Unipart Rail

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Jupiter Building, First Point, Balby Carr Bank



Postal address

Jupiter Building, First Point, Balby Carr Bank

Doncaster , DN4 5JQ

United Kingdom


Tel +44 1270 847600

Fax +44 1270 847601

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Company information

Serving the World's Railways

Unipart Rail

Unipart Rail is a supply partner to some of the world’s best-known names. Our partners know us to be expert in the services we provide – giving them the confidence to pursue their business objectives, while we support them with bespoke solutions.

As our solutions are drawn from a portfolio of skills, delivered by over 800 expert practitioners in their fields, we craft unique services that dovetail perfectly with our customers. As part of the Unipart Group, with a turnover of £1bn, we support a large number of clients from blue chip companies to specialist suppliers.

And as we also have a strong set of principles that underpin our business – covering safety, corporate responsibility, employee engagement, and our unique Unipart Way, you can be confident that you are partnering with a business that has an ethical approach to serving the world’s railways.

When our customers need the best, they come to the best – Unipart Rail. And with expertise across both Infrastructure and Traction & Rolling Stock we have a holistic approach to the railway.

Company information

Headquarters location Jupiter Building, First Point, Balby Carr Bank
DN4 5JQ Doncaster
United Kingdom
Office locations
Gresty Road
CW2 6EH Crewe
United Kingdom
Newton Road 111-113
NSW 2164 Wetherill Park
Sudfeld 7A
59174 Kamen
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Founded in
Founded by

British Leyland

Company Size


  • Components for Safety
  • Infrastructure / Railway Construction
  • Light Rail
  • Maintenance
  • Overhead Lines
  • Rails
  • Signalling
  • Thirs Rail

Product information

Rail Infrastructure

Unipart Rail - InfrastructureWe know rail infrastructure. With long experience in Signalling, Level Crossings, P-way, Overhead line, Cable, and all the other infrastructure disciplines, you can trust us to help you make your business the best it can be. Whether you’re a turn-key contractor or a specialist installer, we have a service that can help you.

We understand the regulatory environment, the high standards the industry needs to achieve, and with a strong emphasis on safety, we can help you deliver to your customers with confidence.

That’s why we are partners to some of the world’s biggest names, and why they trust us to do what we do best, so they can focus on their own challenges.

Our experience in the industry, coupled with a desire to find solutions, means that we are always developing new approaches for our partners. Like the OLE Assembly and Logistics Service, or the Offsite Factory for Level Crossings, which both reduce the installation time and complexity for our partners trackside, as well as minimising stocking and requirements for trackside stores

Overhead Line Equipment

We know that overhead line is a complex part of any project - whether it’s new installations, regular maintenance or a complete upgrade.

We also know that you face a host of other problems like space for stores, managing the suppliers, and simply ensuring that the right parts are where you need them, when you need them.

This is why we’ve set-up a dedicated team of Technical, Procurement, Contracts and Customer Service experts to manage your OLE requirements - start to finish. And they’ve all been trained to OLEC1 so understand not just your logistics problems, but also the technical principles of your OLE needs.

In addition, we are able to offer a range of propositions including pre-assembly of Series 2 Cantilevers, a range of OLE Materials pre-kitted to your exact project requirements.

Products are just the start of our service - but they are at the heart of it. The OLE range covers:

  • Series 2 Cantilevers
  • Bonding Clamps & Brackets
  • Droppers
  • Earthing
  • Fasteners
  • Foundation Components
  • Insulators
  • Neutral Section
  • Section Insulators
  • Isolation
  • Pipes and Tubes
  • Power & Transformers
  • Large & Small Part Steel
  • Support & Registration
  • Switches
  • Wedges
  • Splices
  • Keys & Locks
  • Tools & Consumables

Our Supply Chain expertise means that we will use our existing and new relationships with suppliers to ensure that all your materials are ready for when you need them.

Cables and Accesories

Unipart Rail and Eland Cables, operating as a JV, offer most comprehensive Network Rail approved cable and overhead line portfolios in the industry - covering everything from Signalling, Power and Telecommunications Cable to Overhead Lines

Our extensive range of rail cables and accessories for stations and trackside locations include:

  • Rail Signalling Cables
  • MV Power Cables
  • Rail Telecom Cables
  • SWA Cables
  • Trackfeeder Cables
  • Points Heating Cables
  • Screening Conductor Cables

Traction and Rolling Stock

Unipart Rail - Traction and Rolling StockUsing Unipart Rail as a single supplier for all the rail components and products required for maintenance or refurbishment work reduces the number of different deliveries coming to site and the order processing is also much simpler. We can also provide kits of equipment so that all the materials for a job arrive on one pallet.

To help even more we can schedule the delivery of materials in line with work programmes, provide off- site buffer stocks and forecast future demand patterns to ensure products are available when required.

The range of products for Traction and Rolling Stock (T&RS) available includes interior and exterior components, consumable components, heavy engineering and workshop products. The main categories of products include:

  • Bogie Sub-components
  • Brake Modules & Components
  • Train Connections
  • Traction Systems
  • Door Systems
  • Seating, Tables, Toilet modules and Lighting
  • Glazing & Wipers
  • TPWS and Train Protection
  • Engines and components
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Power and Contractor Equipment

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