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£1bn into the Heart of London + Hurtling into the Unknown

Are Franchises a Poisoned Chalice? The Sparks Effect: Just Bring it On

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Issue 01 1st March - 31st May 2012 EDITORIAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Jade Byrne Tel: 01937 580405 Email: jade.byrne@theconnectseries.co.uk

Welcome to the first edition of RailCONNECT, a quarterly publication available on-line at www.railconnect.co.uk and in print format. We hope all of our readers find this publication a useful industry communication tool to bridge the gap between buyers and suppliers in the Rail industry.

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Our regular feature writer for RailCONNECT is Christian Wolmar, a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. He has covered the railways since privatisation in the mid 1990’s and writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines. In this edition, Christian discusses why electrification of rail routes, despite its advantages, has not been utilised on Britain’s railways and highlights on pages 4-5 how this could all be changing. He takes an in depth look on pages 18-19 at the Great Western franchise as the Invitation to Tender is finally published. As the HS2 project gets the go-ahead, Christian also looks at how the project is still very much in the firing line, with strong opinions for and against brought to the forefront on pages 20-21. And finally, Christian explores the very impressive £1 billion refurbishment project at Tottenham Court Road Underground station as he gets a guided tour and explains the complexity of such a massive project on pages 22-23.

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We also have, as we intend to include in every edition, regular articles covering Training, Law, Recruitment and Q&A’s, which in this edition are answered by Head of ORR Richard Price, to keep you abreast of issues within the industry. As additional extras this quarter, we have an article from Annette Poehl, Director of Rail & Transport at Achilles, which highlights the significant changes and opportunities that are taking place in the Railways sector relating to suppliers and how they are audited. RailCONNECT also got in touch with the Young Railway Professionals and found out how the younger generation are helping the railway industry flourish on pages 14-16.

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Record Number of Disabled People Travelling by Train

10 Facebook to Attract More Apprentices to Network Rail 11 Crossrail Outlines New Approach to Refurbishing the Connaught Tunnel The tunnel will be extensively refurbished as part of works to construct Crossrail’s new Abbey Wood branch.

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Firstco Awarded Tyne and Wear Framework Agreements

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Ambitious Apprenticeship Drive set to Bridge Skills Gap in Rail Industry Manchester-based Vital Skills Training has launched an ambitious programme to train 270 rail apprentices across the UK by June 2012.

11 Tube Performance on Track for Successful Games The latest performance figures published by London Underground (LU) show that reliability on the network is improving.

Diary of Events 12 Diary of events Essential events to attend in the forthcoming months.

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The Sparks Effect: Just Bring it On Despite the obvious advantages, electrification has never really taken off on Britain’s railways. But this could be about to change – and not before time.

14 The Youth of Today Rail Connect speaks to the YRP about how the younger generation are being pro-active in the rail industry.

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Feature 18 Are Franchises a Poisoned Chalice?

39 Category Listings Search for companies you need by their category of services.

Civil servants have a heavy workload ahead as an unprecedented number of franchises come up for allocation. Their task is an unenviable one.

40 Civils, Plant & Equipment 43 Consulting, Recruitment & Professional

20 Hurtling into the Unknown HS2 has been given the go-ahead but there is a long way to go and it could still all end in tears.

22 The Miracle Beneath our Feet In the heart of London a ÂŁ1bn engineering project is under way: the rebuilding of Tottenham Court Road station which, as a site visit confirms, is an amazingly impressive undertaking.

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Christian Wolmar Is a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. He has covered the railways since privatisation in the mid-1990s, writing regularly for newspapers and magazines including a fortnightly column in Rail magazine. He is also the author of several books on railway history, including Fire and Steam, a history of the railways in Britain, and The Subterranean Railway: How the Underground Changed London. His latest book is Engines of War, an examination of the role played by the railways in military conflict.

Despite the obvious advantages, electrification has never really taken off on Britain’s railways. But this could be about to change – and not before time.

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lectrification has long proved one of the best ways of running train services. From its first introduction on the railways more than 100 years ago, converting a line to electricity has invariably led to a reduction in operating costs, more reliable services and an increase in passengers. In Britain between the wars, for example, there was a massive rolling programme of electrification on what was then the Southern Railway which proved immensely successful in making the railways more popular. More recently, in the 1960s, there was such a rapid increase in passenger numbers when the West Coast Main Line was electrified that it was given a name: the ‘sparks effect’. Yet until recently there was no electrification programme on Britain’s railways which, at less than 40 per cent electrified, remain well below their counterparts on the Continent. The high initial cost was seen as an insuperable barrier, even though in the long term savings are made. Apart from the Heathrow Express service out of Paddington, and a few sections of infilling, there have been no new lines converted to electricity since privatisation in the mid1990s. Indeed, the 2007 White Paper on the 30-year strategy for the railways argued, remarkably, against further electrification on the grounds of cost, the likely development of fuel cell alternatives and problems with interference between electric trains and the signalling system. This was widely seen at the time as an excuse for not spending money, rather than a soundly based argument. Now all this has changed. There is a major programme of electrification on which work is just starting and Network Rail is hoping this will be expanded. The change in attitude came about three years ago when Lord Adonis, who was then the Labour Secretary of State for Transport and a great supporter of the railways, realised that electrification

was vital not only to improve the current network but also as a safeguard for the future of the railways, given that the cost of oil was likely to rise sharply in the medium term. As Network Rail’s plan for the future of the industry admits, there are widespread cost reductions: ‘The potential savings can be categorised as reductions in rolling stock operating costs (including fuel), infrastructure operating costs, increases in rolling stock availability rates, extensions to vehicle life and reduction in the capital costs of new vehicles.’ Although the railway is privatised, the initiation for any electrification scheme has to come from the Government as, ultimately, taxpayers foot the bill. Lord Adonis made a crucial decision just in time. When he was made aware that the commuter services out of Paddington would need new trains, he realised that this could be the trigger for a widespread electrification programme. Rather than buy new diesels, which are getting more expensive as fewer and fewer railways on the Continent are now using them, he decided that they should be electric trains, and consequently the lines in the Thames Valley would need to be electrified. That had a knock-on effect of making it worthwhile to electrify the Great Western Line right out to Bristol and Cardiff. With another large set of electric trains being displaced by the Thameslink modernisation due to be completed in 2017, electrifying a swathe of lines in the North West, including Manchester–Liverpool, became economic as the Thameslink trains could be transferred up there. This enabled Network Rail to begin setting up a programme of electrification. It is not easy. Electrifying sections of the railway is a more complicated business than it was in the days of British Rail when there were far fewer stakeholders. Now, there are train operators who, while benefitting in the long

run, may require compensating for disruption on the track, and there is also the issue of rolling stock, which again is a decision that has to be made by the Government. The two main concerns about electrification are the disruption that the work will cause and the cost. Peter Dearman, Network Rail’s head of electrification, is confident on both counts: ‘Most of the work can be carried out during existing routine possessions and we are working very hard to devise methods that will bring costs down,’ he says. Indeed, Network Rail is acquiring a high output train that will carry out the installation of up to 30 stanchions in a weekend possession, covering up to 2kms of track. Although much preparatory work is already being carried out, most of these schemes will not be completed until between late 2016 and 2018. But more are on the way. Already, in the Autumn Statement, George Osborne confirmed electrification of the crucial TransPennine line linking Manchester with Leeds and York, and in Scotland, Edinburgh–Glasgow is also a commitment. Dearman is convinced that more schemes will be given the go-ahead: ‘It really makes sense from every angle but the Government has to be the driving force behind it.’ The biggest scheme would see electrification of the Midland Main Line out of St Pancras, already electrified to Bedford, extended to Sheffield, greatly reducing travel times. Other possible candidates are the Cardiff Valleys commuter lines and the vital freight and commuter line around north London, between Gospel Oak and Barking. This will bring Dearman closer to his main ambition: ‘Ultimately, I would like to see my grandchildren travel on a railway like Switzerland, which is all electric’. It may be his great-grandchildren, given the wasted years of not recognising the advantages of electrification and the complexities involved. Words: Christian Wolmar Sub-Editor: Deborah Maby RailCONNECT

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Firstco Awarded Tyne and Wear Framework Agreements

Firstco have been awarded preferred supplier status, becoming one of three contractors to undergo further competitive competition to design and build a 10G IP network linking the sixty stations of the Tyne and Wear Metro. The network will provide communications for CCTV, public address, telephony, passenger help points, SCADA and positive train identification. Firstco is delighted to have achieved first place in the assessment process ahead of major industry players. The framework agreement commenced in December 2011 and will operate for a period of four years.

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Ambitious Apprenticeship Drive set to Bridge Skills Gap in Rail Industry

Manchester-based Vital Skills Training has launched an ambitious programme to train 270 rail apprentices across the UK by June 2012. The firm, which is part of Vital Services Group, already trains a number of rail apprentices in Salford, London and Staffordshire and it is the success of these programmes which has prompted the company to invest further in Apprenticeships. Vital Skills Training is one of the largest suppliers of training services for the rail, energy, mechanical & electrical and construction sectors. Each of the 270 apprentices will be recruited by sister company, Vital Rail, and will complete either an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Rail Engineering - a qualification for those with ambition to become engineers in the rail transport industry, working on permanent way, signalling/telecommunication or electrification. The qualification combines theoretical work with hands-on training in a realistic work environment, leading to a Level 2 or 3 NVQ, with content covering personal track safety, basic fire & first aid and rail specification protective equipment. Vital Skills Training is already underway with its training drive, with 24 apprentices being recruited in partnership with Transport for London to work on a project to maintain the Epping Ongar Railway heritage line and work towards providing passengers with a connection to the London Underground. For further information on Vital Skills Training’s Apprenticeship programme: visit www.vital-skills.com, email apprenticeships@vital-skills.com, call 0161 836 7024.

Record numbers of people with disabilities are getting out and about by train, according to new figures published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Disabled Persons Railcard. The research published by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) shows that journeys made on the Railcard have more trebled in the last 15 years, with more than three and a half million trips now made every year.

Record Number of Disabled People Travelling by Train

As well as the savings offered for disabled passengers, train companies attribute the continuing rise in numbers to significant improvements in facilities and services on trains. Examples of major changes and developments include: - In 2009, ATOC launched Stations Made Easy, an interactive web guide showing access facilities and layouts of all 2,500 stations in Britain, the first such tool of its kind for a railway network. - The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was extended to cover the railways in 2005, leading to the removal of all trains with slam doors among other, ongoing, improvements. - The Passenger Assistance Scheme which allows disabled people to book ahead as a way of ensuring that they get the assistance they need. David Sindall, Head of Disability and Inclusion at ATOC, said > >

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‘Accessible public transport plays a key role in allowing disabled people to lead an independent life, so it’s good news that more and more people are taking advantage of the Railcard. Over the last three decades huge progress has been made in improving rail services for disabled people, making their journeys quicker, easier and more straightforward than they used to be. But train companies are committed to responding to passengers’ needs and will continue to work closely with disability charities and support groups to improve services even further.’


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Facebook to Attract More Apprentices to Network Rail Network Rail is exclusively using a new Facebook campaign to recruit 200 people for its three year advanced apprenticeship scheme. The campaign has current apprentices at its heart would-be applicants can ask questions and receive a direct answer from someone who is already on the scheme. It is also using Facebook to attract more than a million women to the site with targeted advertising. Last year nearly 8,000 people registered interest in the scheme - but only 3.2% were women. The advertising - which draws on research to understand what’s important to young women, including valuable qualifications and good career prospects as well as earning whilst learning - will appear on more than a million female Facebook users’ pages aged 16-25, who have shown an interest in engineering, apprenticeships, rail, careers, or are studying for their GCSE and A-levels. At the start of national apprenticeship week, people can apply via a new Facebook page www.facebook.com/ontrack with videos, profiles and useful information about the scheme. 10

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Crossrail Outlines New Approach to Refurbishing the Connaught Tunnel Crossrail have announced that it has adopted a new approach to restoring and enlarging the Connaught Tunnel which is safer and more efficient.

Connaught Tunnel in the Royal Docks was built in 1878 and was part of the North London Line until 2006. The tunnel will be extensively refurbished as part of works to construct Crossrail’s new Abbey Wood branch. Sections of the existing tunnel are in a poor structural condition. Crossrail originally planned to strengthen the central section of the tunnel by removing the existing steel linings and back filling the entire section with concrete foam. These tunnels would then have been enlarged by boring through the concrete to create tunnels that are large enough for Crossrail trains to pass. Crossrail will now place cofferdams in the Connaught Passage between the Victoria and Royal Albert Docks, pump out the water and create a dry construction site allowing workers to dig down to the tunnel to undertake the enlargement work through a ‘cut and cover’ approach.

Connaught Tunnel was hit by a bomb in 1940. Crossrail will be undertaking further repair work to the damaged section of the tunnel. Ahead of major works on the Connaught Tunnel commencing next year, Crossrail is undertaking an extensive search of the wider construction area to identify any remaining undiscovered devices that failed to detonate on landing during World War II. The geology of the Royal Docks area meant that some devices that didn’t explode on landing sunk into the first few metres of soil. Sitting above the Connaught Tunnel near Connaught Bridge is the tunnel pump house. This attractive Victorian building is too small to accommodate the larger modern pumping equipment that will be installed as part of the tunnel’s major refurbishment. Subject to structural surveys, Crossrail proposes donating the structure to the SS Robin Trust.

Tube Performance on Track for Successful Games The latest performance figures published by London Underground (LU) show that, while demand continues to rise to record levels, reliability on the network is improving - meaning that plans to boost performance for the 2012 Games and beyond are well on track. The figures for period 9, covering 13 November to 10 December, confirm that the four-week period was the third in succession that passenger demand hit new levels, with 95.8 million passenger journeys - up by 1.2 million from the record established in the previous period. Delays - as measured by the number of passenger hours lost to disruption - were reduced by 8,900 from the previous period,

and have been reduced across every line compared to the same period last year. However, more work is under way - aiming to further boost reliability and provide a lasting legacy for Londoners. Over the last six months a huge range of work has been carried out on the Jubilee line which is key to a successful Games. More trains are running, more frequently and more reliably, train maintenance has been brought under direct Transport for London (TfL) control and extensive software improvements have been made following the installation of automatic train operation software. LU is also increasing its incident response capabilities, and developing plans to

co-locate engineering and operations staff in a consolidated command and control centre to help speed up the time it takes to recover from incidents. It is also working closely with the British Transport Police (BTP) in order to establish a system where the BTP will be helping to get TfL’s Emergency Response Unit swiftly to where incidents are taking place under blue light status. Passenger information around service alterations is being improved, and staff training given an increased focus on keeping passengers informed. New radios are in place for better communication between staff, and upgraded electronic status update boards are being rolled out across the network giving more detail on services.

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Diary of Events

DIARY OF EVENTS MARCH

RAILWAY DIVISION ANNUAL LUNCHEON - 2ND MARCH 2012

LONDON TRANSPORT AWARDS 21ST MARCH 2012

Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

Park Plaza Riverbank, London SE1 7TJ

Contact: Aman Dugga Tel: 020 7973 1309 Website: http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?EventID=1371

Contact: Grant Poulton Tel: 0207 036 8572 Email: grant.poulton@transporttimes.co.uk Website: http://www.transporttimesevents.co.uk/awards.php/ London-Transport-Awards-1/

ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIPS CONFERENCE: COMMUNITY RAIL IN THE CITY - 7TH MARCH 2012 Email: brian@acorp.uk.com Website: http://www.acorp.uk.com/events.html

PERMANENT WAY INSTITUTION (PWI) SPRING TECHNICAL SEMINAR - 16TH MARCH 2012 Derby Conference Centre, London Rd, Derby, DE24 8UX Contact: Alison Stansfield Email: alison.stansfield@permanentwayinstitution.com Website: http://permanentwayinstitution.com/national_event_ details.php?nid=111

NFC TICKETING EUROPE 2012 20TH - 21ST MARCH 2012 The Regents Park Marriott, London Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

David Murdoch 0207 375 7513 david@nfcinsight.com www.nfcinsight.com/ticketingeurope/

RAIL PASSENGER DEMAND FORECASTING CONFERENCE - 21ST MARCH 2012 Arup, Fitzrovia Square, London Contact: Ben Condry Email: ben.condry@atoc.org Website: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/acceleratinginnovation-in-rail1/events

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AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL ON THE SUB SURFACE RAILWAY LECTURE 26TH MARCH 2012 London Underground Head Office (Tube: St James’s Park) 10th Floor, 55 Broadway Contact: Chris Jenner Tel: 07939 520025 Website: http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/GreaterLondon/se-rd-centre/event-detail/0/5885#EventDetailSec

METRORAIL 2012 27TH - 29TH MARCH 2012 Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, W1K 7TN Contact: Jane Pearce Tel: 0207 092 1199 Email: jane.pearce@terrapinn.com Website: http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/ metro-rail/index.stm

CILT(UK) RAIL LECTURE 2012 28TH MARCH 2012 Hallam Street Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ Tel: Email:

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INFRARAIL 2012 1ST - 3RD MAY 2012

Bombardier Transportation (UK) Ltd, West Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 3JB

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Contact: Lyndon Platt Tel: 0161 276 3750 Website: http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/NorthWestern/north-western-rd-centre/event-detail/0/5748#Event

UK RAIL DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 2012 18 APRIL 2012 - 19 APRIL 2012 Hilton London Canary Wharf, South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SH Contact: Tel: Email: Website:

James Morrison 01959 563 311 jmorrison@russellpublishing.com www.europeanrailwayreview.com/ukrdi

Contact: Michael Wilton - Exhibition Manager Tel: 01727 814400 Website: http://www.infrarail.com/

IRO: GB RAILFREIGHT OPERATIONS PRESENTATION - 21ST MAY 2012 LUL HQ, 55 Broadway Contact: Glen Merryman Email: se.events@railwayoperators.org Website: http://www.youngrailwayprofessionals.org/

THE FUTURE OF STATION DESIGN CONFERENCE 25TH MAY 2012 Excel, London

DEVELOPING HIGH SPEED 2 26TH APRIL 2012

Website: http://www.fosd.eu/

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ Contact: Aman Duggal Tel: 020 7973 1309 Email: sponsorship@imeche.org Website: http://events.imeche.org/EventView. aspx?EventID=1450

NOTICE: All dates were correct at time of going to print, however, these may be subject to change. Please check first with the organiser. If you have any dates you would like to display in our next issue June 2012 - August 2012, please email jade.byrne@theconnectseries.co.uk

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he Young Railway Professionals (YRP) was formed following the meeting of the Chairmen of the Young Member groups belonging to the constituent members of the Railway Engineers Forum (REF). The REF is a multi-disciplinary body drawn from those Professional Institutions with strong railway interests. The aim of the REF is to harmonise the various strengths of the constituent Institutions in devising and implementing their programmes of activities in support of the railway community.

