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The benefits Improving access of rail freight to Britain’s railways written by

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Welcome to the March edition of Rail Connect, a quarterly publication available online at www.railconnect.co.uk and in print format. We hope all of our readers are continuing to find this publication a useful communication tool to bridge the gap between buyers and suppliers in the rail industry. We begin this edition on page 04 with our Q&A, featuring Geoff Spencer, Chief Executive of DB Schenker Rail UK. Philippa Edmunds of Freight on Rail, discusses the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight on pages 18-20. We continue looking at the benefits of rail freight on page 22, as Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at IMechE, suggests how the UK can efficiently manage the growth of rail freight and maximise its potential across the network. Following the unexpected East Coast franchise win for Virgin, our featured writer, Christian Wolmar, looks at how this will be a very different operation from its West Coast franchise (30–32). Christian continues on pages 34–35, providing us with an update on the progress of Crossrail as the massive £14.8bn scheme nears completion. Also, with the 2015 election edging ever closer, Christian looks at whether rail will play a part in the debate (36–37). There are an estimated 11 million people in the UK with limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability. On pages 38–39 we hear from John Larkinson, Director of Economic Regulation at ORR, about improving access to Britain’s railways. Furthermore, Adam Hedley of Bond Dickinson discusses the implications for the rail industry as the Court of Appeal rules on wheelchair space litigation (40–41). Suzanne O’Keane, Community Manager in Rail and Transport at Achilles, explores the benefits of collaboration and how companies can reduce costs and improve industry standards by working together (44–46). After a difficult start to the year for the railways, Christian reports on how disruptions are becoming more frequent on the network and how new ways of keeping passengers informed are essential (52–53). On pages 54–55, Arnab Dutt, Managing Director of Texane and Public Member of Network Rail, gives us his opinion on why the rail sector must get up to speed with the digital revolution and invest in technology. In addition, Philip Martin of Amadeus, looks at how the rail traveller is changing and how TOCs can cope with the demands of the 21st century passenger (56–57). Finally, we hear from Cyberhawk Innovations how unmanned aircraft systems are going to help maintain the UK rail network (58–59).

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Platform safety to improve as rail industry launches collaborative strategy Rail journeys across Britain jumped by 5 per cent to 1.3 billion in 2013-14 Rail regulator publishes industry financials report for 2013-14

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One year on since the Dawlish line washed away Northern launches new look electric trains New Caledonian Sleeper trains from 2018

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Eurostar reports continuing growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues in 2014 Crossrail 2 top of London’s list at the London Awards ceremony Balfour Beatty awarded £12.5m Bombardier Crossrail trains facility

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DIARY OF EVENTS

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Essential events to attend in the following months

Q&A

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FEATURES

Rail Connect speaks to: Geoff Spencer, Chief Executive of DB Schenker Rail UK

FEATURES

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Solving the skills problem with rail apprenticeships East Coast franchise surprise The Crossrail revolution is on its way

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ORR discuss how access to rail information for disabled passengers could be improved.

Reaping the benefits of collaboration Enscite announces strong first year

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Time to catch up with the digital revolution

The economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight Moving freight IMechE discuss how the UK can efficiently manage the growth of rail freight and maximise its potential across the network.

LAW

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Court of Appeal rules on wheelchair space litigation

HEALTH & SAFETY

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Dealing with delays Disruptions, whether caused by extreme climate or overcrowding on the railway are becoming more common. New ways of keeping passengers informed are now essential.

The digital railway: Let’s crack on

RAIL FREIGHT

Rail set to play a role in the 2015 election? Improving access to Britain’s railways

The information imperative for rail

No more flag days Sean Harrison of Rail Safety Solutions, argues that modern technology can play a major role in keeping rail workers safe and reducing trackside casualties.

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Train of thought: Track maintenance takes to the skies

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East Coast franchise surprise

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The Crossrail revolution is on its way Rail set to play a role in the 2015 election? Dealing with delays written by

Christian Wolmar

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The benefits Improving access of rail freight to Britain’s railways

GEOFF SPENCER

DB Schenker Rail UK

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PHILIPPA EDMUNDS

Freight on Rail

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JOHN LARKINSON

Office of Rail Regulation

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Q&A: GEOFF SPENCER, CEO, DB SCHENKER RAIL UK

GEOFF SPENCER CHIEF EXECUTIVE, DB SCHENKER RAIL UK Can you tell us about your career to date in the rail industry? I’ve been CEO of DB Schenker Rail UK since September 2013 and have worked in the rail industry since 1986 when I joined British Rail as a Traction Trainee. Three years later I became a Driver before gaining positions as Traincrew Supervisor and then Traction Inspector. Through British Rail’s privatisation with English, Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd (EWS), which was later to become DB Schenker Rail UK, I had various operational roles including Regional Operations Manager. Since then I have held managerial and director posts at the company, including three years in Germany as Head of European Asset Management, before returning to the UK as CEO. As everyone who works on the railways will know, there’s no other job like it. I work with people who have been in this industry for nearly

It gets into your blood and I know it’s often said, but it’s very true, the railway industry is one big family. I feel proud and privileged to be a part of that.

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50 years, whose fathers before them also worked on the railway. It gets into your blood and I know it’s often said, but it’s very true, the railway industry is one big family. I feel proud and privileged to be a part of that.

What do you enjoy most about your role as Chief Executive of DB Schenker Rail UK? I am particularly proud of the team we are building and the expertise of our people. Over the last 18 months, we have reorganised the business along areas of functional expertise, driving ownership and introducing a culture of performance management to carry on moving the business forward. Continuing to deliver excellence as standard for our customers and maintaining sound working relationships with them so we fully understand and respond to their needs, is central to everything we do. On a day to day basis I find it very rewarding to be able to meet and interact with the DB Schenker Rail UK team. It’s important to me that I prioritise time to get out there, visit our depots and sites across the country and speak to our people on the ground. Their opinions and ideas matter a great deal to me and my senior management team, and we are always open to suggestions so that every single one of our 3,460 staff embraces the company and feels a real sense of ownership.

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What developments do you expect to see in the next 5 years at DB Schenker Rail UK? Our customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to safely delivering our promises on service and quality to meet and exceed customer expectations.

The whole business of rail freight is changing. Traditional rail freight cargo, such as coal, is volatile and we are seeing emerging markets such as intermodal, which looks set to increase at a staggering rate. Our performance management culture will keep driving the business forward, delivering continuous improvement, increased efficiency and helping us be even more competitive. We will carry on identifying and, wherever possible, implementing innovations – making great strides towards our ambition to be an ecopioneer. One example of this is our aim to save over 4,500 tonnes in carbon emissions every year by introducting stop-start technology to 90 Class 66 locomotives. This works in a similar way to stop-start technology in a car, stopping the engine from running when idling. We anticipate this will further improve reliability for customers by ensuring locomotive batteries

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are always charged and preventing locomotives from freezing in cold weather. We’re delivering actions which support our ambition to be a profitable market leader – for example the development of our Barking Eurohub – a unique multimodal site for the import and export of finished vehicles – the only rail linked facility of its kind, connected to HS1.

What, in your opinion, is the future for rail freight? As we progress through 2015 we, as an industry, must do all we can to raise awareness of the importance of rail freight in this country. The benefits of rail freight must be robustly communicated to our customers, the media and, of course, key decision makers. Each year the rail freight industry carries goods worth more than £30bn, from cars to biomass, steel to whiskey. We move large amounts of supplies every day, quickly and efficiently which also helps to reduce congestion on the road network. I’m proud to work in such a versatile and vital part of the UK economy. With the industry, the wider supply chain and key decision makers working together to maximise innovation, improve infrastructure and give our customers greater choice and flexibility, there are indeed exciting times ahead for rail freight.

You have vast experience of working within the rail industry, what advice would you give to someone that wants to follow a career in rail? There really is no other career like it. I would say that the vast majority of people working in this industry are passionate about their jobs. It’s fast moving, challenging and rewarding.

Where do you see the UK rail industry in 20 years? The whole business of rail freight is changing. Traditional rail freight cargo, such as coal, is volatile and we are seeing emerging markets such as intermodal, which looks set to increase at a staggering rate. It currently represents 27 per cent of rail freight business and is predicted to rise to 68 per cent by 2033. The Network Rail long-term freight market study suggests a 6.4 per cent per annum growth in intermodal rail freight from ports until the year 2023. The impact on rail freight will be dramatic.

Understanding and overcoming any challenges in this increasingly important sector is something that the rail freight industry must do together. Understanding and overcoming any challenges in this increasingly important sector is something that the rail freight industry must do together. The eco-credentials of rail freight will also make a huge contribution to the attractiveness of this mode of transport for customers and to the general environment. According to Network Rail, 2010 figures, each tonne transferred by rail rather than by road cuts CO2 emissions by 76 per cent. Rail freight plays an increasingly vital role in supporting a greener economy now and in the future.

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PLATFORM SAFETY TO IMPROVE AS RAIL INDUSTRY LAUNCHES COLLABORATIVE STRATEGY Over the past five years rail passengers have stepped on and off trains more than 15 billion times. While Britain has the safest railway in Europe, tragically during this time 18 people have lost their lives and almost 7,000 injuries have occurred following falls from the platform, or while boarding and alighting trains. With passenger numbers increasing year on year, companies across the rail industry have worked to look up to 30 years ahead to identify and reduce any further risks to safety and published a joint long-term strategy. It aims to make the transition between the train and the platform safer, so that growing numbers of people can continue to enjoy a safe and better performing railway for years to come. There are a number of factors which contribute to accidents between the platform and trains: Intoxication: More men are involved in alcohol related incidents than women with 9 per cent of all incidents involving intoxication. Baggage: 15 per cent involved passengers carrying suitcases, pushchairs, bikes or other baggage. Gender: More females than males (around 65 per cent) are involved in accidents alighting or boarding trains. Age: Women aged 50-71 experience the highest number of incidents while boarding and alighting trains (more than 200 p/a). Location: Alighting the train is more hazardous than boarding. Seasonality: Whilst wet weather increase the number of incidents, there is a higher accident rate in summer than any other time of year. The long term strategy will look at six key areas: Data and intelligence gathering; influencing public behaviour and helping station staff; train stopping and dispatch, optimising the step gap between platform and train, and improving operational performance and capacity.

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RAIL JOURNEYS ACROSS BRITAIN JUMPED BY 5 PER CENT TO 1.3 BILLION IN 2013-14 The total number of rail passenger journeys across England, Scotland and Wales increased by 63.6 million to 1.3 billion, a 5 per cent rise over the past year, reveal new statistics published by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). The ‘Regional rail usage profiles’ statistical release details rail passenger journeys taking place within Great Britain from 1995-96 up to 2013-14. Data shows rail travel for 11 regions – East of England, East Midlands, London, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. It details journeys between the 11 regions and journeys within each region. The new figures show that: Journeys between regions increased by 3.2 per cent to 434.8 million journeys in 2013-14. Rail journeys on commuter

routes between London and the East of England / South East grew by 4.2 per cent to 125.6 million journeys and by 2.9 per cent to 191 million journeys respectively. All regions saw an increase in journeys to/from that region with the exception of Wales, which decreased by 1.3 per cent to 9.1 million in 2013-14. This was primarily down to falls in the main flows between Wales and the North West, South West and London. These falls may be partly due to storms causing significant damage to the Cambrian lines. Journeys between England and Scotland reached 7.9 million, an increase of 3.1 per cent over the previous year. To access the complete data, visit: dataportal.orr.gov.uk

RAIL REGULATOR PUBLISHES INDUSTRY FINANCIALS REPORT FOR 2013-14 The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has published its latest rail industry financial report, which shows the impact of growth in passenger journeys on the industry’s income and expenditure over the past four years. ORR’s ‘GB rail industry financial information 2013-14’ report provides a detailed analysis of the latest financial data from train operators, Network Rail and governments. The report highlights that there has been substantial investment and changes to the rail industry’s finances over the past four years. During this time the rail industry has achieved high and sustained growth as passenger journeys have increased by 16.6 per cent (260 million journeys) and the amount of freight carried on the network has risen by 18.1 per cent (3.5 billion net tonne kms). The industry has also invested significantly in network enhancements with £3bn spent in 2013-14, and further £12bn planned over the next four years. The latest GB rail industry financial information report (1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014) shows that: The cost of running Britain’s railways was £12.7bn, an increase of £0.15bn compared to 2012-13. The overall cost of running Britain’s railways has remained stable, increasing by 0.03 per cent over

the past four years, growth despite significant growth in use of the railways (17.2 per cent passenger growth and 18.1 per cent freight). The network also experienced substantial investment over this period – including enhancements such as Thameslink, major improvements at Reading Station and the EdinburghGlasgow Improvement Plan. Rail industry income from passenger fares has increased significantly by 10.8 per cent to £8.2bn since 2010-11, consistent with the increase in passenger journeys. Passengers have contributed an increasing proportion of the rail industry’s income relative to taxpayers over the past four years – up from 55.6 per cent in 2010-11 to 61.5 per cent in 2013-14. Governments continue to make significant financial commitments to the railways, contributing £3.8bn in the past year. Total government funding varied from £1.88 per passenger journey in England, to £7.77 per journey in Scotland, and £9.18 per journey in Wales.

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The rail industry is suffering from a chronic lack of skilled labour and many employers view apprenticeships as a way of bridging the skills gap. Mandy Harrison, Apprenticeship Academy Manager at Auctus Apprentice Training Agency, outlines the benefits of taking on apprentices. There is a concerning shortage of trained people in the rail industry, but if we are to deliver the track and infrastructure upgrades promised over the next decade then skilled workers will have to be found somewhere. Unsurprisingly, many employers in the rail industry are now turning to apprentices as a way of accessing the skills needed to deliver their rail projects.

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ONE YEAR ON SINCE THE DAWLISH LINE WASHED AWAY

Most importantly, an apprentice can provide an immediate resource, working on the ground at the trackside. At Auctus Apprentice Training Agency, we encourage employers to integrate apprentices into their existing workforce and get them out on track. For example, we currently have 30 apprentices out on site with Amey Colas High Output Track Renewals working for a guaranteed 30 hours per week. In terms of choosing an apprentice provider, I would recommend partnering with a provider who gives the employer the opportunity to input into the development of the apprenticeship training modules. This will ensure that both the apprentice and the employer are getting what each needs.

The 5th February 2015 marked the one year anniversary of the severe storms which washed away part of the Dawlish railway line and sea-wall. 12 months later, Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ of engineers has rebuilt the railway, enabling train services to run through Dawlish for the past 10 months, and has continued working around the clock to bolster and improve its defences for the local community and businesses alike. With part of a new sea wall now built, 25,000 tonnes of collapsed cliff evacuated and repairs to dozens of sites along the three mile stretch of coastal railway; Dawlish connects businesses, residents and tourists to the West Country and beyond. Tom Kirkham, Project Manager at Network Rail, said: ‘The scale of the damage we encountered when we first arrived on site was unprecedented. One year on we have fixed the damage and are also improving the railway in the south west through this vital connection for local people, businesses and tourists.’ Current activity includes: Fully restoring the signalling and electronic equipment; removing the temporary sea-wall made of shipping containers; restoring and improving the public footpath on the sea wall so residents will be able to use it at high tide (previously, this wasn’t possible). Key milestones over the last 12 months include: Protecting homes by building a temporary sea wall out of 19 welded shipping containers; rebuilding and fortifying the 80 metre breach in Dawlish with more than 6,000 tonnes of concrete and 150 tonnes of steel; removing 25,000 tonnes of collapsed cliff at Teignmouth, following a landslip on 4th March 2014; repairing dozens of other sites along a four mile stretch of coastal railway, clearing hundreds of tonnes of debris and repairing over 600 metres of parapet wall; installing over 13 miles of new cables, designing and installing a new temporary signalling system and replacing over 700 metres of track and ballast; rebuilding Dawlish station with a new platform, new canopy and repainting throughout with the finishing touches provided by TV gardener, Toby Buckland, and members of the ‘Friends of Dawlish station’. The improvement works are due for completion by spring this year.

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NORTHERN LAUNCHES NEW LOOK ELECTRIC TRAINS

Northern Rail unveiled the first of its new look electric trains in February. Since taking ownership of the first of 20 trains in summer 2014, work to give them all a fresh and exciting new look has been ongoing. The trains – which will start running on the newly electrified line between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport once work on the route is complete – have been completely revitalised for their new Northern customers. The Class 319 trains have had extensive cosmetic work done ahead of their maiden journeys with striking new look exterior paintwork, as well as refreshed and modernised interiors which include new paintwork and improved seating for a more comfortable journey.

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Newly-installed on-board information technology means customers will be better informed about their journey while travelling via new digital screens and automated audio announcements to support the conductor. Alex Hynes, Managing Director for Northern said: ‘It’s an exciting time for us and our customers as more of our services and routes turn electric. This investment is paving the way for us to deliver better services and more seats. Our investment in these trains represents our commitment to providing a great customer experience alongside this; not only are we bringing a fresh new look but we’re improving our customers’ journey and how we keep them informed.’

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EUROSTAR REPORTS CONTINUING GROWTH IN 2014 Eurostar has reported continuing growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues in 2014, as the business celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled its new e320 trains. Last year, passenger numbers rose by 3 per cent to 10.4 million (2013: 10.1 million) bringing the total number of passengers travelling on Eurostar since the start of services in 1994 to over 150 million. 2014 sales revenues increased by 1 per cent to £867m (2013: £857m).1 This performance was underpinned, in particular, by the strong recovery in the UK economy which also led to an increase in business travel bookings throughout the year. In 2014 the number of Eurostar business travellers increased by 4 per cent compared with 2013. The business also achieved year-onyear growth in underlying profitability with like-for-like operating profit up 2 per cent in 2014 to £55m (2013: £54m). Following the company’s decision in November 2014 to purchase 7 additional e320s to meet growing demand and provide services to new destinations, the reported operating profit for 2014 reflects additional non-cash charges against the value of the existing fleet.2 In total, Eurostar is investing over £1bn3 in its fleet and its service and will be introducing 17 new trains over the next three years. Carrying 900 passengers, these Eurostar e320 trains will boost capacity per train by 20 per cent and will be capable of a speed of 200mph. Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive of Eurostar, said: ‘2014 was a pivotal year for our business as we celebrated our 20th anniversary and unveiled our new fleet. Our new e320 trains are now in the final months of testing and on schedule to come into commercial service at the end of this year.’ 1. Sales revenues for 2014 were impacted by movements in exchange rates during the period. At constant exchange rates sales revenues increased by 4 per cent. 2. The reported figures for 2014 are preliminary, unaudited results. 3. In 2010 Eurostar announced a £700m investment in its fleet with £600m funding the purchase of 10 new trains and £100m invested in the refurbishment of its existing fleet. In November 2014, the business announced its decision to place an order for an additional 7 e320 trains bringing the overall investment in its fleet to over £1bn.

