Scope: 362 vehicles (Class 150, 153, 155,156, 170, 323 and 769) Customer: Arriva Northern Yellow Rail was successful in securing the high profile Northern Digital Train project to be delivered at the Newton Heath and Allerton depots. This multi-system project includes site set up, stakeholder co-ordination, on-board systems integration, project engineering, logistics, project reporting, operations and site management, competency management, documentation control, project and site risk management, site based project HSE and quality management, management of materials, equipment and consumables, supply chain management, acceptance of the vehicles from Northern, Installation of equipment in accordance with the approved modification instructions and associated drawings, post-installation testing, hand-back of the units following completion of the works ensuring the vehicles are as safe as they were before the works. Work scope summary – Digital Train: Media Screens Wi-Fi CCTV (FF and Saloon) APC Pantograph CCTV Energy Metering Ethernet Backbone   Yellow Rail has successfully deployed on this project and is currently delivering in line with customer expectations....

Following detailed market research, Yellow identified significant market demand for a national, mobile wheel re-profiling service (MWRS) in the UK rail sector. In response, the company designed and developed the UK’s first patented mobile wheel re-profiling service for freight wagons in 2018. The development and intensive field testing of the system were conducted in partnership with VTG UK, Europe’s largest freight wagon asset owner. VTG sponsored and supported the innovation to ensure the service created fully met their requirements. The service was introduced through a long-term agreement in 2019 and will continue to grow in line with industry demand. “This innovative response to a significant business issue will revolutionise how we operate and will extend these benefits to our customers. We fully anticipate increased utilisation of fleet and minimised interruptions as a result of wheel damage.” Nigel Day, Engineering Director, VTG UK...

Scope: 270 x MKIV Vehicles Customer: Virgin Trains East Coast As part of Virgin Trains Project 21, Yellow Rail were awarded the contract to complete the MKIV Interior Refresh scope of works at Bounds Green depot. Working from a specially erected platform, to allow the work to be completed in the home depot, Yellow Rail deployed a team of 45 experienced artisans. Each 9 car-set refurbishment was completed over a 10-working day period.  Shift patterns included dayshift, nightshift and weekend working as dictated by the weekly / daily planning process to accommodate depot constraints, unit availability and modifications required by set. Work scope summary – Interior Refurbishment: Complete strip-out of saloon and vestibule area Complete strip-out of toilets Strip down and repair of seats Re-fit of new seat cushions Removal of current flooring in saloon / vestibule and toilet Repair and preparation of flooring in saloon / vestibule and toilet Installation of MET 25 Lino in toilet area Installation of carpets in saloon and vestibule area Powder Coating and Wet Paint Re-fitment of refinished items Fitment of new bodyside panels Fitment of new power sockets Replacement of ceiling lights (Standard) Fitment of new mood lighting...

Scope: Overhaul of various wagon bogies Customer: VTG Yellow Rail has a long-term supply arrangement to provide bogie overhaul services for VTG UK. The works are being carried out at Yellow Rail’s dedicated 15,000 sq ft bogie overhaul centre in Pride Park. Work scope summary – Bogie Overhaul: Material supply Overhaul Repair Engineering Welding Inspection Logistics ...

Scope: Class 319 EMU Customer: Alstom Work scope summary Yellow Rail was selected by Alstom to provide managed installation for the Alstom safety critical Alstom TrainTracer RCM system for the Class 319 EMU fleet, services included: Replacement of components e.g. Relays, traction rack cards. Installation of TrainTracer RCM, to allow the base lining of the Class 319 Traction System RCM System Consists of: Communication & Data Acquisition Modules CMD’s, VMD’s and Pressure transducers Installation & System Testing Fitting, replacement, Installation and mounting of RCF Installation of Ducting and Cables for the communications System Installation of Fibre Optic Cables and Transmitter Panels Replacement of MSR Relay RCS Sarian Box Set up Installation of Crowbar RCF Software Upgrade GPS Antenna Provision of an experienced Engineer to review output data and provide First Capital Connect support on reliability improvement Additional services provided to First Capital Connect for Technical Support included: Technical support to the Class 319 Reliability Team TrainTracer diagnostics & download management Fault Interpretation and Reporting Thameslink Engineering Support   “Yellow Rail carried out this modification safely and on time as with all the TrainTracer projects we have delivered to date. They ensure deployment of competent and...

