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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Launch of £92m UK railway research partnership
Unipart Rail to be an active member

By Dave Tilmouth
11 July 2017 14:51:59



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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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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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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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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Everyone likes a steam locomotive
And we've fitted our AWS & TPWS kit on the North Norfolk Railway

By Dave Tilmouth
21 March 2016 09:45:53



RSSB CCS away day visits Sherringham to see the loco in action, and enjoy lunch on the Serringham to Holt return trip....

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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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Four seasons in one AusRail
Variable weather didn’t keep visitors away

By Dave Tilmouth
03 December 2015 09:19:56



If you were in Melbourne for AusRail at the end of November, you’ll have noticed that the weather ranged from 17 to 33 degrees Celsius during the three days of the show....

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York City Council first in the UK to trial Diesolift fuel additive
Unipart Rail has selected the council for its pilot scheme

By Dave Tilmouth
11 September 2015 12:58:32



City of York Council has joined forces with Unipart Rail to become the first local authority in the UK to trial a new fuel additive, DiesoLiFT, which is set to save the council up to £50,000 a year and significantly reduce toxic emissions from the council’s vehicles.

The ground-breaking scheme is b...

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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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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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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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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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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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Road Expo 2014
Unipart Dorman demonstrate innovation in Road Safety

By Dave Tilmouth
30 October 2014 14:14:10



Unipart Dorman exhibited at Road Expo Scotland 2014, which took place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th November at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

The show was an ideal platform for us to demonstrate our knowledge and expertise in the Traffic Management and Road Safety Market and we received ...

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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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Innovation Partnership
Unipart Rail has partnered with the University of Huddersfield in the creation of the new Centre for Innovation in Rail

By Dave Tilmouth
14 February 2014 15:30:35



In an exciting development in our continued role in driving innovation into the rail industry, Unipart Rail has partnered with the University of Huddersfield as part of a £20m project to support the new Centre for Innovation in Rail (CIR).

The CIR will be based within the internationally-renowned I...

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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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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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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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TPWSfour formally launched
New web pages now active!

By Dave Tilmouth
25 June 2013 15:48:54



TPWSfour© is Unipart Rail's new generation of its successfull TPWS/AWS system for train protection, and our new web pages are now up and running.

TPWSfour© is designed to fully comply with GE/RT8030 Issue 4 and GE/RT8035 Issue 2. These updated standards require all new vehicles built or undertaking ...

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AusRail Success
Our exhibition presence in Canberra

By Dave Tilmouth
03 January 2013 11:55:16

Tags: Innovation


This years exhibition was the first time we have exhibited since our Joint Venture (JV) with UGL started in July. The exhibition enabled both Unipart Rail and the JV to showcase our skills and expertise, and to highlight some of our success stories in Australia and New Zealand.

Although this was 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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DiesoLiFT™10
Novel Multi-Functional Innovative High Performance Fuel Additive

By Dave Tilmouth
05 September 2012 10:59:02



Fuel Technology Proven to reduce costs and improve performance

The issues associated with the rising cost of fuel are a burden to the international rail industry.

In recent years the increase of fuel costs has placed a large amount of pressure upon train operators. This has created a demand for in...

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Life Just Gets Hotter
Cool off with Cabcool

By Dave Tilmouth
17 August 2012 14:41:13



Driving a rail vehicle, be it passenger train, freight locomotive, tram or metro vehicle is a stressful

job at the best of time. The driver is required to concentrate for long periods of time often working in

confined and uncomfortable conditions.

xExtremes of weather; colder winters and hotter summ...

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No Trackside Spills
The Unipart Rail TrackPan System Cleans up

By Dave Tilmouth
17 August 2012 14:41:13



Accidental spillages at rail filling stations and other associated facilities cause enormous harm to the environment; they can also pose long term health hazards and possible damage to the railway infrastructure. In addition to the effect of spill and contamination, the costs and reputation caused b...

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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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