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CROSSRAIL 2 TOP OF LONDON’S LIST Transport for London (TfL) has appointed four major consulting groups who will help develop more detailed plans for Crossrail 2. This comes as the business community recognised the significance of Crossrail 2 as a vital infrastructure project, with Crossrail 2 topping the bill for ‘Investing in London’s future’, at the London Awards ceremony on 13th January, organised by London First, for its potential to help London grow and remain globally competitive, driving growth across the national economy. Linking key growth areas in south-west and north east London, Crossrail 2 will also serve some destinations in Surrey and Hertfordshire using the existing National Rail network. Initial proposals have been consulted on publicly and the Department for Transport is currently consulting on safeguarding along the route. TfL is taking this forward by further developing proposals for the new rail line and will be working with the consultants on their areas of expertise. Further public consultations will take place before an application for powers to build the new railway is submitted in 2017. The consultants chosen formed part of TfL’s Engineering and Project Management Framework (EPMF) and were selected following a competitive tendering process. Each set of consultants has been commissioned to offer specialised advice and will work closely with TfL to deliver these plans. The winning bidders along with their project area are:

1. ARCADIS Hyder (in partnership with Weston Williamson, VINCI Construction, Interfleet and First Class Partnerships and Dr Sauer & Partners) – engineering/technical aspects; 2. CH2MHILL / Atkins (CAST)- strategic modelling, route development; planning, appraisal and evaluation; 3. MTEW (Mott MacDonald Ltd, Temple Group Ltd, ERM, and WSP Ltd) – environment and sustainability; 4. AECOM, Weston Williamson, and Turkington Martin – town planning, economic development, socio-economic and urban design. The Crossrail 2 route is designed to address capacity constraints as well as providing vital new connections across the capital. It would also unlock large areas of outer London and beyond, including the Upper Lea Valley, for sustainable new homes, supporting up to 200,000 new homes along the route. The new rail line would create additional capacity and quicker journeys, transporting up to 90,000 people in the morning peak, and relieve congestion across the existing rail network including at Waterloo by diverting services into a new tunnel under London.

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BALFOUR BEATTY AWARDED £12.5M BOMBARDIER CROSSRAIL TRAINS FACILITY Balfour Beatty has secured a £12.5m contract to create a production, testing and office facility for the new Crossrail trains on behalf of Bombardier in Derby. The facility on Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane site will measure approximately 250 metres by 40 metres enabling it to handle four ten-carriage trains. The work includes the construction of four multi-functional train lines, each with full length overhead lines and inspection pits containing a full range of services that will be fully accessible by rail at both ends, connecting into the existing test track facilities. The project will create office space in the form of a two storey annex, along with

associated power upgrade works to the site to facilitate the overhead electricity lines. Peter Commins, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for the North West, said: “Through our civils and building business we have a wide range of experience in creating this type of facility. We have been working very closely with our customer to ensure we fulfill their exacting requirements whilst maintaining a value for money solution and we look forward to assisting Bombardier in achieving their vision.” The project is scheduled for completion in winter 2016.

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FLY BRITISH AIRWAYS WITH FIRST GREAT WESTERN Image: Courtesy of First Great Western

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Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England. A single booking now combines air and rail travel, with hassle-free connections, thanks to a partnership between British Airways, Heathrow Express and First Great Western, launched last December. Tickets are available to book through travel agents for travel from 11 First Great Western stations*. You can travel from St Austell to St Petersburg or Bath to Boston with ease and journeys on the Heathrow Express, which departs every 15 minutes from Paddington for Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and Terminal 3, are also included in the cost of the ticket. After the successful launch of a partnership with Singapore Airlines in January 2013 First Great Western began talks with British Airways – who had given the inclination that they wished to consider a similar project. The idea of the project is to offer mutual customers a new set of destinations (British Airways destinations for First Great Western customers and FGW destinations to BA customers). For the airline it was about identifying where passengers travel from, and for First Great Western it was about understanding where passengers go once they leave Paddington and being able to track new International business – taking

people away from the road networks and onto rail. A business imperative was to have the product on sale by the beginning of 2015 as preparation for the influx of visitors to the UK on BA’s main routes generated by the Rugby World Cup 2015 – with many venues served by First Great Western rail routes.

The combined booking takes away the stress and fear of missing a flight, if a train is delayed or a connection missed, by giving customers the peace of mind they’ll be on the next available flight. The combined booking takes away the stress and fear of missing a flight, if a train is delayed or a connection missed, by giving customers the peace of mind they’ll be on the next available flight – and even get overnight accommodation if the next service isn’t on the same day. Customers will also be able to get on the next available train service, if their flight is delayed. Stephen Humphreys, British Airways Head of UK&I Sales and Marketing, said: “This is a great new way for our customers living in Wales and the West Country to get on track

right from the start to enjoy a terrific trip with British Airways. “Our partnership with First Great Western and Heathrow Express will make flying more accessible and convenient for customers travelling from regions in the UK without local airports.” Keith Greenfield, Managing Director of Heathrow Express, said: “This partnership removes a layer of hassle for customers and affords them extra protection against possible problems. This kind of joined-up travel is what today’s leisure and business travellers expect.” Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of First Great Western, said: “This is all part of our work to make journeys easier and simpler for our passengers. For many of our customers travelling to Heathrow by train already saves time, hassle and money. “Complimented by our work to add more seats to trains, the upgrade of our First Class accommodation and free wifi, this product will make it even more attractive BA customers looking for a worry-free way to get to Heathrow.” The service marks another step in the commitment from First Great Western to continuously improve the services offered to rail passengers. * The deal is available from the following 11 First Great Western train stations: Oxford, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath, Cardiff, Exeter, Plymouth, Swansea, Penzance, Par and St Austell.

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FEATURE: RAIL FREIGHT

THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF RAIL FREIGHT Words: Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail Manager

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ail freight has excellent economic, social and environmental credentials; an aggregates train can remove up to 130 HGVs from our roads and rail produces 70 per cent less carbon dioxide than road for the equivalent journey. Rail is also far safer than HGVs, which are five times more likely to be involved in fatal collisions than cars on local roads. However, the external costs that HGVs impose on others in terms of road congestion, pollution, infrastructure damage and accident costs are not fully paid by the road haulage industry. This leads to serious market distortions between freight modes with rail, which is severely disadvantaged, by having to pay a suite of track access charges, and having to compete directly with road freight on price. In fact, recent research by Campaign for Better Transport, which used existing government criteria, found that HGVs are only paying around 40 per cent of the costs they imposes on society in terms of road damage, congestion, pollution and road fatalities which equates to an annual subsidy of £5bn. Despite all these challenges, rail freight, has grown by 60 per cent in the past 20 years and generates more than £1.5bn a year in economic benefits to UK PLC. With the forecasts,

suggesting that rail freight volumes could grow by up to 140 per cent by 2043, the environmental, productivity and congestion benefits of delivering freight by rail could be worth over £4bn per year to the UK economy.

Rail freight, has grown by 60 per cent in the past 20 years and generates more than £1.5bn a year in economic benefits to UK PLC. Given the level of subsidy given to road, in order for rail freight volumes to grow and with that increase the economic benefits to the UK economy, the Government needs to continue to support the industry to give confidence to the sector, which made over £2bn of investments in new equipment since the mid 1990’s, to continue their high levels of investment. Recent industry investments include the Port of Felixstowe’s £40m North Rail Terminal, which can cater for up to 50 daily trains to serve the port, as well as the rail terminal at the new port at London Gateway. Additionally, Potter Logistics has extended its

railhead at its Selby terminal to accommodate 775 million trains from UK ports. Over half of rail freight traffic is port related. Therefore, the Government’s support for the Strategic Rail Freight vision to provide a robust and reliable network between the main conurbations and ports is crucial to UK industry as well as investment across all commodities. Construction traffic grew 17 per cent in the year ended April 2014, in support of a resurgent building market. Targeted rail freight upgrades are effective; rail’s market share out of Southampton port along the A34 corridor increased from 29 per cent to 36 per cent within a year of completion of the gauge upgrade demonstrating the direct benefits of rail enhancements. In March, the strategic cross-country rail route from Felixstowe port, parallel to the congested A14 and part of the Strategic Rail Freight Network development, was enhanced, saving up to 75 minutes per rail trip on this route. Once the next tranche of funded capacity upgrades are completed during the current Network Rail control period, between 2014 and 2019, 40 million lorry miles will be removed from the A14 corridor and rail could increase its share of the traffic out of Felixstowe from around 28 per cent to up to 40 per cent.

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In the same way that passengers need stations, so rail freight needs road/rail transfer stations in the right locations. Therefore, Freight on Rail welcomes the recent publication by the Government of the revised and strengthened Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) policy within the National Networks National Policy Statement (NN NPS), spatial planning policy that should give developers the confidence to bring at least 15 SRFI projects forward. These proposals represent private sector investment in the railways that will complement public investment in the Strategic Rail Freight Network, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions while helping to make our roads safer. For example, Daventry SRFI currently provides 5,000 direct jobs which will increase to 9,000 direct positions when the latest expansion which has received planning permission, is completed. Looking forward, rail freight needs more capacity on key routes, especially the West and East Coast Main Lines so the allocation of significant released capacity from HS2 for freight is crucial, which requires a holistic and transparent approach to allocation of passenger and freight capacity by the Department for Transport. In addition

to the planned work on the electric spine from Southampton to the West Midlands, electrification of other key routes – including into ports sidings and diversionary routes would enable rail to be more efficient and even more sustainable.

The rail freight industry is striving to offer a full sixday service to the logistics industry; the silver bullet would be a seven-day service but that remains challenging with the need to carry out maintenance and renewals on the shared network. Network Rail’s 5-year funding cycle has helped to ensure that the correct investment decisions are made to position the railway to meet future demand. This has been hugely beneficial to the success of the industry, freight and passenger growth, so we are urging the Government to

continue investing in the rail freight network in CP6 and beyond. The rail freight industry is striving to offer a full six-day service to the logistics industry; the silver bullet would be a seven-day service but that remains challenging with the need to carry out maintenance and renewals on the shared network. The economic efficiency of rail freight contributes to national productivity and sustainable economic growth. So, even though rail freight does not vote, it is crucial that it is forgotten in the political debate in advance of the election, as it is a crucial part of the logistics mix that offers a low carbon safe alternative to road transport that reduces road congestion and air pollution. Freight on Rail, a partnership between the rail trade unions, the rail freight industry and Campaign for Better Transport, works to promote the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight both nationally and locally. It advocates policy changes that support the shift to rail and provides information and help on freight related issues.

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MOVING FREIGHT Words: Philippa Oldham Head of Transport and Manufacturing, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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The UK’s freight sector is estimated to be worth £74.5bn to the nation’s economy and employs 2.3 million people across 190,000 companies. However, it is often the forgotten component when it comes to investment in the UK’s transport network and infrastructure. Over the last twenty years we have seen freight volumes grow by 60 per cent, with the rail market share increasing from 8.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent. In 2014, Network Rail’s study on the freight market resulted in forecasts estimating that rail freight traffic has the potential to double to 45.2 billion tonnes per year over the next 30 years. Rail freight has traditionally been associated with the transportation of heavy bulk goods and construction materials. But today’s operators are starting to see more industries and large companies – including Jaguar Land Rover and Tesco – looking at rail as an alternative to road. One of the reasons we can encourage our businesses to move their freight to the rails is cost. When comparing the movement of freight mile for mile between road and rail; rail is cheaper due to volume and distance moved. On average a gallon of fuel will move a tonne of goods 246 miles on the railway but only 88 miles by road. However, to really benefit from

a significant cost reduction we need entire trainloads to be chartered and a better method where trains can be jointly leased by different shippers who are working together. If this approach is adopted then these economies of scale can make rail freight the cheaper option over a wider range of routes. Businesses that work towards a just-in-time delivery or that run lean stockholding may also benefit from switching to rail. These freight lines operate against a timetable, so companies previously impacted by delays incurred due to congestion on our roads may benefit from this increased reliability and discipline.

On average a gallon of fuel will move a tonne of goods 246 miles on the railway but only 88 miles by road. Reducing emissions Every year, there are an estimated 29,000 premature deaths in the UK that are linked to poor air quality – nearly 5 per cent of all annual UK deaths. UK freight accounts for over 37 per cent of our total transport emissions, so the challenge for

mechanical engineers is to develop technology solutions that not only reduce this emission contribution but move freight more efficiently and economically. Every tonne of freight transported by rail produces at least 80 per cent less carbon dioxide than that moved by road. When compared with carrying the same tonnage by road, rail produces less than a tenth of the carbon monoxide, around a twentieth of the nitrogen oxide, less than 9 per cent of the fine particulates and around 10 per cent of the volatile organic compounds. Over the last six years, rail freight in the UK is estimated to have saved two million tonnes of pollutants by taking the place of 31.5 million HGV journeys and saving 6.4 billion HGV kilometres.

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The freight industry needs to start collaborating and investigating routes through which they can develop synergies and adapt to the requirements of a greener economy.

However, if we manage an 8 per cent shift from our roads to railways by 2030, it will only deliver about a 1 per cent reduction in the whole transport sectors required emissions reduction on the 1990 figures.

Collaboration The key to improving our freight network is collaboration rather than conflict between the modes. To achieve this, the UK needs to fully integrate its freight network in a more efficient and structured way, which manages costs and delivery as optimally as possible to encourage the use of less polluting options. A holistic approach can help to create a ‘hub and spoke’ network, which would see our ports acting as the hubs and then connecting

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regionally to other hubs. For the longer spokes (journeys over 150 miles) either rail or marine would be the chosen mode, using road vehicles for the final short deliveries and shorter journeys. The freight industry needs to start collaborating and investigating routes through which they can develop synergies and adapt to the requirements of a greener economy.

Conclusion Rather than a direct shift in road freight towards rail, perhaps the target should be a reduction in roadhaulage miles. By reducing road distance, rail provides a mechanism through which large numbers of HGVs can be removed from the UK’s congested long-distance arteries.

However, road haulage needs to remain in the mix as rail freight nearly always relies on road freight for the final parts of its deliveries. To achieve this shift our cities need to look at how to re-integrate this delivery option and match this with the recent growth witnessed in passenger rail freight. The large amount of investment in infrastructure that we are currently witnessing in the UK must have an integrated planning approach which includes not only the movement of our passenger freight but also our goods.

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12 – 14 MAY 2015 • NEC, BIRMINGHAM, UK 12th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS & SERVICES

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NEC TO HOST 12TH RAILTEX The 12th Railtex exhibition takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 12th to 14th May. By mid-February more than 350 companies had confirmed their participation in a show that in terms of floor area will be the biggest for many years. Exhibitors will include many of the most familiar names serving the UK rail market. Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Hitachi Rail Europe and Siemens will all be taking part, along with ABB UK, Knorr Bremse Rail UK, Tata Steel and Wabtec. Recent notable additions to the exhibitor list are train builders China CNR Corp and CSR Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd, which recently announced merger plans to form the world’s largest rolling stock manufacturing group. Among other key participants will be Faiveley Transport, Signalling Solutions, telent Technology Services, Unipart Dorman, Voith Turbo and Vossloh Cogifer/Vossloh Fastening Systems. More than 80 exhibitors will be taking part in the event for the first time, bringing plenty of new ideas to the market. Railtex also has the support of key industry bodies, including Network Rail, the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance and the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum, the last two with Hub areas grouping members together. In the exhibition hall The Track will feature exhibitors’ products on sections of track supplied by sponsor Tata Steel, and The Yard will provide an indoor area where plant manufacturers, sellers and hirers can showcase their products. The show also sees the return of The Recruitment Wall, highlighting exhibitors’ skills needs and pointing to possible new career opportunities.

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Full supporting programme As well as learning more about the latest products and services from the supply industry, visitors and exhibitors will be welcome at a wide-ranging programme of seminars, project briefings and discussion forums. These will be open to all, free of charge.

More than 80 exhibitors will be taking part in the event for the first time, bringing plenty of new ideas to the market. Two areas in the exhibition hall will form venues for presentations that will run throughout the show. The Knowledge Hub will be the setting for keynote speeches from industry leaders, project updates on major UK rail schemes and includes The Platform, a series of open forum discussions on topical industry themes. It will also host exports-focused presentations coordinated by the Railway Industry Association and UKTI. The Seminar Theatre will be the venue for a series of industry seminars highlighting developments in rail technology. Network Rail Chairman Richard ParryJones is to formally open the exhibition on 12th May and will deliver a keynote address the same day. The keynote speaker on the following day will be Terence Watson, UK President of Alstom and co-chairman of the Rail Supply Group and Tim Shoveller, Managing Director of the South West Trains/ Network Rail Alliance is giving a keynote speech on the final day of the event.

Also making headline presentations during Railtex are Richard Price, Chief Executive at the Office of Rail Regulation, Jeremy Long, European CEO of MTR Corporation, operator of the concession contract to run London’s Crossrail services, and David Polhill of ATOC, discussing the EuroSpec initiative to establish common European standards for key rolling stock components. In addition, this year’s programme includes the opening day’s Networking Reception and the Railtex Awards Dinner, where exhibitors’ achievements will be celebrated. This takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, situated within the NEC complex. Pre-registration to visit Railtex 2015 free of charge is now open via a direct link on www.railtex.co.uk. Registering ahead of the show avoids payment of a £20 entry fee on the door and speeds up access to the exhibition. The website also includes a regularly updated list of organisations taking part in the event. Venue: Halls 3 and 3a, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT Opening times: Tuesday 12th May: 10.00 – 17.00 Wednesday 13th May: 10.00 – 17.00 Thursday 14th May: 10.00 – 16.00 Entry: Free to pre-registered visitors; £20 for non-registered

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FEATURE: EAST COAST MAINLINE FRANCHISE

EAST COAST FRANCHISE SURPRISE

Virgin achieve unexpected East Coast franchise win, but this will be a very different operation from its West Coast franchise.

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‘Fury as French bid to grab our East Coast Line’ screamed the Daily Mail headline. Only the French, through the SNCF owned Keolis, did not win the franchise which to the surprise of many rail industry analysts went to the Virgin-Stagecoach consortium. The franchise letting has been shrouded in controversy because the Labour opposition argued that the rush to relet the East Coast, which had been in public hands for the past five years since the demise of the National Express contract, seemed strange given that it was functioning well and there were other franchises that were being extended under short term deals rather than being relet. There was, too, the added complication that the East Coast would be getting a new fleet of untested trains, the Intercity Express Programme (IEP), and therefore the unknown risks to the new were considerable. However, the Department pushed ahead with the letting of the franchise and announced the winner late last year. This was the first full length franchise let under the new regime established by Pete Wilkinson, who was brought in from the private sector in great haste to run the franchise programme following the West Coast debacle and his imprimatur is all over it. This was a different type of franchise. The key difference is that Wilkinson,

who is much more open about his aims than traditional civil servants, has made it very clear he is not satisfied with the old model based entirely on price and wants to ensure that quality is taken into consideration in the franchise process.

