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Keeping the Railways Running

Keeping the Railways Running

Unipart Rail overhaul process for actuators prevents the railways grinding to a halt.


Tags: Better Reliability Compliant to Standards Infrastructure Reducing Obsolescence Service and Repair Technology & Product Solutions Value - High Levels of Safety Value - Increased Performance Value - Reduced Risk


The UK rail network is extensive and still has many assets in daily use that are no longer available to purchase new, or there may be limited supply. It is incredibly important that these assets are maintained in full functional use to keep trains moving....



Targeting the reduction of £300m of cost

Targeting the reduction of £300m of cost

Using SmartSander to reduce costs and improve wheel adhesion


Tags: Better Reliability Condition Based Monitoring Engineering Technology Improved Performance Value - Innovation Park Signalling Reduced Cost Traction and Rolling Stock Unipart Dorman


Low adhesion is reported to cost over £300m per year in the UK and recent industry (RSSB) trials have demonstrated that in low adhesion conditions variable rate sanders can provide dramatic reductions in stopping distance over single rate systems. SmartSander from Unipart Rail contributes to reducin...



Did you miss us at Rail Live?

Did you miss us at Rail Live?

Then you missed a lot of technology!


Tags: Better Reliability Engineering Technology iLS Infrastructure Value - Innovation LED Technology Manufacturing Signalling


Whatever your interest in products for the rail infrastructure, there was something of interest for you at Rail Live!...



Did you see us at Railtex?

Did you see us at Railtex?



New technologies are the lifeblood of the railways and at Unipart Rail we're bringing lots of new ideas into our portfolio....



Offsite factory opening

Offsite factory opening

OLE fabrication facility in Crewe


Tags: Better Reliability Business News Collaborative Working Improved Performance Infrastructure Manufacturing Material Supply Service Centre


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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Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!

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