It was after one of these meetings, around a table at the Britannia Pub in Euston that the YRP was born. Rob Mullen (the Chairman of the Institution of Railway Operators’ (IRO) “Young Operators”), Martyn Chymera (the Chairman of The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Railway Professional Network’s “Young Members”) , Martin Fenner (the Chairman of the Institution of Railway Signalling Engineers’ “Young Members”) and Paul Cooper (the Chairman of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division’s “Young Members”) recognised that each one’s organisations were planning events for their young members, and sometimes even overlapping technical study trips with similar themes. It was agreed, in October 2009, that coordinating and sharing information about events and activities, and promoting these events to each other’s members would be great for young people in the railway industry to broaden their experience, and meet their peers.

The four founders felt they had benefited from meeting each other and were determined to provide an opportunity to bring together all the young member groups in one special networking event. The idea for a Black Tie Dinner to bring together young people from across the industry was conceived and plans began immediately. With corporate sponsorship and support from the institutions, the YRP organised a successful Black Tie Dinner in February 2010 for 150 people, held in the exquisite surroundings of the IMechE’s Elizabethan Library and Chris Mole MP, the then Minister for Rail, attending as guest speaker. Through 2010 the network continued to grow, with a successful summer BBQ event in London, and branching out into Europe through a drinks reception held at the biannual Innotrans Railway Expo in Berlin. The network quickly grew to over 800 members. Into 2011 and doubling in the size of the Annual Black Tie Dinner to over 280 attendees, the founding members moved on from their chairmanships at their institutions to focus more on the development of the YRP. In 2011 the network broke the 1000 mark and now has over 1300 members, who each month receive a newsletter providing the latest news, upcoming events from across the industry and information on opportunities to get involved with the organisation. Since the launch of the Linked In group numbers have rapidly risen to over 500 thus providing a good platform for expanding in the future. 14

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So what does the YRP do? The recently elected new Chairman of the YRP for 2012, Paul Cooper, describes what the YRP currently does and aims to achieve, ‘The YRP provides the best opportunity for networking for young people in the railway industry. Our focus is on bringing together people from across the disciplines, building relationships between engineers, designers, operators, maintainers, drivers, managers, apprentices and graduates that will serve them, their employers and their careers for years to come.’ The YRP are also very aware of the current lack of young people looking to the railways for career paths and aim to tackle this with its resources. Late in 2010, the YRP Railway Ambassadors was formed, bringing together those in the industry who were already engaged in going into schools and colleges to promote engineering as a career, and those who were keen to promote the railway industry as a great career for young people. Paul Cooper explains, ‘With over 30 Ambassadors and an active ambassador sub-committee, the YRP has a strong focus on bringing the best of the railway into the classroom, colleges and universities, promoting development routes including both apprenticeships and graduate training by showcasing the best of the industry and providing advice, careers information and training opportunities, including utilising the YRP network to give job seekers an insight into life in the railway industry.’


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Who should get involved in the YRP organisation? As interest in the YRP grows, Paul continues to encourage a broad range of people to connect with the organisation, ‘Anyone can join the YRP and it is free. Any individual or organisation that sees potential in adding value to their career or business by engaging with the Young Railway Professionals are welcome to join. The YRP networking events will always be organised with young people in the railway as the target audience. We receive enquiries from across the board, from young people looking for roles as an apprentice, graduates looking for recommendations of companies to work for, to organisations who believe they have a product or service that could benefit our members.’

Behind all of this hard work are young people who have successful careers themselves. Rob Mullen, who from the launch of the YRP has been Chairman, started out as a Senior Driver Manager for C2C and has recently joined First Great Western as a Regional Driver Manager for the Central Region. Rob steps down as Chairman this year, remaining on the Executive Committee and will be taking on the role of pioneering the YRP South West Regional activities, and lead in their relationship with the Railway Children charity. Paul Cooper, Commercial Manager with Hitachi Rail Europe, took over from Rob Mullen to become the new Chairman for the YRP heading into 2012. He has high hopes for the YRP and when asked what advice he would give to someone looking to get their career started in the rail industry, he advised, ‘Get in touch with the YRP! The YRP would be able to point people in the direction of other young people who are working in their target area, who can share the good news of working in the Railway Industry in the UK and highlight the career potentials. Our key advice would be to get in to the industry, through whatever route, and then work hard, get yourself known, network, and Words: Jade Byrne build your career in the direction you want Images: Primary Image to follow.’

Paul Cooper Chairman of YRP My Railway career started with Professor Rod Smith, now President of the IMechE. He was both a lecturer and my head of department at Imperial College London and with funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering, he arranged for me to attend the Tokyo Institute of Technology for 6 weeks. Professor Rod Smith opened the door for me to join Hitachi Rail Europe, just as they had signed their first rolling stock contract in Europe, building 29 High Speed Class 395 trains for Kent commuter services. So my career started as a graduate engineer in the small European team supporting our Japanese design colleagues with the design reviews and customer and sub-supplier interfaces. I headed to Japan again only three weeks after joining Hitachi as their first European railway graduate in November 2005. I progressed onto taking my first responsibility role as project engineer for the toilet system for the Class 395 trains, involved in inspection, testing, installation and commissioning. As I grew as an engineer, in a small company with few peers, I got involved in the IMechE Railway Division’s Southeast Centre and joined their committee. I enjoyed the diversity of the committee and the new roles I was able to try my hand at and once I was aware of the Railway Division’s Young Member committee, I joined that too. The following year I took the position of Vice Chairman on that committee, followed by Chairman the following year, which afforded me the privilege of attending the senior board’s normal and executive meetings, where the running of an organisation, budget and vision were key areas of discussion on each occasion. It was not long after this that the YRP was founded, and now as Chairman, all the experiences above are proving extremely useful. In my current role at Hitachi Rail Europe as a commercial manager, I am now responsible for the Class 395 and 465 contracts, and have been involved in IEP negotiations with the DfT, getting deeper into what keeps the Railway going and how all the big projects are brought together and made a success. There’s no doubt that the experience and relationships I have been able to build through my role in the YRP are of real value to both myself and my employer, and will, I’m sure continue to prepare me for my career ahead.

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Where are you now in your career? I still work at London Underground but have moved up to the position of Senior Track Engineer. I am applying to be a chartered engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at the moment and have become a member of the Permanent Way Institution.

Do you still find YRP a useful organisation? How did you hear about the YRP? I was introduced to the YRP by one of it’s founding members Paul Cooper. When the YRP was set up I was volunteering on the young members committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division and Paul was the Chairman of the committee. He asked me to join as he was looking for extra members on the YRP so that they had enough members to start organising events and spreading the word.

Where were you in your career and what were your aspirations? I was working for London Underground in the Asset Performance Directorate as a Track Engineer. I had been in the role for about 2 years after completing the graduate scheme. My ambitions were really to become a technical expert in the field of track. I enjoy the technical aspects of my job most and so I wanted to gain more knowledge and experience in both maintenance and renewal of track.

What advice did you want to get from the YRP? The reason I decided to get involved was to get more contacts. I felt that in the Railway Division of the IMechE I had built up some good contacts but realised it was only a small part of the rail industry. I felt that the YRP would allow me to make contact with my peers and even senior managers in other companies and parts of the rail industry.

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How did the YRP help? By putting on events that are open to all young people in the railway industry I have been able to meet more people than I could by just being a member of one institute. The events that have been organised have had great attendance and I have also had the chance to meet people involved in the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering.

Absolutely. I have been involved on the committee for a number of years and still enjoy the extra responsibility that it gives me. My manager is very supportive of the work that I do for the YRP and I believe that it gives a good impression to be organising events etc. outside of work that are related to the industry you are working in. At every black tie dinner I expect to meet new people who may in the future be useful to know.

Who would you recommend the YRP to? I think that anyone who is starting out in a career in the railway industry should be recommended the YRP. The group has the backing from the major railway institutions and many parts of the industry as a source of talent for the future. If you want to meet senior managers and make an impression then I would struggle to think of a better way of doing it. It’s a great way to socialise with your peers at the events they organise and make contacts from a different part of the railway industry.

What advice would you give a young person looking to start a career in the rail industry? Firstly I think you’ve made a good choice – there are lots of opportunities! My advice would be to decide what you want to do, whether it be engineering, operations, customer service and then get some work experience or relevant qualification. Work experience is also a really good way of getting a foot in the door. Joining the relevant institution and becoming active within it is a great way to get noticed. It’s not enough to just pay your subscription and hope for the best.


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eading international supplier of name badges, Badgemaster, is citing technological advances as the reason behind its new, lower prices.

For over 20 years the company has placed keen emphasis on investing in the most up to date manufacturing and order processing systems which coupled with consistent volume growth, has always enabled economies to be passed on to customers. “We’re now in a position to complete even the shortest runs extremely cost-effectively”, says John Bancroft, MD, “so we’ve overhauled our price list to make lower quantities of badges accessible at the same discounted rate previously reserved for higher volumes and are able to offer further significant savings for larger users-and the product quality is better than ever!” John believes competitors will be hard pushed to match Badgemaster’s combination of product quality and pricing and invites buyers to check out their current deal against his company’s offer. “Every order is backed by our best price guarantee, and we never compromise on quality. We are confident of providing the best value and the best service in the marketplace, because we’ve invested in the resources which support competitive pricing long term.” As an example John points to Badgemaster’s most recent innovation designed to improve efficiency for the benefit of customers, a unique online reordering facility either custom made via the Badgemaster website. “We’ve saved both time and cost by removing the need for operator input as well as the possibility of supplier generated spelling errors, as all text is entered by the customer and downloaded directly to our computerized systems, “ he explains. “It all contributes to low operating costs, low prices and faster service even for customers wanting just one badge!”

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Civil servants have a heavy workload ahead as an unprecedented number of franchises come up for allocation. Their task is an unenviable one.

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his year is going to be the busiest ever for the Department for Transport’s franchise team. Temporary extensions granted to various franchises, together with First Great Western not taking up its option for the final three years of its contract, mean that there is an unprecedented logjam of contracts to be let. First, the Invitation to Tender for the West Coast franchise has, after a delay, finally been published and for this there are four shortlisted bidders: Virgin, the incumbent in which Stagecoach has a 49 per cent stake, will compete against Abellio, the Dutch state railway, a coalition of Keolis and SNCF, the French state railway and FirstGroup for the franchise which was originally intended to start in April but has now been delayed to December. The Invitation to Tender documents were issued in January by the DfT and bids have to be submitted in April. At least that franchise is under way, but the others are still at the earlier stage of seeking bidders to pre-qualify. The heavy workload for the civil servants who have to assess the bids and make recommendations over franchise allocation was well demonstrated by the unprecedented

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publication of three Official Journal of the European Union notices by the department on the same day just before Christmas. These cover a pretty straightforward contract for Essex Thameside, the new name for what was once London, Tilbury & Southend, and became known by the present incumbent, National Express, as the rather incomprehensible C2C. The second one is the very complex Thameslink franchise, which covers not only the current services operated by First Capital Connect, but also some parts of the SouthEastern franchise and, eventually, the whole of the Southern franchise. This is full of what Donald Rumsfeld famously termed ‘unknown unknowns’, since the date at which the Southern routes will be incorporated is not stated and the Thameslink core route is the subject of a major improvement programme which is not due to be completed until the end of the decade. There will also be, during the seven-year period of the franchise, the introduction of the new Siemens trains and therefore it will be very difficult for bidders to assess the risk of these various developments. Complicated as the Thameslink deal will be, it will be superseded in complexity by the proposed 15-year deal for the Great Western franchise, which has an even greater range of uncertainties and has been described by one railway writer as ‘the Franchise of Death’. And so it is. To start with the franchise is already complicated. Unlike the West and East Coasts, which are solely for long-distance services, it is the child of Richard Bowker’s time as boss of the Strategic Rail Authority when the idea was that commuter and Intercity services out of the same London terminus would be combined into one franchise. Therefore, it is already a complex franchise involving both suburban or regional services to the Thames Valley and services out to Plymouth, Penzance, Bristol, Cardiff and the rest of South Wales. Nothing illustrates the problems better than the hordes of passengers who at Reading get off trains that then run on for several more hours often half empty. Moreover, the current franchisee, First, not surprisingly, did not take up the final optional three years of its contract because it

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Finally, there’s the plan to electrify services, which will require two separate types of new rolling stock. The new IEP trains to be supplied by Hitachi have been earmarked for long-distance services while initially at least, suburban services may use some electric trains cascaded from Thameslink as well as, of course, some being replaced by Crossrail. Just to add to the uncertainties, there will, too, be new signalling associated with the introduction of Crossrail and electrification. The chances of some of this work impacting on passenger services is about as certain as the outcome of a one-horse race. Bear in mind that hardly any new trains are ever introduced without teething problems. One bidder confided to me: ‘We really don’t know where to start. It is going to be very difficult pricing these various risks.’ When all this is over and these franchises are safely let, the DfT will then have the job of offloading the East Coast franchise, which has been state run since National Express threw in the towel two years ago. That ill-fated franchise, which has had two failures – Sea Containers and National Express – in its history, is due to be re-privatised by December 2013. However, with the department so occupied this year in letting the current batch of franchises, this could well be further delayed. Indeed, the heavy burden on the department, together with the wide range of uncertainties, raises questions about the purpose of the franchising programme. These doubts will only intensify if any of these highly complex deals are substantially delayed or, like previous East Coast contracts, go badly wrong. Words: Christian Wolmar Sub-Editor: Deborah Maby RailCONNECT

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n January, the Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, gave the go-ahead for what will become Britain’s largest-ever engineering scheme, the £32 billion high speed line linking London with Birmingham and, later, Leeds and Manchester.

Britain has so far lagged behind major European countries in the high speed stakes with only the 67-mile line between St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel, but this scheme, if it goes ahead, will make up for lost time. First proposed by the then Shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers at the Tory Party conference in 2008, the idea is now supported by all the main political parties, though, interestingly, not the Greens, who initially were in favour but now feel there is no environmental case for the scheme. The line will be built in two stages, probably involving separate parliamentary phases, though that has not yet been finally decided. The first 113-mile section will be between London and Birmingham, with a station at Old Oak Common in Willesden to connect with Crossrail and another near Birmingham airport, with a short line to the old Curzon Street station near the city centre. This is due to be completed by 2026, followed by Spurs to Manchester in the west and Leeds in the east, which have an expected completion date of 2033.

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While public debate has focused on the speed, which will see, for example, journey times between the capital and Birmingham cut to 49 minutes, the key argument put forward by the Government is that the line is necessary to enhance the rail capacity on the overcrowded West Coast route. Currently, there are about 45,000 people travelling on the southern section of the West Coast Line daily, and according to government predictions this will more than double over the next 25 years. The Government emphasises the positive business case for the plan. Ms Greening said: ‘A new high speed rail network will provide Britain with the additional train seats, connections and speed to stay ahead of the congestion challenge and help create jobs, growth and prosperity for the entire country.’ She dismissed notions that improving the existing lines would be sufficient to provide the extra capacity needed. As expected with such a massive project, it has generated considerable controversy. Much of the opposition has centred around the Chilterns through which the route passes. In order to allay fears about environmental damage, in her announcement Ms Greening agreed to extend tunnels and embankments through the crucial Chiltern Hills. This, however, was not enough for locals, who are vowing to continue fighting to stop the scheme.


Feature Jerry Marshall, the spokesman for the main opposition group, made the point that: ‘Justine Greening has said that she would make a rational decision on HS2 and she clearly has not. If she had taken a cold hard look at HS2 she would see that it is a disaster waiting to happen. The construction will wreak untold environmental damage and exacerbate rather than close the north-south divide. Opposition is not confined solely to the Chilterns. Writing in The Guardian, Simon Jenkins, a former editor of the Evening Standard and once a member of the British Railways Board, argued it was the greatest waste of money since the decision to build aircraft carriers and wrote damningly that this had little to do with the loss of beautiful countryside: ‘The fact is that a vast sum of money is going on a single upmarket project whose chief feature is its extravagant glamour. HS2 is gesture spending dressed up as growth. It is Concorde for slow learners.’ Interestingly, there is, too, a split in the business community. While the CBI and, not surprisingly, most companies involved in the rail industry support the scheme, others are not so sure. John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, said: ‘Without new capacity, by the 2020s the main West Coast Line would be gummed up, and rail freight would be likely to be squeezed out. We are right to plan for the infrastructure which the next generation will need, and the biggest prize will come from phase two – the link with the North.’ However, the former head of the CBI and a minister in the Labour government, Lord Digby Jones, has now come out against the plan, saying: ‘Anyone in Birmingham who says that HS2 will do anything other than make Birmingham a dormitory town for London needs to get real.’