By 2020 when all the new trains are operating, there will be a staggering 50 per cent increase in capacity on the line. There are consequently several passenger-focused innovations. The core of the package is the notion of ‘personalised travel’. While this is a somewhat vague concept, the idea seems to be the recognition that the railways cater for a variety of markets and therefore the service needs to be built around individual customers. What this means in practice is slightly unclear and does not seem that revolutionary, but the publicity suggests a more flexible reservations system, a new website, a smartphone app and most importantly, wi-fi on all trains that is free – a service that really should become as commonplace as toilets and catering.

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Bradford Foster Square In fact, it seems that quality was not the only factor in favour of the bid since the Virgin Stagecoach joint venture would probably have won the franchise anyway. The contract envisages more than doubling revenue from around £700m today to to over £1.4bn by the end of the eight year contract at today’s prices. The new company Inter City Railways is really Stagecoach in disguise. This is a very different type of arrangement than the almost 50 per cent share Virgin and Stagecoach each have on the West Coast. Indeed, it is the traditional Virgin model which effectively lends its brand – as with say Virgin Media or Virgin Atlantic – to another company which runs the operation as Stagecoach has a 90 per cent share in the operation. It will be Brian Souter rather than Richard Branson calling the shots. The franchise divides into three phases, with the new InterCity Express fleet will be introduced halfway through. Therefore the first three years will be about maintaining existing services, though there will also, according to the company, be some £140m investment, principally on stations and new technology. The sort of ‘deep clean’ that is generally associated with a new franchisee will also be carried out, though in my experience the trains are currently in quite good condition. The introduction of the new trains which will start some time, as yet unspecified, in 2018 will begin to transform services on the line. There will be several services that are much

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faster than today with the headline time of four hours between the two capitals being provided by at least six return services every day. Leeds – London will also see faster services with the rather vague promise that there will be ‘many with a journey time under or close to two hours’. Historically, of course, the introduction of a new fleet has been problematic but there are high hopes in Stagecoach that the Japanese practice of working to very high standards will ensure there is no problem with the Hitachi trains. In the third phase with the IEP trains bedded in, the vast increase in available seats together with, it is hoped, the effect of the new trains, will see a rapid increase in passengers. The publicity in fact claims that by 2020 when all the new trains are operating, there will be a staggering 50 per cent increase in capacity on the line. This is actually dependent on some of the existing trains remaining in service and being used to serve some of the minor destinations that have been added to the franchise contract, such as Bradford, Harrogate

and Lincoln, all of which will see a two hourly direct London trains. This is, too, where the premium profile for the contract gets very ambitious – or optimistic in the words of some City commentators. Premium payments which are by and large around the same level as today for the first three years, then leap rapidly from £353m in 2020 to £654m in 2023. The East Coast has seen two franchisees fail – Sea Containers and National Express – followed by a five year period of stability under government control. Stagecoach’s bid was undoubtedly ambitious and at £3.3bn of premium payments was £900m more than any of the rival bidders. Stagecoach is relying on a rapid increase in passengers attracted by new services, faster trains and modern rolling stock. There is no doubt that a lot of thought at Stagecoach’s Perth headquarters will have gone into the bid in order to ensure that there is not a third failure on the line, but the difficulties of estimating future numbers, especially given the recent dip in oil prices, cannot be ruled out.

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FEATURE: CROSSRAIL UPDATE

THE CROSSRAIL REVOLUTION IS ON ITS WAY

The tunnelling of the massive £14.8bn Crossrail scheme is almost complete and the project appears to be on time. But will it be on budget and are there any nasty surprises on the way? Words: Christian Wolmar

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ou know when a project is nearing completion because the politicians start flocking around it. Terry Morgan, the chairman of Crossrail reckons almost every cabinet minister has been to see progress on the £14.8bn scheme over the past year and now the opposition, too, is getting in on the act. With the long mooted line becoming, at last, a reality there is, too, much jockeying for position among the politicians on its route. In particular, those on the west side between Paddington and Reading, where it was decided last year to extend the line beyond Maidenhead, are all lobbying to have fast trains from their constituencies into Paddington. That is not going to happen. Crossrail trains will run on the slow lines between Reading and Paddington and will not be the quickest services between the two stations. Running some trains as fast or semi fast will not just work in timetabling terms and Morgan has had to explain this in detail to several local MPs. However, Morgan is not unhappy about the enormous interest that Crossrail is now attracting. It means,

as he puts it, ‘they know that the scheme is important and is happening’. And indeed it is. The tunnelling by mid February had just 1.5km to go out of 42kms cut under London and was due to be completed by mid April. The fitting out of the new stations in the East was well underway although those in the centre, which are all connecting stations with other parts of the transport network are ‘more challenging’ according to Morgan. Morgan is confident, however, that the deadline of a full Crossrail service by mid 2019 will be achieved. In fact, some trains on existing tracks, between Liverpool Street and Shenfield will start to be run in May by MTR, which won the right to operate Crossrail services, but of course these will use existing rolling stock. In fact, few people will know that they are the precursors to Crossrail as they will be branded temporarily as ‘TfL Rail’ in order not to spoil the big launch when services eventually start running through the tunnels under London. That should take place in 2018 but the full service will not operate until the following year.


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Morgan is anxious that the rolling stock, which is being built by Bombardier, should be well tested before it is put in service. Introducing new trains, especially of a new class, is a perennial problem for the railways and Morgan, who has just had his role as chairman extended until 2018, is desperate to avoid any of the usual ‘rail chaos’ headlines: ‘Ideally we would like to test it for a million miles before it goes into service’. Indeed, part of the eastern tunnel under London City Airport, which is actually the old Connaught tunnel completed in 1846 that has been refurbished, will have track laid early in order to be used as a test run for when the trains start rolling out of the Derby factory in 2017.

Terry Morgan is confident, however, that the deadline of a full Crossrail service by mid 2019 will be achieved.

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The biggest obstacle to the smooth opening of the line is the major work required on the lines west of Paddington. These are being electrified as part of the Great Western electrification project which stretches out to Bristol and Swansea, and also require resignalling to meet European automatic signalling standards (ETCS). Moreover, the new Hitachi IEP trains are also being introduced, which is another major change that could cause difficulties. It is, as Morgan puts it, ‘challenging’ and he points to the experience over Christmas where part of the resignalling was carried

out but then the line did not reopen on schedule because of paperwork issues on whether safety checks had been carried out. This does not augur well and industry insiders are concerned about Network Rail’s ability to complete projects on time. Already, the electrification project is known to be well over budget. The other major question is whether the scheme will be on budget. There has been considerable contingency built into the final estimate of £14.8bn and fierce negotiation over who would pay for any overrun. The result is an amazingly complex calculation. There is, a reckoned, 50 per cent change – known as P 50 – that the final bill will be £900m less than the total allocated. In that case, the first £300m saved will be shared equally between the funders – TfL and the Department for Transport. The next £600m however is all down to Transport for London which, of course, would be delighted if that reserve fund was never called upon. Morgan refuses to indulge in speculation about the final bill but the feeling in the industry is that it will eventually be less than the headline £14.8bn figure. Interestingly, if it goes over that figure, it is the Department which will bear all the risk, but it would take some terrible mishap for that figure to be breached. London, therefore, is on course to get its new railway on schedule and on budget – though sceptics will say they have heard all that before – and there is still much work to be done. However, with all those politicians swarming about, and the ribbons getting ready to be cut, it is odds on that the introduction will be successful and there is no doubt the line will provide a completely new experience for London’s rail passengers.

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FEATURE: 2015 ELECTION

RAIL SET TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE 2015 ELECTION? With the election coming up, it is time that transport becomes part of the debate, rather than, as usual, being neglected in the hustings.

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ransport is one of those issues, rather like housing, that affects almost all of us every day and yet rarely comes up as an election issue. This time it may be different, with both rail and bus policies being discussed by the major parties and with the smaller parties more ready to debate fresh issues. There are, too, some major policy differences emerging which increases the likelihood of transport featuring in the campaign. On the railways, the key issue is fares which have become a much more contentious issue in recent years. While for a long time, commuters simply shrugged and wrote off the extra costs imposed each January, now it has become impossible for the government to push through above inflation rises without raising considerable anger among passengers and attracting much unfavourable media attention. Over the past decade, fares have risen by 1 per cent above the rate of inflation annually but clearly there is a limit to allowing fares to run ahead of inflation and we seem to have reached it. An attempt to impose 3 per cent rises above inflation had to be scrapped

following protests and, indeed, this year the rise has been restricted to just RPI. Labour has promised to scrap the flex arrangements under which train operators have been allowed to vary fare rises across their route so long as the average remained the specified RPI figure. In fact Labour had abolished flex previously only for it to be reintroduced by the Coalition government because, according to ministers, this would allow a more market sensitive approach. Now the party has made a key commitment to scrap it again. Ed Miliband in a speech in Hastings last year said: ‘A Labour government would cap annual fares on every route’. That does not mean, however, that there would be no fares rises but rather that regulated fares would all rise by the same amount. Labour’s policy review, published in the summer, also promised a reform of the franchise process. There were two key elements, a promise to create a public sector entity to bid for franchises and to undertake a comprehensive review of franchising. This was the result of a hard fought discussion within the party and was a compromise between those keen to

renationalise the railways, principally the unions though backed by many lots grass roots members of the party. The details are unclear and will have to be thrashed out after the election and there are certainly potential problems. The cost of a bid can be £5m or even more, and this expenditure is bound to come under heavy criticism.

Indeed, the dog that should bark but yet probably will not, except locally in constituencies along its path, is HS2. Moreover, setting up a team to bid from scratch will take some time and several franchises come up soon after the election. Details of the review, too, are sketchy and the interpretation seems to differ according to who one talks to. The unions clearly envisage a full scale review which would include scrapping the system if it is considered not to be working properly, while privately

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leading Labour MPs seem much more cautious, merely suggesting there would be some improvements for passengers written into the contracts. However, to a large extent this has already taken place (as demonstrated by the article in this issue on the new East Coast franchise contract). The Conservatives have not come out with any clear plans on the railways, though it is clear from statements from ministers that they would not be undertaking a review of the franchising process, nor would they allow a public sector bidder for future contracts. However, George Osborne, the Chancellor, has made clear his support for infrastructure development but has spread the available money between rail and roads. He has expressed support for HS3, linking northern cities, but there is as yet, precious little detail on what that means in practice – at the moment the idea seems more like a speeded-up conventional service with a few high speed sections rather than a dedicated new line. The Libdems have, too, been reasonably quiet on franchising but the party’s leader, Nick Clegg, a Sheffield MP, has called for the

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replacement of the Pacer train which are so disliked. In November, he supported the idea of an upgrading of cross-Pennine rail routes including a fully upgraded and electrified network between Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield by 2025. Indeed, in their pre manifesto document, the Libdems have tried to go further than the other two main parties in support of infrastructure, suggesting they will ‘develop a comprehensive plan to electrify all suburban and major rail routes, reopen many smaller stations, restore twin track lines to major routes and proceed with HS2, as the first stage of a high-speed rail network to Scotland’. Indeed, the dog that should bark but yet probably will not, except locally in constituencies along its path, is HS2. There is consensus among the three major parties although Labour has in the past warned that there will be no blank cheque for HS2. However, given that increases in spending tend to be incremental and difficult to predict, this is largely an attempt to differentiate Labour from its Tory opponents rather than any serious attempt to scrap the project. However, it is clear from

talking privately to MPs that there is much more opposition to the scheme in reality than is suggested by the overwhelming support given in the Commons where only 51 MPs voted against last summer. Interestingly, though, scrapping HS2 is a rare area of common ground between UKIP – scrapping HS2 seems to be so far its full effort in developing transport policy – and the Greens, and they may well use this to enhance their standing in constituencies most affected by the construction. Indeed, the policies of the minor parties may attract some attention. The Greens, for example, have made renationalisation of the railways a key pledge, something which their leader, Natalie Bennett, has claimed is partly responsible for the recent surge in membership. How much of this will feature in debates for the general election hustings remains uncertain. However, there is probably a greater chance of at least some discussion of the railways in this election than in previous ones, simply because there are issues such as franchising and HS2 that have been relatively high in the political agenda recently.

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FEATURE: ACCESSING BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS

IMPROVING ACCESS TO BRITAIN’S RAILWAYS

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n October 2014, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and the Open Data Institute (ODI) hosted a workshop with industry stakeholders to investigate problems with the existing available services and challenges faced by disabled rail passengers. An additional focus of the workshop was how access to rail information for disabled passengers could be improved. There are estimated to be around 11 million people in the United Kingdom with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability. Around a fifth of disabled people report having difficulties in accessing transport as a result of their impairment or disability – for example in accessing transport information such as poorly articulated audio announcements or hard to read digital information. In addition to the social importance, there are potential revenue benefits to the industry when access is improved.

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Those with disabilities should be able to use rail services like any other passengers and take the route that suits them best. This means having access to information about arrival and departure times, disruptions at all stages of their journeys and being able to inform rail staff of their needs, when required, so they can be met wherever practical. The workshop highlighted significant demand for better access to the railways for disabled passengers. It also identified a wealth of ideas for providing information to passengers in a variety of ways, as well as organisations who could use open data to provide these services.

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One idea was the development of a ticket booking system through which passengers could personalise the service for their needs, book assistance simultaneously and receive push notifications about disruptions. But solutions like this depend on data that exists being up to date and open for others to use. The workshop also showed that currently much of this thinking is fragmented and disparate – but demonstrated the great potential of collaboration when passengers, developers and industry leads are brought together to jointly consider solutions with a common aim. Now these ideas need to be turned into action by developing products which have a positive impact for disabled passengers.

Getting the right processes in place ORR is responsible for making sure that train and station operators have robust policies and practices in place which meet the varied needs of disabled passengers – these are called the disabled people’s protection policies (DPPPs). Train operators are required to have an approved DPPP as part of their licence to operate. DPPPs must provide details of how train companies will protect the interests of disabled passengers using their trains and stations, such as explaining how disabled passengers will be assisted when train service disruptions occur with little or no notice. We want to use this role to help empower passengers to make confident journeys. The assistance offered by each operator may vary slightly, however all operators must, as a minimum, provide specific assistance to disabled passengers. Examples include: The ‘Passenger Assist’ scheme: On request, disabled passengers will be assisted to plan journeys and book tickets. Passenger Assist will also provide practical help during journeys, such as meeting passengers at stations and helping them to board their trains, and to alight at the end. Train staff will provide ramps to access trains if needed.

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Alternative accessible transport: If a train station is inaccessible to a particular passenger as a result of their disability (due to stairs for example) train operators must provide, without extra charge, an appropriate alternative accessible service to take the passenger to an accessible station from where they can continue their journey. Train operators normally use accessible taxis to do this. Aural and visual information: A commitment from all train operators to provide clear and consistent aural and visual information of train departures and other relevant messages, particularly in the event of delays or disruption.

Around a fifth of disabled people report having difficulties in accessing transport as a result of their impairment or disability. Each operator publishes a booklet called ‘Making Rail Accessible’ which can be found at stations and on the internet. These booklets explain the assistance offered and provide details of the various methods of booking assistance. In many areas the system works well, but there is scope for improvement.

What is the ORR doing? Late last year, we wrote to all train operators to set out the changes to the DPPP approval process and to advise them of areas where they may not be compliant with the policy requirements. This followed a review we had conducted, which raised questions about how DPPPs may be applied in practice and whether they are detailed enough. We have asked all train operators to review and, where necessary, change their policies in light of the clarification provided in our letter. We are currently discussing these changes with the train operators.

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LAW: WHEELCHAIR LITIGATION

COURT OF APPEAL RULES ON WHEELCHAIR SPACE LITIGATION Words: Adam Hedley Associate

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he issue of wheelchair accessibility on public transport has been brought into recent focus by the Court of Appeal decision in Paulley v First Group plc, which came out last December. This article looks at the implications of the judgment for the rail industry, set in the current context of increased scrutiny by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) of how train operators cater for passengers with disabilities. The Paulley case concerned the inability of wheelchair users to travel on buses if the wheelchair space was occupied by other passengers, in particular parents with prams and buggies. It was argued that bus operators must do more than simply ask passengers to move from the wheelchair space, as this led to situations when passengers refused to move. It was alleged that this amounted to a failure to make reasonable adjustments under the

Equality Act 2010. The county court agreed that First Group’s policy fell short and ruled that it should change its conditions of carriage to impose an obligation on passengers to move from the wheelchair space, which would be enforced by bus drivers. In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision and ruled that it was a ‘step too far’ to require bus operators to put in place a policy which compels passengers and their effects to move from the wheelchair space to make way for wheelchair users. In doing so, the Court recognised that under present laws bus operators simply do not have the power to police the use of the wheelchair space. Less helpfully, the Court suggested that the reasonable adjustments duty nevertheless required bus operators to take ‘common sense’ steps to address the situation of wheelchair users not being able to access the

wheelchair space, such as providing training for drivers, devising passenger persuasion strategies and having awareness campaigns. The implication is that most bus operators may now have to do more than they currently do to avoid breaching the Equality Act.

We can take from the Paulley case that there is no obligation to force passengers to vacate the space, but equally it is not enough to simply do nothing, as this will leave train operators vulnerable to claims for disability discrimination.

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The decision also has indirect implications for the rail industry. Train operators are subject to the same legal duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments for disabled passengers and the fundamental question of the Paulley case is equally pertinent to the rail industry: what steps must train operators and their staff take to ensure that wheelchair users have adequate access to wheelchair space accommodation on their trains? It is quite common to find that the wheelchair space is used as extra luggage storage by passengers, or is occupied by passengers with bulky items such as prams. The situation is compounded by the fact that most train operators do not provide a seat reservation system for the disabled space, unlike other seating, which places wheelchair users at a potential disadvantage in comparison to other passengers. On most occasions passengers

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will be helpful and will move from the wheelchair space, or a member of staff will be on hand to move items. But there will be occasions when this does not happen and a wheelchair user is unable to access the wheelchair space. The question would then arise whether the train operator has taken sufficient steps to avoid this situation occurring or to overcome the situation when it did occur. We can take from the Paulley case that there is no obligation to force passengers to vacate the space, but equally it is not enough to simply do nothing, as this will leave train operators vulnerable to claims for disability discrimination; train operators, like bus operators, would be expected to proactively address the risk of this situation occurring by various means, such as effective policies and procedures, staff training and raising passenger awareness.

The ORR is also taking a keen interest in the issue of accessibility and disabled passenger assistance. It recently issued revised guidance concerning what is required of train operators under their disabled people’s protection policies (DPPPs); there has been some disquiet amongst operators in relation to the ORR’s stricter interpretation of the minimum standards required of train operators, particularly in relation to assistance at unmanned stations. This increased scrutiny by the ORR of accessibility issues means it is all the more important that train operators give careful consideration as to what more they can do to make sure the wheelchair space is made available for those who depend on it.

