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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.

Network Rail required 60 points machine actuators to be refurbished urgently due to a having no remaining functional stock. The Unipart Rail Design & Development team worked with their Service Centre colleagues to design an overhaul process and to prove its suitability via the Network Rail DFR process where safety has to proven at all stages of design, manufacture, test and installation.

The first units are now installed and there is an on-going refurbishment process in progress to deliver further units to Network Rail timescales.

See the Network Rail PA certificate here.

For more information on our repair/refurbish service, click here.

Delivering High levels of Safety, Improved Performance and Reduced Risk

About this author
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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