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There are, too technical objections. Opponents say that the projected capacity of 18 trains an hour is unrealistic, as no high speed line in the world operates with more than 14 an hour. Moreover, they dispute the projected growth of 2.4 per cent annually until 2037, which is the figure used as the basis of the business case and which they say is far too optimistic. Supporters, on the other hand, point to the near doubling of numbers since 2004, when the line was upgraded, new trains introduced and frequencies greatly increased. They also argue that any attempt to increase capacity by adding new carriages and further increasing frequencies would not ultimately meet demand. The next 12 months are crucial for the scheme. The Government will now start work on the more detailed design of the project, promising widespread consultation and engagement with local communities. Moreover, work will also start in earnest on determining the route for the second part of the line, to Manchester and Leeds. The details of the compensation scheme, too, will be set out. The project will be taken forward with a hybrid Bill (a parliamentary bill that encompasses both private and public interests), which will be published late in 2013, after which a committee of MPs will hear objections and decide on the final details of the project. It is during this process that both the depth of opposition to the Bill and the strength of support will become clear but in the meantime, there will be no shortage of sabre-rattling from both sides. This could turn out to be either Britain’s greatest engineering project for all time or a damp squib if ministers lose their nerve or the money proves not to be available. Words: Christian Wolmar Sub-Editor: Deborah Maby RailCONNECT

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In the heart of London a £1bn engineering project is under way: the rebuilding of

Tottenham Court Road station which, as a site visit confirms, is an amazingly impressive undertaking.

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ow do you spend £1 billion on revamping just one station? That’s what it is costing to rebuild Tottenham Court Road Station in central London, at the same time as building a whole new adjoining station for the Crossrail scheme. Many people in the North complain that London is getting more than a lion’s share of investment money available for rail projects and they cite such schemes as an example. It does seem an awful lot of money but a site visit soon makes one aware of just how tricky it is to rebuild a station such as this. It has long been one of London’s most inadequate Tube stations. Situated at a key junction, linking Charing Cross Road with Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, it is one of the main ways to access the shopping experience that is Oxford Street, albeit at the unfashionable end. It’s a key point on the London Tube map, too, as two of the busiest Tube lines, the Northern and the Central, connect here, and the need for improvement has been obvious to anyone who has used this cramped station in recent years. The tiny concourse, with lots of inconveniently placed pillars, the low ceiling and the bustling stairways were clearly inadequate for the near 150,000 people travelling through the station on a typical day. By the time Crossrail is running, that number is expected to reach 200,000 – or over 70 million a year: more than, say, Heathrow Airport.

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The station had not been expanded since the completion of the Northern line over a century ago and the decision to go ahead with Crossrail meant that the scheme was given priority. From 2018, it will be one of the principal central-London stations for this new line. Therefore it is in effect two projects combined into one, both costing about £500 million, and that is how the £1 billion figure is reached. Moreover, rather than just producing a mundane station, the site demands good architecture to help improve the rather shabby image of that end of Oxford Street, and the design incorporates an impressive glass roof which will give the station a pleasantly open feel. Despite being undertaken simultaneously, the two Tottenham Court Road stations are different projects. London Underground is so far charged only with creating the space for the Crossrail station, which will then be fitted out by the Crossrail contractors in the run-up to the opening of the line in 2018. However, designing the two stations together obviously made sense, and all the relevant cross passages and escalator areas have been laid out. Begun at the end of 2009, the scheme is due to be finished in August 2016 and already key parts of the work have been completed, such as the digging of a major new pedestrian tunnel that will link Crossrail with the Tube lines. The sheer complexity of the working environment is neatly demonstrated by another important aspect that has now been finished: the widening of the access to the existing Northern line platforms. To achieve this, the cast-iron rings installed when the station was built had to be removed, and while the platforms had to be closed for eight months, the trains continued running throughout, barely inches away on the

open, splitting the work into three sites. That proved too hard to manage and posed a risk to the public, so now traffic is diverted about 100 yards to the east and runs under Centre Point, which marks the end of Oxford Street.

other side of a temporary wall, from the 100 engineers who were working day and night. That is why, on closer examination, the cost seems reasonable value for money. It is easy to see how spending can mount up on a scheme such as this, given its location and the difficulties of working in such a tight environment without interrupting the daily running of Tube trains on two lines and the fact that it is one of central London’s key road junctions. Looking at the site from above – Centre Point next to it provides a fabulous view – it seems inconceivable that so much work could be carried out safely and quickly in such a small space. A quick walk through the site – hard hats are essential – demonstrates why even the dumping of a single extra skip requires planning and organisation. There is no room for lorries to hang about, so any deliveries are held at a site in nearby Holborn until the precise scheduled time of arrival, all of which adds greatly to the expense.

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The project is being overseen by London Underground, whose programme manager Les Hamilton is a chirpy Scotsman with previous experience on the Athens Metro. On the other side is the contractor’s project director, Jez Haskins, but both men are at pains to point out that the traditionally confrontational relationship between contractor and client is not for them: ‘If the contractor incurs extra costs for something, then we look at it and agree an arrangement. We have an arbitration scheme but we do not expect to have to use it,’ says Hamilton.

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The trains continued running throughout, barely inches away, on the other side of a temporary wall from the 100 engineers who were working day and night.

Land was another major cost. Just to acquire the site set Transport for London back £70 million. While most of the properties were non-descript office blocks dating back a century or more, the Astoria, venue of hundreds of famous rock concerts, sadly also had to go. For a time during the early part of the project, Charing Cross Road, which crosses Oxford Street and then becomes Tottenham Court Road, was kept

Hamilton makes no excuses for the cost of the project. ‘People don’t realise just how much digging is involved in a scheme like this and how difficult it is,’ he says. ‘We’ve had to move sewers that stretch back to the days when Bazalgette built them in the mid-19th century.’ Despite the difficulties of working in such a cramped environment, Hamilton points proudly to a poster showing more than a million hours have been worked since the last reportable accident – and that includes relatively minor injuries such as a cut finger. In the end, passengers will benefit from a ticket hall six times the present size, stepfree access from street to platform, still a rarity on the London Underground, and a whole new ticket hall for Crossrail at the other end of the site underneath Soho’s Dean Street. It’s a long time off, but worth the wait. Words: Christian Wolmar Sub-Editor: Deborah Maby Images: TfL RailCONNECT

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n January 2012, BAA formally put Edinburgh Airport up for sale. A fierce bidding war is expected for a profitable and sought after asset. Issued a week later, the Invitation to Tender for the Intercity West Coast Franchise highlighting the need for the new operator to invest in some poor, unprofitable railway stations. The disconnect is jarring. Airports and stations provide the same service – they allow passengers to board a mode of transport. But while one asset is highly coveted by the private sector, the other requires public subsidy, fails to deliver the requisite customer service and is not leveraging strong commercial opportunities. Previous reports such as the 2009 “Better Rail Stations” review suggest failure to spread best practice is costing the industry over £45m per annum, whilst external benchmarking against airports suggests the missed opportunity might be higher. This was not lost on Sir Roy McNulty, who concluded in his Value for Money study that “The complexity of the contractual matrix in which stations operate can lead to sub-optimal investment…Split responsibilities for station development can lead to delays, avoidable cost increases, and potentially missed opportunities.” The present system, by which stations are owned by Network Rail, operated by TOCs and funded by a long term charge reflecting capital expenditure needs reform. The charge does not necessarily reflect station usage [see Figure 1] or the quality of the service offered.

In addition, the current structure: • Creates a sub-optimal process for planning and delivering investment in stations • Lacks specialist expertise in promoting an integrated commercial offer • Does not provide suitable incentive structures for ensuring quality and cost effective operation • Is regulated under a model which is insufficiently granular and not fit for purpose

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A new approach is required, in a model which empowers TOCs (and local communities) to specify service levels, reshapes the payment incentive and legislative structure to reward service quality, investment and innovation and leverages specialist skills to deliver upgrades and develop commercial facilities. We propose that Dedicated Station Management Companies (SMCs) would offer one such solution. In our model: • The SMC would take ownership of all stations, with long term responsibility for investment, maintenance and management of all stations. The SMC (backed by infrastructure grade finance) would deliver improvements more effectively and take long term investment decisions; • The TOC would be a customer of the SMC, procuring a service for its passengers in the same way that an airline does from the airport. Payment would be made on a usage basis (in the same way that airlines pay aeronautical fees to airports) establishing a clear financial link to service quality; • The SMC would receive all ticket retail commission and have the right to develop commercial retail and car parking at each station; • It is possible that at many stations, this revenue would exceed the cost of running the station, and the SMC would therefore pay the TOC for these rights. [See Figure 2, the new station delivery model].


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Combining this model with some changes to the regulatory strategy would address all of the weaknesses in the current system:

Planning and Delivering Investment Longer franchises and clearer asset transfer are intended to encourage TOCs to invest. However, even assuming that this is achieved, it is not clear that TOCs would have the incentives or the skill set to deliver station upgrades. However, a specialist Station Management Company - which would continue to manage stations across multiple franchises - would. Moreover, it could probably do it more cheaply - a recent study for New York University identified an average weighted cost of capital for Railroad operators of 8.88%, more than four percentage points higher than the 4.78% for banks.

Incentive Structures TOCs and SMCs can establish new incentive structures to reward quality of service and investment. For example: • Commission on ticket sales could become variable and linked to service quality. For example SMCs at a well-run station could, for example, receive 12% commission on regular ticket sales, whilst sales made at a poorly run station with no facilities would only receive 5%. • Similarly, usage charges could be linked to output achieved and not the value of the asset base. This would encourage a true partnership between TOCs and the SMCs, specifying which services TOCs are prepared to pay for at which station.

In the 2009 Review “Better Railway Stations”, Green and Hall noted that “The importance of retail and catering is often underestimated within the industry.” At airports such revenue is key: At BAA’s airports in 2010 average retail spend per passenger was £5.11. Passengers will spend longer at an airport than a railway station. However if rail could achieve 10% of this, it would translate to £544m of retail spend, and with a 10% revenue share arrangement – similar to airports - £54m of new profit. An SMC would be suitably incentivised and qualified to develop such retail facilities, and by so doing could develop the funding mechanism for new investment.

Categorisation Structures With a new approach to station ownership must come better categorisation and regulation of stations. The current model is insufficiently granular. Each station will require its own retail and commercial plan reflecting its service profile, usage pattern and location which an SMC would develop. As McNulty noted “passenger security is not necessarily enhanced by the presence of a person in a ticket office.” Passenger security and investment across the network could be improved though the investment in remote station control rooms instead of ticket offices, with staff reduction plans contingent on a certain percentage of passengers using TVMs / Internet ticketing or successful transferring of ticket retail to local shops or Community Interest Companies.

Delivering this model The forthcoming tender for the Great Western franchise is the ideal test bed for a new station delivery model. As lead operator of over 200 stations (many of which require significant upgrade) the benefits of a new model would be significant. In the consultation document on that franchise, the DfT has stated that: “Bidders will be expected to have considered how best to enhance the quality of the station portfolio in their proposals”. In doing so, prospective bidders would be well advised to consider a Station Management Company.

Words: Matt Lovering Director at Credo, a strategy consulting firm specialising in the business services, infrastructure and transportation industries.

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he rail sector in Great Britain is undergoing a structural transformation. Network Rail, the owner and operator of the national rail network, is in the process of devolving key functions to its rail regions across Britain, while at the same time working towards a stronger alignment with train operators through joint alliances. Additionally, the Government is proposing changes to future rail franchises giving more responsibility for rail services to the operators who run the trains.

These changes are taking place on one of the busiest railways in Europe. Great Britain has 20% more train services operating than France, 60% more than Italy, and more than Portugal, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands combined. Last year on Britain’s rail network passengers took more than 1.3 billion journeys, over 19 billion tonnes of freight was moved, while upwards of £5 billion was invested in maintenance and modernisation. While these figures demonstrate the recent success of the rail industry, it is clear that costs are too high with a large amount of public subsidy going in, but a lack of clarity of where the money goes and what exactly it buys.

This is highlighted in Sir Roy McNulty’s Rail Value for Money study, published in May 2011, that found costs could be reduced across the whole industry by between £700m and £1bn annually by 2019. With a complex industry structure, it is essential the rail industry has a regulator which remains able to rigorously monitor safety, punctuality and economic performance. Key to this is the need to ensure that rail regulation helps Network Rail and train operators to work closer together, developing partnerships that put customers’ needs first and at the same time achieve significant efficiency savings. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain’s railways. It has a wide ranging role overseeing a sector with an annual turnover of £18bn, while at the same time ensuring Britain’s railways remain one of the safest in Europe. It works hard to make sure the industry delivers a safe, high performing and efficient railway for passengers and funders. The combined role provides ORR with a unique and in-depth understanding of the activities taking place on the railways, making sure that changes on the network, and the drive for better use of taxpayer and fare-payers’ money, do not compromise safety or the delivery of improvements.

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Feature Consultation on the future role of the regulator In December 2011, an important consultation was jointly published by ORR and the Department for Transport (DfT). The document, ‘A greater role for ORR regulating passenger franchisees in England and Wales’, consults on the potential for an expanded role for ORR that will put passengers at the heart of regulation. Currently, responsibility for the regulation of the railways in England and Wales is divided between the DfT and ORR. The proposals would see the Government step back from some parts of rail regulation, with ORR given more powers to protect passengers’ interests while at the same time helping make the railways more efficient, cost effective and transparent. New licence conditions would allow the independent rail regulator to ensure passenger complaints are handled properly as well as to take on responsibility for monitoring train performance and service standards. The proposals will not increase the overall regulatory burden on train operators or other private sector participants in the industry, but will help simplify current regulatory responsibilities to the benefit of customers. The suggested changes build on the findings from the McNulty study, which concluded that significant changes are needed for the rail industry to achieve its full potential. These include a move towards an integrated regulator for the whole rail industry to support closer working between different parts of the sector.

The immediate package of reforms includes proposals that: n ORR should take on additional responsibilities for complaints procedures and Disabled Peoples’ Protection Policies (DPPPs). n ORR will be responsible for all aspects of approving, monitoring, and enforcing compliance with complaints procedures and with DPPPs through station and passenger train licences.

Long-term proposals included in the consultation are: n Responsibility for monitoring and the enforcement of train punctuality and reliability could be transferred to ORR. n That the monitoring and enforcement of service quality standards and compensation agreed in the franchise, or committed to in the franchise bidding process, could be implemented by ORR via a licence rather than by the Government through a contractual mechanism. Enlarging the role of ORR could potentially deliver significant benefits to users, taxpayers and the rail industry. ORR welcomes the proposals for an expanded role with greater powers to protect passengers’ interests. Strong, proportionate regulation is essential for passengers and funders to get the service they deserve. The joint consultation closed on 2 March 2012, but this is just the beginning of the debate. In view of the proposed changes, by 2014 - the start of the next control period - Britain could have a very different railway.

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What is your greatest career achievement to date?

What brought you into the industry/your position? Rail is a really big deal for people because it’s a direct part of their daily experience. It is also a really complex sector– a huge amount of public subsidy goes into the system, and it’s not at all clear that we get what we ought to for it. We all have the opportunity now to change the industry – its structures, mindsets, culture – to make sure we are all focused on the customer and value for money. That is the kind of challenge I like. I’m also really enjoying being closer to the action than in many policy jobs in government.

What developments do you expect to see in the next 5 years at ORR? As the railways’ independent regulator, ORR has a unique role in the next few years as the industry changes. Our biggest focus will be on improving value for money, the customer experience, and keeping the railway safe. The railway needs investment to meet customer demands and to support economic growth, through both passenger and freight services. But to justify high levels of public investment, it needs to make a step-change in its efficiency and be more transparent. ORR needs to make sure the industry achieves that so that the industry has the confidence and legitimacy to justify what is spent on it. Our Periodic Review of Network Rail’s spending is a big step towards that. ORR will be much better connected with customers and will focus on how well they are served locally; there will be more collaboration with the industry. We will get across what we do and why it matters in plain English. And ORR will be even more respected as a group of professional, committed people who regulate in the public interest but know when to step back and let the industry take the initiative.

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Persuading different agencies to work together across the criminal justice system to cut crime and the harm it does to people was a big challenge, and I think it’s made things genuinely better. I helped to change the way government and businesses address climate change too – though the jury is out on whether that will deliver enough as we recover from recession.

What do you enjoy most about your job? Making a difference for people who use the railway, with the big opportunities we have to make it better. And the people – week in week out I meet people across the industry who apply their skills and ingenuity in a complex system to deliver a great service.

If you could change anything about the industry what would it be and why? I’d like to see the industry much more selfmotivated, with better collaboration and confidence in its own judgement to do the right things for its customers, for safety and efficiency. I think the railway should be less dependent on government and the regulator to make things happen. And much greater transparency – people need to feel the industry is delivering efficiently, and to be able to see it for themselves. Too much secrecy around how public money is used just makes it look like there is something to hide.

What is the best advice you’ve been given? First and foremost - it’s the people. Call them staff, customers, suppliers, workforce, passengers, the industry, regulators, government – they are all people who deserve to be listened to: often supported, sometimes disagreed with and challenged too, but always treated with respect. Second - follow the money. It may sounds sleuth-like, but if you understand how the money flows, in any industry. it tells you a lot about how you can improve performance and who can help.

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What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry? Whichever job you are in, always think about how your decisions affect your customers. Develop your skills and judgement so you can do the right thing by customers, and use your resources wisely. Challenge anything which is unsafe or blatantly inefficient – a better railway will come from your integrity and ingenuity helping to change the way things are done. Learn from the people around you, and spot the innovators and see what can be achieved. Try to see as much of the railway as you can, so you really understand how the system works and see it from different perspectives. And think of a stint at ORR or in another part of the industry as part of your career development.

