February 20, 2014
We are the latest supplier celebrating a welcome boost in sales thanks to the landmark UK rail project, Thameslink.
Mechan has secured a contract worth more than £1 million to produce four bogie drops for two new facilities constructed as part of this historic upgrade to London’s transport network.
Commissioned by Siemens Rail Systems UK, the first two bogie drops will be installed at the Hornsey depot in April. A further two will be delivered to Three Bridges in Crawley in September. In both locations, the bogie drops will be used to service the new Desiro City trains, entering service early in 2016.
Siemens has already taken delivery of five Mechan bogie drops in the past seven years and we are proud to have worked closely with the firm to modify the design, which now includes a raised floor that covers the pit when the bogie has been removed, maximising workspace.
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