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Welcome to Grinsty Rail’s news hub. Stay updated with our latest business developments, contract acquisitions, and team updates. Keep an eye on this space for real-time insights into our journey in the rail industry.

Our Commitment to Future Talent: Welcoming Local Students for Work Experience

At Grinsty, we believe in the power of investing in future generations. Our commitment to nurturing young talent is rooted in our desire to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world experience. This month, we were thrilled to host two bright students...

Grinsty Rail to supply OTDR for Cross Country Class 170s

Grinsty Rail are pleased to announce the award of a manufacturing contract with Porterbrook for the supply of DR3000 data recorders which will be fitted to the Class 170 DMU’s operated by Cross Country.  The On Train Data Recorder (OTDR) remote monitoring...

Announcing Our New Business Development Manager – Paul Scott

We're thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to our team, as part of our ongoing growth strategy. Stepping Up Our Growth Strategy Aligned with our company's plans to expand, we've made a strategic appointment that underscores our commitment to future growth. We...
Meet our new Head of Engineering

Meet our new Head of Engineering

Grinsty Rail is pleased to announce the addition of Naim Kapadia to the team as the new Head of Engineering. Naim brings to Grinsty Rail a wealth of experience and expertise, having spent the last 11 years working and leading the Electronics Research & Development...

Grinsty Rail join the Railway Industry Association

Grinsty Rail join the Railway Industry Association

We have recently become a member of the Railway Industry Association (RIA). RIA is the voice of the UK rail supply community, helping to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products.  We, at Grinsty Rail, felt it was important for us to join and support this important railway association, and the many benefits of membership.

Grinsty Rail retains RISQS accreditation

Grinsty Rail retains RISQS accreditation

We are proud to announce we, Grinsty Rail Ltd, have retained our RISQS accreditation and are a verified supplier. Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RSSB RISQS as its supplier qualification service. RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier...

Team updates

Team updates

It is with great pleasure that we announce Zahir Hanif as the new Technical Sales Manager. Zahir has been a part of our team for many years and we are confident that he will excel in this new role. Zahir will be taking on many of the responsibilities previously held...

We’re growing our team!

We’re growing our team!

The last 3 years have seen Grinsty Rail grow and establish itself as a profitable, financially strong, and supportable business with an excellent credit rating and the potential to do a lot more. To help us do this, we are launching a recruitment drive to find the...

Diamond and Grinsty- Collaboration is key!

Diamond and Grinsty- Collaboration is key!

https://vimeo.com/722981260 Diamond Rail Services and Grinsty Rail have joined forces to combat Service Quality rectification with South Western Railway on their 455 fleet at Wimbledon Depot. Diamond Rail Services Front of House is going from strength to strength and...

Class 314 Train – full seat refurbishment

Class 314 Train – full seat refurbishment

As the world focuses on COP26 and all things climate-related, we thought it would be a good time to share some recent work on a Class 314 Train. We recently received a request from a third party for seats that will fit onto an EMU Rail Vehicle being converted into...

Sheffield Tram Seating Refurbishment

Sheffield Tram Seating Refurbishment

1 Tram Set of Refurbished Seating Comprises: 2 x Perch Seat Assemblies6 x Tip-Up Seat Assemblies10 x Priority Seat Positions (Squabs and Cushions)70 x Standard Seat Positions (Squabs and Cushions) Grinsty Rail Interiors recently secured a contract for the...

Mid Norfolk – MK1 FK First Class Seats Refurbishment

Mid Norfolk – MK1 FK First Class Seats Refurbishment

An example of the skill set of the staff at Grinsty Rail Interiors was demonstrated during the refurbishment of 14 triple seat assemblies for Mid Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust. The seats were collected from the Trust and needed a lot of “tender care”. Once the...