals) to the network. This represents a key milestone for Unipart Dorman as this is the first installation of our iLS on a ‘light railway network’....
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We make the RIA shortlist - for 3 awards
Unipart Rail and Unipart Dorman are shortlisted

By Laura Bennett
18 November 2015 15:58:31



Unipart Rail and Unipart Dorman have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the UK Rail Industry Awards 2016....
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Delivering Information Sessions for..
Integrated Lightweight Signal Post Lifting Winch

By Graham Scott
17 November 2015 10:41:55



As part of Unipart Dorman's commitment to providing excellent through-life support on the full range of its products, a number of informative product demonstrations have recently been delivered both at customer training centres and at the Unipart Dorman factory in Southport, Merseyside....
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How to solve the Productivity Puzzle
Unipart launches productivity campaign

By Laura Bennett
11 November 2015 12:30:07



Unipart, Europe’s leading logistics, manufacturing and consultancy group, is launching a new campaign promoting productivity improvement in Britain....
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Lightweight Signals from Unipart Dorman are endorsed 'Self Cleaning' by Network Rail
Unipart Dorman Lightweight Signals, iLS and CLS LITE have now been designated ‘maintenance free’

By Nicola Holt
09 November 2015 10:08:30



Our most recent innovation, has been recognised by Network Rail in the ROSE report - September 2015 NR/SIG/10665/Mod 001, using cutting edge materials technology and design, the Unipart Dorman Lightweight Signals, iLS and CLS LITE have now been designated ‘maintenance free’.



We are delighted wi...
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Improving Rural Road Safety
with VAS signage from Unipart Dorman

By Nicola Holt
28 October 2015 13:00:23



Three people died on country roads every day last year....

With over 1000 people killed and over 9000 seriously injured on our country roads in 2014, highlighting the dangers ahead and making our roads safer is paramount*....
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Unipart Dorman Exhibited at Railway Interchange 2015
On show in Minneapolis

By Nicola Holt
23 October 2015 09:51:13



Leading the way with Zero Maintenance LED Signalling Solutions.....
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Unipart Rail renews partnership with Bibby Distribution
New contract extends partnership of almost 20 years

By Laura Bennett
14 October 2015 11:00:31



We are delighted to have renewed our contract with Bibby Distribution, extending our partnership of almost 20 years....
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Plug & Play with Network Rail
Mini-expo at Westwood Event

By Dave Tilmouth
07 October 2015 13:27:33



Sudden and persistent downpours didn't dampen the messages at the Network Rail Plug & Play event at their Westwood training centre in Coventry. ...
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Reduce failure rate of Trackside Functional Modules
SSI Series from PD Devices

By Laura Bennett
28 July 2015 10:22:04



Unipart Rail are working in partnership with PD Devices, helping customers to reduce the failure rate of Trackside Functional Modules.

The SSI series is a range of all-mode surge arrestors developed in conjunction with Network Rail and designed to improve Solid State Interlock performance.

The serie...
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The key to the problem of locks...
...is to have no key.

By Dave Tilmouth
22 July 2015 09:41:10



At Unipart Rail we have for a long time supplied specialist BR padlocks and a wide range of standard padlocks for use across the railways. Now we've added to this a small range of combination padlocks - so lost keys are a thing of the past. These padlocks are perfect for internal and external use wh...
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The Overheads keep getting better
New OLE Fabrication Facility Opens

By Dave Tilmouth
14 July 2015 16:07:10



The new Unipart Rail and REAL Alliance Overhead Line Fabrication Facility in Doncaster opened on 13th July 2015.

At a ceremony attended by representatives from both organisations, a ribbon was cut to mark the official start to the building of fabrications for the REAL Alliance's work in upgrading th...
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Africa Rail 2015
Unipart Rail exhibited with Gear Group

By Laura Bennett
30 June 2015 11:39:29



Unipart Rail exhibited at Africa Rail 2015, Africa's largest and longest running transport event. The event is took place from 30th June to 1st July at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

We were exhibiting with our South African based partner Gear Group.

