Rail Refurbishment: 7 Core Areas & Services

Posted by Hannah on Apr 9, 2020 1:00:00 PM

In Services

Refurbishing Rail units is one of our unique selling points and a service we’ve used to build our reputation upon. We’ve wrestled with some of the most worn-out and rebranded fleet interiors in the rail industry. Breathing new life into them, and not only returning them to their former glory but in most cases upgrading them to a higher specification.

We’ll make a focussed examination of a unit/s and where needed we will: replace, refurbish, redesign or sometimes deep clean all interior components requested. All deliverables including reconfiguration of units have a passenger experience focus and are finalised as a highly visible upgrade.

 

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Below we have highlighted 7 core areas we cover as part of our turnkey refurbishments deployment, briefly describing the activity involved and where we’ve executed the service in the past.

  1. Flooring & Carpets

  2. Seats

  3. Reconfigure Layout

  4. Paint

  5. Toilets

  6. Windows

  7. Deep Clean

 

Let’s look at this list in detail:

1. Flooring & Carpets

TXM Projects have been involved in flooring projects for the last 7 years; from replacing marine ply boards in an entire coach to smaller patch repairs. We have a dedicated team who carry out carpet and vinyl installations in saloons, vestibules and toilets. 

Some of the fleets we have carried out installs and repairs on are HST for LNER, Class 185’s (Siemens) and 385’s (Hitachi).

 

2. Seats

As part of major refurbishment projects, TXM Projects have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in removing seats and seat frames in both first-class and standard class. These are then cleaned and repaired at line side stations, refitted to the vehicles following the work instructions and having new cushions fitted. 

An upcoming project for ScotRail will see us replace all of the seat moquettes on 130 vehicles.

 

3. Reconfigure Layout

A safety-critical work stream that TXM Projects have carried out, with our assessed competent staff, working in conjunction with our design house and customer engineers. 

This can be anything from re-positioning bike storage areas to the more complex movement of first-class areas, as will be the case on the 15X project for SWR.

 

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4. Paint

TXM Projects have extensive knowledge and experience of paint processes, whether interior or exterior. Our staff are fully competent in sanding, filling, masking and paint application, either by spraying or brush finish. Some of the projects we have been involved in are Class 450s, 458s and 125s. 

The upcoming Class 380 Refresh for ScotRail will involve a full interior respray around the UAT area.

 

5. Toilets

We've carried out various toilet refreshes over the years. From replacing the floor vinyl and coving on numerous fleets, we have stripped and fitted complete vanity units, mirrors and toilets on Class 185s for Siemens. 

As part of the Class 185 refresh, we had to completely remove the space saver toilet to replace the ply flooring that had excessive water damage.

 

6. Windows

As part of the Class 385 project for Hitachi at Craigentinny, our staff were locally trained to swap out the second man’s windscreen due to imperfections in the glass. This safety-critical work involved working at height, sealing after fitting and water testing.

 

7. Deep Clean

TXM Projects has been involved in numerous projects that have required a deep clean. Most notably, the HST fleet for ECML, employing six cleaners working in teams, covering three vehicles each they cleaned all panels and vinyl flooring after all seats, tables were removed. 

A similar project was the Class 185 for Siemens at York where we had a team of eight carrying out the same duties as the HST with the addition of line side cleaning stations for smaller components.

 

Final words from TXM Projects

As described earlier in this post, refurbishing rail units is one of our companies USPs. We have experience and countless examples of where we have deployed and executed our services successfully, timely and on budget.

 

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