Transit Car Market Services


Wabtec locomotive train car services Accident Repairs

Accident Repairs

Following approved procedures we repair all types of damage to rolling stock caused by crashes or accidents. We have full electrical test facilities and the skills and expertise to work on both aluminium and steel-bodies vehicles.

Wabtec Aftermarket Cars Vehicles Support Parts Service

Aftermarket Support

Wabtec Passenger Transit Aftermarket services help ease your burdens by providing OEM certified replacement parts, long-term parts contracts, and trained technicians to assist with your maintenance concerns, along with life-cycle planning and upgrades to improve reliability.
Wabtec Transit Service Centers offer OEM-backed service on all equipment product lines from Wabtec business units for commuter cars, metro cars, light rail vehicles (LRVs), EMU/DMUs and people movers.  The range covers:

  • Brake control equipment (electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics)
  • Foundation brake equipment (tread brakes and disc brakes)
  • Compressors
  • Couplers (mechanical and electrical)
  • Current collectors
  • Rail door operators and controls (pneumatic and electric/electronic)
  • HVAC equipment
  • Heaters
  • Blowers
  • Electric/electronic controls


Wabtec locomotive train car services Air Conditioning Repairs

Air Conditioning Repairs

Through a specialist unit we have total in-house air conditioning expertise across all types of system. This covers repairs, refurbishment and fitting of new systems. For more detailed information please see our separate air conditioning leaflet.

Wabtec Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture Support

Bespoke Composite Moulding Manufacture

Brecknell Willis Composites manufactures high quality composite mouldings ranging from hand held Arc Shields to Train Cabs & 23 Meter Radomes.
Resin Systems:

  • Polyester: A general purpose system that can meet Fire specifications from CLASS 3 to 1.
  • Synolite 5001-T-1: For Electrical protection used for many Arc Barriers and Arc shields.
  • Phenolic: Exceptional fire, smoke and toxicity performance.
  • Vinylester: Extremely stable, perfect for tooling and moulds.


  • Chopped strand Glass Fibre mat
  • Woven Glass & Carbon Fibre Fabrics
  • Foam Core reinforcement

Wabtec Repairs Services Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Bogie / Casting Overhaul

Wabtec Rail undertakes the overhaul, refurbishment and conversion of all types of locomotive, passenger rolling stock and freight wagon bogies. We are able to offer our customers a fully comprehensive service with the overhaul of the wheelsets, brake equipment, suspension systems and dampers undertaken in-house at our Works. We are able to undertake the repair of damaged and fractured bogie frames. Our Workshops are fully equipped for carrying out shot blasting, non-destructive testing and repainting of bogies.
We provide all accepts a refurbishment service, and currently overhaul, Diesel multiple units, Electric multiple units, passenger and freight Bogies.  The dirty Bogies are collected from the customers premise and on receipt at our state of the art workshops, the bogies are cleaned and then components are removed for overhaul. The Bogie frames are then shot blasted and undergo examinations, including magnetic particle inspection of key and known and defect areas. The equipment that has been removed is  overhauled on our line side production cells, the specialised components, including wheelsets and braking equipment are overhauled in specific production silo. Once the component overhaul is complete the bogie frames are painted are then reassembled  with the overhauled equipment. Prior to output the Bogie suspension is adjusted, so as when they returned they can fit straight under a train. The bogies are then returned to the customer and are ready to undertake passenger service. We also offer a 48 hour turn around service which reduces the need for addition float requirements to support turnaround times. We have the skills base to offer any heavy engineering solutions including non destructive testing . We have a large and highly trained workforce and invest in apprenticeship training programmes to ensure that our skill bases is maintained.

Wabtec locomotive Services Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Actuator Repair & Overhaul

Wabtec Rail overhaul and repair a full range of Railway Air Brake Components from various manufacturers including Knorr Bremse (Westinghouse), Faiveley (SAB WABCO), Wabtec/Wabco and Wabtec MZT.
Our overhaul expertise extends across a full range of components including distributors, brake cylinders, disc brake actuators, slack adjusters/regulators, air reservoirs, end cocks and hoses. We also supply and support a range of new UIC and TSI approved components from our sister company Wabtec MZT.