Gear group is a speci...
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Unipart Rail proud to sponsor Future of Rail Conference
Over 300 Delegates attend rail event in the UK

By Dave Tilmouth
28 May 2015 14:54:34



Unipart Rail were pleased to be one of the main sponsors of the Future of Rail Conference held in Doncaster in May 2015. The Conference attracted over 300 delegates from the UK rail industry to hear about the exiting developments that are happening both in the Doncaster area and nationally in the ra...
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Timber rehabilitation. In minutes.
SpikeFast now available from Unipart Rail

By Dave Tilmouth
27 May 2015 16:03:12



SpikeFast is a simpler and stronger alternative to other methods of rehabilitating coachscrew holes. Under test conditions it has been found to be as strong or stronger than normal wood.

Timber rehabilitation remains an on-going issue on the railway. Older methods such as plug or screw inserts have ...
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Unipart Dorman exhibits at Railtex 2015
Excellent feedback received on new products and innovations

By Laura Bennett
20 May 2015 13:34:43



Unipart Dorman exhibited at Railtex 2015 which took place from 12th - 14th May at the NEC in Birmingham.

Recognised as the largest rail exhibition in the UK, Railtex provided us with an ideal platform to highlight our extensive capabilities in design, manufacturing and innovation and we received exc...
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Raising funds for the Railway Benefit Fund
Supporting their work with rail employees and their families

By Dave Tilmouth
15 May 2015 08:54:46



During our customer dinner held during RailTex we held a raffle, raising a total of £767. Pictured accepting the cheque on the Unipart Dorman stand at Railtex is Tim Shoveller - Chairman of RBF and MD of the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance from David Kierton - Director Business Collaboration...
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Success for Unipart Dorman Wheelers
£1,200 raised for Cyclists Fighting Cancer

By Laura Bennett
11 May 2015 23:23:45



On Saturday 9th May, the “Dorman Wheelers” cycling team set off from Crewe at 9am. After a 100km journey (a little bit more for one of the sub-teams who took a couple of diversions!), all 14 riders cycled safely into Southport arriving about 4pm for a well earned refreshment at the Thatch and Thistl...
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Innovation Success in Australia
ARTC Approves the Hollow Sleeper

By Dave Tilmouth
08 May 2015 09:58:17



This is a further example of Unipart Rail delivering innovation into the railways - this time in Australia!

It's great example of how our position in the supply chain enables us to identify new products and work with the approval authorities across different countries - and continents - to improve t...
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Launch of new Express website
The quick and easy online ordering solution

By Laura Bennett
21 April 2015 13:21:24



We have combined our knowledge and expertise in inventories, software and distribution to develop a unique online solution aimed at providing our customers with complete supply chain flexibility and making it even easier for customers to do business with us.

Express by Unipart Rail is a new online t...
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If you can think it - we can do it
Thinking outside the box

By Dave Tilmouth
20 April 2015 11:11:17



We’re all encouraged to ‘think outside the box’ – the feeling that if only we could put things together differently then we’d have a fantastic new solution. Many of these – like modern art – evoke a response “I could have done that” because of the simplicity of the solution, but it does need someone...
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Now protecting even more trackside workers
ST-CRID achieves Network Rail acceptance

By Dave Tilmouth
16 April 2015 13:17:07



We developed the Self-Testing Current Rail Indicator Device (ST-CRID) for London Underground and for the past ten years it has been protecting their track-side workers.

We’re really pleased that we also now have Network Rail Acceptance on the device and are already giving that extra level of securit...
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Unipart Dorman awarded distinction in top International Safety Awards
Recognising our commitment to health and safety

By Laura Bennett
16 March 2015 14:27:33



Unipart Dorman has been awarded an International Safety Award with distinction by the British Safety Council, in recognition of our commitment to keeping our workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2014 calendar year.

This fantastic achievement clearly demonstrates our dedication and comm...
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One of a kind technology, designed to save time and money
The Hilti X-BT System - an innovative solution

By Laura Bennett
24 February 2015 14:20:29



The Hilti X-BT is a Railway Fastening System which provides an innovative solution to the installation of track circuit connections.

Fully approved by Network Rail, the Hilti X-BT is lightweight and portable, eliminating the requirement for heavy and time consuming equipment.

