22nd November 2017

UKRL shortlisted for rail industry award

22 November 2017 – UKRL is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the UK Rail Industry Awards in the Design Innovation category. The shortlisted design for the first time allows the simple, safe and efficient operation of Tightlock equipment on a traditional freight locomotive, finally enabling the […]
6th September 2017

37003 arrives at Leicester.

6 September 2017 – Class 37 Locomotive Group’s 37003 has arrived in Leicester for extensive body work and a power unit overhaul. The work will commence shortly and is set to be completed over the next several months.
10th July 2017

UKRL debuts locomotive-to-multiple unit “Tightlock” design

10 July 2017 – Rail Operations Group (ROG) has run its first commercial service employing a new locomotive-to-multiple unit Tightlock arrangement, which has been designed, engineered and fitted by UKRL at our Leicester depot. In a first of its kind move,  ROG hauled a pair of class 319 EMUs for a rolling […]
22nd June 2017

UKRL completes work on Europhoenix’s 37601

22 June 2017 – UKRL has completed work on Europhoenix’s 37601 in advance of the locomotive’s return to service with Rail Operations Group (ROG). The extensive repairs were undertaken at UKRL’s Leicester depot and include: ·       Recommissioning exam/works ·       Engine cylinder head/piston/liner replacement ·       Engine camshaft replacement ·       Brake translator […]