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IEP contract finally approved


The £4.5bn InterCity Express Programme (IEP) contract has been approved after multiple delays. The new trains will replace Britain’s InterCity 125 fleet on the ECML and GWML.


The consortium, led by Hitachi, will build 596 carriages at a new train facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The 92-train fleet will provide up to 730 skilled jobs, as well as 200 jobs during the construction of the factory, the consortium said. Construction at the site is expected to begin in 2013 and be fully operational by 2015.


The full story, including an


interview with Hitachi Rail Europe boss Keith Jordan, is on page 134.


Testimonial


“We have just had a train coach that is treated with Fiber Protector for cleaning the interior. The result was, it was very easy to remove stains. The cleaning staff could not believe how easy it was! We are positive towards a continuation of this co-operation and have saved a considerable amount of time using this product.” - Hasse Edström, ISS Trafficare AB


Key Features


• Durable • Protects against bacteria, fungus and mould • Fully fire regulation compliant • Easy to apply • Odourless


• Does not change the feel or appearance of original fabric.


Customer benefits


• Reduced maintenance costs • Faster vehicle turnaround • Improved vehicle appearance • Extended service life-cycle • Reduced cleaning costs.


It is no surprise that passenger comfort and service perception can be heavily influenced by the appearance of a train carriage interior.


Fiber Protector is the solution


It allows spills and stains to be simply wiped away and the cleaning


process is done in


seconds not minutes. The treatment will not prevent


Industry leaders group launched for high-speed rail


A high-speed rail Industry Leaders Group has been established, bringing UK companies together to create a ‘centre for excellence’ for high-speed rail.


Greengauge 21 has launched the group to conduct a research and planning programme, and to help develop the supply chain for the implementation of a national high-speed network.


Founder members include RIA, Atkins, Bechtel, Carillion, CH2M Hill, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Siemens.


Jim Steer, director of Greengauge 21, said: “The aim of the HSR Industry Leaders Group is to use


industry expertise to ensure that Britain’s national high-speed rail network is delivered successfully to world class standards.


“The Group will complement the work of HS2 Ltd by bringing its experience to bear on questions such as how to maximise oppor- tunities for job creation in the UK supply chain, and how the needs of HSR customers and likely modes of HSR ser- vice provision should positive- ly influence the detailed designs and arrange-


ments for HS2.”


Transport secretary Justine Greening said: “HS2 will create a wide range of opportunities for British based businesses and we need to make sure that they have the skills and capability to take full advantage of development of HS2.”


Fabric treatment extends the life & reduces cleaning costs


Pippa Mellors, customer engagement manager at Unipart Rail, says that Fiber Protector is one of the most technically advanced and effective fabric protection system available. It is designed to help keep fabrics clean and stain free.


Now more than ever, train operating companies are under pressure to improve and maintain the appearance of their vehicles. This coupled with increased pressure to reduce operating costs and improve vehicle availability is a major challenge for the modern train operator.


spills and dirt from landing on a carpet or seat; it simply provides easy stain removal and reduced intervals of deep cleaning. This in the long-term achieves considerable savings in cleaning and refurbishment costs. The net effect is that the original appearance can be continuously maintained using the general processes conducted by the interior train cleaning operators.


The technology


Fiber Protector is based on nano-technological particles with particular qualities. These particles have very low friction and build an invisible shield around each fibre. This provides an effective barrier against all kinds of organic fluids, dust or debris that on unprotected textiles would result in permanent


Below: Wet spills are easily removed with absorbent paper or cloth. stains.


In addition, the application of Fiber Protector also provides anti-bacterial treatment of carpets and fabrics, preventing potential health hazards due to the build- up of fungus and mould.


It is easy and quick to apply to any fabric surface using standard spray equipment and requires minimal training. Fiber Protector is available exclusively from Unipart Rail and it is available ex-stock. This product is one of many products recently introduced by Unipart Rail aimed at assisting our customers in reducing their operating costs.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


Visit Hall 6.2a Stand 104 at InnoTrans 2012 E: trsenquiries@unipartrail.com


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