Handling firm keeps Eurostar on the rails

Published:  27 October, 2007

Maintaining the operating efficiency of its fleet of high-speed trains is of paramount importance to Eurostar. Loughborough-based Morris Material Handling is playing its part in helping it achieve this.

The Maintenance Services Division of the lifting services provider is responsible for the maintenance, servicing and repair of Eurostar's overhead cranes and 40 simultaneous lifting jacks located at its dedicated train maintenance depot situated in west London.

With the Eurostar facility serving to keep its fleet of 27 high-speed trains firmly on track, Morris Material Handling carries out a detailed inspection of the cranes and lifting jacks every three months. Key contract support emanates from one of the company"s nationwide network of Service Centre, located in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

In addition to carrying out routine inspection and implementing a planned programme of maintenance, the Morris team also remains on hand to provide 24/7 cover to Eurostar should breakdowns occur making on-site repairs necessary.

Commenting on behalf of Eurostar (UK) Ltd, their Contracts & Facilities Manager, said: "Maintaining the equipment that helps us service our fleet of high speed trains is understandably very important to us, and this is where Morris Material Handling comes into the equation. We enjoy an effective and understandable working relationship with them as an organisation, plus the entire team who support the contract are very responsive, highly-trained and well versed in what they do.

For further information please visit: www.morriscranes.co.uk

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