October 24, 2016
We are celebrating our most recent order from Manchester’s home of high speed trains, the Alstom Traincare Centre.
Mechan has supplied 66 bogie stacking frames that are being used to kit out a new storage facility at the site, providing secure accommodation for various bogies, including Alstom’s class 390s, the electric Pendolinos serving the West Coast mainline.
This latest order follows hot on the heels of a request for a pair of our eight-tonne bogie frame rotators and a small knuckle jib crane, required to facilitate the class 334 ScotRail bogie overhaul activity. These were installed in Longsight’s new bogie overhaul facility, to give safe and ergonomic access to bogies requiring maintenance and overhaul.
Longsight probably has more Mechan equipment than any other depot, including the largest set of synchronised jacks in the UK. The chain of 44 was installed in 2012, following the introduction of 11-car Pendolinos and is still the longest we have ever produced.
Other equipment supplied during our 15-year relationship has included powered bogie turntables, jib cranes, coupler presses and bogie stacking frames. All products are covered by a number of preventative and reactive maintenance contracts, ensuring they are kept in ideal working condition and provide the reliability for which we are renowned.