21 Aug VTG – Mobile Wheel Re-Profiling Services (MWRS)
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