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Keeping rolling stock well-maintained is a must for all freight and passenger operators. A train stalling at a busy part of the system can have devastating consequences on the timetable and can severely damage an operator’s reputation.

Finding a capable, experienced partner who can offer engineering, modifications, obsolescence management, spares and repairs, overhaul, maintenance, and servicing is essential to guarantee safety and reliability. Operators can gain a competitive advantage by seeking out the best and most efficient maintenance services supplier given that 30% of life-costs of trains is tied up in maintenance and servicing.

UKRL offers rail vehicle engineering, modifications, obsolescence management, spares and repairs, maintenance and our Traincare services to passenger and freight rail companies. Operating from a fully-equipped workshop at our spacious maintenance depot in Leicester, UKRL can tackle anything from full vehicle overhaul through to daily cleaning/fuel point exams and servicing.

UKRL’s team of highly qualified and experienced personnel have worked on most passenger and freight vehicles plus wagons currently in service.

The UKRL depot at Leicester is main-line connected and has a fully-equipped workshop and maintenance facility. UKRL can conduct all work up to Level 4. All types of Diesel, Electric locomotive, DMU and EMU and specialist rolling-stock work can be undertaken.

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Whether it be engineering, modifications, obsolescence management, spares and repairs, maintenance, or Traincare services, UKRL’s staff have the expertise to know exactly what’s needed at every stage of a project. This means that UKRL can also provide bespoke solutions to meet new challenges and maximise the useful life of rolling stock.

But it’s not enough to have the best engineers; for them to work efficiently, you also need the space and right facilities to complete engineering projects and to effectively service trains. To that end, UKRL has invested heavily in an already impressive workshop provision, by adapting and modernising the Leicester depot providing UKRL with a ‘best-in-class’ facility.

UKRL was awarded an ECM certificate for freight wagons by the ORR in 2018. UKRL will have achieved ISO 9001 certification by end of 2022.

News & Updates

GBRf Class 92028 leaving UKRL Leicester Depot following Wheelset and Traction Motor Change.

Rail vehicle engineering, maintenance and Traincare services company, UKRL, has launched a new website to showcase the range and depth of the company’s expertise.

UKRL commissioned the new website to demonstrate how the company has evolved from a business focused on purchasing and leasing locomotives into a one at the forefront of providing engineering services and support to the rail sector.

Mark Winter, managing director of UKRL, said:

“UKRL has really changed and we need a ‘shop window’ that shows what we are capable of now.  Whilst we had a really successful leasing business, we have transformed into a different and more significant operation. We now provide rail vehicle engineering, modifications, obsolescence management, spares and repairs, maintenance and our Traincare services to passenger and freight rail companies. We needed a website that reflects the changes and brings it to the attention of passenger and freight operators who are not already aware of our capabilities.”

Business to Business creative communications business, Switch, an agency recognised at being at the forefront of design agencies in the Midlands were commissioned to build a new website.

Richard Pope, partner at Switch, said: “What we feel we do well at Switch is strategic rebrand and rollout. This was an interesting project for is as we had to think about the strategic repositioning of the brand. We needed to create a new brand look and feel that demonstrated the company’s transformation into a big player in engineering and traincare services.”

The new website can be found at

UKRL will exhibiting at Rolling Stock Network (RSN) at Derby Arena on the 7th of July to showcase the company’s comprehensive railway services and engineering capability. 

UKRL offers engineering, maintenance, overhaul and traincare expertise to passenger and freight train operators and has built long lasting partnerships with major UK operators.

Mark Winter, managing director at UKRL said:

“We have a really comprehensive offer for passenger and freight operators, and we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate and provide flexible rolling stock solutions to the UK’s railway industry. This is only possible because of the depth of engineering expertise we have in the business, which is second to none. Rolling Stock Network, being the largest rolling stock focused event in the UK, gives us an excellent opportunity to start build new relationships with companies that can benefit from our expertise and may not be aware of all the wide range of services we can offer.”

RSN 2022 is a full-scale international rail show focused on passenger and freight rolling stock, technical enhancements, depot equipment, ancillary services, and the rail supply chain in 2022.

UKRL Ltd offers engineering services: rail vehicle and component overhaul, maintenance, and repair, including UK-wide mobile trackside support. In addition, UKRL’s traincare offer, provides cleaning and refuelling using our 150,000-litre capacity refuelling point and modern traincare facility including CET; able to service four vehicles simultaneously. The business also specialises in aftermarket sales: spares, procurement, component repairs, plus network services: locomotive leasing and fleet management.

UKRL can be found on Stand H3.