ERTMS and ETCS systems

Integrating state-of-the-art 21st century ERTMS technology onto Britain’s rail infrastructure and ETCS systems onto the UK’s many legacy fleets will demand the highest standards of engineering excellence and experienced project management. At Vossloh Kiepe UK, formerly Transys Projects Ltd, we … Continue reading

Rail engineering designers become software stars

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The UK’s leading Siemens PLM Software Solution Provider, Majenta PLM, is working with Vossloh Kiepe UK to create a short film about Solid Edge, it’s technically robust 3D CAD software.

The two minute video features two designers from Vossloh Kiepe UK, who explain the significant benefits of using the 3D modelling software for both the rail engineering team and clients. Continue reading

Vossloh Kiepe UK appoints leading ERTMS engineer

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Vossloh Kiepe Reliability and Maintenance EngineerOne of the UK’s leading ERTMS specialists, Richard Pratten, has joined Vossloh Kiepe UK as a Reliability and Maintenance Engineer.

Bringing valuable experience gained at Ansaldo STS, where he improved the reliability of trains fitted with ERTMS in the UK, Richard aims to further develop Vossloh Kiepe UK’s reputation for integration engineering and rolling stock enhancement and ensure the company takes a leading role in the integration of ETCS technology in legacy fleets across the UK. Continue reading

Vossloh Kiepe UK to deliver traction upgrade to South West Trains’ Class 455 fleet

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South West Trains’ Class 455 trains will be one of the first EMU fleets in the UK to benefit from a state of the art upgrade featuring regenerative braking, as Vossloh Kiepe UK begins a £40m programme to fit 91 units with its advanced energy-saving traction equipment for Porterbrook Leasing Company. Continue reading

Former Angel Trains boss Tim Dugher joins Vossloh Kiepe UK as non-exec

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Former Angel Trains Chief Operating Officer Tim Dugher has joined the board of Vossloh Kiepe UK as a non-executive director, with a brief to help the management team further develop the business.

“It’s an exciting time to join,” Dugher said. “The experienced core team, now with a wider offering and global presence, is ideally equipped to meet the challenges of the mainline rail market. Additionally Vossloh Kiepe GmbH brings us significant expertise in light rail.” Continue reading

Eversholt Rail Group scopes out re-traction upgrades

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Eversholt Rail Group and Vossloh Kiepe UKEversholt Rail Group has begun looking at a traction system upgrade for its fleet of Class 321 and 322 electrical multiple units and has awarded the contract for a feasibility study to Birmingham-based Vossloh Kiepe UK.

Formerly Transys Projects, Vossloh Kiepe UK will be combining the installation experience of its Birmingham-based staff with the traction expertise from colleagues in Dusseldorf, to complete the feasibility study by March 2013. Continue reading

Vossloh Kiepe UK Launches

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Transys Projects Limited is changing its name to Vossloh Kiepe UK Limited, further strengthening the brand’s position in the UK rail market.

The company, which was acquired by Vossloh Kiepe GmbH in June, will begin trading under the new name on 1 October 2012. Vossloh Kiepe UK will offer a broad range of engineering expertise, encompassing its existing UK services as well as new capabilities brought in from the Vossloh Kiepe Group. Continue reading