The system uses an inte...
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Putting the fun back into fundraising
Unipart Rail continues to raise funds for the Railway Benefit Fund

By Dave Tilmouth
20 February 2015 08:11:08



The work of the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) is important to Unipart Rail - particularly as several of our colleagues have been helped by this important charity, which supports railway staff, active or retired and their dependents through illness, injury, bereavement or adversity.

The Rail magazine ha...
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Unipart Rail at Middle East Rail 2015
Supporting the Growth of the GCC Rail Sector

By Tom Maxwell
18 February 2015 12:54:52



Unipart Rail will be exhibiting at Middle East Rail 2015. Our Stand is within the UKTI Pavilion stand I34.

Held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the expo is co-located with the region's leading conference on railway development strategy and technology for Government, rail...
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Modular Signalling from Unipart Dorman - setting the standard for the future
Our innovative modular signalling range has been featured in the February edition of Rail Professional Magazine as part of a Signalling Solutions feature.

By Laura Bennett
16 February 2015 10:48:58



Modular Signalling was developed as a result of the challenge posed to the industry by Network Rail, requesting innovative solutions to reduce costs of re-signalling projects for rural railways.

Signalling Solutions, in collaboration with Unipart Dorman, rose to the challenge and are now setting the...
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Due to popular demand....
A re-print of the 10th Edition Catalogue

By Dave Tilmouth
03 February 2015 10:32:55



Since we launched the 10th Edition Catalogue in Spring 2014, we've distributed 2500 copies free to our rail customers. And this means we've reached the end of the initial print run.

To make sure that we can continue to support the industry with this important 'bible' of Infrastructure materials, we'...
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The Digital Railway
More new technology in the pipeline

By Dave Tilmouth
22 January 2015 12:50:54



At Unipart Rail we recognise that universities are 'hothouses' of new talent and ideas, which is why we partner with them to bring new technology into the railway.

One of these relationships is with Manchester Metropolitan University where we have established a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership), ...
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Unipart Rail Up for an Award
Unipart Rail shortlisted for Collaborative Working Award

By Dave Tilmouth
19 December 2014 09:21:51



Unipart Rail have been shortlisted for a Collaborative Working Award at the UK Rail Industry Awards event to be held in February 2015. The nomination is based on the close working relationship created with First Group to develop processes and workflows required to have consistent, embedded and succe...
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Unipart Dorman recognised for innovation
As featured in The Rail Engineer

By Laura Bennett
18 December 2014 16:21:31



Unipart Dorman has been highlighted as one of the best known names in the rail market to be attending Railtex in 2015, as featured in the December edition of The Rail Engineer.

The exhibition, which takes place from the 12th – 14th May at the NEC, Birmingham, is one of the UK’s largest rail exhibiti...
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Kwik-Step Down Under
Unipart Rail representing Kwik-Step in Australia

By Dave Tilmouth
03 December 2014 10:52:13



Fast and Efficient. No foundations and Minimum Groundwork.

As we expand our portfolio in Australia and New Zealand, we now are the sole representative for the UK company, Kwik-Step, in the territory 'down under'.

Kwik-step is a steel alternative to concrete for stairways, refuges and walkways, so it...
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David Cameron visits Sydney
Unipart Rail's Steve Scriven meets the PM

By Dave Tilmouth
17 November 2014 12:29:13



David Cameron made an impromptu diversion from the G20 meetings to find out what UK companies are active in Australia, and working on infrastructure projects during a Business Breakfast meeting organised by UKTI.

Steve Scriven, our Business Development Director in Australia (pictured centre) said Th...
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Safety is paramount
A new level of protection for electrification workers

By Dave Tilmouth
24 October 2014 14:41:53



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Working at Height. Moving Vehicles. Dark Worksites. There's lots of reasons why track workers wear hi-vis.

But for those who are working with overhead lines, third rail or in power supply areas there's another danger....
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If you missed Innotrans...
...you missed a great show!

By Dave Tilmouth
29 September 2014 08:08:09



It's the biggest rail exhibition in the world, and the scale of InnoTrans can only be appreciated by being one of the 100,000 people visiting the 44 halls, seeing the 2500 exhibitors.

