Case Studies

Record Breaking Jacks

ALSTOM / LONGSIGHT TRANSPORT TRAINCARE CENTRE 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. THE CONTRACT […]

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Raising Depot Standards In Northern Ireland

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. THE CONTRACT The purpose built Adelaide depot is equipped with 12 of our flagship lifting jacks, along with two engine removal tables […]

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Northern Rail/Newton Heath Depot

HISTORIC DEPOT MEETS MODERN DEMANDS The Newton Heath depot in Manchester has been servicing rolling stock since 1876. This busy urban facility is currently under the care of Northern Rail, England’s largest train operator, who is working it harder than ever, as electric vehicles are maintained, alongside traditional diesel engines. THE CONTRACT Having successfully installed […]

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NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR ADVANCED TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE (DONCASTER CAMPUS)

Top marks from college When a local college required equipment to train the next generation of skilled rail workers, they didn’t have to travel far for inspiration… The contract During the construction of the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure in Doncaster, Mechan was asked to supply a bespoke 30-tonne bogie press and set of eight […]

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