What inspires you? Family and friends. They achieve amazing things, and keep me sane!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I believe in people being able to see where their money goes and what they get for it. So measures which make the public sector and public spending more transparent are good with me – rail included.

Where do you see the UK Rail industry in 10 years? I’d like the rail industry to be achieving a lot more for a lot less. I want value for money to have stopped being an issue because people are really confident that the system is efficient and driving hard to be at the cutting edge. I want it to be responsive to its customers, and safe. And it must be at the heart of Britain’s economic recovery. The next decade is crucial for making that happen – and decisions taken now will determine how we get there.

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stablished only a year ago, the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering has already had a major impact.

From January this year it has taken on responsibility for providing quality assurance for all Network Rail’s Sentinel-related training and assessment programmes, delivered by 100 independent providers. This means the previous programme of audits is now being replaced by a series of Ofsted-style inspections, managed by NSARE, so that by the end of June this year each training provider will be graded in one of four categories — outstanding, good, satisfactory or inadequate — with the results being posted on the NSARE web site this summer. The Academy is now working to develop a Directory of courses delivered by its accredited providers, who will have the opportunity to have a listing in the Directory together with an introductory profile and their contact details. NSARE is also developing a national competence database that will be capable of holding records of training and competence for all workers in the railway engineering industry, using the latest information technology. NSARE is part of a network of National Skills Academies. Funding for its establishment was confirmed in November 2010, as part of the Government’s skills strategy. The Academy was launched on 1 December 2010 at the House of Commons, with more than 150 industry representatives present, and in January 2011 NSARE was incorporated as a ‘not for profit’ Company Limited by Guarantee, whollyowned by its Members. By its first annual general meeting last December, NSARE had exceeded its target of recruiting 100 members. NSARE will continue to receive some government funding for another two years to help support its development, but it is expected the Academy’s own products and services will generate income and NSARE Limited has to be totally selffinancing by the end of 2013. The Academy doesn’t deliver training but works with employers to understand their skills needs, with training providers to ensure they are delivering what the industry needs, and with other stakeholders, such as sector skills

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Training Another 30,000 are employed by Network Rail on all aspects of infrastructure engineering. This leaves around a further 60,000 people employed by a large diversity of suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to the rail industry. It has also left a major problem of how to assure common training and skills standards across the diversified industry — hence the proposed national competency database.

bodies and government, to make sure that the industry has people with the right qualifications. The aim is to support the rail industry vision that ‘by 2015, the engineering workforce will have the necessary skills to support the maintenance, development and expansion of a first-class, cost effective 21st Century railway.’ Formation of the Academy followed a threeyear campaign led by Gil Howarth (pictured above) now NSARE’s Chief Executive and Company Secretary — and Pete Waterman who, although well known as a pop music impresario, is better known in the rail industry for owning and operating a railway engineering business at the Crewe Heritage Centre where he also trains apprentices. The need for the Academy was backed right across the railway industry, which matched the initial government funding to get the project started. Today’s rail industry is vastly different to that which preceded the privatisation of British Rail between 1994-97. There are now around 100,000 people engaged in railway engineering activities, of whom approximately 10,000 work on rolling stock engineering and maintenance — mostly employed by the train operating companies, while the remainder work in new build activities, such as at Bombardier Transportation, at present Britain’s only remaining significant train builder.

An additional factor is the age profile of many engineers in the rail industry and the need to attract young people to choose railways for their future careers as the older and more experienced engineers leave for retirement. The railway engineering industry offers some great career opportunities — but it needs to get this message out to school leavers and graduates. To this end, NSARE is now working closely with The Smallpeice Trust to raise awareness and interest in railway engineering career opportunities. Although the industry has not always enjoyed the most positive image among the public at large, the need for an improving and growing rail industry is being recognised increasingly by the business community and government.

This massive scheme, which is heralded as Europe’s largest construction project, has highlighted the shortage of skilled tunnelling engineering skills in Britain and led Crossrail to set up Europe’s first Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) — in Ilford — to ensure there are sufficient skilled people for the project to go ahead. These skills will also be essential for the construction of HS2 as at least a quarter of stage one will be in tunnels. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that Terry Morgan, the Chairman of Crossrail, is also Chairman of NSARE Limited. And at the Academy’s first AGM last December, Terry Morgan announced that Pete Waterman had been invited to become NSARE’s first patron: “Pete’s real passion is helping young people, particularly those who come from a less privileged background, to get a start in life,” he said. “He has campaigned tirelessly for Government funding for traditional apprenticeships, long before they were championed by this government and indeed the previous government.”

The government has continued to approve substantial modernisation and enhancements of the existing railway network, including electrification between London, Bristol and Cardiff and of the Trans-Pennine route between Manchester, Leeds and York, and a start on re-opening the rail route between Oxford, Bedford and Cambridge. NSARE is planning to undertake a detailed survey with the Office of Rail Regulation to identify engineering skills needed for the future in what is becoming a significant growth industry. The biggest railway engineering project currently under way is Crossrail, costing £15 billion — with tunnelling of a new 21km twin-bore route between Paddington and East London about to start. It will enable up to 24 commuter trains an hour to operate from Berkshire and Heathrow Airport in the west to Shenfield, in Essex, and Abbey Wood, on the borders of Greenwich and Bexley.

Accepting his certificate Pete Waterman said: “I am honoured to be made NSARE’s first Patron and I am delighted with the amazing progress that has been made, particularly in the past 12 months.” For more information, see www.nsare.org, or contact mark.allen@nsare.org. Words: Alan Marshall Images: NSARE

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the particular case. However, if there is no exemption, an applicant would be likely to make an application to ORR using this regime.

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ollowing the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR) market study on rail freight sites last year, the rail industry’s regulator is continuing to consider changes to the regulatory framework. These are aimed at making legislation fit for purpose in response to an ever increasing amount of rail freight activity. Currently, ORR is engaging with the industry on a voluntary code of practice governing arrangements around the leasing of and access to freight sites. When negotiations break down, how can freight customers and operators obtain access to the sites they want to use? In this article, we examine the legal regimes available and discuss how these will become more and more important in the next decade. The significant factor here is the huge rise in rail freight traffic that organisations such as Network Rail are forecasting.

Legal regimes on access There are currently two legal regimes under which a company can apply to be granted access to a rail freight facility. The applicant could be granted access under either one of these regimes. Under the first, set out in the Railways Act 1993, ORR has the power to direct the owner of any rail facility to enter into an access contract with a railway undertaking. If an application is successful, ORR will specify both the terms of the access contract and when it must be entered into. A large number of rail facilities are expressly exempted from this part of the 1993 Act; for example, a number of port terminals are exempt. It is also possible for the owner of a rail facility to apply to the Department of Transport for an exemption to be granted in

The second is set out in the Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005, which implement a European Directive for open access to community rail facilities. The 2005 Regulations state that a railway undertaking is entitled to track access to (and the supply of services in) terminals which are linked to the rail network and serve, or potentially serve, more than one customer. If such an undertaking is denied access, it may appeal to ORR. In turn, ORR may give a direction to the owner of the facility to grant access. The 2005 Regulations do not contain any broad exemptions for terminals which are connected to the Network Rail network. Under either regime, ORR will follow the same basic process: considering representations from the applicant and the facility owner, and consulting any other key stakeholders before coming to a conclusion. It is unsurprising that, if an owner of a rail facility is required to provide access following an application; it will also be subject to contractual obligations to maintain its facility. But, in fact, the legal toolkit extends much further than this. In certain circumstances, ORR can direct the owner of a rail facility to carry out improvement works (although ORR would be unlikely to do so unless the owner is adequately remunerated for carrying out the work).

A fair balance For owners of rail freight facilities, these legal regimes can have a big impact on the way they choose to operate their facilities. The courts have previously recognised that the action of ORR directing a facility owner to grant access constitutes an interference with the facility owner’s right to peaceful enjoyment of its possessions (as enshrined in law under the Human Rights Act 1998). However, this interference will not necessarily be unlawful, so long as ORR strikes a fair balance between protection of the right of property and the requirements of public interest. This public interest will often be to have a rail network which realistically has the greatest possible use and consequently relieves congestion on other transport networks and reduces carbon emissions. This interest is recognised in both ORR’s statutory duties and in the European Directive.

Making the most of it Most applications to ORR are for access rights to the mainline network. However, some recent applications for access to rail freight facilities include DB Schenker’s applications for access to the Port of Immingham (determined in 2009) and the Port of Felixstowe (determined in 2010). The uptake of such applications has not been great. ORR’s market study suggests the main reason for this is that while most larger freight operating companies understand current legal regimes, knowledge is less advanced among smaller operating companies and other parties involved which have infrequent contact with the railways. Perhaps understandably, companies are also wary of applying to a regulator to determine the terms of their contractual relationships. As a result they tend to view applications as a last resort. ORR also noted that, despite the current system, companies are cautious about entering into contracts for access where the site owner is a competitor. As consumer rail freight traffic increases, there will be increased demand for rail freight facilities. The legal regimes in place may provide the strategic solution to obtaining access, and applications to ORR are likely to rise. Such applications could lead ORR to determine the allocation of capacity, level of charges and even whether an unused rail freight facility should come back into use. The current work by ORR and the industry on a voluntary Code of Practice gives a valuable opportunity to facilitate these applications, causing as little uncertainty or delay as possible for all parties.

This press article may contain information of general interest about current legal issues, but does not give legal advice. For further information about this press article, contact: David Fennell on +44 (0)121 685 3882 For other communications enquiries, please contact: Gayle Redding on +44 (0)121 685 2708

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s multi-market recruitment business, ATA is committed to delivering its clients and candidates with the best service possible. Their dedicated rail division provides specialist permanent and temporary contract recruitment solutions across the railway sector, with a focus on three key areas – civil engineering, infrastructure, and rolling stock.

meet this ambitious goal; utilising our talent pool of candidates to provide our clients with the best talent available to drive them forward towards these objectives. “As a recruitment provider into the industry we understand the need for sourcing quality individuals and leaders, and ensuring that our clients get ultimate value from the recruitment process. Hiring the wrong people can be costly in terms of time and money.”

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Bulloch continued: “It is for this reason that we work with rail organisation to fully understand their recruitment needs from the very outset and then help develop their employer brand to ensure that their recruitment campaigns attract the very best talent.”

The Rail Business Manager of the Year is one of the most stiffly contested categories and sees nominations for managers across the spectrum of the UK rail industry. ATA’s Head of Operations Scott Bulloch commented: “Key recommendations from the McNulty report included a need for stronger joint industry leadership and comments that the rail industry should be 30% more efficient by 2018/19”. The McNulty report suggests ways in which the Rail industry can work towards delivering a safe and efficient railway which represents value-for-money for both customers and taxpayers. The key recommendations of the review are centred on top level leadership of the industry, clear cost reduction objectives and benchmarking, structural changes and effective incentivisation. 34

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As a recruitment provider into the industry we understand the need for sourcing quality individuals and leaders

“We listen to our clients and try to establish the issues that they face, and then as opposed to imposing a standard solution upon them, we work to develop a result that fits their needs. In this sense we have become a much more bespoke service provider, drawing on our in-house capabilities and skilled recruitment staff.” The study also identified a significant effiency gap between the rail industry in Britain and leading comparators; providing recommendations for improving efficiency in terms of operations and costs. ATA fully supports this shared goal of

In conclusion, Scott confirmed: “Seeking out the top talent within the Rail Industry is what we do every day and the opportunity to sponsor the award of Rail Business Manager of the Year means that we help highlight some of these individuals’ key achievements at a National Level.”

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or many years the Rail industry has audited its suppliers in accordance to a supplier’s potential for risk. And, of course, this is an essential process for every buyer and ensures that the important safety requirements are met. However, the way the industry approaches supplier audits is fragmented and in need of change. Firstly, there is a significant level of confusion in the industry over the boundaries between the three key tiers of auditing that exist. On one level, there is the qualification of a supplier to certified standards, such as the ISO standards for health & safety, quality and environment. On another tier, there are technical and buyer/contract specific audits, such as RISAS, and ontrack plant that relate to specific risks. But in the middle, there is a critical tier which concerns the pre-qualification and auditing of a supplier’s management processes and systems relating to the way a supplier deals with health & safety,

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quality and other important policies within the organisation. This audit is offered through the Link-up scheme run by Achilles. Unfortunately, a number of industry members wrongly assume that the Link-up audit is a technical one, evaluating the technical and contract specific capabilities of an organisation. This is just one aspect of the rail industry’s auditing structure that needs to be made clearer. There are further areas that can be improved and upgraded to provide greater value. Link-up, the industry’s supplier qualification scheme, is a collaborative community of 3500 suppliers of which some 1300 undergo a pre-qualification audit on an annual basis. The assessments are undertaken by a team of highly skilled and fully qualified auditors who are conducting the in-depth analysis of management processes and systems at an organisational level. At present, this is an exercise which determines whether

a supplier is compliant to the defined minimum standards or not, hence, if a supplier has passed or failed the audit. There is no grading of a supplier in terms of its maturity and approach to its management processes – offering little visibility to buyers of a supplier’s continuous improvement efforts and longterm performance in this regard. For many suppliers this is doing them a disservice, as top performing companies are seen in a similar light to those merely attaining a pass. What is more, the auditing process, at present, offers little advice, guidance or feedback to suppliers on how that organisation might improve its processes. Clearly, there is a great opportunity to change for the better and this is exactly what Link-up is in the process of doing. Under the new Steering Group for Link-up, a Working Group on auditing has been established to find a more ‘value adding’ means of conducting supplier audits.


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Link-up will be able to access the results of supplier audits undertaken by other schemes making compliance far more visible to buyers. Ultimately, the aim is to further align the pre-qualification audit programmes across the industry and to closer integrate the requirements of London Underground/ TfL. This would bring huge advantages for many suppliers, reducing the burden of duplicate audits, taking out complexity and reducing costs for the industry. Link-up has embarked on a process of change that will deliver far greater levels of efficiency to the rail industry, making procurement and its vital auditing methods easier to engage with, more responsive and, above all else, more integrated, visible and intelligible.

Director of Rail and Transport at Achilles. About Achilles: Achilles helps companies to improve their supplier information management. Our services collect and validate supplier information throughout the life of the business relationship so that buyers are better informed and can make better procurement decisions. Achilles has offices in 23 locations around the world and actively support over 750 of the world’s largest buying organisations to manage their supplier data. With a global view of the supplier base, buyers have access to accurate and up-to-date information on their suppliers, they can streamline their supplier engagement, standardise their policies and reduce the risk of non-compliance in areas such as health and safety, quality and environment; and confidently assess the total impact of their procurement decisions.

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General Safety & Security ..........................p50 Alarms .............................................................. Batteries & Power Supplies ............................ CCTV ................................................................ Clothing ............................................................ Fencing ............................................................ Fire Detection / Protection / Prevention .......... First Aid & Medical Equipment ..................p51 Health & Safety ................................................ Lighting ............................................................ Medical Services .............................................. Miscellaneous & Specialist .............................. Personal Protective Equipment........................ Quality & Safety Consultants .......................... Safety & Security Equipment .......................... Security Personnel ..........................................

CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL General Consulting, Recruitment & Professional........................p43 Accounting & Financial .................................... Accreditation & Compliance ............................ Advertising, Design & Marketing...................... Architectural & Surveyancy .............................. Assessment ...................................................... Business Management .................................... Condition Monitoring........................................ Education, Training & Assesment .................... Employment Services ...................................... Engineering ...................................................... Environmental .................................................. Geotechnical .................................................... Industry Bodies ................................................ Industry Reporting ....................................p44 Insurance.......................................................... Labour Supply.................................................. Legal Services .................................................. Medical, Drug & Alcohol Screening ................ Miscellaneous & Specialist .............................. Occupational Health ........................................ Operation / Planning ........................................ Photography & Film production ...................... Planning & research ........................................ Presentation & Communication Skills.............. Print & Publishing ............................................ Procurement .................................................... Project Management ........................................ Quantity Surveying .......................................... Recruitment Services / Consultancy................ Risk Management & Assessment ..............p45 Solutions & Turnkey Providers ........................ Test & Development ........................................ Verification & Validation....................................

ROLLING STOCK Batteries ....................................................p49 Carriage Washing ............................................ Chartering ........................................................ Cleaning & Disposal ........................................ Component Supply .......................................... Decals & Transfers .......................................... De-Icing ............................................................ Equipment & Protection .................................. Heavy Haulage ................................................ Leasing Companies.......................................... Lighting & Cabling............................................ Maintenance & Repair...................................... Manufacturing .................................................. Miscellaneous & Specialist ........................p50 Refurbishment .................................................. Sanding ............................................................ Textiles & Carpeting ........................................ Train Protection ................................................ Train / Carriage, Supply / Design / Manufacture ...................................... Upholstery ........................................................ Vehicle Hire / Maintenance .............................. Weighing Systems............................................

SIGNAL, TELE-COMMUNICATION & IT General Signal, Tele-Communication & IT ..51 Cable Supply / Jointing / Installation .............. Customer Information ...................................... Data Management............................................ Datacoms ........................................................ In-Train Entertainment ...................................... Internet Services .............................................. IT Consultancy / Equipment / Maintenance .... IT Systems / Software / Hardware ............p53 Journey Planning.............................................. Mass Transit Ticketing .................................... Miscellaneous & Specialist .............................. Radio Communications.................................... Signal Post Telephone Supply / Installation .... Signalling Installation / Equipment / Testing.... Switching Systems & Equipment .................... Telecoms Cabling / Engineering ...................... Ticketing / Validation Systems ........................ Transmission .................................................... Wireless Technology ........................................ TUNNELLING & BRIDGES Bridge beams ............................................p53 Bridge construction & repair ............................ Concrete / foam injection ................................ Grouting............................................................ Manual tunnelling ............................................ Mechanical tunnelling ...................................... Miscellaneous & Specialist ........................p54 Open-face tunnelling........................................ Pipejacking / Segmented tunnelling ................ Shaft sinking .................................................... Sheet piling ......................................................

