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Rail Wagon Servicing and Repairs

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Channel Commercials are proud to be part of the Link-up UK Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme.

Channel Commercials Rail Division currently manage a number of fleets at registered maintenance sites, geographically spread throughout the UK, offering full rail wagon servicing and maintenance.

In January 2013 Channel Commercials PLC were awarded ECM (Entity in Charge of Maintenance) status by the ORR (Office of Rail Regulation). This certification includes all wagon and freight maintenance including dangerous goods.

Channel Rail Division:

Channel Commercials rail division was conceived in October 2006, when a large haulage contractor approached us regarding the paint and maintenance of 20 rail freight wagons.

The ethos of Channel Commercials has always been to provide a 'one stop shop' for all customer needs. Therefore after much research, we embarked on an extensive 12 month assessment regime and training of our technicians to competent levels from basic weekly inspections to Bogie repairs.

The assessment and training undertaken showed that there were similarities to our core business and from this synergy we further improved our credential within ISO 9001 to include Link-up and Safety Critical GM/RT2450 which were included after successful audits.

We at Channel Commercials believe that ours and our clients’ success lies in bringing the best from the Road Industry to Rail with innovative ideas for old and new problems with minimum downtime.

Overview of Services:

Work completed on and off site includes:

  • Weekly Inspections
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Balanced Maintenance
  • General Repair
  • Specialist Coatings
  • Signs and Graphics
  • Wagon Painting
  • Wagon Shot Blasting
  • Code 1 & 2 Welding Services (Steel, Stainless Steel and Alloy)

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Safety Critical Suppliers GM/RT2450
  • Link-up Supplier No. 25076
  • PTS Trained Staff
  • ISO 9001
  • Safe Contractor Approved
  • ECM ORR - Entity in Charge of Maintenance

Channel Commercials PLC work in conjunction with the PWRA (Private Wagon owners Registration Agreement), along with Network Rail's newly formed ESPA, whilst being proactive and heavily involved with current working groups within the Network Rail NCB (National Certification Board).

For all rail wagon servicing, or related enquiries, please contact us using the form below or call:

Rail Division Enquiries: 01233 428845

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