Bespoke Solutions

Aquarius Rail Launch Road2Rail Welfare with the First Women’s Toilets on Track

Aquarius Rail Launch Road2Rail Welfare with the First Women’s Toilets on Track
Facing a 10 minute walk to use the toilet or no welfare facilities at all is the reality of working on the railway for the UK's Orange Army. During Rail Safety Week (26th September to 2nd October 2016), Aquarius Rail in partnership with AJC Trailers are launching what is believed to be the first purpose built rail welfare unit that is delivered to… read more →

Road2Rail Trailer Now Available for Hire

Road2Rail Trailer Now Available for Hire
We are delighted to say that the Aquarius Road2Rail Trailer has now received Product Acceptance from Network Rail (PA 05/05068).  And is now available for hire with or without an operator. At Aquarius we absolutely believe in making railway maintenance tasks simpler & safer from Road to Rail to Site.  The R2R Trailer does just that by reducing logistics, improving your teams’… read more →

Land Rover Discovery Sport Pulls 100-tonne Train

Land Rover Discovery Sport Pulls 100-tonne Train
On June 16th 2016 a Land Rover Discovery Sports pulled a 100-tonne train in Switzerland.  Watch the video of the Discovery Sports 100-tonne pull. Aquarius are delighted to have been involved in this project. Our team of engineers created a bespoke electro-hydraulic rail guidance system for the Discovery Sport, which was operated from within the cab.  The Discovery's state-of-art 9-speed… read more →

Trough-Tec Systems & Aquarius’ Rapid Solution

Trough-Tec Systems & Aquarius’ Rapid Solution
Manual handling is one of the big health & safety issues that we face in the rail industry today.  Trough-Tec Systems supply lightweight polymer Green Troughs for cabling across the UK rail network. The Green Troughs are significantly lighter than concrete ones offering an immediate manual handling benefit. Aquarius are proud to be collaborating with TTS Rail to provide a better transportation solution: delivering troughs to the track side, reducing logistics… read more →

Seasonal Vegetation Treatment with Weedfree

Seasonal Vegetation Treatment with Weedfree
We are delighted to be working with Weedfree again, in what we estimate will be our 10th year of working together.  Over the coming weeks Aquarius will be supplying Weedfree with an operated R2R 4x4 for weed spraying on historic railways including East Lancashire and North Norfolk.  Weed treatment has already been completed on Severn Valley and Cambrian Heritage Railways as… read more →

Rail Mules with Increased Payload Delivered to Motherwell

Rail Mules with Increased Payload Delivered to Motherwell
Late in 2013 James Cunningham, Resource Planner at Network Rail in Motherwell, Glasgow was looking for new road rail vehicles for the maintenance teams.  Conscious of the teams’ comments: “Why can we not have better equipment like the contractors?” James was keen to source new plant that would enable them to carry out maintenance in a safer and more efficient… read more →

Weed Control with Weedfree

Weed Control with Weedfree
Aquarius has worked in partnership with Weedfree for several years on private and heritage railways across the country.  This year our Rail Truck has already been deployed on weed control projects on heritage railway at East Lancashire and Central Railway in Loughborough.  More work is planned in a couple of weeks for Manchester Metro. Using a Rail Truck and Weedfree's… read more →

Rail Mules and Ultra Light Trailers are the Ideal Solution

Rail Mules and Ultra Light Trailers are the Ideal Solution
Network Rail at Reading Station have just taken delivery of 2 Aquarius Rail Mules and Ultra Light Trailers.  The P-way  maintenance team were looking for a solution for track inspection and maintenance.  As track access is half a mile away from the depot the Rail Mule fits the bill  perfectly because it offers a complete road to rail to site solution… read more →

Latest Weld Truck

Latest Weld Truck
The Aquarius team are overhauling our fleet of Rail Trucks. The latest vehicle to undergo a transformation is a Weld Truck. The vehicles’ double cab has been converted to single cab to accommodate a larger custom built box body creating more capacity than with previous models. Tailor made shelving has been installed for the storage of welding equipment. With high… read more →
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