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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Drive down costs of rural railways
Neil Tinworth presents our vision

By Dave Tilmouth
08 March 2018 12:02:38



At the RIA Innovation Conference, Neil Tinworth, Director Research and Innovation, presented on developing a programme of low cost railway solutions on rural railways. ...

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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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Another busy AusRail
The rain didn''t keep visitors away

By Dave Tilmouth
27 November 2017 14:48:18



Despite some torrential downpours whilst we were in Brisbane, the rain didn't affect visitors to our stand there!...

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LUR overhauls Manchester production site
£1.4m investment revolutionises the facility

By Dave Tilmouth
15 June 2017 09:24:22



Train overhaul company Lucchini Unipart Rail (LUR) has used a £1.4m funding boost to revolutionise its Manchester production site....

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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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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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The Doncaster Cream Tea!
Another successful charity event from the Traction & Rolling Stock charity team

By Dave Tilmouth
29 September 2016 15:17:49



The Traction and Rolling Stock Charity Team at Unipart Rail held its first Cream Tea event in Doncaster this month....

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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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‘High Speed Awards’ recognises Unipart Rail’s success stories.
Traction & Rolling Stock’s annual awards ceremony rewards individual and team achievements.

By Dave Tilmouth
07 September 2016 11:05:05



Unipart Rail T&RS division held its annual ‘High Speed Awards’ evening to recognise the success of its staff over the last 12 months....

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Doncaster Rail Conference 2016
Unipart Rail sponsor successful rail event

By Dave Tilmouth
13 July 2016 11:27:54



Unipart Rail was a proud sponsor of this year’s Doncaster Rail Conference 2016. Hosted during Rail Week and organised by Business Doncaster the event draws delegates from across the country to hear from global organisations about the future of rail....

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George Tillier ranks highly in Doncaster’s list of most influential people.
Unipart Rail’s Traction & Rolling Stock MD maintains high spot for 2016.

By Dave Tilmouth
21 June 2016 15:23:09



The 2016 list of Doncaster’s top decision makers, big employers and high achievers sees Unipart Rail’s George Tillier ranked at number 11....

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Unipart Rail supports Porterbrook charity cycle ride
Rail workers ride to raise £2k for children’s charity

By Dave Tilmouth
09 June 2016 13:02:20



Unipart Rail was proud to support Porterbrook in their recent cycle ride from Derby to London. A team of hardy employees from Derby cycled 136 miles to London as preparation for an even more gruelling endurance race later this summer....

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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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DiesoLiFT proven to reduce NOx and particulate emissions
Recent studies have shown NOx reductions of 8% and a decrease in smoke and particulate emissions of 24% to 45%.

By Dave Tilmouth
21 March 2016 09:41:20



Unipart Rail has conducted a number of field trial in the road and rail sectors that have proved that DiesoLiFT, as part of the Fuel Efficiency Management (FEM) solution....

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Business Award banner installed on Doncaster offices
Unipart Rail T&RS's Best Large Business Award acknowledged

By Dave Tilmouth
18 January 2016 14:30:46



To celebrate the success of winning the Best Large Business at the Doncaster Business Awards a banner has been installed on the balcony of Unipart Rail T&RS's office building to make it very visible to the local community.



The banner also promotes our links with the Group Productivity Puzzle ca...

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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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Unipart Rail host visit of 50 senior rail managers from China
Visit as part of an UK industry tour arranged by Nottingham University

By Dave Tilmouth
17 September 2015 09:26:03



A large delegation of senior rail managers from China recently visited the Unipart Rail’s offices and logistics facilities as part of an UK industry tour arranged by Nottingham University.

The visit gave an opportunity for the delegates to see at first hand the extensive logistical and product supp...

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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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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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UGL Unipart wins Aus $131m Contract
Sydney Trains' Tangara Technology Upgrade

By Dave Tilmouth
05 August 2015 08:41:48



The award of an AUS $131 million contract by Transport for NSW to UGL Unipart Rail Services Pty Limited (UGL Unipart Rail) for the technology upgrade of the Tangara passenger rail fleet has been announced.

