The former Railcare facilities at Wolverton near Milton Keynes and at Springburn near Glasgow, operated by Knorr-Bremse RailServices, are now fully operational and able to offer the capacity and capability to deliver full service solutions to rail customers.
The acquisition of the rail vehicle component and overhaul business of Railcare has seen Knorr-Bremse UK launch the specialist RailServices company and significant investment has already taken place at both the new company’s facilities.
The impressive RailServices facilities can undertake major ‘whole train’ and systems refurbishment projects which improves existing rail stock with the largest total facilities of their kind in the UK with a combined area of some 420,000m². Both Springburn and Wolverton facilities boast large and dedicated bogie shops, wheel overhaul shops and paint shops.
The types of service offered by RailServices include; vehicle overhaul, refurbishment, upgrade, re-livery and incident repair (on all EMUs/DMUs, coaching stock and locomotive types). In addition there are a wide range of flexible service types available to customers which include; component repair and overhaul, wheel set refurbishment, bogie overhaul, gear box and transmission repair and overhaul, peripheral equipment repair and overhaul, rail plant and equipment repair and overhaul and supply chain support and management using the latest in logistics techniques.
Components can also be supplied to customers whether the components are overhauled, especially manufactured or re-manufactured or, from the original systems manufacturer. The extensive Knorr-Bremse Rail Group portfolio of systems and products is, of course, also available from RailServices.
Paul Goodhand, managing director of Knorr-Bremse in the UK, said: "RailServices not only has the capacity but also the capability to deliver support and solutions for customers. This capability is made possible by the two hundred plus highly skilled and experienced employees who work at the two RailServices sites, supported by their four hundred plus Knorr-Bremse employees based at our other facilities in the UK. Together they are working to support customers through delivering a wide range and choice of systems and service solutions."