Wabtec Freight Locomotive Brake Actuator Repair Overhaul

Brake Distributor Repair & Overhaul

Wabtec Rail overhaul and repair a full range of Railway Air Brake Components from various manufacturers including Knorr Bremse (Westinghouse), Faiveley (SAB WABCO), Wabtec/Wabco and Wabtec MZT.
Our overhaul expertise extends across a full range of components including distributors, brake cylinders, disc brake actuators, slack adjusters/regulators, air reservoirs, end cocks and hoses. We also supply and support a range of new UIC and TSI approved components from our sister company Wabtec MZT.

Wabtec Transit Car Repair Serving Buffer Overhaul

Buffer Overhaul

We undertake the overhaul of all types of buffer, including all Oleo hydraulic self-contained and capsule units and UIC and BR rubber sprung units. All units are overhauled by our own fully trained and certified staff to our own high standards.

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Premium rubber coated fabrics and sheet stock available cured or uncured. Custom compounding, configurations in a range of elastomers and fabrics (some U/L listed). Excellent for use in molded applications as well as gasket and die cutting material

Wabtec Composite Finishing Paint Assembly Servicing

Composite Finishing and Assembly Service

Brecknell Willis Composites boasts an expansive finishing workshop. 

  • In-house spray paint & bake facilities
  • "Self-coloured", Gelcoat finish mouldings

For more complex components, some assembly is required. This may involve drilling holes, adding threaded inserts or bonding other reinforcement onto the composite material.

Wabtec Repairs Composite Refurbishment Service

Composite Refurbishment Service

Due to the adaptable nature of composite materials, many components can be repaired after being damaged or worn out. Brecknell Willis Composites offers regular refurbishment and modification services to extend the lifespan of their customer's GRP products.
Refurbishment services:

  • Product modification
  • Insert replacement
  • Cosmetic repairs
  • Structural Composite repairs

Wabtec servicing overhaul dampers suspension control valve

Damper Overhaul

Our team of technicians undertake the overhaul of hydraulic dampers, air suspension systems and air suspension control valves manufactured by all of the leading suppliers including Boge, Koni and Woodhead.

Wabtec Vehicle Transit Car Door Overhaul Repair Servicing

Door Overhaul

Wabtec Rail, through the incorporation of Vapor Stone, has an internationally renown reputation for the supply of rail vehicle and bus door systems. Working in conjunction with Wabtec Corporation’s Vapor Rail and Transit Divisions our door systems can be found on inter-city, underground and metro rail vehicles throughout the UK, North America, Asia and the Far East.
Using the most advanced technology and drawing upon an exceptional range of skills and experience, we offer a total service covering operating mechanisms, controls and door panels and including design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and upgrades. 
Our approach is as flexible as it is thorough. We can provide everything from individual parts to complete systems using either pneumatic or electric actuators that can be combined with electro-mechanical or programmable electronic controls. Where needed, bridge plates and moving steps can be integrated with the door systems for ease of access.
Our manufacturing capability provides a complete range of options - pneumatic systems, compact electric belt drive systems and independent linear electric drive systems, each with advanced features. 
In addition, we have developed an innovative solution to the wear and misalignment problems to which roller and tube systems have always been prone. Eliminating the wear and door panel binding caused by misalignment, our Linear Bearing Guide System has proved itself a great success and is now being applied to an increasing number of vehicles.
We can supply parts for Peters Door Systems and Deans Door Systems as well as those for our own systems. Our repair and maintenance packages focus at all times on quality and safety and are tailored to meet our clients’ individual needs.
With a range of advanced technologies at our disposal, we can quickly and cost-effectively bring existing door systems up to the very highest current operating standards.
More and more of our clients are taking advantage of our off-site services, which cover both repairs and maintenance and refurbishment/upgrades. 
Working from your own site anywhere in the country, our off-site teams deliver a service that incorporates the most stringent quality control procedures.

Wabtec Vehical locmotive Door System Repairs & Overhaul

Door System Repairs & Overhaul

Our in-house team of specialist technicians undertakes the repair, overhaul and fitting as new of all types of passenger door systems. For more detailed information please see our separate door system leaflet.

