Case Studies

  1. CASE STUDY : INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME, UK

    Having worked on numerous orders for the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), we were in a perfect position to introduce our partner firm, Blaschke, when an innovative approach to exhaust extraction was required at depots welcoming the project’s new trains.

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  2. Case Study: Austrian Technology Benefits Irish Rail

    After seeing the Calipri measuring device on show at Germany’s global rail industry exhibition, InnoTrans, Irish Rail contacted us to learn more about the innovative laser system.

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  3. Case Study: Capital Contract Is Just The Ticket

    The landmark UK rail project, Thameslink, brought us a fantastic boost in sales. Four bogie drops, worth more than £1 million, were ordered for two new maintenance facilities being constructed as part of this historic upgrade to London’s transport network.

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  4. Case Study: Northern Rail/Newton Heath Depot

    Having successfully installed an engine removal table at Northern Rail’s depot in Leeds, we were asked to take a trip across the Pennines to build a similar system that would work with two roads at the Manchester workshop.

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  5. Case Study: Raising Depot Standards In Northern Ireland

    Translink commissioned our expert engineers to design, construct and install a range of equipment at its brand new, £28 million train maintenance facility in Belfast.

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  6. Case Study: Record Breaking Jacks

    The Alstom Transport Traincare Centre in Longsight, near Manchester, boasts the longest single system of lifting jacks in the UK – the largest we have produced to date.The 44-jack chain was commissioned to service the new 11 car Alstom-built Pendolino trains introduced on the West Coast Mainline.

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  7. Case Study: Supersized Traverser Is Shipshape

    We have side stepped our way into the transport industry’s record books. Our engineers designed, built and installed the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK to move freight locomotives between lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s North Rail Terminal.

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  8. Case Study: Top Marks For Reading

    Civil engineering firm, Volker Fitzpatrick, is a longstanding client of Mechan’s and we work together regularly on high profile rail projects around the UK. As part of an £895 million upgrade to Reading station, we were asked to help fit out a new train care depot, which was being constructed to replace the existing maintenance facility.

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  9. Deutsche Bahn Rummelsburg, Germany

    When a new fleet of 23 diesel trains was introduced on the Berlin to Rummelsburg service in Germany, our partner firm, Blaschke, was asked to install its innovative exhaust extraction systems on two tracks at the local maintenance facility.

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  10. Mechan Wizards Work Magic In Oz

    We have successfully completed our first order down under! Australia’s Downer EDi Rail has taken delivery of a pair of ten tonne bogie rotators from Mechan, thanks to our local distributor, Unique Rail.

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  11. Sand And Deliver: Mechan Installs First Klein Mobile Carts

    We were approached by building contractors, Morgan Sindall, to help identify a suitable sanding system for Wednesbury.

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