News - Year: 2021

Reducing rail depot’s impact on environment

We are helping to reduce carbon emissions at a Scottish rail depot after introducing an electric shunter. A Rotrac E2 shunter has been supplied to Direct Rail Services’ (DRS) Motherwell facility, following a 14-month trial to prove it can replace a diesel-powered locomotive. The battery powered shunter, manufactured by our German partner, Zwiehoff, is being used by […]

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Latest custom project heads to capital

We are extending our longstanding relationship with London Underground, by supplying a bespoke bogie press to its Stratford Market depot. The equipment will enable London Underground to set up the 96 stock tube bogies used on Jubilee line trains. A bogie press mimics the loads imposed by bogies on rail vehicles, to settle the suspension and set […]

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Adaptable jacks aid rail services in South

We have provided South Western Railway with a flexible way to service rolling stock at two of its key maintenance facilities. A set of 16 lifting jacks has been delivered to the firm’s Bournemouth and Salisbury Traincare Depots, where they are being used to look after a variety of rail vehicles. Initially, 12 of the jacks have […]

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Bespoke skills on show at Railtex

We will be highlighting our work on key UK infrastructure projects at the rail industry’s first major exhibition since the pandemic. Information will be available on our entire portfolio of custom-made lifting equipment at Railtex/Infrarail, which is being held in Birmingham next month. Our team will be based on stand D31 in hall 12 of […]

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Underground upgrades lifted to new heights

We have delivered one of our largest ever orders of lifting jacks to London Underground’s Acton depot. A total of 44 jacks have been manufactured at our Sheffield headquarters for the west London facility, taking the total number in use there to 68. The ten-tonne mobile jacks will work with 16 existing units, supplied to Acton in […]

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Accommodation bogies streamline Metro maintenance

We have been called upon by Midland Metro, the operator of West Midlands Metro, to keep its tram maintenance programme on track. Three bespoke accommodation bogies have been produced for the Wednesbury depot, to enable carriages to be stored outside whilst the trams’ bogies are refurbished. Accommodation, or dummy bogies as they are sometimes known, support a […]

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Bogie drop is jewel in Crown Point upgrade

We have installed a bespoke bogie drop as part of the largescale development of Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot. Our expert engineers designed and built the custom-made unit, which enables bogies to be changed without decoupling trains, saving valuable servicing time. The bogie drop is being used to remove underframe equipment, including bogies, wheelsets, transformers and cooling […]

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Jacks enhance updated Glasgow rail depot

We have created a bespoke set of lifting jacks to furnish an upgraded Glasgow maintenance facility. Five of our flagship products have been supplied to Polmadie Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to help operator, Alstom, reduce servicing times on new vehicles. Working with contractor, Covanburn, who has overseen improvements at the historic facility, we designed and […]

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Safety accolade received from Siemens Mobility

We have received recognition from one of the world’s largest rail industry companies for our positive impact on the safety of depot workers. Mechan won the Contribution to Safety and Quality (Supplier) award at Siemens Mobility’s recent UK Supplier Conference. We were presented with the award by Siemens Mobility’s UK head of category management, Martin […]

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Mechan and Winvic collaborate on new logistics hub

We are supplying multidisciplinary main contractor, Winvic Construction, with a bespoke rail traverser for a new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal that is being constructed for Prologis at its DIRFT intermodal logistics park in Northamptonshire. We are one of few UK firms with the ability to design and build traversers, holding the record for the largest […]

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Engineers rise to tiny jack challenge

Our design engineers have gone back to the drawing board to help a short on space freight operator keep tanker wagons in service. We created a bespoke version of our flagship lifting jack for Davis Wagon Services in Kent, to fit in its extremely narrow maintenance facility. Due to the proximity of Davis’ shed wall and track, […]

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