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Using Data to Improve Fleet Maintenance

Rail Engineer has reported on the use of data analytics before (issues 136 and 148, February 2016 and February 2017) following attendance...

Jewers Doors now fitted to Lusail depot Qatar

Jewers Doors, the family-run business based in Bedfordshire, has just completed the supply of 30 sets of Swift-SEW automatic bi-folding doors for the new...

Depot equipment trends

A train maintenance engineer will be familiar with sending out a clean train with all its water tanks full, and a day or so...

Transport for London’s new Old Oak Common Depot

Another vital step in the opening of the Elizabeth line has taken place, but one which has not been widely publicised and to which...

In case you missed it – Safeguarding maintenance depots

On 23 February 2017, it was 10 years since the last passenger or staff fatality in a train accident on Great Britain’s national main line rail network.

Enhancing UK traincare depots

Keeping passengers and freight on the move, on a punctual and reliable railway, can only be achieved if the UK’s traincare depots are developed...

Constructing Blackburn’s new train depot

There’s always time pressure, isn’t there? It seems to go without saying these days - just a part of modern life and all that....

When the trains get longer the hose won’t reach!

The new Hitachi Class 800 trains, due to be introduced on the East Coast route, can be quite long. They come in a variety...

A tale of two RCMs – Remote Condition Monitoring or Reliability Centred Maintenance?

Last year, in my first ever article for Rail Engineer (issue 136, February 2016), I reported on the fourth annual Rolling Stock...