Scope: Class 456 & 466 Networker EMU’s Customer: Alstom The fleets included: Class 465 – 200 vehicles: 465/9 – 34 x 4 cars, 465/2 – 16 x 4 cars Class 466 – 86 vehicles: 466 - 43 x 2 cars  Yellow Rail provided managed installation and logistics for the Remote Condition Monitoring project.  This was an intrusive modification and involved work within the traction case (including the traction electronics), the brake frame, auxiliary under-frame cabinets and interface with the OTMR.  Work scope summary Parallel loom fitted to OTMR and signal sent to DAU  OTMR Interfacing Parallel loom fitted to traction rack monitoring firing panel signals  Pressure transducers fitted to Main reservoir piping Pressure transducers fitted to brake cylinder pressure gauge VMD fitted to fuse and link box to monitor CMD signals VMD fitted to monitor Group Isolation Switches Pressure transducers fitted to monitor GIS switch operation 3 DAU fitted for collation of signals CCU for transmission Various modifications to relays for additional signals routed via u/frame conduit to  Installation of new underframe conduits and cabling Installation of communications module Installation and programming of new CMD’s, VMD’s, Pressure     Transducers, Switches and Relays Full modification and testing (OTMR, data...

Scope: All of Network fleet of UK Rail Stone-blowers Customer: Network Rail As part of a Network Rail rule book safety change, Yellow Rail secured this national safety critical project as a full turnkey project for a new specialized camera and monitoring system on the Network Rail Stoneblower vehicles, scope included design, approvals, system supply, installation and ongoing maintenance. Yellow Rail appointed Ricardo Rail (previously Lloyds Register Rail) to support the design and approvals scope of supply. Work scope summary: Technology obsolescence study Product specification New technology identification System design  Mechanical and Electrical Engineering design System trial Approvals including scrutiny for: Design Conformance Construction Conformance Maintenance Conformance Engineering Acceptance EMC system testing CCTV system replacement to meet Network Rail Rule Book requirements Project management Engineering management Fabrication of brackets Documentation Installation Commissioning Technical support Spares ...

Scope: Impact Repairs and Corrosion Repairs Customer: East Coast/Eversholt Work scope summary – DVT & MKIV Rake High Speed Impact Repairs: Following major damage to a DVT and MKIV Rake from a high-speed impact, the set was returned to its Home Depot at Bounds Green for repair. Initial assessment and damage survey Structural assessment Brake system removal Specialist procurement and sourcing of components and materials Off-site pressure testing and certification of new components Rebuild underframe panels and module cases from sourced metals DVT front end rebuild from sourced metals and patterns On site manufacture of all bracketry and framework Through train ETS pull out replacement Through train Wi-Fi jumpers / receptacles sourced and fitted Final brake test and handover reports   Work scope summary – MKIV Underframe Corrosion Repairs A high level of corrosion was identified on the Underframes of the MKIV coaches and therefore a full fleet inspection and repair was required. Yellow Rail provided a fully managed service including the deployment of dedicated site management to seamlessly integrate the project into the depot’s operational activities. 270 MKIV Coaches Preparation and presentation of Modification Overhaul Instructions Project planning to integrate the corrosion repairs onto the depot...

Scope: Fully managed installation of 4G Wi-Fi and On-Board system, Fully Managed Webasto Heater replacement Customer: Northern Rail Work scope summary – WiFi: Yellow Rail delivered two multi-fleet / multi-depot modifications for Northern Rail: 16 x Class 333 Units,  5 x Class 321 Units,   3 x Class 322 Units Supplier Selection / Management and Audit Full logistic package from fabrication to kitting and assembly & test Project Management from Swedish Client HQ to UK Train Operator Delivery interface with Train Owner Angel / Maintainer Siemens and Operator Northern Multi fleet and multi-site installation Multi-site switch on commission with uploaded media content delivered for media launch Warranty support and spares management TOC Staff Training   Work scope summary – Webasto Heaters: 14 x Class 150 Units, 18 x Class 153 Units, 24 x Class 156 Units, 27 x Class 158 Units Engineering / installation interface support Safety Critical removal of existing Heaters from underside of train Safety Critical fitment of Webasto Thermo 300 Auxiliary Heaters Production and Site Management Procurement and Material supply/management Electrical and Heater disconnection Heater removal and fitment Heater junction box wiring Cab cupboard (A&B) wiring Testing and Commissioning and software configuration To be delivered at 4 sites simultaneously: ...

Scope: Class 356 & 357 GSM-r Customer: Bombardier Yellow Rail was selected by Bombardier to provide fully managed installation for the LSER class 356 & 357 Electrostar EMU fleets at the Bombardier Ramsgate depot. Work scope summary – Managed Installation: First in Class fit  CACU upgrade GSMR Ready Stage  GSMR Live Project and Engineering Management Review of Work Instructions & Drawings to capture FIC changes  Testing of Installed cabling Commissioning of New GSMR System Site Logistics   “Bombardier and Yellow Rail entered into a contract to provide fully managed installation services for the installation of the GSM-R upgrade to be carried out on the full Class 375/ 376 fleet.  I can recommend Yellow Rail as a very suitable contractor for this work, as they have demonstrated a professional and flexible approach from the outset.  The work carried out has been of a high quality and any problem solving has been done efficiently and effectively keeping all parties well informed. I have found all personnel of Yellow Rail a pleasure to work with.” “I would have no hesitation in recommending Yellow Rail for future GSM-R work to other organisations, and if they wish to contact me directly,...

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