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HEALTH & SAFETY: REDUCING TRACKSIDE CASUALTIES

NO MORE FLAG DAYS

Sean Harrison, Development Director at Rail Safety Solutions, argues that modern technology can play a major role in keeping rail workers safe and reducing trackside casualties. Words: Sean Harrison Development Director, Rail Safety Solutions

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he UK’s rail industry has long promoted safe working practices for its workforce and yet, the latest figures from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) tell a depressing story of increasing casualties. The 2013-14 statistics demonstrate that workforce casualties on the mainline network increased from 5,834 in 2012-13 to 6,040 in 2013-14, an increase of 3.5 per cent. Major injuries for the same period increased by 11 per cent from 114 in 2012-13 to 126 in 2013-14. What lies behind this increase? One reason is unquestionably that rail workforce safety is still prone to human error and will continue to be if we rely on manual systems. The truth is that the vast majority of safe systems of work still incorporate flags and horns which have been around since Stevenson’s rocket. Short line blocks to enable the work group to cross the track offer a limited window of opportunity to facilitate movement and can be costly in terms of production, but are still the predominant method. Most importantly, this form of warning system, which involves person to person communication, leaves plenty of opportunity for misinterpretation and is vulnerable to the effects of fatigue and the requirement for lunch and toilet breaks. On the railways, it takes just a few seconds of diverted attention to create a casualty situation. Even when the line block works, there are still plenty of documented cases – 297 in the last reported year where the driver has unfortunately ignored the block and a Signal Passed At Danger (SPAD) has occurred.

In my opinion, technology can offer a solution. Track warning systems such as the Lookout Operated Warning System; Train Operated Warning Systems (TOWS), which is seldom used in the UK, and the Automatic Track Warning Systems (ATWS) all offer a reliable way of increasing safety. Why then isn’t technology being used more often? The issue, as ever, lies with cost. Whilst there is no direct cost to use a line block, technology does come at a price particularly when benchmarked against a flag.

The truth is that the vast majority of safe systems of work still incorporate flags and horns which have been around since Stevenson’s rocket. However, my argument is that we need to move beyond the cost price comparison, look at productivity as a more reliable measure of a system’s worth and instead analyse how much quicker rail maintenance teams can work. For example, with the Watford Junction remodelling currently being undertaken, Rail Safety Solutions is providing ATWS which gives advanced warning of approaching trains to work groups operating within a protected area identified on the ATWS design plan for the project. The ATWS covers all four main lines using a straight line running procedure

offering a 25 second warning for an area covering in total nearly 2000 yards, with both sites running from 0800-1600 every midweek day and from 19.00 on Saturday to 13.00 on Sundays. The system offers three settings, namely, All Lines, Fast Lines Only and Slow Lines Only. The client also requested a fourth setting for island working protecting the Up Fast & Down Slow. All in all the use of ATWS reduced the need for line blockages and unassisted lookout working whilst enabling the client to achieve production schedules. This last point is critical if we are to meet the increasing requirements to deliver more rail projects on time, on budget and, most importantly, with maximum safety. We are beginning to see a trend for high output track renewals to move away from solely Lookout Operated Warning Systems towards utilising ATWS where possible. This trend will only continue if we are to hit our goal of everyone home safe every day. Rail Safety Solutions, part of the Auctus Management Group, is one of the UK’s leading provider of specialist railway services. The company is the UK’s largest independent provider of Automatic Track Warning Systems and Lookout Operated Warning Systems and currently provides safety solutions to Amey Colas, Babcock Rail, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Colas Rail and Network Rail.

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FEATURE: COLLABORATION

REAPING THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION

N Words: Suzanne O’Keane Community Manager in Rail and Transport at Achilles

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ew figures have revealed the UK transport sector is spending about £87.7m each year on managing supplier information – half of which could be saved through collaboration. But many businesses continue to work ‘in silos’ in terms of managing this administrative burden because of a nervousness about working with rival firms. Recent research found less than one third of large UK companies, including many that serve the rail industry, work collaboratively to manage risks in their industry. The market research, commissioned by Achilles, which provides prequalification and accreditation services for the rail industry, surveyed procurement professionals from 106 UK infrastructure and manufacturing companies about their procurement practices. The survey was carried out by independent research company IFF. Our own research shows that UK transport sector businesses are wasting about £43.85m each year through administration-heavy procurement methods. But the UK rail sector is already reaping the benefits of collaboration through the industry-led prequalification and accreditation scheme, the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS). RISQS, which incorporates services provided by Achilles, brings together more than 100 rail and transport buyers and more than 3,000 suppliers – 83 per cent of which are SMEs. A number of larger rail companies have already been working together to

establish common standards suppliers are required to meet before they can pre-qualify to work for any of them. Buyers work together to form a single ‘business critical’ questionnaire, which allows suppliers to pre-qualify to work with multiple buying organisations. To further reduce the burden placed on suppliers, buyers have also agreed on a single audit process, which incorporates all industry standards, in order to help ensure suppliers meet buyers’ needs and safety requirements.

Recent research found less than one third of large UK companies, including many that serve the rail industry, work collaboratively to manage risks in their industry. The scheme ensures prequalification is run by the industry, for the industry, with the RISQS board consisting of 21 industry professionals; from industry bodies, principal contractors, train operating companies and infrastructure managers providing governance. This collaborative approach ensures the pre-qualification and accreditation scheme remains ‘in-touch’ with industry and what small and large companies alike needed from the prequalification process.


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Reduction in costs Rail companies have already taken steps to combat the administrative burden caused by intense prequalification processes by working in collaboration with likeminded businesses to reduce paperwork. We are extremely proud of our work in helping to deliver £5.5m efficiency savings to the rail industry – via shorter questionnaires, greater standardisation, changes to the pricing structure which saw fees reduced for 80 per cent of suppliers. So with such clear benefits to collaboration, why are some businesses still holding back? The government will be pushing for rail firms to take advantage of any cost reduction opportunities in order to maximise the more than £38bn committed to improving and maintaining the rail network between 2014 and 2019. This period of investment, which includes projects such as Crossrail and HS2, has opened up a plethora of opportunities for both small and large competitors alike but at the same time will increase the administrative burden with companies subjected to additional scrutiny. And suppliers are crying out for further joined-up working. A common complaint from many suppliers in the rail industry is that they are required to provide the same information and documents to multiple buyers time and time again. Paul Cheeseman, Director of Technical Programme Delivery, an

SME rail technology consultancy, said a challenge the company often faced was the duplication of e-paperwork, with buyers often asking for the same information in their own specific way, placing significant pressure on their limited resources. As well as providing multiple companies with the same documents, suppliers are also often asked to complete several audits to ensure standards are met.

In a period of high investment, rail companies need to continue to work in collaboration to help reduce costs and duplication as well as help improve industry standards. Through buyers establishing common safety standards, suppliers know the minimum requirements they need to meet in order to work with multiple buyers. We have also seen many suppliers take additional steps to increase their safety credentials in order to offer a point of difference or ‘stand out’ from their competitors. At a time of great change within the rail industry, it’s essential that the views

of all stakeholders are acknowledged and included. The RISQS board comprising of representatives from Achilles, buying organisations, suppliers and industry groups meets regularly to discuss continuous improvement plans for the service, streamlining and efficiency initiatives and opportunities for innovation. This includes changes to the audit programme. At the beginning of 2014 Achilles, in consultation with the RISQS board, introduced a new audit process to ensure it met the current requirements of the industry. The new process has been designed to reduce the amount of duplication which had previously been present in the audit process. A number of buyers were asking for suppliers to undergo additional audits and the targeted approach is about ensuring the questions buyers need answers to are already being asked. A single questionnaire and single audit process ensures buyers are provided the checks and balances they require in a more efficient and effective manner while at the same time reducing the resources and time suppliers need to pre-qualify. In a period of high investment, rail companies need to continue to work in collaboration to help reduce costs and duplication as well as help improve industry standards.

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FEATURE: SUPPORTING SMEs

ENSCITE ANNOUNCES STRONG FIRST YEAR

Words: Colin McKinnon Managing Director, Enscite

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Enscite, the organisation that helps companies innovate and develop business opportunities in the transport engineering supply chain, is approaching its first anniversary. We hear from Managing Director, Colin McKinnon, for a round-up of its strong first 12-months, and a taster of what’s to come. It’s been a very strong first year at Enscite. We’ve exceeded our expectations and had a great response from companies that are eager to develop new ideas and grow their business. In our first year we’ve worked with 60 companies, over 30 percent of which are in the rail sector. Partnering with us has helped our clients create an estimated 90 skilled jobs and £6.9m of additional GVA (gross value added). Part of our offer is to make it easy for customers to engage with leading experts that can support cutting edge R&D, provide access to technical facilities customers might not be able to afford to purchase, and support new product development and training. To

this end we have worked closely with our delivery partners – Aston, Derby and Cranfield Universities – and over fifty consultants have been used to work on projects ranging from using advanced CFD to model the re-design of an engine, through to implementing a strategy to grow a client’s revenue stream from selling services alongside their products. This is a particularly exciting period for the UK rail sector, and in particular the manufacturing businesses operating within the supply chain, and we are focused on providing practical support and initiatives to harness and maximise the opportunities for our customers. Over and above the billions being invested in projects ranging from Crossrail to HS2, it is particularly exciting to see the lead being taken by the newly-formed Rail Supply Group (RSG), a joint BIS/Industry initiative to provide a strategy to support the growth of the sector. The recently published strategy will feed into future funding opportunities focused on skills, the supply chain and technology

development, and we hope to work closely with the RSG to support the further development of a world class rail supply chain in the UK. As part of this support, Enscite is working hard to develop mutually beneficial working relationships across the supply chain – from OEMs through to SMEs – in order to share market information on new opportunities so that SMEs seeking to innovate and grow have a chance to bid for future contracts. We are developing initiatives and have hosted events with many of the sector’s top and most active organisations. This included a hugely successful rail supply chain event before Christmas in collaboration with BIS, UKTI, D2N2, East Midlands Chamber, the Derby & Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF) and Rail Alliance, highlighting the opportunities available to suppliers from East Midlands Trains, Bombardier Transport, Network Rail, Future Railway, and Unipart Rail. At the end of last year, Enscite also spearheaded the launch of the East Midlands’ first Collaborative Purchasing Group (CPG) focussed on Indirect Purchasing Services to improve supply chain agility and increase local sourcing. Toyota, Bombardier Transport and East Midlands Trains are amongst the founding members of the Group. CPG has embarked on a programme to support their manufacturing facilities and operations through sharing best practice and supply chain expertise within ‘Indirect Purchasing Services’, which encompasses the sourcing of all

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goods and services to aid the running of businesses and factories such as facilities management, maintenance, energy and office supplies, and the use of contractors. The Group’s activities also include developing a knowledgebased portal and a benchmarking process to improve quality, safety and performance in their supply chains. We aim to help manufacturing SMEs develop business opportunities in the transport engineering supply chain, and to build dialogue and links between OEMs and SMEs. The CPG is a shining example of how we are striving to achieve this, and is one of a number of creative initiatives that we are pioneering to support SMEs realise their potential. Another example is the Rail Supply Chain Event which gave SMEs in the rail sector the rare chance to speak directly with many of the rail industry’s major players by taking part in an interactive panel discussion.

Next phase The next phase for Enscite will see us building on the successes of its first 12-months, with the launch of a portfolio of new initiatives for transport engineering supply chain manufacturers that enhance and share best practice and learning. In addition, this autumn, Enscite moves to its new UK headquarters at Derby’s Infinity Park where it will be the flagship tenant at the Innovation Centre. The Innovation Centre promises to be a fantastic new space that will attract high tech, innovative businesses that want to re-locate to a state-of-the art iconic building designed specifically for companies operating in – or wanting to access – the transport engineering supply chains. The building will foster collaboration, knowledge sharing and entrepreneurial activity and, we hope, will eventually become the UK centre for supply chain innovation. Derby-based Enscite is a collaboration of Derby City Council and Aston, Cranfield and Derby Universities. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Regional Growth Fund. For more information about Enscite tel: 01332 593551, email: info@enscite.co.uk, or follow @EnsciteUK on Twitter.

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SME Case Study: CoMech Metrology Enscite is working with more than 20 companies supplying the rail sector. One of these is CoMech Metrology, a calibration laboratory and provider of high level technical support to the UK and worldwide rail industry. The technical support CoMech provides clients spans a wide range of instrumentation calibration, design, manufacture, repair and sales activity. These services, together with its UKwide logistics, provide the rail industry with a unique service.

“The relationship with Enscite has helped to transform our plans into reality, and provided us with the confidence to act on our plans sooner.” Keith Pallet, MD, CoMech Metrology

Innovation is key to CoMech’s ongoing growth and business development; its calibration laboratory is UKAS accredited and Linkup approved and has a wide scope of calibration services, including electrical, pressure, dimensional, torque and first-off inspection. Underpinning CoMech’s customer service is its Asset Management Logistics software which delivers a seamless business to business and links between client’s sites. With the new and unique asset tracking system, TrackIT, coming online this year, the first phase of CoMech’s on-going innovative client support development programme will be completed. MD Keith Pallet explains: “Enscite provides much more than support;

they provide confidence to get out there and do business. Whilst the funding of capital equipment was a key element to consolidating the previous four years of incredible growth, further investment brought with it the need to look at a number of associated areas, including staff training, lean processing, logistics and technical development. “All of these have been facilitated by Enscite, without which we would not have been able to position ourselves ready for further growth in 2015. “The Enscite support has included the £65,000 capital funding programme, but just as importantly has also brought introductions to their partner network. Through this network we have undertaken consultancy projects on integrated logistics and lean processes with the University of Derby and, with Aston University, we have developed an innovative UK wide logistics software package and supply chain management system. We are also scoping out a forthcoming Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Derby to bring in a new member of staff to supplement our technical capability. “The relationship with Enscite has helped to transform our plans into reality, and provided us with the confidence to act on our plans sooner. The high level of professionalism, their in-depth knowledge of providing our business with the right support at the right time, has given our team the confidence to get on with our development. Enscite’s support in providing connections to some of the world’s leading academics has enabled us to tap into a support network which is second to none.”

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Why is cabling so important? Rail cabling carries vital data and is responsible for controlling the signalling infrastructure on the network. Without the cabling – or through damage to it – trains simply cannot complete their journeys safely; electrical short circuits, incorrect signals, miscommunications and/or fires could easily occur. Therefore, it’s equally vital to the safe, smooth-running of trains that this cabling is adequately protected against potential damage from a rat attack. Also, to adequately protect against this potentially devastating issue, one has to understand exactly why rats gnaw and damage cabling in the first place. There appears to be several reasons for these actions: 1. Rats have open-rooted incisors and molars, meaning that their teeth never stop growing. As a result, they have to incessantly gnaw hard materials to keep their teeth ground down. 2. Wild rats are natural foragers and will use anything they can find – including electrical cabling – as nesting material. 3. Wild rats are territorial creatures that use urine as a way to mark territory. If they smell the urine of another rat on their marked territory they gnaw the affected material away to remove the other rat’s scent.

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they are also resistant to the scent of rat urine, which removes the need to gnaw away other rats’ scents and consequently makes them well-suited for cable protection. PMA Cable Protection has developed polyamide protection that cannot be gnawed that is, due to its smooth and shiny surface, resistant to scent and it prevents rats from using the cabling for nesting because rodents consider polyamide an unsuitable building material. The effort required to bite into it results in the rat losing interest, which also means that the larger the conduit the more difficult it is for the animal to bite into its surface. Confirming PMA’s products’ suitability for the job, the company’s rail specialist, Mark Fletcher, said: ‘All our systems meet with Network Rail’s requirements on modular wiring and provide a range of benefits, such as being resistant to corrosion and rodents.’ With many tracks on the UK network deep underground, such as London Underground and Glasgow Subway, and near expanses of water rats will always be a pest. However, with polyamide cable protection, fear of damage from any rodent can be irradicated. Tel: 01264 333527 Email: pma-uk.info@tnb.com Visit: www.pma-uk.com

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FEATURE: MAINTAINING AN OPERATIONAL RAILWAY

Image: On 31st January 2015 there was an extremely significant landslip in the Harbury area between Leamington Spa and Banbury affecting both train lines and the tunnel. It’s estimated that over 350,000 tonnes of material had shifted, © Network Rail.

DEALING WITH DELAYS Disruptions, whether caused by extreme climate or overcrowding on the railway are becoming more common. New ways of keeping passengers informed are now essential.

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t’s been a bleak start to the year for the railways. Well, actually, the trouble started just after Christmas when overrunning engineering works at Kings Cross and, to a lesser extent at Paddington, caused terrible crowd scenes at Finsbury Park. The disruptions attracted negative media coverage and resulted in Mark Carne, the boss of Network Rail, cutting short his holiday to try and rectify the mess. Almost as soon as that problem was sorted, the ongoing work and temporary arrangements at London Bridge proved inadequate, causing yet more crush scenes at a London station, which took far longer to resolve. Then, London commuters using Thameslink found themselves unable to travel through the key middle section between Kings Cross and Blackfriars because of flooding, variously blamed on Thames Water or Network Rail. Add in various other disruptions such as the landslide north of Banbury in early February that closed the line to Leamington Spa for several days

making it impossible for Chiltern to run direct trains to Birmingham, and it seems that almost every week there is some major mishap on the railways. Dealing with these problems is likely to become ever more important. That is because the network is under extreme strain, partly because of a sheer rise in passenger numbers but also because of the massive amount of work being carried out on the railways as a result of the £38bn settlement for Control Period 5. This includes the very disruptive but essential plan to electrify many key lines, a scheme that is both over budget and leading to more demands for possessions than expected. Climate change, too makes it imperative that the railway deals better with disruptions. The breaching of the sea wall at Dawlish last year, flooding in Somerset and other parts of the UK, and the recent landslides – one of which in 2013, near Doncaster that closed a section of line for months – suggest that these major incidents are going to become ever more frequent. Their seriousness is exacerbated by

the crowding on the network. There are simply no easy times and with so many trains on the line, the knock on effect of delays will be worse, given the difficulty of making up time or fitting in services that have missed their normal paths.

Climate change, too makes it imperative that the railway deals better with disruptions. The failure to deal with disruptions efficiently is the single most common complaint for passengers on the network. It is though, not so much the perturbations – as industry insiders call them – that are the cause of passengers’ ire, but rather the information that is provided. Just before all this chaos, by chance I had a long discussion with East Coast Trains about how to improve this situation. The East Coast boss, Karen Boswell, highlighted the issue of

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involving the staff in a much more comprehensive way. Indeed. One of the problems is that with the advent of social media, passengers often seem to be better informed than the staff. Boswell is keen to see this does not happen in future: ‘We have created a new structure to ensure that we separate out the staff who are dealing directly with an incident, and need all their attention to sort it out, from those who are trying to mitigate its consequences and help passengers trying to get to their destinations’. The other part of this strategy is staff training. Since taking over East Coast five years ago, there has been a widespread training programme. All its 3,000 staff have been on training courses, the company’s drivers now have an iPad which provides details of their particular trip in real time, ensuring they immediately become aware of any delay. The information is, too, collated which means that managers can see the reason for any delay – which incidentally also makes it easier for any argument over attribution with Network Rail.

