Making grade at high tech college

June 6, 2018

Our equipment is being used to train the next generation of skilled workers required by the rail industry.

We have supplied a bogie press and a set of lifting jacks to the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster.

Working with the college’s main construction contractor, Willmott Dixon, we created a bespoke 30-tonne bogie press, which will provide students with an opportunity to see first-hand how a bogie’s suspension is settled after maintenance.

A set of eight 15-tonne jacks has also been installed at the college to demonstrate how they are used within depots to service carriages without decoupling.

This new teaching facility in Doncaster is furnished with cutting-edge rail technology and it is testament to the high regard in which our products are held that we were asked to contribute.

Clair Mowbray, chief executive of the National College for High Speed Rail, said: “It’s thanks to the incredible support from businesses like Mechan that we can lead the way in training the next generation of rail engineers and technicians.”

There are various opportunities for learners and apprentices to join the National College for High Speed Rail throughout 2018. To find out more visit or follow @nchsr.

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