The UK’s leading manufacturer of underframe skirts
Birley Manufacturing is a specialist in the rail metal fabrication sector. We have over two decades' experience and are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of underframe side skirts currently fitted on all MKIII vehicles.
Manufacture of these replacement skirts needs to be undertaken by highly skilled fabricators and welders as they are classed safety critical.
The skirt's construction is made from an aluminium 'T' section framework. Panels are then riveted onto the framework and additional side panels are attached before a protective primer is applied.
The use of coded welders and discipline of accountability is vital for the manufacturer of rail safety critical products.
Birley have supplied MKIII/HST for the past 20 years so all these vehicles across the rail network feature our carriage underskirts.
"Wabtec Kilmarnock have had over 100 rail coach skirt types delivered on time and to a high quality standard over a period of 2 years for our MK III HST FGW contract and would not hesitate to use Birleys for any future work." Materials Manager, Wabtec Faiveley UK Rail Kilmarnock