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In order to get over to staff the individuality of each passenger, East Coast uses a notional passenger, a Mrs Jones, in lots of their internal training and publicity. In the company’s offices, posters featuring the fictitious middle aged rail passenger are ubiquitous. The idea is to make the staff realise it is people’s lives that are being disrupted. There has to be, however, someone in charge and Boswell recognises that as it is often the boss herself: ‘I have spent many nights up all night, and we have a responsibility to get people home at night – even if it is not in the time scale that we would like. There is no excuse to abandoning passengers at any stage.’ Even the best laid plans have flaws however. It can never work out perfectly, as the chaos after Christmas demonstrated that there are times when the railway will simply be overwhelmed. Nevertheless, it is clear that with the likely increase in disruptions, the sort of measures adopted by East Coast should be taken on board across the industry.

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FEATURE: INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY

TIME TO CATCH UP WITH THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

A Words: Arnab Dutt Managing Director of Texane Ltd and Public Member of Network Rail

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nyone who remembers television 20 years ago need only look at the 3D, high definition, on-demand, watch-on-your-mobile, satelliteconnected giant flat screen TVs in modern living rooms for a reminder of the way technology has rapidly advanced and changed our lives. Big data and high speed mass communication bring with them innovative ways of doing business better. Nimble businesses, thinking ahead, have leveraged these technologies to bring down costs and increase efficiency. Yet it would appear to the general public, with the continuous deluge of media stories of late trains and delays, that the rail industry has not kept up. The perception is a rail industry left behind in a black and white analogue world while other more innovative sectors embrace the opportunities of a new digital age. The rail network has been accused of failing to keep up to date. Until the formation of Network Rail, that was to a greater extent true. The Civil Servants running British Rail oversaw managed

decline of the UK rail infrastructure under the false belief that rail was dead and motorways were the future. The British Rail legacy is a Victorian railway network expected to cope with 21st century demands Of course, Network Rail and the operating companies know this. Network Rail Chairman Richard ParryJones has himself highlighted the rising transport demand from a growing population and economy. The rail network is more popular now than ever before, with millions of passengers relying on it for work and leisure. Passenger numbers grew by nearly six per cent last year and by a scarcely believable 50 per cent over the last decade. Soaring demand for rail travel ought to be good news for the industry, but clearly, in the light of these figures, the rail industry has to adapt and change to meet the future challenges. The alternative is stark. In the face of the extraordinary leap in demand for travel by rail, it’s estimated that if we don’t invest in extending the network, supported by new technology and an appropriate approach to asset

upgrades, the whole system will simply grind to a halt by 2030. So adapt we must. UK rail is one of the safest and according to EU data one of the most efficient in the world. It literally keeps Britain moving, getting people and freight from A to B in a more environmentally friendly way than road transport. It is the lubricant in the UK economy that keeps the cogs moving. Where then are the technological advances that will bring Britain’s rail sector up to speed? There have been several useful suggestions for how the rail network can embrace the 21st century. One of the most visible examples for the consumer is electrification. Electrifying our trains will cut costs and carbon emissions, keeping fares down for passengers and helping the government meet its carbon reduction targets. Advances in batteries mean it is not necessary to build electrification infrastructure on every mile of track. Imagine an electric train running from London to Lancaster and then carrying on its journey using battery power to Morecambe.

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Happily, there are signs that the rail sector is stepping on the technology accelerator. Network Rail has announced significant investment to update the rail network. The Network Rail Strategic Business Plan will prepare the UK’s rail infrastructure to support an estimated 400 million extra passenger journeys by 2020. This £38bn investment will deliver a modern, safe, efficient railway for Britain. A major part of it, and one that is indicative of how far behind we had

It’s estimated that if we don’t invest in extending the network, supported by new technology and an appropriate approach to asset upgrades, the whole system will simply grind to a halt by 2030.

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fallen under BR, is the plan to upgrade the Victorian signalling system to a new digital solution. It’s an ambitious project but we need to think big. Network Rail’s plans also include introducing the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) to update current traffic management systems. There are 20 different traffic management systems in operation around Europe, which is clearly not cost effective, as switching from one system to another takes time and energy. ERTMS aims to replace this with a standardised approach. This is a major European industrial project, and will significantly improve train management. There are other areas of the rail system that are overdue for a trip into the new technology world. The topic of e-tickets has been thrown around for years now. With the Oyster Card so successful in London, it seems antiquated that the bulk of the rail network still relies on paper tickets. Passengers seeing old fashioned tickets replaced with digital technology should get the signal that the rail sector is moving in the right direction.

On board Wi-Fi is another area that is being targeted for improvement. It would improve the travel experience for passengers and be another visible demonstration to rail users of the rail industry accelerating into the digital age. Network rail owns one of the largest fibre optic networks in the UK. Demand for rail travel continues to grow, creating enormous challenges for the network. Technology, innovation and an eagerness to search for new ways of doing things offer a way to meet those challenges. It is essential that we go down this route, and fast. The digital railway will bring better traffic management and timetabling with a better service for passengers and freight. Rail passengers see their phones becoming capable of delivering exciting new services and judge the rest of the world in the light of fast moving technology. Service providers that fall behind are a cause of frustration and exasperation. Sound familiar? The rail sector must get up to speed with technology, and fast, and then keep powering ahead.

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FEATURE: COPING WITH THE 21ST CENTURY PASSENGER

THE INFORMATION IMPERATIVE FOR RAIL Words: Philip Martin Head of Marketing, Amadeus Rail & Ground Travel, Amadeus

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he rail traveller is changing. Where once rail travel was primarily the domain of commuters and those visiting friends and family, expanding highspeed networks across the globe has ensured that rail is now the travel mode of choice for many business travellers, environmentally conscious consumers, and convenience-loving tourists – not only for short, domestic journeys, but also for long-distance and cross-border travel. As travellers evolve, so too do their expectations. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the comfort, ease, productivity, and environmental benefits of travel by rail: in Europe, we expect a 44 per cent projected growth in high-speed rail passenger volume in the period to 2020. Rail companies that want to capitalise on the opportunity offered by this growing enthusiasm for rail will need to change the way they think about, and deal with, the customer. To compete effectively with other modes of transport, as well as with new rail competitors within domestic markets, rail companies will need to become customer-focussed: putting the traveller at the heart of everything they do. The key to creating a customercentric business lies in the effective use of information. Historically, rail companies have not always known

a great deal about their customers. However, collecting and managing passenger information more effectively will allow rail companies to better understand their passengers’ needs and expectations – and, in turn, to meet them. The importance of information in the new age of rail is twofold. Firstly, passenger information will become more important for rail companies. Making effective use of this information will be vital to ensure a more personalised journey for travellers. Secondly, the traveller expects to be in possession of, and have real-time access to, information about their journey from the shopping and booking stage,

To compete effectively with other modes of transport, as well as with new rail competitors within domestic markets, rail companies will need to become customerfocussed: putting the traveller at the heart of everything they do.

to the station, on-board, and right through to arrival at their destination. Giving the traveller the right information at the right time, via the right channel is imperative. An Amadeus survey found that 46 per cent of travellers expect rail providers to know their ‘total travel itinerary,’ including any multimodal plans such as connecting flights, hotel accommodations, or car rentals. This is a particularly important finding for rail companies to bear in mind: it is essential that rail companies know and understand the impact that any disruption to the service might have on the rest of the traveller’s journey, even once the rail leg of their trip is complete. To create a truly customer-centric and personalised experience, the rail company must go beyond simply knowing origin, destination, and preferences: they should be able to book travellers onto suitable alternative services, whilst ensuring communications are as relevant and personalised as possible.

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If rail companies are to attract a greater proportion of business travellers, many of whom relish the opportunity to work on the journey that rail travel provides, they must first know the traveller’s technology needs. If rail companies are to attract a greater proportion of business travellers, many of whom relish the opportunity to work on the journey that rail travel provides, they must first know the traveller’s technology needs. If rail companies capture this information prior to the journey – ideally at the booking stage – they can ensure that the traveller’s seat reservation is close to power sources, has wi-fi access, and is perhaps a table seat, amongst other considerations. This information could also be used to ensure that the travellers receive their ticket via their preferred means – at the station, via email, or to their smartphone. The traveller needs information about and during their journey – but they also need it right from the outset, when they are shopping for and booking travel, whether this is through a rail company’s website or call centre, or via a travel agent. Booking tools can be used in conjunction with

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customer profiles to allow the actual preferences of the traveller to be used in the booking request. This means the traveller’s preferences are automatically applied to the search. Availability and booking will reflect exactly what the traveller expects from the journey – whether that’s wi-fi, a forward-facing seat, or any other specific needs. To make an informed decision at the booking stage, the traveller also needs to be able to compare their options for a given city-pair across multiple modes – for example, comparing flights with rail journeys. Amadeus Air-Rail Display makes it easy to do this, showing rail and air options on a single display for travel sellers, so that they can easily compare price, journey time and other attributes to help their customers decide on the option that suits them best. Ensuring visibility of rail at the booking stage,

and allowing a comparison with other modes, means travellers who may not have realised a rail journey was an option can choose this mode, or combine a rail journey with other modes in a way that meets their needs and preferences. Rail is rising in popularity, and will continue to do so as the industry maintains a customer focus and meet its customers’ needs and expectations. Sharing and using information will help rail companies do so, and help travellers better navigate the changing landscape of rail travel. A better-informed traveller is a happy traveller, and a better-informed rail company can ensure its offer best meets the needs of its customers.

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TRAIN OF THOUGHT: TRACK MAINTENANCE TAKES TO THE SKIES Words: Cyberhawk Innovations

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rack maintenance. Possibly the two most dreaded words to be heard coming from the loudspeaker by passengers, inextricably linked as they are to delays and endless waiting. Why can’t they do it on bank holidays, they wonder. Why can’t they do the line work overnight when no one’s on the trains? The truth is of course, there’s never a good time for track maintenance. And yet it remains an essential part of a safe and efficient railway network, one of the safest such systems in Europe, as the UK network is now known. And it’s about to get even safer, thanks to a recent contract agreement between Network Rail and Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspections and surveys using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Along with three other unmanned aircraft suppliers, Cyberhawk has been tasked with inspections and surveys of everything from overhead line equipment and structures to tracks and embankments, by the company in charge of the UK’s rail infrastructure. Using highly trained pilots and experienced inspection engineers and land surveyors, Cyberhawk provides detailed information to aid management decisions. More

familiar with clients in the oil and gas industry, the company is breaking new ground with this three-year framework agreement, as the company’s CEO, Craig Roberts, explains:

Using highly trained pilots and experienced inspection engineers and land surveyors, Cyberhawk provides detailed information to aid management decisions. “We’ve been using unmanned aircraft to provide high quality inspection data and land survey information to the oil and gas, renewables and utilities sectors since 2008, but this is our first framework contract in the infrastructure sector and we’re delighted to be involved. “The scope of the contract includes general inspection and survey of railway infrastructure including overhead line equipment, structures and canopies, viaducts and bridges, and station roofs.” Craig Roberts continues: “From a survey point of view, Cyberhawk

could be requested to conduct topographic surveys for new stations and rail routes, and also carry out slope stability assessments, which involves generating what’s called a Digital Elevation Model (DEM)1, along with an Orthophoto2 and a Point Cloud3, which allows for the creation of an extremely accurate, scaled 3D model of a rock face or slope. “The benefits of using unmanned aircraft technology in this way are manifold. First there’s the safety aspect – UAS can reduce the need for trackside working, and allow hazardous areas with minimal ground access to be inspected easily, and without the need to spend long periods at a site. The cost savings are another major advantage – the use of UAS reduces the need to shut down sections of the track to allow engineer access.” There are broader benefits to be gained as well, as Craig points out: “Viewing sites from an aerial perspective is a real game-changer, bringing new insights and improving decision-making. A high quality photographic record removes any subjectivity about the condition of an asset. “Using UAS technology, scarce resources can be focused on asset maintenance rather than inspection,” he continues.

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Clearly then, the Cyberhawk team is far from fazed by the challenge of a new sector. “Although the assets are different from those we’ve previously inspected and surveyed, in the last few years we’ve carried out more than 2,000 electricity tower inspections for energy companies, such as SSE, ESB & RWE, conducted hundreds of topographic surveys and undertaken over 8,000 commercial UAS flights.” Craig summarises: “This contract underlines the potentially significant safety and efficiency benefits of information provided by UAS in complex industrial settings. Network Rail recognised the potential for this technology several years ago and has been very forward thinking in setting up this national framework agreement. Cyberhawk’s remote aerial surveys and inspections will help to reduce the need for working at height and minimise disruption to customers.” 1. Digital Elevation Model: Topographic data which describes the 3D shape of an area of land in electronic format. The data has multiple uses from site design and volumetric calculations to visibility analysis and visualisation. 2. Orthophoto: An aerial photo geometrically corrected so that the scale is uniform. The geo-referenced imagery can be overlaid on existing geospatial data to provide enhanced information. Ground resolution down to 2cm per pixel can be achieved. 3. Point Cloud: A 3D pointcloud is a collection of dense geo-referenced points which describe the shape of topographic features or structures. Cyberhawk’s pointclouds are generated using photogrammetric techniques based on our high resolution aerial imagery. Cyberhawk Innovations, based in Livingston, Scotland, was established in 2008 and is the world leader in asset integrity inspection and land surveying using UAS. This innovative Scottish company is leading the development of a new industry globally, with major oil, gas and utility customers in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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t’s been heralded as one of the greatest technological advances in the British railway system in a century. The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is set to revolutionise the way our rail network is operated making it more robust, costeffective, and safer and will significantly increase capacity. It’s certainly an exciting time to be at the forefront of Mark Carne’s Digital Railway with ERTMS at the heart of his vision. But I’m also acutely aware of the many challenges that lie ahead for the entire industry. Moving block signalling is certainly revolutionary; it’s so far removed from traditional lineside systems some of which date back 150 years that its phased introduction will be crucial. The introduction of ERTMS, although a brilliant and ground breaking system, will not be without problems. The full implementation of a digital railway is a monumental task and although technically totally possible there needs to be a considered approach to its implementation. In Britain we are not dealing with the benefit of green field sites such as they have in France with new high speed lines. We need to learn from the lessons of the West Coast mainline upgrade in the noughties where the ambitious Train Control System (TCS) was eventually scrapped as its implementation was simply too problematic. This time around however we do have the benefit of proven technology both abroad and here at home. We have already been through much of the pain on the Cambrian line and after initial teething problems the system has now bedded down well and proving successful. One of the challenges in the UK is the fragmented nature of the system. Technically European Train

Control System (ETCS) is not the issue but ensuring a smooth transition will require careful and well planned cooperation between Network Rail, the operators and all the other various stakeholders. Ultimately the nature of the system will create time penalties in the supply chain and throughout the implementation process. Traditionally a rail network like British Rail or SNCF would request a bespoke design for its specific needs. In one sense that was good as you could design something that was unique but in effect you were constantly bolting on to an existing system. ERTMS is a very different animal in that it is a one size fits all product that is much harder to implement on an existing route structure. In Britain we face a specific challenge in introducing a digital signalling system to an aging, complex and very diverse network. Ironically though, ERTMS is probably most effective when it’s applied to a traditional mixed traffic network. The West Coast mainline is a classic example of how you can use this new technology to squeeze additional capacity out of a line that is currently almost full. Where you have slow moving freight trains vying for paths alongside regional and fast inter-city services ERTMS made up of level 2 ETCS and GSM-R is much more effective in planning, implementing and executing the timetable to maximum benefit and even more so when moving block is implemented in level 3 where headways can be reduced. In Switzerland the Mattstetten to Rothrist route is now fully operational with level 2 ERTMS capability. The line is a mixed traffic route similar to the West Coast mainline and operating at similar speeds. In Switzerland the headway between trains has been reduced to only 110 seconds.

Compare this with the West Coast mainline where the minimum headway is 3 minutes and often more. On the fast lines out of Euston there are 10 trains an hour and the line is working almost to capacity given the stopping pattern on this conventionally signalled route. Taking the 110 second Swiss headway as a benchmark, the WCML could in theory see an immediate trebling of capacity although a more conservative estimate of 18 trains an hour is probably more realistic and anyway would provide an 80 per cent increase in train paths. Despite a political appetite for HS2/3 which would also ease congestion on the main north/south routes there is still a need to find solutions to overcrowding in the South East where there is projected to be a significant increase in the population. ERTMS would provide a solution by significantly increasing capacity. One major area we need to focus on is the onboard systems. We can simulate to death but it’s not until you enter the real world that you start to flush out bugs in the system. Delivery of the system on a fully functional existing railway is certainly not impossible but it will take time and it is these challenges that need to be addressed. Britain needs a digital railway and Mark Carne is right to be focusing on this ambition. While the delivery of a fully functional and completed digital railway in 15 years might be unrealistic, with the right backing the railway system in 15 years’ time will be vastly improved and a far cry from what we have today. To find out more about SYSTRA our ERTMS and Rail Systems experience, please contact Duncan Irons: Tel: 0121 233 7683 Email: dirons@systra.com

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Exel Composites............................................................................................... 01928 701515

Barcol......................................................................................................................... 01268 764642

Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd................................................................... 01342 301122

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

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

Drilling and Sawing Association......................................................... 0844 879 3452

Lindapter International................................................................................. 01274 521444

Perco Engineering Services Ltd......................................................... 0115 933 5000

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

ScrewFast Foundations.............................................................................. 01727 821282

Speedy Rail........................................................................................................... 01942 277000

Equipment Maintenance / Repair / Calibration Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd...................................................................... 0161 777 7300 Conair (UK) Ltd.................................................................................................. 01702 544344

Steelway.................................................................................................................. 01902 834911 Thetford International.................................................................................... 01842 890500

Multi-Metal Steel Suppliers

Edmiston Brown & Co Ltd..................................................................... 0141 554 2891

ASD METAL SERVICES MECHAN LTD Sir John Brown Building, Davy Industrial Park, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S9 4EX Contact: E: T: W:

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

Torrent Trackside Limited......................................................................... 01543 421900 WORLifts – Rail................................................................................................ 0121 460 1113

Contact: E: T: F: W:

ASD metal services klöckner & co multi metal distribution

Barrie Salter enquiries@asdmetalservices.co.uk 01132 540711 01132 721689 www.asdmetalservices.co.uk

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

Land Clearance / Reclamation / Landscaping

Fuchs Lubricant (UK) Plc........................................................................... 01782 203700

C A J Services Ltd.......................................................................................... 01933 355001

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

Thomson Ecology............................................................................................ 01462 675559

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

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

Harmill Systems Ltd....................................................................................... 01525 851133 L&W Contractors.............................................................................................. 01403 784286

Lifting & Jacking

CIVILS, PLANT & EQUIPMENT DRILLING

Valley Farm Road, Stourton, Leeds, LS10 1SD

Maxim Power Tools Ltd........................................................................... 0141 552 5591

Camlok Lifting Clamps................................................................................ 01244 375375

Morris Site Machinery................................................................................. 0845 409 0280

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

Quattro Group.................................................................................................. 0845 900 2999

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

SRS Rail System International Ltd........................................... 01246 241312

SRS Rail System International Ltd........................................... 01246 241312

Story Contracting Ltd................................................................................... 01228 590444

