Launch of new partnership signals a revolution in Africa’s rail supply chain
New partnership with Gear Rail

By Dave Tilmouth
13 June 2018 11:16:31



Today Unipart Rail and Gear Rail have signed a partnership agreement, cementing a relationship with has been built over the last four years....

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Ferrartis Stillages Delivered to Bombardier
Saving costs, space and environmental impact

By Dave Tilmouth
04 April 2018 10:57:44



Our partner Ferrartis has delivered the first batch of its Pantograph Stillages to Bombardier in Crewe. The Stillages will be used for external pantograph storage....

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Unipart Rail at launch of UKRRIN
£92m fund to transform innovation in rail

By Dave Tilmouth
20 February 2018 21:08:42



Unipart Rail is a member of a partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of seven universities which has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence....

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Our safety products
Protecting West Midlands Passengers

By Dave Tilmouth
19 February 2018 12:05:33



A contract to supply the Unipart Rail TCA and TPWS train safety systems, manufactured in our Crewe Service Centre, has been agreed for the new fleet of Civity trains that will operate on the recently awarded West Midlands Franchise....

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Materials traceability – from OEM through to fitting
Key Fasteners launches new service for LUR

By Dave Tilmouth
04 July 2017 16:33:03



Safety issues continue to be of paramount importance, and at Unipart Rail this focus continues right to the lineside to give complete confidence that only the right materials are being fitted, and that they can be traced back through the supply chain – most recently with the acquisition of Key Faste...

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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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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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Glow in the dark....
...without getting burned

By Dave Tilmouth
26 January 2017 09:53:43



We all remember watches with glowing hands so you could read the time in the dark, and toys that would glow in the dark when you turned out the lights. Many of these things are now consigned to history as potential issues were recognised....

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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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Unipart Rail and Siemens gain joint BS 11000 Certification
Collaborative working at the heart of the long term relationship

By Dave Tilmouth
18 August 2015 15:59:02



Unipart Rail and Siemens Rail Systems have formalised their long-term business relationship by gaining BS 11000 Certification for the collaborative partnership that they have formed together.

The obtaining of BS 11000 Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships reflects the robust processes a...

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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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All I want for Christmas....
is a blockade.

By Dave Tilmouth
09 June 2015 08:59:29



VolkerRail were undertaking a Christmas ‘blockade’ - where a section of track is closed down to enable refurbishment - and required continuous supply of materials over the period 24th to 28th December.

Because this was an unexpected demand with a tight schedule, delivery failures were not an option....

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Unipart Rail scoops Collaborative Working Award
UK Rail Industry Award presented to Unipart Rail for BS 11000 Collaboration

By Dave Tilmouth
24 February 2015 11:50:41



Unipart Rail was recognised as the best in the industry for collaborative working at the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) on the 19th February as they scooped the Collaborative Working Award.

The 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards are presented from a cross-industry panel of independent judges...

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