In support of Transport for NSW’s drive for a more efficient and effective transport system, U...

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New Board Appointments at Unipart Rail T&RS
Three new appointments of Sales Director, Supply Chain Director and International Business Development Director

By Dave Tilmouth
28 July 2015 15:53:20



Unipart Rail have recently announced the appointment of three new Board members for the Traction and Rolling Stock (TRS) sector of their business.

The appointments are Kevin Orton who assumes the role of Sales Director, UK and Ireland, Balazs Berki is promoted to International Business Development ...

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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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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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Unipart Rail wins major Lean Transformation contract in Australia
Project won with Melbourne's tram network operator Yarra Trams.

By Dave Tilmouth
10 April 2015 10:44:21



Unipart Rail has recently been awarded a major contract with Melbourne's tram network, Australia, operated by Yarra Trams.

As part of the biggest tram depot redevelopment in Melbourne's history this will transform Preston Workshops into a state-of-the-art facility for new generation E-Class trams, ...

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Unipart Rail supports new international procurement initiative
Railsponsible is focused on sustainable procurement

By Dave Tilmouth
12 March 2015 08:34:00



Unipart Rail, as the leading Traction Rolling Stock supply chain management business in the UK was one of a select few invited to the launch of Railsponsible in Utrecht on the 4th March. The event, hosted by the Dutch train operator, NS, included other major European operators such as Deutsche Bahn ...

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Unipart Rail host delegation of senior rail industry managers from Brazil
Inward delegation to the UK organised by the UK Trade and Investment Department

By Dave Tilmouth
06 March 2015 11:12:20



Unipart Rail recently hosted a delegation of senior rail industry managers from Brazil as part of an Inward delegation to the UK organised by the UK Trade and Investment Department

Unipart Rail was one of a select number of rail companies in the UK visited as part of the Trade Mission as the compan...

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George Tillier rated in Top 10 most Powerful Business People in Doncaster
MD of Unipart Rail Traction and Rolling Stock pleased with recognition

By Dave Tilmouth
27 February 2015 15:18:17



George Tillier, MD of Unipart Rail, Traction and Rolling Stock, has been rated as one of the Top 10 most Powerful Business People in Doncaster. The Power List has been created by the Doncaster Free Press to acknowledge the top decision makers, biggest employers and high achievers in the local area. ...

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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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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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Nearly £12,000 raised for local Charities by Unipart Rail staff
Over £2000 raised for local Samaritans branch

By Dave Tilmouth
09 January 2015 11:45:31



Unipart Rail in Doncaster have raised nearly £12,000 for local charities during 2014 with a wide variety of activities including sky diving, dress down days and dragon boat racing.

One of the major charities chosen for support was The Samaritans and a fantastic £2,130 was raised for this important ...

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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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New joint venture announced
Unipart Rail and Lucchini create LUR Ltd, covering railway wheel, wheelset and bogie activities.

By Dave Tilmouth
25 November 2014 11:52:15



In a move to continue to deliver value-adding services to the rail industry, Unipart Rail and Lucchini RS Group have announced a new Joint Venture – LUR Ltd – to cover the railway wheel, wheelsets and bogie activities of both companies.

The business, which will bring together the entire Lucchini UK...

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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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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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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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£17,000 raised for local charities
Unipart Rail employees based in Doncaster have made a tremendous effort over the last 12 months to raise £17,000 for local charities including £10,000 for Cancer Research with a wide range of activities including Prize Raffles, Charity Bake Offs, Sponsored Walks and Dress-Down days in the office.

By Dave Tilmouth
01 April 2014 13:33:26



The Traction and Rolling Stock part of the company, with 400 employees based in two locations in Doncaster, decided to make a concerted effort to raise a significant amount of money for local causes but the response has surpassed their wildest dreams.

Shaun Taylor, co-ordinator of the internal Char...

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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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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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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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