TRB Collaborating on Major UK Rail Projects

TRB Lightweight Structures is working in collaboration with Hitachi Rail – a global transport specialist at the forefront of innovation in the rail industry – on major rail projects in the UK. Hitachi was looking for a partner that could offer a sustainable source of supply in the UK, and turned to TRB to design and manufacture a variety of components for both projects. The scope included the production of cab interior door systems, and toilet cubicle, bike and bulk, saloon and vestibule panels, as well as antenna covers.

 

 

TRB was chosen because of its expertise in lightweight manufacturing in the rail industry – a sector that requires high levels of compliance for structural performance, fire, smoke and toxicity to ensure public safety. Each element was based around aluminium honeycomb panels, which are very light, structurally robust and perfect for use in the rail industry to produce faster, lighter, more aerodynamic and cost-effective trains that require less energy to run.

 

Robert O'Hara, Category Lead, Interior and Car Body at Hitachi, commented: “A major goal for us is to be sustainable in the UK rail industry and that extends to our supply chain. We have a long-established relationship with TRB as we both share a commitment to long-term sustainability and the company offers us the whole package in terms of design and capabilities – we’re excited to see how this relationship grows in future projects.”

 

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. (2020, March 30). TRB Collaborating on Major UK Rail Projects. AZoM. Retrieved on July 23, 2024 from https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=53146.

  • MLA

    TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. "TRB Collaborating on Major UK Rail Projects". AZoM. 23 July 2024. <https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=53146>.

  • Chicago

    TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. "TRB Collaborating on Major UK Rail Projects". AZoM. https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=53146. (accessed July 23, 2024).

  • Harvard

    TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd. 2020. TRB Collaborating on Major UK Rail Projects. AZoM, viewed 23 July 2024, https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=53146.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.