STRAIL (UK) Ltd.......................................................................................... 01483 222 090

STRAIL (UK) Ltd.......................................................................................... 01483 222 090

UNIC Cranes...................................................................................................... 01844 202 071

Thetford International.................................................................................... 01842 890500

WORLifts – Rail................................................................................................ 0121 460 1113

TRAC.......................................................................................................................... 01698 831111

Marine & River

Projected Developments

Construction Marine Ltd.......................................................................... 0113 262 4444

Thetford International.................................................................................... 01842 890500

Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd.............................................. 01384 480022 PPG Protective & Marine Coatings................................................... 01773 814520

Resurfacing

Radius Systems Ltd....................................................................................... 01773 582312

Welding Alloys Ltd........................................................................................... 01763 207568

Thomson Ecology............................................................................................ 01462 675559

Structural & Construction

Mechanical Engineering

Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd...................................................................... 01257 478 524

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

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

Conair (UK) Ltd.................................................................................................. 01702 544344

ASD Metal Services.................................................................................. 01132 540711

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

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

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

BCM Construction Ltd.............................................................................. 0208 640 7887 Hy-Ten Ltd........................................................................................................... 0800 037 1507

Minor Civil

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

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd.................................................................. 01530 510066

Lindapter International................................................................................. 01274 521444

Bardon Contracting........................................................................................ 01530 510066

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

Construction Marine Ltd.......................................................................... 0113 262 4444

ScrewFast Foundations.............................................................................. 01727 821282

Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd........................................................................ 01869 346001 The Clancy Group......................................................................................... 01895 823 711

Surveying

Thorntask Ltd.................................................................................................... 0208 801 1203

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

Miscellaneous & Specialist

Blom............................................................................................................................ 01934 745820

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

AST Language Services Ltd................................................................. 0115 970 5633

Mike Worby Survey Consultancy........................................................ 01707 333677

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

Speedy Rail........................................................................................................... 01942 277000

Badgemaster Ltd........................................................................................... 01623 723 112

TES 2000 Ltd...................................................................................................... 01206 799111

Cubis Industries................................................................................................. 02838 313100

Thomson Ecology............................................................................................ 01462 675559

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Test & Measurement

Architectural & Surveyancy

Bureau Veritas UK Ltd .............................................................................. 01279 634 054

Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 309 7777 GVA Grimley Ltd ............................................................................................ 0844 902 0304

CUTHBERTSON LAIRD GROUP

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

Parkburn Court, Glasgow Road, Hamilton, ML3 0QQ

Robinson Kenning & Gallagher.......................................................... 0208 684 8125 The Trevor Patrick Partnership .......................................................... 0207 940 6500

Contact: E: T: W:

Assessment

Peter Greenshields hamilton@cuthbertsonlaird.co.uk 01698 829711 www.cuthbertsonlaird.co.uk

Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 SGS CORREL Rail Ltd ............................................................................. 0121 326 3672 Steer Davies Gleave.................................................................................... 0207 910 5000

Test Equipment

Branding and Creative Services

Cuthbertson Laird Group ................................................................... 01698 829711

Brandpool Ltd .................................................................................................. 0207 467 9717

Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312 Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................ 01926 705000

Tools

Business Management BMT Reliability Consultants .................................................................... 01489 553100 Byroc Railway Support............................................................................. 0118 907 1341

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

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

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

NuAspect Ltd ................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800

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

Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312

Lee Brothers...................................................................................................... 0870 850 7773 Maxim Power Tools Ltd .......................................................................... 0141 552 5591 Speedy Rail .......................................................................................................... 01942 277000 VI Distribution Ltd ........................................................................................... 01270 750520 WORLifts – Rail ............................................................................................... 0121 460 1113

Condition Monitoring BMT Reliability Consultants .................................................................... 01489 553100 Hima-Sella Ltd ................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312 Rowe Hankins Ltd ................................................................................... 0161 765 3000

Consultants

Utility Supplies The Clancy Group ........................................................................................ 01895 823 711

Welding Miscellaneous & Specialist Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd.............................................. 01384 480022 Morris Site Machinery................................................................................ 0845 409 0280 Welding Alloys Ltd.......................................................................................... 01763 207568

SWEETT GROUP 60 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8AQ Contact: E: T: F: W:

Eryl Evans – Director of Transport eryl.evans@sweettgroup.com 0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957 0207 430 0603 www.sweettgroup.com

CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL Flowfront Ltd ....................................................................................................... 01978 355770 Passengerfocus .............................................................................................. 0300 123 2140 SGS CORREL Rail Ltd ............................................................................. 0121 326 3672

Education, Training & Assessment Abbeydale Training Ltd .............................................................................. 01226 321250 Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd.............................................................................. 01283 792 633 Anzio Ltd ................................................................................................................ 01752 840251

Accounting & Financial

Drilling and Sawing Association ........................................................ 0844 879 3452

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

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

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

Keltbray Aspire Rail Ltd ........................................................................... 0207 643 1000

Accreditation & Compliance

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

Direct Enquiries Ltd ....................................................................................... 01344 360101 LRQA – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd ................ 0800 783 2179 SGS CORREL Rail Ltd ............................................................................. 0121 326 3672

Speedy Hire Ltd ............................................................................................... 01942 720000 Stokes Associates Ltd ................................................................................ 07846 561370 TES 2000 Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01206 799111 The Institution of Engineering and Technology ...................... 01438 767224

Advertising, Design & Marketing

Trackline Training Limited ...................................................................... 0161 872 2400

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

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

AST Language Services Ltd ................................................................ 0115 970 5633

West Coast Training ................................................................................... 0208 834 9151

Badgemaster Ltd .......................................................................................... 01623 723 112

York EMC Services ....................................................................................... 01904 324440

Best Impressions........................................................................................... 020 8740 6443

Employment Services

Brandpool Ltd .................................................................................................. 0207 467 9717 Exterion Media (UK) Limited................................................................. 0207 428 2885 Market Force Business Media............................................................ 0207 760 8699

Calibre Search ................................................................................................. 0113 274 3039 Personal Group of Companies ............................................................ 01908 605000

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

Engineering

Primary Image Limited ................................................................................ 01702 680690

Assembly Solutions Ltd ............................................................................. 01204 521999

Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312

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

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

BMT Reliability Consultants .................................................................... 01489 553100

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CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

Cromwell Tools Ltd ..................................................................................... 0116 288 8000 Gedore ..................................................................................................................... 01756 798625

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CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT & PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING

Brixwoth Engineering Co Ltd ................................................................ 01604 880338 Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd ..................................................................... 0161 777 7300 Burns Carlton Plc .......................................................................................... 0113 367 2850 Collis Engineering Ltd.................................................................................. 01773 833255 D.R.B Power Transmission Ltd ........................................................... 01244 280280 Derby Engineering Unit Ltd..................................................................... 01332 660364 Fowler & Holden Ltd..................................................................................... 01472 355316 Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 309 7777 Houghton International ............................................................................. 0191 234 3000 IDAC Ltd ............................................................................................................... 0844 212 5900 Interfleet Technology Ltd .......................................................................... 01332 223000 Lundy Projects Ltd....................................................................................... 0161 476 2996 NuAspect Ltd ................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800 St. Leonards Railway Engineering Ltd .......................................... 01233 617001 Steer Davies Gleave.................................................................................... 0207 910 5000 Strand 7 UK Ltd ............................................................................................... 01480 211011 TEW Engineering Ltd ................................................................................. 0115 935 4354 The Institution of Engineering and Technology ...................... 01438 767224 Wago Ltd ............................................................................................................... 01788 568008

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Miscellaneous & Specialist Associated Train Crew Union ............................................................... 01226 716417 Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343 Campaign for Better Transport ......................................................... 0207 566 6480 Inntel ........................................................................................................................ 0844 847 5533 Personal Group of Companies ............................................................ 01908 605000 Precise Media .................................................................................................. 0207 264 4731 Prestige Couriers ........................................................................................... 0207 384 2300 Strand 7 UK Ltd ............................................................................................... 01480 211011 Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511 The Russell Group........................................................................................ 0141 810 8200

Occupational Health Express Medicals Ltd ................................................................................ 0207 500 6900 Scientifics Ltd ................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112

Operation / Planning Arriva Trains Wales ...................................................................................... 029 2072 0516 Steer Davies Gleave.................................................................................... 0207 910 5000

Environmental

Photography & Film Production

C A J Services Ltd ......................................................................................... 01933 355001 Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 309 7777 Safeguard Pest Control ............................................................................. 01959 565777 Scientifics Ltd ................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112

Alvey & Towers ................................................................................................. 01949 861894 Primary Image Limited ................................................................................ 01702 680690 Rail Images ........................................................................................................... 01702 525059

Stuart Slatter Training.................................................................................. 01565 750557 Thetford International ................................................................................... 01842 890500 Thomson Ecology........................................................................................... 01462 675559

Geotechnical Scientifics Ltd ................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112 WYG......................................................................................................................... 0113 278 7111

Planning & Research GVA Grimley Ltd ............................................................................................ 0844 902 0304 Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ........................................................................... 0207 399 5864 Steer Davies Gleave.................................................................................... 0207 910 5000

Presentation & Communication Skills AST Language Services Ltd ................................................................ 0115 970 5633

Print & Publishing

Industry Bodies The Institution of Railway Operators ............................................... 01444 248931

Industry Reporting Esmerk Ltd ......................................................................................................... 0118 956 5820

Insurance Belmont International Ltd ......................................................................... 01732 744700 Jobson James Insurance Brokers Limited .............................. 0121 452 8717 Personal Group of Companies ............................................................ 01908 605000 Travelers Insurance Company Ltd.................................................... 01737 787787

Labour Supply AzteQ Solutions Ltd ...................................................................................... 01442 244444 C A J Services Ltd ......................................................................................... 01933 355001 Flowfront Ltd ....................................................................................................... 01978 355770 Mainline Resourcing Ltd .......................................................................... 0845 083 0245 STM Security UK Ltd ................................................................................. 0208 518 9682 Suretrack Rail Services Limited......................................................... 0208 519 9142 SW Global Resourcing ........................................................................ 0844 692 0692 TRAC ......................................................................................................................... 01698 831111 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................ 0207 237 2007

Legal Services Bond Dickinson Solicitors LLP .......................................................... 0113 290 4442 Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312 Watmores Solicitors .................................................................................... 0207 430 1512 Zyda Law Solicitors ....................................................................................... 01789 413949

Medical, Drug & Alcohol Screening Concateno South .......................................................................................... 0207 712 8000 Radius Systems Ltd...................................................................................... 01773 582312 ScreenSafe UK Ltd........................................................................................ 08450 505590

AST Language Services Ltd ................................................................ 0115 970 5633 Badgemaster Ltd .......................................................................................... 01623 723 112 Esmerk Ltd ......................................................................................................... 0118 956 5820 Konica Minolta ................................................................................................... 01268 644416 Local Transport Today ............................................................................... 0845 2707861 Magnadata International Ltd ................................................................ 01205 591 767 Novacroft ............................................................................................................. 0845 330 0601 OCÉ (UK) Ltd ...................................................................................................... 01277 846120 Precise Media .................................................................................................. 0207 264 4731 Primary Image Limited ................................................................................ 01702 680690 Stamps Direct .................................................................................................... 01603 624407 The Institution of Engineering and Technology ...................... 01438 767224 Witherby’s ........................................................................................................... 020 7253 5413

Procurement Byroc Railway Support............................................................................. 0118 907 1341 FPA Consulting ............................................................................................... 01332 604 300 GVA Grimley Ltd ............................................................................................ 0844 902 0304 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd .................................................... 01904 728995 Sweett Group ......................................................0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957

Project Management Appleyards Consulting................................................................................ 01732 471520 AzteQ Solutions Ltd ...................................................................................... 01442 244444 BMT Reliability Consultants .................................................................... 01489 553100 Bureau Veritas UK Ltd .............................................................................. 01279 634 054 CPC Project Services ................................................................................ 0207 539 4750 FPA Consulting ............................................................................................... 01332 604 300 Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 309 7777 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd .................................................... 01904 728995 Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ........................................................................... 0207 399 5864 Steer Davies Gleave.................................................................................... 0207 910 5000

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Property Services & Advisory BCM Construction Ltd.............................................................................. 0208 Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 GVA Grimley Ltd ............................................................................................ 0844 Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd ........................................................................... 0207 Robinson Kenning & Gallagher.......................................................... 0208

640 309 902 399 684

7887 7777 0304 5864 8125

Quantity Surveying Frankham Consultancy ............................................................................ 0208 309 7777 GVA Grimley Ltd ............................................................................................ 0844 902 0304 Sweett Group ......................................................0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957 Turner & Townsend..................................................................................... 0207 544 4000

Recruitment Services / Consultancy Antal International Network................................................................... 0870 428 1745 ARM Engineering............................................................................................. 02392 458005 Burns Carlton plc .......................................................................................... 0113 367 2850 Calibre Search ................................................................................................. 0113 274 3039 CDI Anders Elite Ltd ................................................................................... 0207 680 3100 Clements Technical Recruitment Ltd ........................................... 0845 223 5303 Evolution Recruitment ............................................................................... 0208 673 2211 Flowfront Ltd ....................................................................................................... 01978 355770 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd .................................................... 01904 728995 Intec (UK) Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01524 865555 LRQA – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd ................ 0800 783 2179 McGinley Support Services Limited .............................................. 0845 543 5953 Morgan Hunt ..................................................................................................... 0207 419 8968

SW GLOBAL RESOURCING 270 Petershill Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G21 4AY E: T: F: W:

admin@sw-gr.com 0844 692 0692 0844 692 0693 www.sw-gr.com

Technology Resourcing ............................................................................. 01483 302211 TNE Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01388 451111

Risk Management & Assessment Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd .................................................................... 0133 2886045 Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 Appleyards Consulting................................................................................ 01732 471520 BMT Reliability Consultants .................................................................... 01489 553100 Construction Team Technologies Ltd.......................................... 0113 248 5650 Inntel ........................................................................................................................ 0844 847 5533 Scientifics Ltd ................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112 Turner & Townsend..................................................................................... 0207 544 4000

Solutions & Turnkey Providers Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343 Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Steatite Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01527 512400

Test & Development Calmet Laboratory Services ................................................................. 0208 977 8455 Cuthbertson Laird Group ................................................................... 01698 829711 Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 0151 649 5000 LRQA – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd ................ 0800 783 2179 Tüv Süd ................................................................................................................... 01489 558100 York EMC Services ....................................................................................... 01904 324440 Zircon Software ................................................................................................ 01225 764444 WWW.THECONNECTSERIES.CO.UK

Verification & Validation Bureau Veritas UK Ltd .............................................................................. 01279 634 054 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd .................................................... 01904 728995 SGS CORREL Rail Ltd ............................................................................. 0121 326 3672 Strand 7 UK Ltd ............................................................................................... 01480 211011 Sweett Group ......................................................0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957 Zircon Software ................................................................................................ 01225 764444

INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL Amelec Instruments ...................................................................................... 01908 567003 Bureau Veritas UK Ltd .............................................................................. 01279 634 054 Omega Red Group Limited .................................................................. 0115 877 6666 PMA UK Ltd...................................................................................................... 01264 333527 Polypipe Civils Ltd .......................................................................................... 01509 615100

Brake Systems Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 0151 649 5000 Semperit ................................................................................................................. 01327 313140

Buildings & Property Construction / Refurbishment / Materials Aggregate Industries UK Ltd ................................................................. 01530 510066 Alfred Bagnall & Son .................................................................................... 01274 714800 Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd........................................ 0844 504 6545 BAM Nuttall Ltd .............................................................................................. 0203 205 1950 Bardon Contracting....................................................................................... 01530 510066 Berry Systems ................................................................................................... 01902 491100 Conair (UK) Ltd ................................................................................................. 01702 544344 Concrete Repairs Ltd ................................................................................ 0208 288 4848 Dura Composites Ltd ............................................................................. 01255 423601 J Murphy & Sons Ltd................................................................................. 0207 267 4366 John Sisk Rail Ltd t / a Sisk Rail ...................................................... 0117 916 3800 Keyline Nationals ................................................................................................ 0800 833375 Kier Construction Ltd................................................................................... 01767 355000 KONE Plc............................................................................................................... 01535 662841 Lend Lease......................................................................................................... 0208 271 8000 Lindapter International ................................................................................ 01274 521444 Mansell Construction Services........................................................... 0207 490 1220 Mass Contracts Ltd .................................................................................... 07956 246 843 Morgan Sindall Plc ......................................................................................... 01788 534500 Omega Red Group Limited .................................................................. 0115 877 6666 Steelway ................................................................................................................. 01902 834911 Taylor Maxwell ................................................................................................. 0131 448 2020 Thorntask Ltd ................................................................................................... 0208 801 1203 Timbmet Ltd ........................................................................................................ 01865 862223 TopDeck Parking............................................................................................. 01902 499400 Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd .................................................................. 0191 416 1530 Walker Construction ................................................................................... 01303 851 111 WYG......................................................................................................................... 0113 278 7111 YJL Infrastructure.......................................................................................... 020 7522 3220

Cable Products / Management Anixter Ltd............................................................................................................. 01925 848019 BEW Ltd ................................................................................................................. 01245 496064 Cable Management Products Ltd..................................................... 01675 468200 Cembre.................................................................................................................... 01675 470440 Cubis Industries................................................................................................ 02838 313100 Elmbridge Cables Ltd .................................................................................. 01273 391810 Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..................... 0141 941 3689 F.P. McCann Ltd ........................................................................................... 0287 964 2558 Flexicon Ltd ......................................................................................................... 01675 466900 Habia Cable ......................................................................................................... 01454 412522 Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................ 01604 827500 LML Products Ltd .......................................................................................... 01249 814271 Mainframe Communications Ltd ........................................................ 01702 443800

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INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL CABLE PRODUCTS / MANAGEMENT

Sweett Group ......................................................0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957 TNE Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01388 451111 Turner & Townsend..................................................................................... 0207 544 4000

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Control Systems PMA UK LTD Unit 4, Imperial Court, Magellan Close, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NT Contact: E: T: F: W:

Donna Clash donna.clash@tnb.com 01264 333527 01264 333643 www.pma-uk.com

Airquick (Newark) Ltd .................................................................................. 01636 640480 Amelec Instruments ...................................................................................... 01908 567003 Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd ................... 01273 405 435 Baldwin Boxall Communications........................................................ 01892 664422 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 866066 Hima-Sella Ltd ................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 Weidmuller Ltd .................................................................................................. 01732 877000 Zircon Software ................................................................................................ 01225 764444

Polypipe Civils Ltd .......................................................................................... 01509 615100 UK Cables ............................................................................................................. 01708 680786 Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................ 01926 705000

Car Parking Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd........................................ 0844 504 6545 Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343 Berry Systems ................................................................................................... 01902 491100 Magnadata International Ltd ................................................................ 01205 591 767 TopDeck Parking............................................................................................. 01902 499400 TopDeck Parking............................................................................................. 01902 499442

INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL CABLE PRODUCTS / MANAGEMENT

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

Bardon Contracting....................................................................................... 01530 510066