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CIVILS, PLANT & EQUIPMENT 3D Laser Mapping`

0870 442 9400

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Civil Engineering; Earthworks / General/Contractors Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

01530 510066

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Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ........................................................................01257 478524

Architects & Surveyancy PPIY Chartered Architects Ltd

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd ................................................01226 243413 01904 623034

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T P Bennett ........................................................................................................0207 208 2000

01530 510066

BAM Nuttall Ltd....................................................................................................01276 63484

Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ........................................................................01257 478524

Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341

Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224

Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731

Anderton Concrete Products Limited ................................................01606 79436

Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd ......................................................................0115 919 1111

HY-Ten Ltd ..........................................................................................................0800 037 1507

C Spencer Ltd

IDAC Ltd

0844 212 5900

Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Ltd ....................................................0113 284 2415

Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001

Danny Sullivan & Sons Ltd ....................................................................0208 961 1900

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

................................................................

..............................................................................................................

01469 532266

..................................................................................................

DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555

Bridges & Tunnels Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ........................................................................01257 478524 Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224 Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731 Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

CIVILS, PLANT & EQUIPMENT ARCHITECTS & SURVEYANCY

APB Group Ltd..................................................................................................01538 755377 Aqua Geocomposites ....................................................................................01695 51933

Brickwork / Concrete

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Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224

Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001 Strainstall UK Ltd ............................................................................................01983 203600 Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Dew Construction Oldham Ltd ..........................................................0161 624 5631 Hy-Ram Engineering Ltd ..........................................................................01623 422982 HY-Ten Ltd ..........................................................................................................0800 037 1507 J Murphy & Sons Ltd ................................................................................0207 267 4366 Keytech Systems ..........................................................................................0115 900 5600 Kier Construction Ltd ................................................................................0207 922 6905 Mass Contracts Ltd ......................................................................................07956 246843 Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001

Buildings Refurbishment & Property Services Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224 Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019 Gable (UK) Ltd

02392 466416

..................................................................................................

Robinson Kenning & Gallagher ..........................................................0208 684 8125 Steelway ..................................................................................................................01902 834911 TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966 WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111

Sangwin ..................................................................................................................01482 329921 The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711 Turmin Ltd..............................................................................................................01782 272823 Walker Construction ......................................................................................01303 851111 Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720 WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111 YJL Infrastructure ..........................................................................................0207 522 3220

Clothing & Boots Cable BATT CABLES Plc..........................................................................................01322 441165 BEW Ltd..................................................................................................................01245 496064 Cablecraft Ltd ....................................................................................................01582 606033 Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700 CMC Birmingham Ltd ................................................................................0121 544 0077 FB Taylor (Cable Contractors) Ltd ....................................................01765 600261 The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711

Chemicals & Lubricants Autodrain ..............................................................................................................0113 288 0022 Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651

All Clothing & Protection Ltd ................................................................023 8042 8003 Arco ............................................................................................................................01482 222522 Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067 Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651 Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773 United Hygiene Services ....................................0845 450 2024 / 01403 799809

Demolition Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ........................................................................01257 478524 Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700 IDAC Ltd

0844 212 5900

..............................................................................................................

Chemsearch ........................................................................................................01902 510202

Drainage & Culverts

Crown Oil UK Ltd ..........................................................................................0845 130 9777

ACO Technologies plc ......................................................01462 816666 (EXT 263)

Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773

Chemsearch ........................................................................................................01902 510202

PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225

Complete Drain Clearance ......................................................................01785 665909

QHI Rail Ltd ..........................................................................................................01582 461123

Lanes Group PLC Rail Division................0113 385 8400 / 01708 528770

RS Clare + Co Ltd ........................................................................................0151 702 5262

The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711

TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966

Waterflow

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Category Listings Plant

Drilling Barco

01268 764642

ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824

Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700

G F Gordon (Plant Hire) Ltd ....................................................................01245 471917

Perco Engineering Services Ltd ..........................................................01604 590200

Garic ..........................................................................................................................01206 233720

Screwfast Ltd......................................................................................................01727 827375

L&W Contractors ..................................................01403 784286 / 07713 082967

........................................................................................................................

Equipment Maintenance / Repair / Calibration Edmiston Brown & Co ltd ......................................................................0141 554 2891 Mechan Ltd ......................................................................................................0114 257 0563 Torrent Trackside Limited ..........................................................................01543 421900

Maxim Power Tools (Scotland) Ltd ................................................0141 552 5591 Quattro Group ..................................................................................................0845 900 2999 Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684 TRAC

01698 831111

........................................................................................................................

Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720

Land Clearance / Reclamation / Landscaping Flora-Tec ................................................................................................................01223 235711 WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111

Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684

Structural & Construction

Camlok Lifting Clamps ................................................................................01244 375375 Commend UK Ltd ..........................................................................................01279 872020

Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ........................................................................01257 478524 Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224 Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731 BCM Construction ........................................................................................0208 640 7887

MECHAN LTD

Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

Sir John Brown Building, Davy Industrial Park, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S9 4EX

HY-Ten Ltd ..........................................................................................................0800 037 1507

Lee Pitts info@mechan.co.uk 0114 257 0563 www.mechan.co.uk

KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841 Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001 Screwfast Ltd......................................................................................................01727 827375

UNIC Cranes ......................................................................................................01844 202071

Surveying 3D Laser Mapping ........................................................................................0870 442 9400

Marine & River Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022 PPG protective and marine coatings ltd ......................................01773 837300

ABA Surveying ..................................................................................................01483 797111 Adien Ltd ................................................................................................................01302 802200 Blom ..........................................................................................................................01934 745820

Mechanical Engineering

Mike Worby Survey Consultancy

Brixwoth Engineering Co Ltd ................................................................01604 880338

Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243

Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022

TES 2000 Ltd

Hayley Group Plc ..........................................................................................0870 850 3526

01206 799111

....................................................................................................

Test Equipment Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................01926 705000

Minor Civil Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

01707 333677

......................................................

01530 510066

................................................................

Tools

Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341

Ballast Tools (UK) Ltd ..................................................................................01793 697800

Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001

Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651

The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711

Cembre ....................................................................................................................01675 470440

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Cromwell Tools Ltd ......................................................................................0116 288 8000

Augean plc ............................................................................................................01780 444900 Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067 Exel Composites ..............................................................................................01928 701515 Flora-Tec ................................................................................................................01223 235711 Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd ..........................01342 301122 / 07887856191

Gedore......................................................................................................................01756 798625 Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773 Maxim Power Tools (Scotland) Ltd ................................................0141 552 5591 Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243 VI Distribution Ltd ............................................................................................01270 750520

KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841

Utility supplies

Mechan Ltd ......................................................................................................0114 257 0563

The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711

Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243

Welding Miscellaneous & Specialist

Steelway ..................................................................................................................01902 834911

ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824

Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684

Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022

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Category Listings

CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL Passengerfocus ..................................................0300 123 2140 / 0300 123 0847

LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0800 783 2179 Speedy Hire Ltd. ..............................................................................................01942 720000 Stokes Associates Ltd ................................................................................07846 561370

Accounting & Financial

TES 2000 Ltd

Futurelink ..............................................................................................................0845 620 9255 Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

01206 799111

....................................................................................................

The Institution of Engineering and Technology ......................................................01438 767224 / 01438 765654 Trackline Training Limited ........................................................................0161 872 2400

Accreditation & Compliance Direct Enquires Ltd ........................................................................................01344 360101

Trackwork Ltd ....................................................................................................01302 888666 West Coast Training ....................................................................................0208 834 9151

LRQA - LLOYD’S REGISTER QUALITY ASSURANCE LTD

Employment Services

Hiramford, Middlemarch Office Village, Siskin Drive, Coventry, CV3 4FJ

ACAS ........................................................................................................................01892 273555

E: T: F: W:

Engineering

enquiries@lrqa.co.uk 0800 783 2179 02476 302662 www.lrqa.co.uk

AMOT ........................................................................................................................01284 762222 Bakerail Services Ltd ....................................................................................01480 471349

Advertising, Design & Marketing

Brixwoth Engineering Co Ltd ................................................................01604 880338

Allen Design Group ........................................................................................01226 292921

Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850

Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067

Collis Engineering Ltd ..................................................................................01773 833255

CBS Outdoor Ltd. ......................................................................0207 482 3000 / 3637

D.R.B Power Transmission Ltd ............................................................01244 280280

Market Force Business Media ............................................................0207 760 8699

Derby Engineering Unit Ltd ....................................................................01332 660364

Optimedia ............................................................................................................0207 961 1000

Fowler & Holden Ltd ....................................................................................01472 355316

Traction & Rolling Stock Advertiser ..................................................01379 651683

Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................0208 309 7777 Houghton International..............................................................................0191 234 3000

Architectural & Surveyancy Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................0208 309 7777 Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ............................................................................0207 399 5864 Robinson Kenning & Gallagher ..........................................................0208 684 8125 The Trevor Patrick Partnership ................0207 940 6500 / 07989 587161

Assessment

IDAC Ltd

0844 212 5900

..............................................................................................................

Interfleet Technology Ltd ..........................................................................01332 223000 Lundy Projects Ltd

0161 476 2996

......................................................................................

St. Leonards Railway Engineering Ltd ..........................................01233 617001 Stand7 UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01480 211011 Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118 Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Business Management ACAS ........................................................................................................................01892 273555

TEW Engineering Ltd ..................................................................................0115 935 4354 The Institution of Engineering and Technology ......................................................01438 767224 / 01438 765654 Wago Ltd ................................................................................................................01788 568008

BMT Reliability Consultants ..........................01489 553100 / 07831 312534

Environmental

IDAC Ltd

0844 212 5900

Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................0208 309 7777

Futurelink ..............................................................................................................0845 620 9255

LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0800 783 2179

..............................................................................................................

Safeguard Pest Control ..............................................................................01959 565777

Condition Monitoring BMT Reliability Consultants ..........................01489 553100 / 07831 312534 Strainstall UK Ltd ............................................................................................01983 203600

Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112 Stuart Slatter Training ..................................................................................01565 750557 Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684

Education, Training & Assessment Abbeydale Training Ltd ..............................................................................01226 321250 ACAS ........................................................................................................................01892 273555 Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd ................................................................................01283 792633 Anzio Ltd ................................................................................................................01752 840251 Aspire Rail Consultants ..............................................................................01270 254176

Geotechnical LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0247 688 2213 Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112 Strainstall UK Ltd ............................................................................................01983 203600 WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111

Bywater Training ..............................................................................................01784 480936

Industry Bodies

Intertrain ..................................................................................................................01302 815530

The Institution of Railway Operators

01444 248931

..............................................

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BMT Reliability Consultants ..........................01489 553100 / 07831 312534

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Presentation & Communication Skills

Esmerk Ltd ..........................................................................................................0118 956 5820

BELL AMETHYST Insurance Belmont International Ltd

01732 744700

........................................................................

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd ....................................................01737 787787

Labour Supply AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444

Bell Amethyst, 49 The Lawns, Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9SN Contact: E: T: F: W:

Paul Bell pbell@bell-amethyst.co.uk 01844 238844 01844 238811 www.bell-amethyst.co.uk

Bell Amethyst

Mainline Resourcing Ltd ..........................................................................0845 083 0245 STM Security UK Ltd..................................................................................0208 518 9682 Suretrack Rail Services Limited TRAC

0208 519 9142

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01698 831111

........................................................................................................................

CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY REPORTING

Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................0207 237 2007

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Print & Publishing Amc Screen Print ..........................................................................................0141 557 0080 Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067 Esmerk Ltd ..........................................................................................................0118 956 5820 Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416

Legal Services

Local Transport Today

ACAS ........................................................................................................................01892 273555

Magnadata International Ltd ..................................................................01205 312600

Ashurst

0207 638 1111

Novacroft ..............................................................................................................0845 330 0601

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP ..........................................................................0207 227 7000

OCÉ (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................................01277 846120

Watmores Solicitors ....................................................................................0207 430 1512

Railstaff ....................................................................................................................01530 560026

..................................................................................................................

0845 270 7861

..............................................................................

Stamps Direct ....................................................................................................01603 624407

Medical, Drug & Alcohol Screening Concateno South ..........................................................................................0207 712 8000

The Institution of Engineering and Technology ......................................................01438 767224 / 01438 765654

ScreenSafe UK Ltd ......................................................................................0845 050 5590

Witherby’s ............................................................................................................0207 253 5413

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Procurement

Associated Train Crew Union ................................................................01226 716417 Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACORP)........01484 847790 Bemrose Booth ..............................................................................................01482 826343

FPA Consulting ..................................................................................................01332 604300 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd ....................................................01904 728995

Project Management

Campaign for Better Transport ..........................................................0207 566 6480

Appleyards Consulting ................................................................................01732 471520

Inntel ........................................................................................................................0844 847 5533

AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444

Prestige Couriers............................................................................................0207 384 2300 Stand7 UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01480 211011 Techno Rail

01938 555511

BMT Reliability Consultants ..........................01489 553100 / 07831 312534 CPC Project Services ................................................................................0207 539 4750 FPA Consulting ..................................................................................................01332 604300

..........................................................................................................

The Russell Group ........................................................................................0141 810 8200

Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................0208 309 7777 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd ....................................................01904 728995

Occupational Health

Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ............................................................................0207 399 5864

Express Medicals ..........................................................................................0207 500 6900

Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112

TNE Ltd

Turner & Townsend ......................................................................................0207 544 4000

Operation / Planning Arriva Trains Wales

01388 451111

..................................................................................................................

02920 720516

........................................................................................

LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0247 688 2213 Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Photography & Film production Alvey & Towers ..................................................................................................01949 861894 Rail Images ..........................................................................................................01702 525059

Quantity Surveying Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................0208 309 7777 Turner & Townsend ......................................................................................0207 544 4000

Recruitment Services / Consultancy Anders Elite Ltd

0207 680 3100

............................................................................................

Antal International Network ..................................................................0870 428 1745 ARM Engineering ............................................................................................02392 228266

Planning & research

ATA Rail Recruitment ....................................................................................01332 752792

Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ............................................................................0207 399 5864

Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850

Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Clements Technical Recruitment Ltd ............................................0870 757 2855

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Category Listings Evolution Recruitment ................................................................................0207 978 4924

Keyline Nationals ..........0141 420 3333 / 0800 833375 / 07712 879836

Hambleton Risk Management Ltd ....................................................01904 728995

Kier Construction Ltd ................................................................................0207 922 6905

Intec (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................................01524 865555

KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841

McGinley Support Services Limited ................................................01923 725618

Lend Lease ........................................................................................................0208 271 8000

Morgan Hunt

0207 419 8968

Mansell Construction Services ..........................................................0207 490 1220

Ptarmigan Transport Solutions ............................................................01738 493962

Mass Contracts Ltd ......................................................................................07956 246843

SkyBlue Rail Recruitment........................................................................0121 654 6985

Morgan Sindall Plc

Technology Resourcing ..............................................................................01483 302211

Sisk Group ............................................................................................................01727 875551

TNE Ltd

Steelway ..................................................................................................................01902 834911

....................................................................................................

01388 451111

..................................................................................................................

01788 534500

........................................................................................

Taylor Maxwell ........................................................07774 900170 / 0131 448 2020

Risk Management & Assessment Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd ..................................................................0131 220 0164 Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118 Appleyards Consulting ................................................................................01732 471520 BMT Reliability Consultants ..........................01489 553100 / 07831 312534 Inntel ........................................................................................................................0844 847 5533 LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0800 783 2179 Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112 Turner & Townsend ......................................................................................0207 544 4000

Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223 TopDeck Parking..............................................................................................01902 499400 Turmin Ltd..............................................................................................................01782 272823 Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd ..................................................................0191 416 1530 Walker Construction ......................................................................................01303 851111 WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111 YJL Infrastructure ..........................................................................................0207 522 3220

Cable Products / Management Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019

Bemrose Booth ..............................................................................................01482 826343

BEW Ltd..................................................................................................................01245 496064

Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..............................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

Test & Development

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ......................0141 941 3689

Calmet Laboratory Services

0208 977 8455

................................................................

Habia Cable

01454 412522

........................................................................................................

Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000

Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500

Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900

LML Products Ltd ..........................................................................................01249 814271

Tüv Süd ..................................................................................................................01489 558100

Mainframe Communications Ltd ........................................................01702 443800

Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................01926 705000

Verification & Validation

Car Parking

Hambleton Risk Management Ltd ....................................................01904 728995

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545

Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900

Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341

Stand7 UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01480 211011

Bemrose Booth ..............................................................................................01482 826343

Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100 Magnadata International Ltd ..................................................................01205 312600

INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL Brake Systems

TopDeck Parking..............................................................................................01902 499400 TopDeck Parking..............................................................................................01902 499442

Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000 Stromag Ltd ........................................................................................................01933 350407

Buildings & Property Construction / Refurbishment / Materials Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

Catenary & Overhead TES 2000 Ltd TNE Ltd

01530 510066

................................................................

01206 799111

....................................................................................................

01388 451111

..................................................................................................................

