The rail network is critical to the UK’s economy. More than ever goodsand freight are being moved by train. This trend is expected to continue with an estimated 20% increase in 2019.
PADS Approved UPS Systems are the only UPS to be allowed to be used on rail infrastructure. This is to ensure the compatibility of the unit and most importantly that safety requirements are in place. If something goes wrong on a railway it can lead to loss of life.
PADS (Parts and Drawings System) is owned by SERCO and the data is managed by Network Rail. This includes the creation and revision of PADS numbers.
There are more than 85,000 products accepted for use on their infrastructure.
With the 17th largest railway network in the world the UK, representing more than 20% of all passenger journeys in Europe. In 2016 alone UK passenger increased to 1.7 billion making the British rail the fifth most popular in the world.
UPS systems plc also have an extensive range of non-PADS approved power protection products, from a range of manufacturers like Riello UPS, Eaton UPS, Vertiv UPS and APC UPS and delivers in stock items next day throughout the UK. Whatever your rail project needs, contact us today for project support!