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Catenary & Overhead

Design Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd ................... 01273 405 435 Best Impressions........................................................................................... 0208 740 6443 Eurocom Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344 Glentworth Rail Ltd ........................................................................................ 01628 639823 Harting Ltd ............................................................................................................ 01604 827500 Jacobs ..................................................................................................................... 0141 2438000 Merson Signs Ltd............................................................................................ 01355 243021

C A J Services Ltd ......................................................................................... 01933 355001

Termate ................................................................................................................. 0115 978 4652

SRS Rail System International Ltd .......................................... 01246 241312

Urban Initiatives .............................................................................................. 0207 843 3165

STRAIL (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................... 01483 222 090 TES 2000 Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01206 799111 TNE Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01388 451111 Unipart Rail (Infra) ............................................................................................ 01270 847600

Door Systems Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd........................................ 0844 504 6545 Jewers Doors Ltd ........................................................................................... 01767 317090 KONE Plc............................................................................................................... 01535 662841

Catering

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

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

Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511

Cleaning

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

3M CPPD............................................................................................................... 01609 780170 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions .............................................. 01283 221044

Electrical Engineering

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

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd............................................... 01226 243 413

Sasse Ltd............................................................................................................... 01332 362425

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

SCS Group ......................................................................................................... 0141 429 6769

Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd ................... 01273 405 435

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

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

Thetford International ................................................................................... 01842 890500

Assembly Solutions Ltd ............................................................................. 01204 521999

United Eco Services ................................................................................... 0845 450 2024

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

Voucher Systems Ltd ................................................................................ 0845 601 6020

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

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

EDM Ltd................................................................................................................ 0161 203 3150 Eurocom Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344

Components

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

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

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

Amelec Instruments ...................................................................................... 01908 567003

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

Dynex Semiconductor................................................................................. 01522 502753

Omega Red Group Limited .................................................................. 0115 877 6666

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

PEI Genesis UK Ltd .................................................................................... 0844 871 6060

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

Thorntask Ltd ................................................................................................... 0208 801 1203

Flexicon Ltd ......................................................................................................... 01675 466900

TNE Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01388 451111

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

Weidmuller Ltd .................................................................................................. 01732 877000

ITT Interconnect Solutions – Cannon & Veam........................ 01256 311200 Kraus Elektrotechnik..................................................................................... 01749 840889

Electrification / Power Supply

LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited ................................ 0114 256 2225

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

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

Brecknell Willis Co ............................................................................................. 01460 64941

PMA UK Ltd...................................................................................................... 01264 333527

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

Rowe Hankins Ltd ................................................................................... 0161 765 3000

Eltek Power (UK) Ltd .................................................................................... 01442 219355

Termate ................................................................................................................. 0115 978 4652

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

Unipart Rail (Infra) ............................................................................................ 01270 847600

Hollywell Building Services .................................................................... 01727 810 555

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

J Murphy & Sons Ltd................................................................................. 0207 267 4366

Weidmuller Ltd .................................................................................................. 01732 877000

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

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

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

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Omega Red Group Limited................................................................... 0115 877 6666

Lighting

Riker Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01249 814271

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

TNE Ltd.................................................................................................................... 01388 451111

BEW Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01245 496064 Emergi-Lite.......................................................................................................... 0113 281 0600

Electromagnetic York EMC Services........................................................................................ 01904 324440

Freight Terminals & Services

Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd................................................................... 01737 223673 Mallatite.................................................................................................................. 01246 593 280 Morris Site Machinery................................................................................. 0845 409 0280

ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal.............................................. 01675 461300 Glasgow Freight Park................................................................................. 0141 810 8200 Rosehill Rail.................................................................................................... 07739 320 924 Russell Railfreight Terminal – Barking........................................... 0208 517 6490 Telford International Railfreight Park.............................................. 01952 608 410

Metallurgical Testing / Support Services Keighley Laboratories Ltd......................................................................... 01535 664211

Miscellaneous & Specialist AST Language Services Ltd................................................................. 0115 970 5633

Graffiti Removal

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

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

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

Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions............................................... 01283 221044 Autoglym PSV..................................................................................................... 01462 687416

Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 0151 649 5000 Garic Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01206 233720

Sasse Ltd................................................................................................................ 01332 362425

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

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

Inntel......................................................................................................................... 0844 847 5533 Maxim Power Tools Ltd........................................................................... 0141 552 5591

Heat Treatment Services

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

Infrastructure Installation & Maintenance 3M CPPD............................................................................................................... 01609 780170 AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd............................................................................. 01246 208831 ABET Ltd............................................................................................................... 020 7473 6910 Airquick (Newark) Ltd................................................................................... 01636 640480

RT Training Solutions Ltd.......................................................................... 01473 242344 Sasse Ltd................................................................................................................ 01332 362425 Steelway.................................................................................................................. 01902 834911 STRAIL (UK) Ltd.......................................................................................... 01483 222 090 Train Chartering Company Ltd, The................................................ 01249 890176 Trox (UK) Ltd....................................................................................................... 01842 754545

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

Office Equipment & Services

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd................................................ 01226 243 413

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

Amey OW Ltd..................................................................................................... 01865 713100 Burns Carlton plc........................................................................................... 0113 367 2850 Conair (UK) Ltd.................................................................................................. 01702 544344 Craig & Derricott Ltd..................................................................................... 01543 375541 Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd................................................................... 01737 223673 Jewers Doors Ltd............................................................................................ 01767 317090

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

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

Permanent Way

Lindapter International................................................................................. 01274 521444

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd.................................................................. 01530 510066

Omega Red Group Limited................................................................... 0115 877 6666

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

Polypipe Civils Ltd........................................................................................... 01509 615100

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

Rittal Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01709 704000

Keltbray Aspire Rail Ltd............................................................................ 0207 643 1000

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

Maxim Power Tools Ltd........................................................................... 0141 552 5591

Visul Systems.................................................................................................... 0191 416 1530

Polypipe Civils Ltd........................................................................................... 01509 615100

Weidmuller Ltd................................................................................................... 01732 877000

Rosehill Rail.................................................................................................... 07739 320 924

Level Crossings

Story Contracting Ltd................................................................................... 01228 590444

Pest Control ROSEHILL RAIL

Balcombe Pest Control............................................................................. 01444 811 916

Watson Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BW

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

Contact: E: T: W:

SCS Group.......................................................................................................... 0141 429 6769

Peter Anderson peter.anderson@rosehillrail.com 07739 320 924 www.rosehillrail.com

Platforms Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd................................................ 01226 243 413 Bardon Contracting........................................................................................ 01530 510066

STRAIL (UK) LTD

DURA COMPOSITES LTD

3 Tannery House, Tannery Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7EF Contact: E: T: W:

Dura House, Telford Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 4LP

Richard Whatley richard@srsrailuk.co.uk 01483 222 090 www.strail.com

Contact: E: T: F: W:

Richard Palmer info@duracomposites.com 01255 423601 01255 435426 www.duracomposites.com

Unipart Rail (Infra)............................................................................................. 01270 847600 WWW.THECONNECTSERIES.CO.UK

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INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL PLATFORMS

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CATEGORY LISTINGS F.P. McCann Ltd ........................................................................................... 0287 964 2558 Ferrograph Ltd ................................................................................................ 0191 280 8800 Ilecsys ....................................................................................................................... 01442 828387 J Murphy & Sons Ltd................................................................................. 0207 267 4366 Robinson Kenning & Gallagher.......................................................... 0208 684 8125 Semmco Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01483 757 200 Story Contracting Ltd .................................................................................. 01228 590444 Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511 Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd .................................................................. 0191 416 1530 Visul Systems ................................................................................................... 0191 416 1530 Walker Construction ................................................................................... 01303 851 111 Zoeftig Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01288 354 512

Power Electronics Equipment Dynex Semiconductor................................................................................. 01522 502753

Power Supply Eltek Power (UK) Ltd .................................................................................... 01442 219355 Emerson Network Power ....................................................................... 0114 247 8369 Morris Site Machinery................................................................................ 0845 409 0280 Peak Oil ................................................................................................................... 01246 450242 Townscape Products Limited ............................................................. 01623 513 355 TTI Inc ....................................................................................................................... 01438 794170 Weidmuller Ltd .................................................................................................. 01732 877000

Switches & Crossings Amelec Instruments ...................................................................................... 01908 567003 STRAIL (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................... 01483 222 090 Trackwork Ltd.................................................................................................... 01302 888666

INFRASTRUCTURE & ELECTRICAL PLATFORMS

Switchgear

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Celtic Recycling Ltd ...................................................................................... 01633 274700 Dynex Semiconductor................................................................................. 01522 502753 Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..................... 0141 941 3689 Hawker Siddeley Switchgear ................................................................ 01495 223001 Kraus Elektrotechnik..................................................................................... 01749 840889 Termate ................................................................................................................. 0115 978 4652

Mechan Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0114 257 0563 Premier Pits.......................................................................................................... 01775 821222 WORLifts – Rail ............................................................................................... 0121 460 1113

ROLLING STOCK CF Booth Ltd ...................................................................................................... 01709 559198 East Midlands Trains .................................................................................... 01332 867026 Semperit ................................................................................................................. 01327 313140

Batteries Enersys Ltd ........................................................................................................ 0161 794 4611 Exide Technologies ..................................................................................... 0845 606 4111

Carriage Washing Airquick (Newark) Ltd .................................................................................. 01636 640480 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions .............................................. 01283 221044 Autoglym PSV .................................................................................................... 01462 687416 Bingham Rail / Bingham Cotech...................................................... 0870 774 2341 Garrandale Ltd .................................................................................................. 01332 291100 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................ 01789 400096 STM Security UK Ltd ................................................................................. 0208 518 9682

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

Cleaning & Disposal Autoglym PSV .................................................................................................... 01462 687416 Celtic Recycling Ltd ...................................................................................... 01633 274700 SCS Group ......................................................................................................... 0141 429 6769 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd ............................................................................ 01789 400096 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd ............................................................ 0207 237 2007

Component Supply Aerco Ltd ............................................................................................................... 01403 260206 Bauer Springs Ltd .......................................................................................... 01527 594900

BRITAX PSV WYPERS LTD

Test Facilities Calmet Laboratory Services ................................................................. 0208 977 8455 Cuthbertson Laird Group ................................................................... 01698 829711 Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 0151 649 5000 Oil Analysis Services..................................................................................... 01474 854450 Tüv Süd ................................................................................................................... 01489 558100 York EMC Services ....................................................................................... 01904 324440

Track Components & Installation Babcock Rail....................................................................................................... 01698 203005 LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited ................................ 0114 256 2225 R S Clare & Co Ltd...................................................................................... 0151 702 5262 TES 2000 Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01206 799111

Track Products & Maintenance LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited ................................ 0114 256 2225 Speedy Rail .......................................................................................................... 01942 277000 TES 2000 Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01206 799111 Unipart Rail (Infra) ............................................................................................ 01270 847600

Weighing & Lifting Arbil Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01384 424007 Lloyds Somers................................................................................................... 01792 656951 Mechan Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0114 257 0563 Schenck Process UK Limited ............................................................... 01302 321313

Workshop Equipment Autodrain.............................................................................................................. 0113 288 0022 Buck & Hickman .............................................................................................. 01293 561651

Navigation Road, Diglis, Worcester, WR5 3DE Contact: E: T: F: W:

Paul Curry paul.curry@psvwypers.com 01905 350500 01905 763928 www.psv-wypers.com

Cable Management Products Ltd..................................................... 01675 468200 CF Booth Ltd ...................................................................................................... 01709 559198 EAO Ltd .................................................................................................................. 01444 236000 East Midlands Trains .................................................................................... 01332 867026 Flexicon Ltd ......................................................................................................... 01675 466900 Hayley Group Plc .......................................................................................... 0870 850 3526 Ilecsys ....................................................................................................................... 01442 828387 ILME UK Ltd...................................................................................................... 0151 336 9321 ITT Interconnect Solutions – Cannon & Veam........................ 01256 311200 Kraus Elektrotechnik..................................................................................... 01749 840889 LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited ................................ 0114 256 2225 Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd .......................................... 0161 655 0300 Lucchini UK Ltd .............................................................................................. 0161 886 0300 PMA UK Ltd...................................................................................................... 01264 333527 Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Rowe Hankins Ltd ................................................................................... 0161 765 3000 Termate ................................................................................................................. 0115 978 4652 Transec (UK) Ltd.............................................................................................. 01306 743355 Treadmaster Transport Flooring ....................................................... 01579 321 984 TTI Inc ....................................................................................................................... 01438 794170 Unipart Rail (T & RS)..................................................................................... 01302 731628

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Universal Boltforgers Ltd......................................................................... 0121 522 5950 Westcode (UK) Ltd......................................................................................... 01249 822283

De-Icing Airquick (Newark) Ltd................................................................................... 01636 640480 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions............................................... 01283 221044 Arrowvale Electronics................................................................................... 01527 514151 Autoglym PSV..................................................................................................... 01462 687416

Decals & Transfers 3M Rail Solutions............................................................................................. 01344 858704 Archer Signs & Panels Ltd..................................................................... 0115 927 3100

Disc Springs Bauer Springs Ltd........................................................................................... 01527 594900 Radius Systems Ltd....................................................................................... 01773 582312

Miscellaneous & Specialist

A Plant Rail.......................................................................................................... 01925 281 000 Albatros UK........................................................................................................... 01908 305740 Speedy Hire Ltd................................................................................................ 01942 720000

Heavy Haulage Allelys Heavy Haulage.................................................................................. 01527 857621 Garic Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01206 233720

Leasing Companies Angel Trains Ltd.............................................................................................. 0207 592 0500

Lighting & Cabling Elmbridge Cables Ltd................................................................................... 01273 391810 Emergi-Lite.......................................................................................................... 0113 281 0600 Translec Ltd.......................................................................................................... 01457 878888

Maintenance & Repair Airquick (Newark) Ltd................................................................................... 01636 640480 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 Britax PSV Wypers Ltd.......................................................................... 01905 350500 East Midlands Trains..................................................................................... 01332 867026 Garrandale Ltd................................................................................................... 01332 291100 Glentworth Rail Ltd......................................................................................... 01628 639823 Hollywell Building Services..................................................................... 01727 810 555 Houghton International.............................................................................. 0191 234 3000 Ilecsys........................................................................................................................ 01442 828387 Lucchini UK Ltd............................................................................................... 0161 886 0300 Rowe Hankins Ltd.................................................................................... 0161 765 3000 Sabre Rail Services Ltd............................................................................... 01325 300505 SCS Group.......................................................................................................... 0141 429 6769 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd............................................................................. 01789 400096 Timbmet Ltd......................................................................................................... 01865 862223 Unipart Rail (T & RS)...................................................................................... 01302 731628 ZF Great Britain............................................................................................... 0333 240 1123

Manufacturing Adaptaflex.............................................................................................................. 01675 468222 Alstom Transport............................................................................................ 0207 438 9231 Arrowvale Electronics................................................................................... 01527 514151 Asset International........................................................................................... 01633 273081 Britax PSV Wypers Ltd.......................................................................... 01905 350500 Burns Carlton plc........................................................................................... 0113 367 2850 GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd......................................................... 01943 870670 Houghton International.............................................................................. 0191 234 3000

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Albatros UK........................................................................................................... 01908 305740 Atlas Copco Compressors Ltd............................................................. 01442 261201 Augean plc............................................................................................................ 01780 444900 Britax PSV Wypers Ltd.......................................................................... 01905 350500 CF Booth Ltd....................................................................................................... 01709 559198 Treadmaster Transport Flooring........................................................ 01579 321 984 Watermark Ltd................................................................................................. 0208 606 2000 ZF Great Britain............................................................................................... 0333 240 1123

Recycling CF Booth Ltd....................................................................................................... 01709 559198

Refurbishment Archer Signs & Panels Ltd..................................................................... 0115 927 3100 Britax PSV Wypers Ltd.......................................................................... 01905 350500 CF Booth Ltd....................................................................................................... 01709 559198 Dynex Semiconductor................................................................................. 01522 502753 East Midlands Trains..................................................................................... 01332 867026 Glentworth Rail Ltd......................................................................................... 01628 639823 Grayson Thermal Systems..................................................................... 0121 700 5610 Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd........................................... 0161 655 0300 Railcare Ltd........................................................................................................... 01908 574400 Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Wabtec..................................................................................................................... 01302 340700 ZF Great Britain............................................................................................... 0333 240 1123

Road Rail Lorries, Trucks Or Vehicles SRS RAIL SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL LTD Lorries on the road – Tools on the track 3 Riverside Way, Gateway Business Park, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6GA E: T: W:

info@srsrailuk.co.uk 01246 241312 www.srsrailuk.com

Sanding 3M Rail Solutions............................................................................................. 01344 858704 Mechan Ltd...................................................................................................... 0114 257 0563 Schenck Process UK Limited................................................................ 01302 321313 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd............................................................. 0207 237 2007

Textiles & Carpeting Axminster Carpets Ltd................................................................................. 01297 630686 Bonar Floors Ltd............................................................................................... 01773 740615 Replin Fabrics Ltd............................................................................................ 01721 724311 Treadmaster Transport Flooring........................................................ 01579 321 984

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Equipment & Protection

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ICEE............................................................................................................................ 02392 230604 ILME UK Ltd....................................................................................................... 0151 336 9321 Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd........................................... 0161 655 0300 Lucchini UK Ltd............................................................................................... 0161 886 0300 Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd.......................................................... 01792 763000 Plascoat Systems Ltd.................................................................................. 01252 733777 PPG Protective & Marine Coatings................................................... 01773 814520 R S Clare & Co Ltd...................................................................................... 0151 702 5262 Renishaw Plc..................................................................................................... 01904 736 736 Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Timbmet Ltd......................................................................................................... 01865 862223 Transec (UK) Ltd............................................................................................... 01306 743355 Tuffa UK Ltd......................................................................................................... 01889 567700 Unipart Rail ( T & RS).................................................................................... 01302 731628 ZF Great Britain............................................................................................... 0333 240 1123

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Train Protection

Semperit ................................................................................................................. 01327 313140

Hima-Sella Ltd ................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 Lanes Group PLC Rail Division ........................................................... 01708 528770 Melford Electronics Ltd .............................................................................. 01494 638069 Optyma Security Systems Ltd ........................................................... 0208 304 8635 Petards .................................................................................................................. 0845 002 0123 Senator Security Services Ltd .............................................................. 01543 411811 Taylor Technology Systems ................................................................. 0208 331 5888 UK Cables ............................................................................................................. 01708 680786 Zaun Ltd ............................................................................................................. 01902 796 699

Upholstery

Clothing

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

Transcal Ltd ....................................................................................................... 01506 440 111

Ballyclare Limited..................................................................................... 07801 597 802 Jermyn Street Design ................................................................................ 0208 563 5000 Safe Aid Supplies .......................................................................................... 0239 225 4442 United Hygiene Services ......................................................................... 0845 450 2024

Vehicle Hire / Maintenance

Fencing

Aquarius Railroad Technologies Ltd ............................................... 01765 635021 East Midlands Trains .................................................................................... 01332 867026 European Metal Recycling Ltd, TMA ............................................ 01793 863 202 Premier Pits.......................................................................................................... 01775 821222 TravelMaster ........................................................................................................ 01795 660066