Catering

Alfred Bagnall & Son ..........................................01274 714800 / 01302 853259

Momentum Services Ltd ........................................................................0207 843 5619

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545

Cleaning

Balfour Beatty Plc..........................................................................................0207 216 6883

3M CPPD ..............................................................................................................01609 780170

BAM Nuttall Ltd....................................................................................................01276 63484

Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044

Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341

Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416

Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100

B&C Supplies ....................................................................................................0208 776 5757

Buildbase................................................................................................................01865 871700

LIGHTbridge Support Services Ltd ..................................................02920 706111

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Category Listings Urban Initiatives ..............................................................................................0207 380 4545

SASSE LTD Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2RU Contact: E: T: F: W:

Door Systems Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545

Benny Wunderlich benny.wunderlich@sasse.de 01332 362425 01332 208456 www.sasse.de

Faiveley Transport Ltd

01827 308430

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KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841 Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd ..........................................0161 655 0300 Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878

STM Security UK Ltd..................................................................................0208 518 9682

Techno Rail

Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684

Westcode (UK) Ltd ........................................................................................01249 822283

United Eco Services ....................................................................................0845 450 2024 Voucher Systems Ltd ................................................................................0845 601 6020 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................0207 237 2007

Earth Moving Components Ltd

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd ................................................01226 243413 Antagrade Electrical Ltd ............................................................................01606 833299 01273 405435

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01977 514912

Arrowvale Electronics ..................................................................................01527 514151

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..............................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

Beejay Rail Ltd ................................................................................................0141 553 1133

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Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ......................0141 941 3689 Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000 Faiveley Transport Ltd

01827 308430

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Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500 ITT Interconnect Solutions - Cannon & Veam ........................01256 311200 Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889 LML Products Ltd ..........................................................................................01249 814271 PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225

INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

Electrical Engineering

Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd

Components

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VI Distribution Ltd ............................................................................................01270 750520

Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850 EDM Ltd ................................................................................................................0161 203 3150 Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344 Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500 Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889 LML Products Ltd ..........................................................................................01249 814271 PEI Genesis UK Ltd ....................................................................................0844 871 6060 TNE Ltd

01388 451111

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Weidmuller Ltd ......................................................01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261

Weidmuller Ltd ......................................................01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261

Electrification / Power Supply

Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................01926 705000

Babcock Rail ......................................................................................................01698 203005 Brecknell Willis Co

Control Systems Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480 Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd

01273 405435

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Baldwin Boxall Communications ........................................................01892 664422 Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066 Weidmuller Ltd ......................................................01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261 Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

Eltek Valere

01460 64941

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01442 219355

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Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500 Hollywell Building Services ......................................................................01727 810555 Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889 LML Products Ltd ..........................................................................................01249 814271 Riker Ltd..................................................................................................................01249 814271 TNE Ltd

01388 451111

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Corrosion Protection 3M CPPD ..............................................................................................................01609 780170 3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................01344 858704 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044

Enotrac ..................................................................................................................0208 770 3501 York EMC Services Ltd ..............................................................................01904 434440

Freight Terminals & Services

Design Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd

01273 405435

ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal ..............................................01675 461300

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Atlantic Design Transportation Limited ........................................0207 435 1777 Best Impressions

Electromagnetic

0208 740 6443

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Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344 Glover GB Site Investigations................................................................01621 741300

Glasgow Freight Park ................................................................................0141 810 8200 Russell Railfreight Terminal - Barking ............................................0208 517 6490 Russell Railfreight Terminal - Inverness

0141 810 8200

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Telford International Railfreight Park ................................................01952 608410

Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500

Graffiti Removal

Jacobs ....................................................................................................................0141 243 8000

3M CPPD ..............................................................................................................01609 780170

Merson Signs Ltd ............................................................................................01355 243021

Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044

Rail Connections Ltd ....................................................................................01628 639823

Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416

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Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................0207 237 2007

Maxim Power Tools (Scotland) Ltd ................................................0141 552 5591

Pest Control

Infrastructure Installation & Maintenance

Balcombe Pest Control ..............................................................................01444 811916

3M CPPD ..............................................................................................................01609 780170

Safeguard Pest Control ..............................................................................01959 565777

AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd ............................................................................01246 208831 ABET Ltd ..............................................................................................................0207 473 6910 Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480 Alstom Transport ............................................................................................0207 438 9231 Amey OW Ltd ....................................................................................................01865 713100 Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850 Craig & Derricott Ltd ....................................................................................01543 375541 KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841 Rittal Ltd ..................................................................................................................01709 704000 Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223 Visul Systems........................................................0191 416 1530 / 0191 402 1960 Weidmuller Ltd ......................................................01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261

Platforms Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd ................................................01226 243413 Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341 Ferrograph Ltd ................................................................................................0191 280 8800 Ilecsys

01442 828387

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Robinson Kenning & Gallagher ..........................................................0208 684 8125 Semmco Ltd ........................................................................................................01483 757200 Techno Rail

01938 555511

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Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd ..................................................................0191 416 1530 Visul Systems........................................................0191 416 1530 / 0191 402 1960 Walker Construction ......................................................................................01303 851111 Zoeftig & Company Ltd ..............................................................................01288 354512

Lighting Adaptaflex ..............................................................................................................01675 468222 ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824 BEW Ltd..................................................................................................................01245 496064 Mallatite....................................................................................................................01246 593280

Power Supply ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824 Campbell Collins Ltd ....................................................................................01438 369466 Eltek Valere

01442 219355

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Emerson Network Power ........................................................................0114 247 8369

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Peak Oil

Crossrail ....................................................................................................................0207 150 845

Townscape Products Limited ................................................................01623 513355

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ........................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

Weidmuller Ltd ......................................................01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261

Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000

Switches & Crossings

Garic ..........................................................................................................................01206 233720

Hall Rail ..................................................................................................................0191 526 2114

Hy-Ram Engineering Ltd ..........................................................................01623 422982

Trackwork Ltd ....................................................................................................01302 888666

Inntel ........................................................................................................................0844 847 5533 Maxim Power Tools (Scotland) Ltd ................................................0141 552 5591 Mechan Ltd ......................................................................................................0114 257 0563

01246 450242

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Switchgear Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700

Oil Analysis Services ....................................................................................01474 854450

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..............................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

01332 362425

Hawker Siddeley Switchgear ................................................................01495 223001

Steelway ..................................................................................................................01902 834911

Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889

Sasse Ltd

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Trox (UK) Ltd........................................................................................................01842 754545 Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720

Test Facilities Calmet Laboratory Services

0208 977 8455

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Office Equipment & Services

Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000

EFG Office Furniture Ltd ..........................................................................0845 608 4100

Oil Analysis Services ....................................................................................01474 854450

Flora-Tec ................................................................................................................01223 235711

T端v S端d ..................................................................................................................01489 558100

Garic ..........................................................................................................................01206 233720 Inntel ........................................................................................................................0844 847 5533 Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416 Trox (UK) Ltd........................................................................................................01842 754545 United Hygiene Services ..............................0845 450 2024 / 01403 799809 Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720

Permanent Way Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

Track Components & Installation Babcock Rail ......................................................................................................01698 203005 PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225 RS Clare + Co Ltd ........................................................................................0151 702 5262 TES 2000 Ltd

01206 799111

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Track Products & Maintenance 01530 510066

PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225

Aspire Rail Consultants ..............................................................................01270 254176

Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243

Ballast Tools (UK) Ltd ..................................................................................01793 697800

TES 2000 Ltd

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01579 320808

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Unipart Rail

01302 731400

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Westcode (UK) Ltd ........................................................................................01249 822283

Decals & Transfers

Weighing & Lifting

3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................01344 858704

Arbil Ltd ..................................................................................................................01384 424007

Archer Signs & Panels Ltd ....................................................................0115 927 3100

Lloyds Somers ..................................................................................................01792 656951

De-Icing

Workshop Equipment

Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480

Autodrain ..............................................................................................................0113 288 0022

Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044

Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651

Arrowvale Electronics ..................................................................................01527 514151

C & S Equipment ............................................................................................01296 688500

Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416

Mechan Ltd ......................................................................................................0114 257 0563

Basic Solutions ................................................................................................0113 385 3855

Equipment & Protection

ROLLING STOCK

A Plant Rail

Batteries Exide Technologies ........................................................................................01204 661460

Carriage Washing Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044 Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416

01925 281000

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Albatros UK ..........................................................................................................01908 305740 Speedy Hire Ltd. ..............................................................................................01942 720000

Heavy Haulage Allelys Heavy Haulage

01527 857621

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Garic ..........................................................................................................................01206 233720 Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720

Bingham Rail / Bingham Cotech ......................................................0870 774 2341 Garrandale Ltd ..................................................................................................01332 291100 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................01789 400096 STM Security UK Ltd..................................................................................0208 518 9682

Leasing Companies Angel Trains Ltd ..............................................................................................0206 592 0500

Lighting & Cabling Translec Limited ................................................................................................01457 878888

Chartering The Train Chartering Company Ltd ..................................................01249 890176

Maintenance & Repair Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480

Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416 Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................01789 400096 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................0207 237 2007

Albatros UK ..........................................................................................................01908 305740 Archer Signs & Panels Ltd ....................................................................0115 927 3100 Autodrain ..............................................................................................................0113 288 0022 Axminster Carpets Ltd ................................................................................01297 630686 Bingham Rail / Bingham Cotech ......................................................0870 774 2341 01827 308430

Component Supply

Faiveley Transport Ltd

Aerco Ltd................................................................................................................01403 260206

Garrandale Ltd ..................................................................................................01332 291100

Atlas Rail Components Ltd

Hollywell Building Services ......................................................................01727 810555

01228 529522

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Campbell Collins Ltd ....................................................................................01438 369466

Ilecsys

EAO Ltd ..................................................................................................................01444 236000

Rail Connections Ltd ....................................................................................01628 639823

Faiveley Transport Ltd

01827 308430

Sabre Rail Services Ltd ..............................................................................01325 300505

Hayley Group Plc ..........................................................................................0870 850 3526

Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................01789 400096

01442 828387

Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223

Ilecsys

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01442 828387

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ILME UK Ltd ......................................................................................................0151 336 9321

Unipart Rail

ITT Interconnect Solutions - Cannon & Veam ........................01256 311200

ZF Great Britain ..............................................................................................0844 257 0555

Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889

Manufacturing

Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd ..........................................0161 655 0300

Adaptaflex ..............................................................................................................01675 468222

PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225

Alcad ..........................................................................................................................01279 772555

Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878

Alstom Transport ............................................................................................0207 438 9231

01302 731400

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Transec (UK) Ltd ..............................................................................................01306 743355

Arrowvale Electronics ..................................................................................01527 514151

Treadmaster Transport Flooring ..........................................................01579 320808

Asset International ..........................................................................................01633 273081

01302 731400

Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850

Universal Boltforgers Ltd ........................................................................0121 522 5950

Cembre ....................................................................................................................01675 470440

Unipart Rail

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Category Listings Chainstream (UK) Ltd ................................................................................0208 686 6500

Upholstery

01943 870670

Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited......................................................0141 554 3724

Houghton International..............................................................................0191 234 3000

Be-Ge Seating UK Ltd ................................................................................0115 9898750

ICEE ............................................................................................................................02392 230604

Replin Fabrics Ltd ..........................................................................................01721 724311

ILME UK Ltd ......................................................................................................0151 336 9321

Transcal Ltd ..........................................................................................................01506 440111

GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd

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Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd ..........................................0161 655 0300 Lucchini UK ........................................................................................................0161 886 0300 Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) ......................................................01904 791139 Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd ........................................................01792 763000 Plascoat Systems Ltd ..................................................................................01252 733777

Vehicle Hire / Maintenance Aquarius Railroad Technologies Ltd ................................................01765 635021 European Metal Recycling Ltd, TMA ....01793 863202 / 07970 082804 The Train Chartering Company Ltd ..................................................01249 890176 TravelMaster ........................................................................................................01795 660066

PPG protective and marine coatings ltd ......................................01773 837300 Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878 RS Clare + Co Ltd ........................................................................................0151 702 5262

Weighing Systems Weighwell Engineering Ltd ....................................................................0114 269 9955

Semperit ..................................................................................................................01327 313140 Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223 Transec (UK) Ltd ..............................................................................................01306 743355

SAFETY & SECURITY Austin Reynolds Ltd ......................................................................................01932 568888

Tuffa UK Ltd ........................................................................................................01889 567700

Alarms

Unipart Rail

01302 731400

Baldwin Boxall Communications ........................................................01892 664422

ZF Great Britain ..............................................................................................0844 257 0555

Optyma Security Systems Ltd ............................................................0208 304 8635

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Batteries & Power Supplies

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Albatros UK ..........................................................................................................01908 305740

Alcad ..........................................................................................................................01279 772555

Atlas Copco Compressors Ltd ............................................................01442 261201

DMS Technologies / Rectifier Technologies (UK) T/A Duvine ................................................................................................01794 525400

Augean plc ............................................................................................................01780 444900 Temperature Control Limited ................................................................0161 872 5722

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited ..........................................01782 667305 Martek ......................................................................................................................01954 267726

ROLLING STOCK MISCELLANEOUS & SPECIALIST

Treadmaster Transport Flooring ..........................................................01579 320808

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Watermark Ltd

0208 606 2000

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ZF Great Britain ..............................................................................................0844 257 0555

CCTV AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777 Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019

Refurbishment

Axis Communications Ltd ........................................................................01462 427910

Archer Signs & Panels Ltd ....................................................................0115 927 3100 Faiveley Transport Ltd

01827 308430

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Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd ..........................................0161 655 0300 Railcare Ltd ..........................................................................................................01908 574400 Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878 Wabtec ..........................................................................01302 340700 / 01302 790027 ZF Great Britain ..............................................................................................0844 257 0555

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd ......................................................................0115 919 1111 Camwatch Ltd

0114 281 9999

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Digital Barriers Plc ........................................................................................0207 940 4740 Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344 Lanes Group PLC Rail Division................0113 385 8400 / 01708 528770 Melford Electronics Ltd ..............................................................................01494 638069 Optyma Security Systems Ltd ............................................................0208 304 8635

Sanding

Petards ..................................................................................................................0845 002 0123

3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................01344 858704

Taylor Technology Systems ..................................................................0208 331 5888

Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................0207 237 2007

Clothing

Textiles & Carpeting

Jermyn Street Design ................................................................................0208 563 5002

Axminster Carpets Ltd ................................................................................01297 630686

United Hygiene Services ..............................0845 450 2024 / 01403 799809

Bonar Floors Ltd ..............................................................................................01773 740615 Replin Fabrics Ltd ..........................................................................................01721 724311 Treadmaster Transport Flooring ..........................................................01579 320808

Fencing Alltype Fencing Specialists Ltd ............................................................01268 545192 Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100 Lochrin Steel Palisade Fencing............................................................01236 457333

Train Protection STM Security UK Ltd..................................................................................0208 518 9682

Fire Detection / Protection / Prevention

Train / Carriage, Supply / Design / Manufacture

Asco Extinguishers Ltd ............................................................................0141 427 1144

Axminster Carpets Ltd ................................................................................01297 630686

Baldwin Boxall Communications ........................................................01892 664422

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Category Listings Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................01926 705000

Techno Rail

First Aid & Medical Equipment

Security Personnel

01938 555511

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Crest Medical ..................................................................................................0845 230 2090

Assured Facilities ..................................................01903 500999 / 07769 717472

Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773

G4S Cash services Ltd ............................................................................0191 265 3366

SP Services ..........................................................................................................01952 288999

STM Security UK Ltd..................................................................................0208 518 9682

SIGNAL, TELE-COMMUNICATION & IT

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118

Telent Technology Services Ltd ..............01926 693000 / 0800 783 7761

Archer Signs & Panels Ltd ....................................................................0115 927 3100 Austin Reynolds Ltd ......................................................................................01932 568888 Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545 Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100 Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651

Cable Supply / Jointing / Installation Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019 AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444 B3 Cable Solutions ......................................................................................0161 741 2359

Derma Shield ......................................................................................................01633 877569

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..............................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

Safeguard Pest Control ..............................................................................01959 565777

Flexible & Specialist Cables ....................................................................01727 840841

Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112

Select Cables Ltd ..........................................................................................023 9265 2552

Speedy Hire Ltd. ..............................................................................................01942 720000

Customer Information Lighting

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118

ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824

Baldwin Boxall Communications ........................................................01892 664422

Peli Products (UK) Ltd ................................................................................01457 869999

Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066

Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................01926 705000

Infotec Ltd

Medical Services

Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

ABC Medical Services Ltd.....................................................................0845 230 0999

Nexus Alpha Limited ........................................0207 622 6816 / 07971 025445

Premier Medical Group ............................................................................0844 561 1681

Data Management

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118

AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd ............................................................................01246 208831

Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066

Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067

Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

Baldwin Boxall Communications ........................................................01892 664422

Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416

01530 560600

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SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

Personal Protective Equipment 3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................01344 858704

Datacoms

Alexandra Plc ....................................................................................................0845 155 2288

AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777

Arco ............................................................................................................................01482 222522

AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444

Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773

Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066

VI Distribution Ltd ............................................................................................01270 750520

Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900 SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

Quality & Safety Consultants LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd..........0800 783 2179

In-Train Entertainment Volo TV & Media Limited

0207 193 0997

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Safety & Security Equipment Alert Safety Technologies..........................................................................01355 272828 Arrowvale Electronics ..................................................................................01527 514151 AT Source QX Ltd ..........................................................................................01507 604322

Internet Services Nexus Alpha Limited ........................................0207 622 6816 / 07971 025445 Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545

IT Consultancy / Equipment / Maintenance

Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100

DeltaRail Group Ltd ......................................................................................01332 221000

01895 878088

Detica Ltd ..............................................................................................................01483 816000

Capital Safety......................................................................................................01527 548000

Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900

Commend UK Ltd ..........................................................................................01279 872020

iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Firecrest UK Ltd................................................................................................01623 861331

Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416

Keytech Systems ..........................................................................................0115 900 5600

SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

Bosch Security Systems Ltd

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Category Listings IT Systems / Software / Hardware

Switching Systems & Equipment

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118

Colas Rail

Advanced New Technology ....................................................................01825 713058

Signalling Solutions Ltd ............................................................................0208 236 4475

Assured Facilities ..................................................01903 500999 / 07769 717472 BAE Systems ......................................................................................................01935 443000 Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066 DeltaRail Group Ltd ......................................................................................01332 221000

0207 593 5353

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Telecoms Cabling / Engineering AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444 Eltek Valere

01442 219355

..........................................................................................................

Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344

Funkwerk IT..........................................................................................................01904 639091 Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900

Ticketing / Validation Systems

iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Bemrose Booth ..............................................................................................01482 826343

0844 212 5900

Convert Ltd ..........................................................................................................01732 868131

Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416

iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Nexus Alpha Limited ........................................0207 622 6816 / 07971 025445

Magnadata International Ltd ..................................................................01205 312600

Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

Masabi Ltd ..........................................................................................................0207 089 8860

IDAC Ltd

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Novacroft ..............................................................................................................0845 330 0601

Journey Planning iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Turmin Ltd..............................................................................................................01782 272823

Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

Transmission

Nexus Alpha Limited ........................................0207 622 6816 / 07971 025445

AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777 Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

Mass Transit Ticketing

Wireless Technology BEMROSE BOOTH

AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777

Stockholm Road, Sutton Fields, Hull, York, HU7 OXY

Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019 Axille Wireless ....................................................................................................01494 777000

Tim Wray twray@bemrosebooth.com 01482 826343 01482 839767 www.bemrosebooth.com

SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

TUNNELLING & BRIDGES Bridge beams

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Sangwin ..................................................................................................................01482 329921

AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Convert Ltd ..........................................................................................................01732 868131

Bridge construction & repair

iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555

Richo UK ltd. ....................................................................................................0207 253 4545 Techno Rail

01938 555511

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TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966 Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Radio Communications

Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223

Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344

WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111

SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

Signal Post Telephone Supply / Installation DAC ............................................................................................................................01282 447000 Melford Electronics Ltd ..............................................................................01494 638069 Signalling Solutions Ltd ............................................................................0208 236 4475

Concrete / foam injection TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966

Grouting Barcol ........................................................................................................................01268 764642 TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966

Signalling Installation / Equipment / Testing Eltek Valere

01442 219355

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Schroff UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01442 240471

Manual tunnelling Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Signalling Solutions Ltd ............................................................................0208 236 4475

Mechanical tunnelling

STS Rail Ltd (formerly STS Signals) ................................................01384 567755

Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731

TEW Engineering Ltd ..................................................................................0115 935 4354

DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555

0191 423 7070

Herrenknecht International Ltd ..........................................................0191 548 9191

Variable Message Signs Ltd

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Category Listings IDAC Ltd

0844 212 5900

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Miscellaneous & Specialist DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555 Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022 Factair Ltd

01473 746400

............................................................................................................

TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966

Open-face tunnelling Herrenknecht International Ltd ..........................................................0191 548 9191 Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Pipejacking / Segmented tunnelling Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731 DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555

TUNNELLING & BRIDGES MISCELLANEOUS & SPECIALIST / SHEET PILING

HB Tunnelling Limited ................................................................................0845 388 3325

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Herrenknecht International Ltd ..........................................................0191 548 9191

Shaft sinking DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555 HB Tunnelling Limited ................................................................................0845 388 3325 Herrenknecht International Ltd ..........................................................0191 548 9191 Perco Engineering Services Ltd ..........................................................01604 590200

Sheet piling Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022 HB Tunnelling Limited ................................................................................0845 388 3325

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Alphabetical Supplier Listing 3D Laser Mapping ........................................................................................0870 442 9400

Angel Trains Ltd ..............................................................................................0206 592 0500

3M CPPD ..............................................................................................................01609 780170

Anixter Ltd ............................................................................................................01925 848019

3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................01344 858704

Ansaldo STS UK Ltd ..................................................................................0207 841 6850

A Plant Rail

01925 281000

Antagrade Electrical Ltd ............................................................................01606 833299

AB Connectors Ltd ........................................................................................01443 743454

Antal International Network ..................................................................0870 428 1745

AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd ............................................................................01246 208831

Anzio Ltd ................................................................................................................01752 840251

ABA Surveying ..................................................................................................01483 797111

APB Group Ltd..................................................................................................01538 755377

Abbey Pynford plc ........................................................................................0870 085 8400

Apex Wiring Solutions................................................................................0191 378 7900

Abbeydale Training Ltd ..............................................................................01226 321250

Appleyards Consulting ................................................................................01732 471520

Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd ..................................................................0131 220 0164

Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd

ABC Medical Services Ltd.....................................................................0845 230 0999

Aqua Geocomposites ....................................................................................01695 51933

ABET Ltd ..............................................................................................................0207 473 6910

Aquarius Railroad Technologies Ltd ................................................01765 635021

ABM Precon ........................................................................................................01777 872233

Arbil Ltd

ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal ..............................................01675 461300

ArcGen Hilta ........................................................................................................01902 790824

ACAS ........................................................................................................................01892 273555

Archer Signs & Panels Ltd ....................................................................0115 927 3100

Achilles Information Ltd ..............................................................................01235 861118

Arco ............................................................................................................................01482 222522

ACO Technologies plc ......................................................01462 816666 (EXT 263)

ARM Engineering ............................................................................................02392 228266

Acumen Design Associates Ltd ........................................................0207 107 2912

Arriva Trains Wales

Adaptaflex ..............................................................................................................01675 468222

Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions ..............................................01283 221044

Adien Ltd ................................................................................................................01302 802200

Arrowvale Electronics ..................................................................................01527 514151

Advanced New Technology ....................................................................01825 713058

Asco Extinguishers Ltd ............................................................................0141 427 1144

Advante Strategic Site Services ..........................................................01268 280500

Ashby & Croft Ltd

AEA Technology Rail ....................................................................................01332 221016

Ashurst

Aerco Ltd................................................................................................................01403 260206

Aslef ..........................................................................................................................0207 324 2400

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd

01530 510066

Aspire Rail Consultants ..............................................................................01270 254176

01257 478524

Asset International ..........................................................................................01633 273081

Airquick (Newark) Ltd ..................................................................................01636 640480

Associated British Ports ..........................................................................0207 430 1177

Albatros UK ..........................................................................................................01908 305740

Associated Rewinds (Ireland) Ltd ..........................................00 353 1 452 0033

Alcad ..........................................................................................................................01279 772555

Associated Train Crew Union ................................................................01226 716417

Alert Safety Technologies..........................................................................01355 272828

Associated Utility Supplies (AUS) Ltd

Alexandra Plc ....................................................................................................0845 155 2288

Association for European Transport ..............................................0207 348 1970

Alfred Bagnall & Son ..........................................01274 714800 / 01302 853259

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACORP)........01484 847790

All Clothing & Protection Ltd ................................................................023 8042 8003

Assured Facilities ..................................................01903 500999 / 07769 717472

Allelys Heavy Haulage

AT Source QX Ltd ..........................................................................................01507 604322

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Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd

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01527 857621

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01384 424007

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02920 720516

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01375 391955

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0207 638 1111

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01484 860575

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Allen Design Group ........................................................................................01226 292921

ATA Rail Recruitment

Alltype Fencing Specialists Ltd ............................................................01268 545192

Atlantic Design Transportation Limited ........................................0207 435 1777

Alstom Transport ............................................................................................0207 438 9231

Atlas Copco Compressors Ltd ............................................................01442 261201

Alvey & Towers ..................................................................................................01949 861894

Atlas Rail Components Ltd

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd ................................................01226 243413

Atmosair Ltd ......................................................................................................0208 605 1370

Amc Screen Print ..........................................................................................0141 557 0080

Auckland Construction Ltd......................................................................01462 733755

Ametek Airtechology Group

01932 765822

Augean plc ............................................................................................................01780 444900

..................................................................................................

01865 713100

Austin Reynolds Ltd ......................................................................................01932 568888

AMG Systems UK Ltd ................................................................................01767 600777

Autodrain ..............................................................................................................0113 288 0022

AMOT ........................................................................................................................01284 762222

Autoglym PSV ....................................................................................................01462 687416

Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd ................................................................................01283 792633

Avondale Environment Services Ltd

Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................0114 2755224

Axille Wireless ....................................................................................................01494 777000

............................................................................................

0207 680 3100

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd ........................................0844 504 6545

Anderton Concrete Products Limited ................................................01606 79436

Axis Communications Ltd ........................................................................01462 427910

Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited

Axminster Carpets Ltd ................................................................................01297 630686

Amey OW Ltd

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01273 405435

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Anders Elite Ltd

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0141 554 3724

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01332 752792

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01228 529522

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01634 823207

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Alphabetical Supplier Listing Aztec Chemicals ..............................................................................................01270 655500

Bonar Floors Ltd ..............................................................................................01773 740615

AzteQ Solutions Ltd ......................................................................................01442 244444

Border Rail & Plant Ltd ..............................................................................01236 424666

B&C Supplies ....................................................................................................0208 776 5757

Bosch Rexroth ..................................................................................................01924 244614

B3 Cable Solutions ......................................................................................0161 741 2359

Bosch Security Systems Ltd

Babcock Rail ......................................................................................................01698 203005

Boxwood Ltd ....................................................................................................0203 170 7240

Badgemaster Ltd ..................................................01623 723112 / 07976 277067

Bradgate Containers ....................................................................................01509 508678

BAE Systems ......................................................................................................01935 443000

Brecknell Willis Co

Bakerail Services Ltd ....................................................................................01480 471349

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd ......................................................................0115 919 1111

Balcombe Pest Control ..............................................................................01444 811916

British Transport Police (Crime Reporting) ..................................................0800 405040 / 0300 123 2211

Baldwin Boxall Communications

01892 664422

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Balfour Beatty Plc..........................................................................................0207 216 6883 Ballast Tools (UK) Ltd ..................................................................................01793 697800 BAM Nuttall Ltd....................................................................................................01276 63484 Barcol ........................................................................................................................01268 764642 Bardon Contracting ............................................01530 510066 / 07740 934341 Barhale ....................................................................................................................01922 726731 Basic Solutions ................................................................................................0113 385 3855 BATT CABLES Plc..........................................................................................01322 441165 BCM Construction ........................................................................................0208 640 7887 Bechtel Ltd..............................................................0208 846 5111 / 0207 651 7777 Beejay Rail Ltd ................................................................................................0141 553 1133 Be-Ge Seating UK Ltd

0115 9898750

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01460 64941

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Brixwoth Engineering Co Ltd ................................................................01604 880338 Buck & Hickman ..............................................................................................01293 561651 Buildbase................................................................................................................01865 871700 Building Design Partnership..................................................................0161 828 2200 Burns Carlton plc ..........................................................................................0113 367 2850 Business Systems UK Ltd

0800 458 2988

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Bywater Training ..............................................................................................01784 480936 C & S Equipment ............................................................................................01296 688500 C Spencer Ltd

01469 532266

..................................................................................................

C2E Consulting ................................................................................................07789 902012 Cabfind ..................................................................................................................0870 170 0777 Cablecraft Ltd ....................................................................................................01582 606033 Cabline UK ..........................................................................................................0115 922 5229 Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Ltd ....................................................0113 284 2415

BELL AMETHYST

Calco ........................................................................................................................0208 655 1600

Bell Amethyst, 49 The Lawns, Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9SN Contact: E: T: F: W:

01895 878088

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Calders & Grandidge ....................................................................................01205 358866

Paul Bell pbell@bell-amethyst.co.uk 01844 238844 01844 238811 www.bell-amethyst.co.uk

Bell Amethyst

Calmet Laboratory Services

0208 977 8455

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Camira Fabrics Ltd ........................................................................................01924 490591 Camlok Lifting Clamps ................................................................................01244 375375 Campaign for Better Transport ..........................................................0207 566 6480

Belmont International Ltd

01732 744700

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Campbell Collins Ltd ....................................................................................01438 369466 Camwatch Ltd

0114 281 9999

................................................................................................

BEMROSE BOOTH

Capital Safety......................................................................................................01527 548000

Stockholm Road, Sutton Fields, Hull, York, HU7 OXY

Captec TLd ..........................................................................................................01489 866066

Contact: E: T: F: W:

CBS Outdoor Ltd.

Tim Wray twray@bemrosebooth.com 01482 826343 01482 839767 www.bemrosebooth.com

0207 482 3000 / 3637

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Celtic Recycling Ltd ......................................................................................01633 274700 Cembre ....................................................................................................................01675 470440 Chainstream (UK) Ltd ................................................................................0208 686 6500 Chemsearch ........................................................................................................01902 510202

Berry Systems ....................................................................................................01902 491100

Civils and Lintels (Grafton Merchanting GB) ............................01865 871700

0208 740 6443

Clements Technical Recruitment Ltd ............................................0870 757 2855

BEST Services Ltd........................................................................................0161 655 3000

CMC Birmingham Ltd ................................................................................0121 544 0077

Best Impressions

BEW Ltd

..........................................................................................

01245 496064

................................................................................................................

Colas Rail

0207 593 5353

............................................................................................................

Bingham Rail / Bingham Cotech ......................................................0870 774 2341

Collis Engineering Ltd ..................................................................................01773 833255

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP ..........................................................................0207 227 7000

Commend UK Ltd

Birse Rail ....................................................................0121 456 4200 / 07970 235391

Commercial Property Maintenance Services (CPMS) ..........01505 382333

Blom ..........................................................................................................................01934 745820

Complete Drain Clearance ......................................................................01785 665909

Bluebay Building Products Ltd ............................................................02920 495555

Concateno South ..........................................................................................0207 712 8000

01489 553100 / 07831 312534

Convert Ltd ..........................................................................................................01732 868131

BMT Reliability Consultants

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BOC Gases................................................................0800 111 333 / 0208 591 5777

01279 872020

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Cooper and Turner Ltd

A C

0114 256 0057

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Alphabetical Supplier Listing 0161 910 3444

Evolution Recruitment ................................................................................0207 978 4924

CPC Project Services ................................................................................0207 539 4750

Exel Composites ..............................................................................................01928 701515

Craig & Derricott Ltd

01543 375541

Exide Technologies ..............................................01204 661460 / 07768 936440

Crest Medical ..................................................................................................0845 230 2090

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..............................0141 941 3689 / 07884 312207

Costain

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Cromwell Tools Ltd ......................................................................................0116 288 8000 Crossrail ....................................................................................................................0207 150 845 Crown Oil UK Ltd ..........................................................................................0845 130 9777 CSRE Ltd

0207 193 7351

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Cubis Industries ................................................................................................02838 313100 Cundall....................................................................................................................0191 213 1515 D.R.B Power Transmission Ltd ............................................................01244 280280 DAC ............................................................................................................................01282 447000 Danny Sullivan & Sons Ltd ....................................................................0208 961 1900 Danzer Ltd ..........................................................................................................0161 337 3511 Dartford Composites ....................................................................................01322 350097 Data Display UK Ltd

02392 247500

....................................................................................

David Stanley Transport ............................................................................01530 510550 DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................0161 344 8555 Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd ..............................................01384 480022 DeltaRail Group Ltd ......................................................................................01332 221000 Dennis Eagle Ltd

01926 458500

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Derby Engineering Unit Ltd ....................................................................01332 660364 Derma Shield ......................................................................................................01633 877569 Detica Ltd ..............................................................................................................01483 816000 Dew Construction Oldham Ltd ..........................................................0161 624 5631 Digital Barriers Plc ........................................................................................0207 940 4740 Direct Enquires Ltd ........................................................................................01344 360101 Direct Track Solutions Ltd ........................................................................01246 810198 DMS Technologies / Rectifier Technologies (UK) T/A Duvine ........................................01794 525400

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Factair Ltd

0207 500 6900

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01473 746400

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Faiveley Transport Ltd ................................................................................0151 649 5000 Faiveley Transport Ltd

01827 308430

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FB Taylor (Cable Contractors) Ltd ....................................................01765 600261 Ferrograph Ltd ................................................................................................0191 280 8800 Fiberweb GO Synthetics ................................01621 874200 / 07974 357770 Fi-Glass Developments ..............................................................................01732 863465 Firecrest UK Ltd

01623 861331

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Flexible & Specialist Cables ....................................................................01727 840841 Flexicon Ltd ..........................................................................................................01675 466900 FLI Structures

01452 722200

....................................................................................................

Flora-Tec ................................................................................................................01223 235711 Fluke (UK) Ltd

0207 942 0700

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Fowler & Holden Ltd ....................................................................................01472 355316 FPA Consulting ..................................................................................................01332 604300 Frankham Consultancy

0208 309 7777

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Funkwerk IT..........................................................................................................01904 639091 Futurelink ..............................................................................................................0845 620 9255 G F Gordon (Plant Hire) Ltd

01245 471917

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G4S Cash services Ltd ............................................................................0191 265 3366 Gable (UK) Ltd

02392 466416

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Garic ..........................................................................................................................01206 233720 Garrandale Ltd

01332 291100

................................................................................................

GD Rectifiers Ltd

Drallim Industries Ltd ....................................................................................01424 205140

Gedore......................................................................................................................01756 798625

Dron & Wright ..................................................................................................0207 891 2345

General Information Systems Ltd ......................................................01223 873333

E Dyer Engineering Ltd ............................................................................0208 681 0588

Glasgow Freight Park ................................................................................0141 810 8200

EAO Ltd ..................................................................................................................01444 236000

Glover GB Site Investigations................................................................01621 741300

Earth Moving Components Ltd

GMT Manufacturing Ltd ..........................................................................0151 630 1545

01977 514912

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01444 243452

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EDM Ltd ................................................................................................................0161 203 3150

GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd

Edmiston Brown & Co ltd ......................................................................0141 554 2891

Habia Cable

EFG Office Furniture Ltd ..........................................................................0845 608 4100

Hall Rail ..................................................................................................................0191 526 2114

..................................................................................................

0151 548 9838

Hambleton Risk Management Ltd ....................................................01904 728995

Electric Traction Ltd ......................................................................................01467 624366

Hardy Aggregates ..........................................................................................01749 880735

01442 219355

Harmill Systems Ltd ......................................................................................01525 851133

Emerson Network Power ........................................................................0114 247 8369

Harp Visual Communications Ltd ......................................................01329 844005

Enersys Ltd (Rail Division) ......................................................................0161 727 3955

Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................01604 827500

Enotrac ..................................................................................................................0208 770 3501

Hawker Siddeley Switchgear ................................................................01495 223001

01372 367007 / 01372 367030

Hawkgrove Technologies Limited ......................................................01373 837900

Eltek Valere

H

Express Medicals

Dorman Traffic Products Ltd ..................................................................01704 518000

Eldapoint Ltd

C

Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ......................0141 941 3689

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Era Technology Ltd

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01943 870670

........................................................