During the show we unveiled our new corporate 'look' and focused on our seven new 'propositions', as well as display...
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Unipart Dorman’s lightweight signals strike the right chord
Delivering benefits to the Todmorden Curve project

By Dave Tilmouth
10 July 2014 15:00:04



The benefits of Unipart Dorman’s lightweight signals have been featured in the industry publication ‘the rail engineer’.

The feature focuses on the Todmorden Curve project, a £9.6 million initiative to relay the curve which was originally severed in 1972. This project is being run via a joint collab...
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Busy days at Rail Live
Good weather prevailed for the two-day event

By Dave Tilmouth
20 June 2014 09:32:41



If you were at Rail Live 2014, then you'll share our excitement at this brilliant new addition to the rail calendar.

The event was massive, and because it was a technology event rather than an 'exhibition', many of the displays were hands-on and interactive. On our stand, we had the new OLE aluminiu...
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Unipart Dorman Exhibited at InfraRail
Did you see us at Earls Court 2, London

By Dave Tilmouth
15 May 2014 10:08:39



The UK's definitive rail infrastructure event took place at Earls Court 2, London from 20th and 22nd May 2014.

Now in its 10th edition InfraRail is a unique opportunity for the market to gather, discuss innovations, network and learn about what is on the agenda for the industry.

Unipart Dorman demon...
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A busy week in SE Asia and Australia
The first week in May saw our Australasia Team at two Rail Exhibitions – 3500 miles apart!

By Dave Tilmouth
29 April 2014 14:04:40



Two busy weeks and three tired colleagues! Both CORE in Adelaide and Rail Solutions Asia were busy exhibitions for our team in Australasia. We had lots of visitors finding out more about our technical innovations and supply chain services.

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the shows....
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Overheads are a good thing
The new Unipart Rail Infrastructure catalogue, which includes a large section on Overhead Line equipment, has now been printed and copies will be distributed this month.

By Dave Tilmouth
31 March 2014 14:14:52



We have enhanced the Overhead Line section of our catalogue by adding a wide selection of new products and introducing new sub-categories to make finding the right equipment even easier for our customers. Click here to view the online version of our Overhead Line catalogue listings.

We also have a s...
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Mobile Logistics in the UK
New Commissioning Spares Van for Atkins

By Dave Tilmouth
25 February 2014 14:42:37



In the Feb/March 2014 edition of Rail Infrastructure magazine, we demonstrated how we are adding value to our partnership with Atkins by fitting out a 'Commissioning Spares' van for their projects work.

You can read how we did this by reading the full article by clicking here....
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New Catalogue Launched
Register now for your copy

By Dave Tilmouth
25 February 2014 14:32:09



If you’re working with an old version of the Unipart Rail catalogue, you’ll be pleased to know that the new edition of the ‘Industry Bible’ is now available.

Updated with new products and an enhanced Overhead Line section and incorporating information on Plug Play and Level Crossing systems build, c...
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Innovation Everywhere
but especially at AusRail PLUS

By Dave Tilmouth
28 November 2013 05:49:20



The three days of AusRail PLUS are now over and a foot-weary team of UK and Australian Unipart Rail colleagues can put their feet up knowing it's been a good event.

The stand theme of 'Innovation Everywhere' covered the products on display, the Lean expertise in operational improvement and the Globa...
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Winning with Cheshire Business Awards
Unipart Rail won the Inspiring Apprenticeships Cheshire & Warrington Award

By Dave Tilmouth
14 October 2013 09:29:11



The annual Trinty Mirror Cheshire Business Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of companies of all sizes based within the Cheshire region. The awards honour those individuals and teams who have created new businesses or expanded existing lines, entrepreneurs whose ideas and imagination n...
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Complete Level Crossings
A New Modular Approach

By Dave Tilmouth
14 October 2013 08:39:57



In this month's Rail Infrastructure our approach to Modular Level Crossings has been featured.

In response to the Network Rail challenge for a modular railway, Unipart Rail continues to work in collaboration with the nominated level crossing contractors. As a result, there is now a complete facility...
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Another Successful Panel Installation
Unipart Rail assists Network Rail at Perth Signal Box

By Nicola Holt
03 September 2013 13:07:55



In this month's Rail Infrastructure our work on the refurbishment of panels in the Perth Signal Box has been featured.

