March 2014 The next generation of trains in New Zealand will not only be faster and more efficient, but also safer to maintain, thanks to Sheffield-based Zonegreen.
September 2013 Workers at a new £150 million railway depot in Reading are among the safest in the world, thanks to innovative technology supplied by Sheffield’s Zonegreen.
Innovative software developed by Sheffield’s Zonegreen is keeping operations at Italy’s most advanced rail depot running smoothly and efficiently.
Rail safety specialist, Sheffield-based Zonegreen, is transforming a Victorian traincare facility into one of the most secure and efficient depots in the UK with its advanced depot personnel protection system.
Safety is of critical importance to the rail industry as a whole, from senior management downwards. However, it can also be good for business. Sheffield-based rail safety expert Zonegreen says the demand for innovative safety solutions is helping drive the company’s product expansion in the UK and abroad.
The UK’s rail networks are getting busier. This is reflected in increasing activity levels within depots, in turn placing increasing burdens on depot staff and existing infrastructure. Improving productivity and efficiency are therefore key to reducing these pressures and to the continued successful operation of rail depots across the country.
Written by Colin Wheeler: Zonegreen Technical Director Christian Fletcher, focusses on providing safer working in train maintenance depots. He is responsible for developing equipment to protect their workforce from train movements. He listed the hazards as train movements, and traction power supplies, both overhead and third rail.
UK-based Zonegreen has been awarded a contract in Australia to supply its SMART Depot Personnel Protection System in partnership with Australian firm Andrew Engineering.
“A complete Zonegreen electronic depot personnel protection system is installed to provide security for anyone working on top of a vehicle. The gates to all access steps and gantries are interlocked so it is impossible for a fitter to enter a danger zone while the overhead line is energised.”
A team from Zonegreen will fly to Turin next month to take part in the largest annual rail event in Italy.
Dubai Metro News: “We are using the world’s most advanced state of the art technologies that guarantees the highest standards and excellence in the safety, reliability, efficiency and punctuality of the Metro service” The maintenance and cleaning staff work at night when the Metro service is stopped and the trains start moving to the depots […]
A state-of-the-art Points Converter, designed to improve safety, efficiency and traceability in Railway Maintenance & Storage Depots has been launched by Sheffield firm Zonegreen in response to demand for a cost-effective automated solution. The new converter will be exhibited at the Rail Alliance’s Macro Rail exhibition on Friday 16th September. The Points Converter enables the automation […]
Kiwi Rail is installing a $1 million computerised safety system at its Wellington rail depots as it puts the finishing touches to a $30m overhaul of the facilities. The software, supplied by British company zonegreen, is designed to ensure that trains can’t be taken into the depots while workers are in the way or in […]
A decade after first working together, rail transport giant Alstom has invited UK rail safety company Zonegreen to provide the latest in depot personnel protection systems at a number of traincare facilities, including Polmadie and Wembley. Alstom – manufacturers of the AGV, TGV and Eurostar series as well as Citadis trams – first worked […]
Zonegreen is now able to undertake additional servicing maintenance and installation at Rail and Tram maintenance facilities. We are now able to undertake addtitional servicing, maintenance and installation works at rail and tram maintenance facilities (IRSE Installers) in addition to our normal servicing of Depot Personnel Protection and Interlocking Systems. We now offer the following: […]