01454 412522

........................................................................................................

Esmerk Ltd ..........................................................................................................0118 956 5820

Hayley Group Plc

Eurocom Ltd ......................................................................................................0207 820 8344

HB Tunnelling Limited ................................................................................0845 388 3325

European Metal Recycling Ltd, TMA

Henkel Ltd - Loctite ......................................................................................01442 278000

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0870 850 3526

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Alphabetical Supplier Listing Herrenknecht International Ltd ..........................................................0191 548 9191 Hitachi Europe Ltd ........................................................................................0207 970 2700 Hollywell Building Services ......................................................................01727 810555 Homegrown Timber (Rail) Ltd ..............................................................01293 821321 01782 667305

Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited

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Houghton International..............................................................................0191 234 3000

LRQA - LLOYD’S REGISTER QUALITY ASSURANCE LTD Hiramford, Middlemarch Office Village, Siskin Drive, Coventry, CV3 4FJ E: T: F: W:

enquiries@lrqa.co.uk 0800 783 2179 02476 302662 www.lrqa.co.uk

Huber & Suhner (UK) Ltd ..........................................................01869 364100 / 101 Hy-Ram Engineering Ltd ..........................................................................01623 422982 HY-Ten Ltd

0800 037 1507

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Lucchini UK ........................................................................................................0161 886 0300 Lundy Projects Ltd

0161 476 2996

......................................................................................

iBlocks LTd..........................................................................................................0207 234 9060

Magnadata International Ltd ..................................................................01205 312600

ICEE ............................................................................................................................02392 230604

Mainframe Communications Ltd ........................................................01702 443800

0844 212 5900

Mainline Resourcing Ltd ..........................................................................0845 083 0245

01442 828387

Mallatite....................................................................................................................01246 593280

IDAC Ltd Ilecsys

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......................................................................................................................

ILME UK Ltd ......................................................................................................0151 336 9321

Mansell Construction Services

IMS (Impact Marketing Solutions Ltd) ............................................01923 277828

Market Force Business Media ............................................................0207 760 8699

01530 560600

Martek ......................................................................................................................01954 267726

Infotec Ltd

............................................................................................................

0207 490 1220

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Inntel ........................................................................................................................0844 847 5533

Masabi Ltd

Intec (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................................01524 865555

Mass Contracts Ltd ......................................................................................07956 246843

Intelenet UK Ltd ..............................................................................................0207 872 5541

Maxim Power Tools (Scotland) Ltd

Interfleet Technology Ltd ..........................................................................01332 223000

McGinley Support Services Limited

Intertrain

01302 815530

................................................................................................................

0207 089 8860

........................................................................................................

0141 552 5591

..............................................

01923 725618

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Measurement Devices Ltd (MDL) ......................................................01904 791139

Invest In Cumbria ............................................................................................01768 895350 ITT Interconnect Solutions - Cannon & Veam ........................01256 311200

MECHAN LTD

J B Corrie & Co. Ltd ....................................................................................01730 237100

Sir John Brown Building, Davy Industrial Park, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S9 4EX

J Murphy & Sons Ltd ................................................................................0207 267 4366 Jacobs

0141 243 8000

..................................................................................................................

Jermyn Street Design ................................................................................0208 563 5002

Contact: E: T: W:

Lee Pitts info@mechan.co.uk 0114 257 0563 www.mechan.co.uk

Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ............................................................................0207 399 5864 Keltbray Ltd ........................................................................................................0207 643 1000

Melford Electronics Ltd ..............................................................................01494 638069

Ketech Systems Ltd......................................................................................01772 706330

Merson Signs Ltd ............................................................................................01355 243021

Keyline Nationals ............................................................................................0141 420 3333

Met Systems Ltd ............................................................................................0207 709 3302

Keytech Systems

0115 900 5600

........................................................................................

Mike Worby Survey Consultancy

01707 333677

......................................................

Kier Construction Ltd ................................................................................0207 922 6905

Momentum Services Ltd ........................................................................0207 843 5619

Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd ..........................01342 301122 / 07887856191

Morgan Hunt

KONE Plc ..............................................................................................................01535 662841

Morgan Sindall Plc

Konica Minolta ..................................................................................................01268 644416

Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd ........................................................01792 763000

Kraus Elektrotechnik ....................................................................................01749 840889

Nelson Stud Welding Uk ..........................................................................01296 435092

Kroy (Europe) Ltd ..........................................................................................0118 986 5200

Nexus Alpha Limited ......................................0207 622 6816 / 07971 025445

L&W Contractors

01403 784286 / 07713 082967

Norgren Ltd ..........................................................................................................01543 265000

Lanes Group PLC Rail Division................0113 385 8400 / 01708 528770

Novacroft ..............................................................................................................0845 330 0601

Lee Brothers ......................................................................................................0870 850 7773

NSG U.K. Ltd......................................................................................................01244 833100

Lend Lease ........................................................................................................0208 271 8000

Nuire ..........................................................................................................................02920 858200

Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd ..........................................0161 655 0300

OCÉ (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................................01277 846120

02920 706111

Oil Analysis Services ....................................................................................01474 854450

Lloyds Somers ..................................................................................................01792 656951

Optimedia ............................................................................................................0207 961 1000

LML Products Ltd ..........................................................................................01249 814271

Optyma Security Systems Ltd ............................................................0208 304 8635

0845 270 7861

Osborn Street Extrusions Ltd................................................................01274 677331

Lochrin Steel Palisade Fencing............................................................01236 457333

Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd ........................................................................01869 346001

Lokring Central (UK) ......................................................................................01928 564640

Parex ..........................................................................................................................01827 711755

................................................

LIGHTbridge Support Services Ltd

Local Transport Today

................................................

..............................................................................

0207 419 8968

....................................................................................................

01788 534500

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Screwfast Ltd......................................................................................................01727 827375

Passengerfocus ..................................................0300 123 2140 / 0300 123 0847

Select Cables Ltd ..........................................................................................023 9265 2552

Partex Marking Systems (UK) Ltd

Peak Oil

....................................................

01246 450242

..................................................................................................................

Selectequip Ltd

PEI Genesis UK Ltd ....................................................................................0844 871 6060

SELEX Elsag ........................................................................................................01268 823510

Peli Products (UK) Ltd ................................................................................01457 869999

Semmco Ltd

01483 757200

......................................................................................................

01604 590200

Semperit ..................................................................................................................01327 313140

Personal Group of Companies ............................................................01908 605000

Senator Security Services Ltd ............................................................0208 297 4488

Petards ..................................................................................................................0845 002 0123

Signalling Solutions Ltd ............................................................................0208 236 4475

Pitchmastic ASL Contracts ..................................................................0191 402 1912

Sisk Group ............................................................................................................01727 875551

Plascoat Systems Ltd ..................................................................................01252 733777

Sitec............................................................................................................................01252 341999

01934 863678

SkyBlue Rail Recruitment........................................................................0121 654 6985

PortecRail ............................................................................................................0114 256 2225

Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................01789 400096

PPG protective and marine coatings ltd ......................................01773 837300

Solo Fabrications Ltd

Perco Engineering Services Ltd

Polydeck Ltd

........................................................

......................................................................................................

SP Services ..........................................................................................................01952 288999

Premier Medical Group ............................................................................0844 561 1681

Speedy Hire Ltd. ..............................................................................................01942 720000

Prestige Couriers............................................................................................0207 384 2300

Speedy Rail ................................................................01942 277000 / 07843 645243

01939 235325 / 07979 906261

St. Leonards Railway Engineering Ltd ..........................................01233 617001

01738 493962

Stamps Direct ....................................................................................................01603 624407

PTM Design..........................................................................................................01858 463777

Stand7 UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01480 211011

QHI Rail Ltd ..........................................................................................................01582 461123

Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd ....................0115 944 1448 / 07817 647433

Quattro Group ..................................................................................................0845 900 2999

Steelway

Rail Connections Ltd ....................................................................................01628 639823

Steer Davies Gleave ....................................................................................0207 910 5000

Rail Images ..........................................................................................................01702 525059

STM Security UK Ltd

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Probst Handling & Laying Systems Ptarmigan Transport Solutions

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01902 834911

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Stokes Associates Ltd ................................................................................07846 561370

Railstaff ....................................................................................................................01530 560026

Story Rail Ltd ......................................................................................................01228 640880

Replin Fabrics Ltd ..........................................................................................01721 724311

Strainstall UK Ltd ............................................................................................01983 203600

Rex Bousfield Ltd..................................................01883 717033 / 07787 558878

Stromag Ltd ........................................................................................................01933 350407

Richo UK ltd. ....................................................................................................0207 253 4545

STS Rail Ltd (formerly STS Signals) ................................................01384 567755

Riker Ltd..................................................................................................................01249 814271

Stuart Slatter Training ..................................................................................01565 750557

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Risktec Solutions Ltd

01925 611200

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Suretrack Rail Services Limited

0208 519 9142

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Rittal Ltd ..................................................................................................................01709 704000

System Store Solutions Ltd ....................................................................01622 859522

Robinson Kenning & Gallagher ..........................................................0208 684 8125

T P Bennett ........................................................................................................0207 208 2000

RS Clare + Co Ltd ........................................................................................0151 702 5262

TAC (UK) Ltd ............................................................01628 741050 / 01952 209230

Russell Railfreight Terminal - Barking ............................................0208 517 6490

TAM International UK Limited ..............................................................0333 240 9966

0141 810 8200

Tata Steel................................................................................................................01724 403398

Sabre Rail Services Ltd ..............................................................................01325 300505

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd ............................................................01204 691313

Safeguard Pest Control ..............................................................................01959 565777

Taylor Maxwell ......................................................07774 900170 / 0131 448 2020

Sangwin ..................................................................................................................01482 329921

Taylor Technology Systems ..................................................................0208 331 5888

Russell Railfreight Terminal - Inverness

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Techno Rail

01938 555511

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SASSE LTD

Technology Resourcing ..............................................................................01483 302211

Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2RU

Telent Technology Services Ltd ..............01926 693000 / 0800 783 7761

Contact: E: T: F: W:

Benny Wunderlich benny.wunderlich@sasse.de 01332 362425 01332 208456 www.sasse.de

Telford International Railfreight Park ................................................01952 608410 Temperature Control Limited ................................................................0161 872 5722 Ten 47 Ltd

01592 655725

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TES 2000 Ltd

Schneider Electric ..............................................0870 608 8608 / 01952 209164 Schroff UK Ltd ..................................................................................................01442 240471

01206 799111

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TEW Engineering Ltd

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01908 574400

Railcare Ltd

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0121 327 3378

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01904 623034

PPIY Chartered Architects Ltd

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01543 416641

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0115 935 4354

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The Clancy Group ..........................................................................................01895 823711

Scientifics Ltd....................................................................................................0845 603 2112

The Institution of Engineering and Technology ......................................................01438 767224 / 01438 765654

ScreenSafe UK Ltd ......................................................................................0845 050 5590

The Institution of Railway Operators

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Alphabetical Supplier Listing The Russell Group ........................................................................................0141 810 8200

WA Products ......................................................................................................01621 786654

The Train Chartering Company Ltd ..................................................01249 890176

Wabtec ..........................................................................01302 340700 / 01302 790027

The Trevor Patrick Partnership ................0207 940 6500 / 07989 587161

Wago Ltd

Thetford International ........................................01842 890500 / 07860 644684

Walker Construction ......................................................................................01303 851111

Tiflex Ltd

01579 320808

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Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................01865 862223 TNE Ltd

01388 451111

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TNT UK Ltd ..........................................................................................................01827 303030

Waterflow

01788 568008

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01753 810999

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Watermark Ltd

0208 606 2000

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Watmores Solicitors ....................................................................................0207 430 1512 Weidmuller Ltd

01732 877000 / 0116 282 1261

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01902 499400

Weighwell Engineering Ltd

01902 499442

Welfare Cabins UK ........................................................................................01206 233720

Torrent Trackside Limited ..........................................................................01543 421900

West Coast Training ....................................................................................0208 834 9151

Townscape Products Limited ................................................................01623 513355

Westcode (UK) Ltd ........................................................................................01249 822283

01698 831111

Westermo Data Communications ..........01489 580585 / 07767 880215

TopDeck Parking

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TopDeck Parking

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TRAC

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0114 269 9955

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Trackline Training Limited ........................................................................0161 872 2400

Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd

Trackwork Ltd ....................................................................................................01302 888666

Witherby’s ............................................................................................................0207 253 5413

Traction & Rolling Stock Advertiser ..................................................01379 651683 Trane UK Ltd Transcal Ltd

0845 716 5162

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01506 440111

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Wolseley UK

0207 237 2007

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01926 705000

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Wood & Wood Signs ....................................................................................01392 444501 Wor-Rail

0121 460 1113

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Transec (UK) Ltd ..............................................................................................01306 743355

WYG ........................................................................................................................0113 278 7111

Translec Limited ................................................................................................01457 878888

YJL Infrastructure ..........................................................................................0207 522 3220

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd ....................................................01737 787787

York EMC Services Ltd ..............................................................................01904 434440

TravelMaster ........................................................................................................01795 660066

Zarges (UK) Ltd ................................................................................................01908 641118

01579 320808

ZF Great Britain ..............................................................................................0844 257 0555

Trox (UK) Ltd........................................................................................................01842 754545

Zircon Software ................................................................................................01225 764444

TT UK Ltd ..............................................................................................................01234 342566

Zoeftig & Company Ltd

Treadmaster Transport Flooring

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01288 354512

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Tuffa UK Ltd ........................................................................................................01889 567700 Turmin Ltd..............................................................................................................01782 272823 Turner & Townsend ......................................................................................0207 544 4000 Tüv Süd ..................................................................................................................01489 558100 UNIC Cranes ......................................................................................................01844 202071 Unipart Rail

01302 731400

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United Eco Services

0845 450 2024

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0845 450 2024 / 01403 799809

United Hygiene Services

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Universal Boltforgers Ltd

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0121 522 5950

Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd

0191 416 1530

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Universal Services Ltd ................................................................................01594 560555 Urban Initiatives ..............................................................................................0207 380 4545 Variable Message Signs Ltd

0191 423 7070

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VI Distribution Ltd ............................................................................................01270 750520 Visul Systems........................................................0191 416 1530 / 0191 402 1960 Voith Turbo Ltd

0208 436 1051

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Volo TV & Media Limited

0207 193 0997

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Voucher Systems Ltd ................................................................................0845 601 6020

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INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL ❑ C00 General Infrastructure & Electrical ❑ C01 Brake Systems ❑ C02 Buildings & Property Construction / Refurbishment / Materials ❑ C03 Cable Products / Management ❑ C04 Car Parking ❑ C05 Catenary & Overhead ❑ C06 Catering ❑ C07 Cleaning ❑ C08 Components ❑ C09 Control Systems ❑ C10 Corrosion Protection ❑ C11 Design ❑ C12 Door Systems ❑ C13 Electrical Engineering ❑ C14 Electrification / Power Supply

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Electromagnetic Fares & Collection Freight Terminals & Services Graffiti Removal Infrastructure Installation & Maintenance Lighting Office Equipment & Services Permanent Way Pest Control Platforms Power Supply Switchgear Switches & Crossings Test Facilities Track Components & Installation Track Products & Maintenance Weighing & Lifting Workshop Equipment Miscellaneous & Specialist

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General Rolling Stock Carriage Washing Chartering Cleaning & Disposal Component Supply Decals & Transfers De-Icing Equipment & Protection Heavy Haulage Leasing Companies Lighting & Cabling Maintenance & Repair Manufacturing Refurbishment Replacement Buses Sanding Textiles & Carpeting Train Protection Train / Carriage, Supply / Design / Manufacture Upholstery Vehicle Hire Hire / Maintenance Weighing Systems Miscellaneous & Specialist Batteries

SAFETY & SECURITY General Safety & Security Alarms Batteries & Power Supplies CCTV

Clothing Fencing Fire Detection / Protection / Prevention First Aid & Medical Equipment Health & Safety Lighting Medical Services Personal Protective Equipment Quality & Safety Consultants Safety & Security Equipment Security Personnel Miscellaneous & Specialist

SIGNAL, TELE-COMMUNICATION & IT ❑ F00 ❑ F01 ❑ F02 ❑ F03 ❑ F04 ❑ F05 ❑ F06 ❑ F07 ❑ F08 ❑ F09 ❑ F10 ❑ F11 ❑ F12 ❑ F13 ❑ F14 ❑ F15 ❑ F16 ❑ F17 ❑ F18 ❑ F19 ❑ F20 ❑ F21

General Signal, Tele-Communication & IT Cable Supply / Jointing / Installation Customer Information Data Management Datacoms Internet Services In-Train Entertainment IT Consultancy / Equipment / Maintenance IT Systems / Software / Hardware Journey Planning Radio Communications Signal Post Telephone Supply / Installation Signalling Installation / Equipment / Testing Switching Systems & Equipment Telecoms Cabling / Engineering Telephones & Accessories Ticketing / Validation Systems Transmission Turnkey IT Solutions Wireless Technology Miscellaneous & Specialist Mass Transit Ticketing

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General Tunnelling & Bridges Bridge Beams Bridge Construction & Repair Concrete / Foam Injection Grouting Manual Tunnelling Mechanical Tunnelling Open-face Tunnelling Pipejacking / Segmented Tunnelling Sheet Piling Shaft Sinking Underwater Cutting Miscellaneous & Specialist

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