Unipart Rail's York Service Centre has worked closely with Network Rail in successfully completing the refurbishment of the control panel in the Perth Signal Box. The newly configu...
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The best blockade ever!
Unipart Rail supplies key OHLE materials for Wigan to Preston Blockade

By Dave Tilmouth
02 August 2013 16:00:06



It's not often that a blockade happens. The last one was during the remodelling of the West Coast route. And blockades have never returned the line to use at more than 50mph.

The Wigan to Preston blockade is the first to return a line to use at 80mph - and Unipart Rail played its part in the success...
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Plug&Play with Network Rail
Presentations at three Network Rail events

By Dave Tilmouth
26 July 2013 11:28:51



During July 2013, Unipart Rail's 'PlugPlay' systems response to Network Rail's Modular Railway challenge was demonstrated at three Network Rail events.

At the Network Rail training school at Westwood, we had a display of location cases complete with the Unipart Rail designed and manufactured interfa...
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Simpler, Speedier, Superior Solutions for Signalling
CLSLITE- Third Generation Signalling Technology

By Nicola Holt
26 June 2013 11:17:57



In this month's edition of Rail Infrastructure there is a feature on the latest generation of Unipart Dorman signalling - the CLSLITE.

Stepping up to Network Rail's challenge to accelerate innovation is the core focus of Unipart Dorman, delivering significant technological developments technological...
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The Fast Track Route
For Railway Industry Suppliers

By Nicola Holt
18 March 2013 11:59:09



Increasingly, the industry is facing strong cost-down pressures and the easy response is to ‘squeeze’ suppliers to reduce prices. But is this really the best way to reduce product and service costs?

Unipart Rail has an approach to ‘cost down’ that helps our partners in the supply chain identify ways...
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Innovating your Supply Chain
Using technologies to improve performance

By Nicola Holt
02 January 2013 11:18:48



Innovating your Supply Chain

Unipart Rail offers a unique and wide range of specialist services to the rail project market, working with key clients such as Atkins, Invensys, Carillion, Balfour Beatty, Keltbray Network Rail. We have developed a tailored menu of services to assist and support project...
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Looking at Logistics
Increase efficiency & improve reliability in delivery performance

By Nicola Holt
13 December 2012 15:51:11



Unipart Rail offers a unique and wide range of specialist services to the rail project market, working with key clients such as Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Keltbray, Invensys and Network Rail. We have developed a tailored menu of services ideal to assist and support project contractors in the...
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Innotrans Innovation
Unipart Rail at Innotrans 2012

By Dave Tilmouth
04 October 2012 15:14:05



As usual, Innotrans was bigger and more impressive than ever and we have returned, a little footweary, to make progress on the new business opportunities we have identified there.

There was plenty of interest in our stand with both the refurbished Bogie and impressive new iLS Signal attracting rail ...
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New Unipart Dorman LED Signalling Handbook
An Essential for any Signalling Project

By Nicola Holt
27 September 2012 10:00:18



LED signalling and indication has taken the rail industry by storm, and the use of LED is now the norm. Unipart Dorman has been at the forefront of the development of the technologies since 2001. We have now created Issue 10 of the Unipart Dorman LED Signalling Handbook, packed with useful LED Signa...
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Signalling for the Future
The Unipart Dorman iLS

By Nicola Holt
31 August 2012 13:50:21



Unipart Dorman, the leading LED signal innovator, has received Network Rail acceptance on its revolutionary integrated Lightweight Signal (iLS). The signal has been developed in close connection with the industry by the design engineering team at Unipart Dorman, and represents a significant technolo...
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Lighting the way for track and infrastructure workers
LightStick and Light Shapes

By Dave Tilmouth
17 August 2012 14:41:13



Unipart Rail's range of lighting sticks and light shapes help safety and productivity at track and infrastructure worksites. The Lightsticks are already installed in many UK rail passenger coachers for use in emergency situations at night or for tunnel evacuations

Following a number of product demon...
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