Equipment is to be installed by Blaschke at a third site as part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) run by the UK Department for Transport.

The exhaust extraction specialist for capturing diesel fumes inside train maintenance facilities and channel them to the outside received three orders from depots where the new high-speed trains are being maintained.

The third depot in Doncaster with five roads, four of which have the Blaschke system, was just finishing the testing and commissioning phase.

Blaschke also designed and fitted the diesel exhaust extraction equipment for the Hitachi trains in the IEP depots in the North Pole in 2015 and Stoke Gifford in 2016.

The extraction equipment for the hybrid trains in these depots consists of more than 15 direct extract hoods per road.

The special task for Blaschke was to design the system around the OLE lines and cranes. Special safety mechanisms were put in place for a secure operation.

Hans Blaschke, Blaschke’s owner and managing director, said: “Our unique systems extract the fumes directly from the source, no leakage and no need to open the gates when the engines run.

“We worked closely with our clients to ensure the equipment supplied met the current and future needs of the facility. The working staff members have trust in the efficiency of our system and are very keen to use it when an engine is running. They understand it’s for their own good health.”

Blaschke Umwelttechnik is a European supplier of diesel exhaust extraction equipment for train maintenance facilities.

Being highly specialised, Blaschke manages to sell its products all over Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, and the US.

The company was founded 1976 and started as a producer of extraction equipment for fire stations.

While the focus is railway maintenance, services include manufacturing, installing and maintaining as turnkey projects from their base in Augsburg, Germany.