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The introduction of a new Ultrasonic Test Unit means Network Rail can now deploy four of these vehicles to better manage its Asset Information process.

Derby-based Railway Vehicle Engineering Limited converted the former passenger carriage. The new Ultrasonic Test Unit (UTU2) is capable of giving early warning of track problems further ensuring the safety of the railway.

Says Andy Lynch, Managing Director of RVEL, ‘We are delighted to be able to support Network Rail’s National Delivery Service and Asset Information teams by re-engineering and converting this former passenger vehicle. It has become one of the most modern and technologically advanced on the railway.

‘To deliver this project we have worked in partnership with NR teams and Sperry, who provide many of the sophisticated diagnostic systems, which enabled us collectively to deliver this vehicle on time and to budget.’

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