The latest news from the Unipart Rail Group of Companies



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...



Door Control Panel Overhaul for Class 365 EMUs

Door Control Panel Overhaul for Class 365 EMUs

Overcoming obsolescence of components


Tags: Better Reliability Continuous Improvement Reducing Obsolescence Traction and Rolling Stock


To improve the reliability of the operation of the gangway doors between the carriages on Class 365 EMU vehicles Unipart Rail has identified new components that can be used in the overhaul of the door control unit to overcome obsolescence issues. The units are overhauled in the company’s own manufa...



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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