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“We spend more than £3.5m every year removing graffiti -money that could be better spent improving the railway.”

“We spend more than £3.5m every year removing graffiti -money that could be better spent improving the railway.”
An enquiry from Network Rail Local Operations Manager Robin Morel certainly piqued the interest of those at Aquarius Rail. Robin’s requirement was to spray out large sections of graffiti at Cricklewood and various outstations in the surrounding area, he needed a self-sufficient road rail vehicle capable of carrying different colours. After careful innovation and various meetings over Zoom in the… read more →

The NEW Road2Rail D-Max

The NEW Road2Rail D-Max
Introducing the ALL NEW Aquarius Rail 3.5T Road2Rail Vehicle. The Road2Rail D-Max. The R2RD-Max is a rugged yet highly capable 4-wheel drive utility vehicle.It can tow/ propel up to 8200kg & has a payload of 1250kg on rail.It can transport 4 People in the cab on Road/5 people on Rail.It can on track, travel & work under LIVE OLE &… read more →

Rail Live 2021

Rail Live 2021
June 16 & 17 2021 meant the return of Rail Live. Due to the effects of COVID-19 Rail Live was postponed in 2020. What a show it was too. Showcasing the vast array of what Aquarius Rail has to offer there was live demos from our R2R4x4 towing/propelling R2R Trailers as well as showcasing our brand new R2RD-Max & much-loved… read more →

Aquarius Rail add ‘Kevin’ the R2R Canter to their hire fleet!

Aquarius Rail add ‘Kevin’ the R2R Canter to their hire fleet!
Aquarius Rail recently completed the design and manufacture of a new Road2Rail Canter.  This road/rail vehicle has been added to their hire fleet, with subsequent ones being built to order for purchase.  Aquarius Rail’s R2R4x4 Land Rover hire fleet all have female names, so in a break from this twenty-two-year tradition this road/rail vehicle is called ‘Kevin’; Aquarius wanted a… read more →

Network Rail Leeds S&T Team & The Aquarius R2R4x4 saves the day!

Network Rail Leeds S&T Team & The Aquarius R2R4x4 saves the day!
At approximately 12:30 in the afternoon on Thursday 14th January the relentless heavy snow fall had brought down a large tree track side which a train had later collided with. The impact of this collision meant two signalling location cabinets had been knocked over. A rapid response was needed to ensure minimal delay. During the course of the next 72… read more →

Aquarius Rail supports White Ribbon UK

Aquarius Rail supports White Ribbon UK
If you had been on our socials last week you would have seen the various posts about Aquarius Rails support on #WhiteRibbonDay (25th November 2020).  So who are White Ribbon & what do they do? White Ribbon are the leading charity that is ending male violence against women by engaging with men and boys to make a stand against violence.… read more →

How Network Rail Rapidly Respond using our vehicles. A Case Study

How Network Rail Rapidly Respond using our vehicles. A Case Study
The tried, tested, and trusted Aquarius Rail Road2Rail4x4 has been specifically designed with time efficiency in mind. From road to rail to site the R2R4x4 is the obvious choice when responding rapidly on the railways.  Despite being a tough 4x4 the Aquarius Rail R2R4x4s are incredibly flexible meaning they are readily adaptable to many applications on rail and off-road duties.… read more →

The R2R4x4 & R2R Trailer: A Case Study

The R2R4x4 & R2R Trailer: A Case Study
Stevan Rhodes, Off Track Section Supervisor, Network Rail Wakefield, has been utilising the Aquarius Rail R2R4x4 & R2R Trailer to install pedestrian walkways. He said: “The weather was awful; it was non-stop rain all night. The work being carried out was transporting a new foot crossing surface and all associated materials to a remote foot crossing approx. 1¼ miles away… read more →

Aquarius Rail dealing with leaves on the line

Aquarius Rail dealing with leaves on the line
Leaves on the line – why is this significant? Leaf fall in the autumn has become a perennial problem. Although this might not sound like nature’s most disastrous of occurrences, it does carry with it some significant repercussions. There are 10 million trees adjacent to the track and their falling leaves cause adhesion issues. Crushed leaves contaminate the railhead drastically… read more →
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