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Elastomer Bonding & Overmolding

Rubber-to-fabric, rubber-to-metal and rubber-to-phenolic / thermoset. Specially formulated adhesive systems strong enough to provide consistent bonds that withstand flexing and chemical attack found in harsh environments

Engineering Services Gerken Group Wabtec Corp

Engineering Services

The Gerken group specializes in the design and manufacture of graphite components. Gerken invests continuously in the development of new products to meet the expectations of different markets. We have set up teams and material resources dedicated to the design, design, development and validation of innovations.
In addition, we have set up research and development facilities at the Gerken sites in Belgium and Gerken SAS in France. Gerken SAS has a design office able to answer all the demands of its customers in the railway, industrial and wind sectors, as well as a test center allowing us to reproduce the often extreme conditions of use Devices and components.
Our development tools:

  • SolidWorks®: 3D Design and Construction
  • Software SolidWorks® Simulation Premium
  • AutoCAD®: 2D Drawing Software

We offer:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Project Management (AMDEC, RAMS Studies, Maintenance Manuals)
  • Optimization: standard parts / quantities / budgets and costs

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Standard and custom profiles in a variety of sizes and materials. Autoclave curing. Applications include marine fender and snow plow blades.

wabtec HVAC retrofit off-site maintenance overhaul upgrade


Wabtec Rail, through the incorporation of Vapor Stone, has an internationally renown reputation for the supply of vehicle heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Our HVAC services cover everything from the design, manufacture and installation of new systems through to the upgrade and refurbishment of existing units. We are also able to provide a comprehensive spare parts and component overhaul service for not only Wabtec and Vapor Stone systems but also Westinghouse, Temperature, Stone Iberica and EBAC units. No matter what type of system you have, we have the skills and resources to provide exceptionally reliable, cost effective solutions.
Our engineering teams have considerable experience in the design of new HVAC systems for all types of rail vehicle ranging from locomotive cab air cooling to fully controlled passenger rolling stock air conditioning systems. Our engineers are available from the start of any new build contract to provide advice on air conditioning installations and vehicle interfaces. We can advise on system designs, heating and cooling capacities and associated power requirements. Systems can be designed as modular, self-contained units or split in-built systems sized to fit the available space.
For passenger rolling stock and locomotive cabs that lack air conditioning we provide full HVAC design, manufacture and installation packages tailored to suit your particular requirements. An example of our innovative retrofit solutions is the installation of air conditioning units for Class 165 diesel multiple units. Here we were able to produce a unit located within the overhead passenger luggage rack. For the installation of a cab air conditioning system on the HSBC Rail owned Class 455 units a unit was designed that located within the existing exterior vehicle front door with a magazine-loading air conditioning unit. The final product took up very little space and integrated seamlessly with the existing systems.
Increasingly we undertake maintenance work on our clients’ own sites, where our offsite teams provide a complete service to the very highest standards.
We have an enviable reputation in undertaking the overhaul and upgrading of HVAC systems. Our facilities include full strip and re-build, power wash, steam cleaning, shot blasting, spray application painting, polyester powder coating, refrigerant conversion, motor overhaul, compressor overhaul/re-manufacture, heater exchanger overhaul/renewal, control circuit overhaul/re-wire, full functional testing and full performance validation. In addition we undertake various system enhancements such as DC to AC motor conversion and control panel upgrades. AFTER-SALES SUPPORT Our after-sales support is second to none and includes technical back-up, health checks, service contracts, training and the supply of replacement parts for Stone, Westinghouse, Temperature and EBAC. Tailoring service packages to meet our clients’ individual needs, we focus at all times on quality and safety.

Wabtec train locomotive cars Interior Refurbishment

Interior Refurbishment

The appearance, comfort and on-board facilities on a passenger vehicle are essential in winning and keeping passengers. Today vehicles need to look good and reflect care and commitment on the part of operators.
Our refurbishment teams are involved with the complete spread of interior enhancement activities including undertaking full interior refurbishment and refinishing, fitting new floor coverings, the installation of passenger information and CCTV systems, the introduction of new seating and the installation of new lighting. 
Combining practicality with aesthetics, we make sure that rolling stock looks its best and performs to the highest standards.

Iron castings

Iron Castings

SanCasT produces high-quality castings in weights ranging from one to 120 pounds on our Hunter® 20 X 26 and BP® 20 X 26 molding machines in the following irons: 

  • Class 25 and Class 30 Gray Iron
  • Acicular Gray Iron
  • Ferritic Ductile Iron
  • Pearlitic Ductile Iron