6 September 2018


Trains running on London’s eagerly anticipated Elizabeth Line will spend more time in service and less in the depot, thanks to rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan.   The Sheffield-based manufacturer has developed a bespoke set of jacks capable of lifting the complete nine-car electric trains being introduced in the capital, as part of the Crossrail… Read more

24 August 2018

Rail Alliance joins PWI as a Corporate Member 

 Joining the PWI as a corporate member brings organisations together from all sectors of the rail industry to form a strategic partnership designed to benefit the rail infrastructure industry. The Permanent Way Institution provides technical knowledge, advice and support to all those engaged in rail infrastructure systems worldwide. Eli Rees-King, Marketing Communications Director at the Rail Alliance said, “We are… Read more

23 August 2018

Yellow Group: Innovative wheel reprofiling system at Innotrans 2018

Managing the most expensive rolling stock consumable is a challenge for operators and fleet maintainers globally. Together with tough targets (and penalties) for fleet availability, its no surprise that interest in innovative solutions to support rail operations are high on the agenda for visitors to Innotrans. Yellow Group are delighted to be exhibiting the new… Read more

13 August 2018

Lucy Prior of the Rail Alliance to join RTS Solutions as Business Development Director

Lucy Prior, International Trade & Membership Development Director will be leaving the Rail Alliance mid-September and joining Leeds based RTS Solutions.   With close to 4yrs as part of dynamic team at the Rail Alliance, Lucy has played a key role in taking the business forward with organisations across the UK and overseas benefiting from her… Read more

30 July 2018


Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, has retained its Investors in People accreditation, after being described as having a “strong purpose and vision to be recognised as the best in the industry.”   The rail depot equipment specialist has been granted the internationally recognised standard for a fourth time, following a rigorous assessment process and employee interviews.  … Read more

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