When a local college required equipment to train the next generation of skilled rail workers, they didn’t have to travel far for inspiration…
At a steel plant in Bremen, Germany, operating company, Hansebahn, has the job of moving so-called torpedo cars, containing molten pig iron, from the works to the rolling mill, where it is processed.
Having worked on numerous orders for the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), we were in a perfect position to introduce our partner firm, Blaschke, when an innovative approach to exhaust extraction was required at depots welcoming the project’s new trains.
After seeing the Calipri measuring device on show at Germany’s global rail industry exhibition, InnoTrans, Irish Rail contacted us to learn more about the innovative laser system.
The landmark UK rail project, Thameslink, brought us a fantastic boost in sales. Four bogie drops, worth more than £1 million, were ordered for two new maintenance facilities being constructed as part of this historic upgrade to London’s transport network.
Having successfully installed an engine removal table at Northern Rail’s depot in Leeds, we were asked to take a trip across the Pennines to build a similar system that would work with two roads at the Manchester workshop.
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 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.
Equipment suppliers, including Mechan, joined forces to transform the train lifting facility at Clacton, in preparation for a new fleet of bi-mode trains.
London’s Eurostar depot, Temple Mills, holds special significance for Mechan – it is home to the very first bogie drop we designed to service two maintenance roads.
We have side stepped our way into the transport industry’s record books. Our engineers designed, built and installed the largest capacity rail traverser in the UK to move freight locomotives between lines at the Port of Felixstowe’s North Rail Terminal.
Civil engineering firm, Volker Fitzpatrick, is a longstanding client of Mechan’s and we work together regularly on high profile rail projects around the UK. As part of an £895 million upgrade to Reading station, we were asked to help fit out a new train care depot, which was being constructed to replace the existing maintenance facility.
When a new fleet of 23 diesel trains was introduced on the Berlin to Rummelsburg service in Germany, our partner firm, Blaschke, was asked to install its innovative exhaust extraction systems on two tracks at the local maintenance facility.
We have successfully completed our first order down under! Australia’s Downer EDi Rail has taken delivery of a pair of ten tonne bogie rotators from Mechan, thanks to our local distributor, Unique Rail.
We were approached by building contractors, Morgan Sindall, to help identify a suitable sanding system for Wednesbury.