Abloy UK ................................................................................................................ 01902 364500 Alltype Fencing Specialists Ltd ............................................................ 01268 545192 Berry Systems ................................................................................................... 01902 491100 Dura Composites Ltd ............................................................................. 01255 423601 Lochrin Steel Palisade Fencing ........................................................... 01236 457333 Zaun Ltd ............................................................................................................. 01902 796 699

Hima-Sella Ltd ................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 PMA UK Ltd...................................................................................................... 01264 333527 Rowe Hankins Ltd ................................................................................... 0161 765 3000 STM Security UK Ltd ................................................................................. 0208 518 9682

Train / Carriage, Supply / Design / Manufacture Axminster Carpets Ltd................................................................................ 01297 630686

Be-Ge Seating UK Ltd................................................................................ 0115 9898750 Replin Fabrics Ltd........................................................................................... 01721 724311

Weighing Systems Schenck Process UK Limited ............................................................... 01302 321313 Weighwell Engineering Ltd .................................................................... 0114 269 9955

SAFETY & SECURITY Abloy UK ................................................................................................................ 01902 364500 Austin Reynolds Ltd...................................................................................... 01932 568888 Rosehill Rail ................................................................................................... 07739 320 924 Semperit ................................................................................................................. 01327 313140

ROLLING STOCK TRAIN PROTECTION

Asco Extinguishers Ltd............................................................................. 0141 427 1144 Baldwin Boxall Communications........................................................ 01892 664422 Emergi-Lite ......................................................................................................... 0113 281 0600 Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................ 01926 705000

First Aid & Medical Equipment

ZAUN LTD

Crest Medical ..................................................................................................... 0845 2302090 Lee Brothers...................................................................................................... 0870 850 7773 RT Training Solutions Ltd ......................................................................... 01473 242344 Safe Aid Supplies .......................................................................................... 0239 225 4442

Steel Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9ED

Health & Safety

Contact: E: T: F: W:

76

Fire Detection / Protection / Prevention

Steve Roberts steve.roberts@zaun.co.uk 01902 796 699 01902 796 698 www.zaun.co.uk

Alarms Baldwin Boxall Communications........................................................ 01892 664422 Optyma Security Systems Ltd ........................................................... 0208 304 8635 Senator Security Services Ltd .............................................................. 01543 411811

Batteries & Power Supplies

Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 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 Donseed Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 240 3007 RT Training Solutions Ltd ......................................................................... 01473 242344 Safeguard Pest Control ............................................................................. 01959 565777 Scientifics Ltd ................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112 Speedy Hire Ltd ............................................................................................... 01942 720000

Lighting

Creasefield Ltd – Custom Battery Packs....................................... 01460 54800 DMS Technologies......................................................................................... 01794 525400 Enersys Ltd ........................................................................................................ 0161 794 4611 Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited......................................... 01782 667 305 Martek ...................................................................................................................... 01954 267726 UK Cables ............................................................................................................. 01708 680786

Emergi-Lite ......................................................................................................... 0113 281 0600 Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673 Morris Site Machinery................................................................................ 0845 409 0280 Peli Products (UK) Ltd................................................................................. 01457 869999 Wolseley UK ........................................................................................................ 01926 705000

CCTV

Medical Services

AMG Systems UK Ltd................................................................................. 01767 600777 Anixter Ltd............................................................................................................. 01925 848019 Axis Communications Ltd ........................................................................ 01923 211417 Bridgeway Consulting Ltd...................................................................... 0115 919 1111 Camwatch Ltd ................................................................................................. 0114 281 9999 Concept Security (UK) Ltd .................................................................... 0845 061 4613 Digital Barriers Plc ........................................................................................ 0207 940 4740 Eurocom Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344 Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673

ABC Medical Services Ltd. ................................................................... 08452 300 999 Premier Medical Group ............................................................................ 0844 5611 681

Miscellaneous & Specialist AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd ............................................................................ 01246 208831 Abloy UK ................................................................................................................ 01902 364500 Badgemaster Ltd .......................................................................................... 01623 723 112 Baldwin Boxall Communications........................................................ 01892 664422 Furse ........................................................................................................................ 0115 964 3700

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CATEGORY LISTINGS Personal Protective Equipment

Data Management

3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................ 01344 858704 Alexandra Plc.................................................................................................... 0845 155 2288 Arco ............................................................................................................................ 01482 222522

Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 866066 Intelenet UK Ltd ............................................................................................. 0207 872 5541 Konica Minolta ................................................................................................... 01268 644416 SELEX Elsag........................................................................................................ 01268 823510

BALLYCLARE LIMITED Union House, Hempshaw Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4LG Maggie Shaw maggie.shaw@ballyclarelimited.com 07801 597 802 08444 932 805 www.ballyclarelimited.com

Lee Brothers...................................................................................................... 0870 850 7773 Safe Aid Supplies .......................................................................................... 0239 225 4442 VI Distribution Ltd ........................................................................................... 01270 750520

Quality & Safety Consultants LRQA – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd ................ 0800 783 2179 Senator Security Services Ltd .............................................................. 01543 411811

Safety & Security Equipment Abloy UK ................................................................................................................ 01902 364500 Alert Safety Technologies......................................................................... 01355 272828 Arrowvale Electronics .................................................................................. 01527 514151 Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd........................................ 0844 504 6545 Berry Systems ................................................................................................... 01902 491100 Capital Safety ..................................................................................................... 01527 548000 Commend UK Ltd .......................................................................................... 01279 872020 Donseed Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 240 3007 Firecrest UK Ltd ............................................................................................... 01623 861331 Keytech Systems .......................................................................................... 0115 900 5600 Rosehill Rail ................................................................................................... 07739 320 924 Safe Aid Supplies .......................................................................................... 0239 225 4442 Senator Security Services Ltd .............................................................. 01543 411811 Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511

Security Personnel Assured Facilities........................................................................................... 01903 500 999 Senator Security Services Ltd .............................................................. 01543 411811 STM Security UK Ltd ................................................................................. 0208 518 9682

SIGNAL, TELE-COMMUNICATION & IT Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673 NuAspect Ltd ................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800 Telent......................................................................................................................... 01926 693564

Cable Supply / Jointing / Installation Anixter Ltd............................................................................................................. 01925 848019 AzteQ Solutions Ltd ...................................................................................... 01442 244444 B3 Cable Solutions ...................................................................................... 0161 741 2359 Elmbridge Cables Ltd .................................................................................. 01273 391810 Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd ..................... 0141 941 3689 Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673 Select Cables Ltd ......................................................................................... 023 9265 2552

Customer Information Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 Baldwin Boxall Communications........................................................ 01892 664422 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 866066 Hima-Sella Ltd ................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 Infotec Ltd ............................................................................................................. 01530 560600 Intelenet UK Ltd ............................................................................................. 0207 872 5541 Nexus Alpha Limited .................................................................................. 0207 622 6816 WWW.THECONNECTSERIES.CO.UK

AMG Systems UK Ltd................................................................................. 01767 AzteQ Solutions Ltd ...................................................................................... 01442 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 SELEX Elsag........................................................................................................ 01268

600777 244444 866066 823510

In-Train Entertainment Steatite Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01527 512400 Volo TV & Media Limited ........................................................................ 0207 193 0997

Internet Services Nexus Alpha Limited .................................................................................. 0207 622 6816 Primary Image Limited ................................................................................ 01702 680690 Speedy Rail .......................................................................................................... 01942 277000 Steatite Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01527 512400

IT Consultancy / Equipment / Maintenance DeltaRail Group Ltd....................................................................................... 01332 221000 Detica Ltd .............................................................................................................. 01483 816000 Donseed Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 240 3007 iBlocks Ltd .......................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060 Konica Minolta ................................................................................................... 01268 644416 SELEX Elsag........................................................................................................ 01268 823510

IT Systems / Software / Hardware Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 Advanced New Technology ................................................................... 01825 713058 Assured Facilities........................................................................................... 01903 500 999 BAE Systems...................................................................................................... 01935 443000 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 866066 DeltaRail Group Ltd....................................................................................... 01332 221000 iBlocks Ltd .......................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060 IDAC Ltd ............................................................................................................... 0844 212 5900 Konica Minolta ................................................................................................... 01268 644416 Nexus Alpha Limited .................................................................................. 0207 622 6816 Steatite Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01527 512400 Zircon Software ................................................................................................ 01225 764444

Journey Planning iBlocks Ltd .......................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060 Intelenet UK Ltd ............................................................................................. 0207 872 5541 Nexus Alpha Limited .................................................................................. 0207 622 6816

Mass Transit Ticketing Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343

Miscellaneous & Specialist AMG Systems UK Ltd................................................................................. 01767 600777 Conair (UK) Ltd ................................................................................................. 01702 544344 Convert Ltd .......................................................................................................... 01732 868131 iBlocks Ltd .......................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060 Intelenet UK Ltd ............................................................................................. 0207 872 5541 NuAspect Ltd ................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800 Richo UK ltd...................................................................................................... 0207 253 4545 Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511

Radio Communications Eurocom Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344 SELEX Elsag........................................................................................................ 01268 823510

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CATEGORY LISTINGS

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Signal Post Telephone Supply / Installation

Bridge Beams

DAC ............................................................................................................................ 01282 447000

ASD Metal Services ................................................................................. 01132 540711

Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673

Dura Composites Ltd ............................................................................. 01255 423601

Melford Electronics Ltd .............................................................................. 01494 638069

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

Signalling Solutions Ltd............................................................................ 01923 635 135

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd......................................................... 01204 691 313

Signalling Installation / Equipment / Testing

Bridge Construction & Repair

Assembly Solutions Ltd ............................................................................. 01204 521999

Concrete Repairs Ltd ................................................................................ 0208 288 4848

Eltek Power (UK) Ltd .................................................................................... 01442 219355

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

NuAspect Ltd ................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800

J Murphy & Sons Ltd................................................................................. 0207 267 4366

RT Training Solutions Ltd ......................................................................... 01473 242344

Story Contracting Ltd .................................................................................. 01228 590444

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

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

Signalling Solutions Ltd............................................................................ 01923 635 135

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd......................................................... 01204 691 313

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

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

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

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

Unipart Rail (Infra) ............................................................................................ 01270 847600 Variable Message Signs Ltd ................................................................ 0191 423 7070

Switching Systems & Equipment Amelec Instruments ...................................................................................... 01908 567003 Colas Rail ............................................................................................................. 0207 593 5350 Signalling Solutions Ltd............................................................................ 01923 635 135

Concrete / Foam Injection TAM International UK Limited ............................................................. 0333 240 9966

Grouting Barcol........................................................................................................................ 01268 764642 Concrete Repairs Ltd ................................................................................ 0208 288 4848

Termate ................................................................................................................. 0115 978 4652

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

Telecoms Cabling / Engineering

Manual Tunnelling

Assembly Solutions Ltd ............................................................................. 01204 521999

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd......................................................... 01204 691 313

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

Mechanical Tunnelling

Cubis Industries................................................................................................ 02838 313100 Elmbridge Cables Ltd .................................................................................. 01273 391810 Eltek Power (UK) Ltd .................................................................................... 01442 219355 Eurocom Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344 Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673 RT Training Solutions Ltd ......................................................................... 01473 242344 UK Cables ............................................................................................................. 01708 680786

Barhale ..................................................................................................................... 01922 726731 DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................ 0161 344-8555 Herrenknecht International Ltd .......................................................... 0191 548 9191 IDAC Ltd ............................................................................................................... 0844 212 5900

Miscellaneous & Specialist Concrete Repairs Ltd ................................................................................ 0208 288 4848 DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................ 0161 344-8555

Telephones & Accessories Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd .................................................................. 01737 223673

Ticketing / Validation Systems Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343

Deepdale Engineering Company Ltd.............................................. 01384 480022 Factair Ltd ............................................................................................................. 01473 746400 SRS Rail System International Ltd .......................................... 01246 241312 STRAIL (UK) Ltd ......................................................................................... 01483 222 090

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

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

iBlocks Ltd .......................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060

Open-Face Tunnelling

Magnadata International Ltd ................................................................ 01205 591 767 Masabi Ltd ............................................................................................................ 0207 0898860 Novacroft ............................................................................................................. 0845 330 0601

Herrenknecht International Ltd .......................................................... 0191 548 9191 Tayban Concrete Products Ltd......................................................... 01204 691 313

Pipejacking / Segmented Tunnelling

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

Barhale ..................................................................................................................... 01922 726731 DCT Civil Engineering ................................................................................ 0161 344-8555 F.P. McCann Ltd ........................................................................................... 0287 964 2558

Turnkey IT Solutions

HB Tunnelling Ltd ......................................................................................... 0845 388 3325

Steatite Ltd ........................................................................................................... 01527 512400

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

Wireless Technology

Shaft Sinking

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

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

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

HB Tunnelling Ltd ......................................................................................... 0845 388 3325 Herrenknecht International Ltd .......................................................... 0191 548 9191

Donseed Ltd ..................................................................................................... 0207 240 3007

Perco Engineering Services Ltd........................................................ 0115 933 5000

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

Sheet Piling

TUNNELLING & BRIDGES

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

Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd............................................... 01226 243 413 ASD Metal Services ................................................................................. 01132 540711 If your entry is incorrect please complete and return the amendment form on page 87-88

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21st Century Technology Solutions Ltd ................................... 07584 170 516 3D Laser Mapping........................................................................................ 0870 442 9400 3M CPPD............................................................................................................... 01609 780170 3M Rail Solutions ............................................................................................ 01344 858704 A Plant Rail ......................................................................................................... 01925 281 000 AB Connectors Ltd...................................................................................... 01443 743 486 AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd ............................................................................ 01246 208831 Abbeydale Training Ltd .............................................................................. 01226 321250 Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd .................................................................... 01332 886045 ABC Medical Services Ltd. ................................................................... 08452 300 999 Abellio Group .................................................................................................... 0207 430 8270 ABET Ltd.............................................................................................................. 0207 473 6910 Abloy UK ................................................................................................................ 01902 364500 ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal ............................................. 01675 461300 Achilles Information Ltd.............................................................................. 01235 861118 ACO Technologies Plc................................................................. 01462 816666 / 263 Adaptaflex ............................................................................................................. 01675 468222 Adien Ltd................................................................................................................ 01302 802200 Advanced New Technology ................................................................... 01825 713058 Advante Strategic Site Services.......................................................... 01268 280500 Aerco Ltd ............................................................................................................... 01403 260206 Aggregate Industries UK Ltd ................................................................. 01530 510066 Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd ................................................................... 01257 478 524 Airquick (Newark) Ltd .................................................................................. 01636 640480 Albatros UK.......................................................................................................... 01908 305740 Alert Safety Technologies......................................................................... 01355 272828 Alexandra Plc.................................................................................................... 0845 155 2288 Alfred Bagnall & Son .................................................................................... 01274 714800 All Clothing & Protection Ltd ................................................................. 02380 428003 Allelys Heavy Haulage ................................................................................. 01527 857621 Allen Design Group ....................................................................................... 01226 292921 Alltype Fencing Specialists Ltd ............................................................ 01268 545192 Alstom Transport ........................................................................................... 0207 438 9231 Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd ........................................................... 01873 857211 Alvey & Towers ................................................................................................. 01949 861894 Amalgamated Construction Co Ltd............................................... 01226 243 413 Amelec Instruments ..................................................................................... 01908 567003 Ametek Airtechology Group ................................................................... 01932 765822 Amey OW Ltd ................................................................................................... 01865 713100 AMG Systems UK Ltd................................................................................. 01767 600777 Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd.............................................................................. 01283 792 633 Ancon Building Products Ltd ................................................................ 0114 2755224 Anderton Concrete Products Limited ............................................... 01606 79436 Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited ................................................... 0141 554 3724 Angel Trains Ltd ............................................................................................. 0207 592 0500 Anixter Ltd............................................................................................................. 01925 848019 Ansaldo STS UK Ltd .................................................................................. 0207 340 6100 Ansys UK Ltd ................................................................................................... 0114 281 8888 Antagrade Electrical Ltd ............................................................................ 01606 833299 Antal International Network................................................................... 0870 428 1745 Anzio Ltd ................................................................................................................ 01752 840251 APB Group Ltd ................................................................................................. 01538 755377 Apex Wiring Solutions ............................................................................... 0191 378 7900 Appleyards Consulting................................................................................ 01732 471520 Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd ................. 01273 405 435 Aqua Geocomposites..................................................................................... 01695 51933 Aquarius Railroad Technologies Ltd ............................................... 01765 635021 Arbil Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01384 424007 Archer Signs & Panels Ltd .................................................................... 0115 927 3100 Arco ............................................................................................................................ 01482 222522 ARM Engineering............................................................................................. 02392 458005 Arriva Trains Wales ...................................................................................... 029 2072 0516 Arrow Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions .............................................. 01283 221044 Arrowvale Electronics .................................................................................. 01527 514151 Asco Extinguishers Ltd............................................................................. 0141 427 1144

ASD METAL SERVICES Valley Farm Road, Stourton, Leeds, LS10 1SD Contact: E: T: F: W:

ASD metal services klรถckner & co multi metal distribution

Barrie Salter enquiries@asdmetalservices.co.uk 01132 540711 01132 721689 www.asdmetalservices.co.uk

Ashby & Croft Ltd ........................................................................................... 01375 391955 Aslef.......................................................................................................................... 0207 324 2400 Assembly Solutions Ltd ............................................................................. 01204 521999 Asset International .......................................................................................... 01633 273081 Associated British Ports .......................................................................... 0207 430 1177 Associated Rewinds (Ireland) Ltd ............................................... +353 1 452 0033 Associated Train Crew Union ............................................................... 01226 716417 Associated Utility Supplies (AUS) Ltd ........................................... 01484 860575 Association for European Transport.............................................. 0207 348 1970 Assured Facilities........................................................................................... 01903 500 999 AST Language Services Ltd ................................................................ 0115 970 5633 Atlas Copco Compressors Ltd ............................................................ 01442 261201 Atmosair Ltd ...................................................................................................... 0208 605 1370 Auckland Construction Ltd ..................................................................... 01462 733755 Augean plc ........................................................................................................... 01780 444900 Austin Reynolds Ltd...................................................................................... 01932 568888 Autodrain.............................................................................................................. 0113 288 0022 Autoglym PSV .................................................................................................... 01462 687416 Avondale Environment Services Ltd .............................................. 01634 823207 Axell Wireless...................................................................................................... 01494 777000 Axis Automatic Entrance Systems Ltd........................................ 0844 504 6545 Axis Communications Ltd ........................................................................ 01923 211417 Axminster Carpets Ltd................................................................................ 01297 630686 Aztec Chemicals .............................................................................................. 01270 655500 AzteQ Solutions Ltd ...................................................................................... 01442 244444 B3 Cable Solutions ...................................................................................... 0161 741 2359 Babcock Rail....................................................................................................... 01698 203005 Badgemaster Ltd .......................................................................................... 01623 723 112 BAE Systems...................................................................................................... 01935 443000 Bakerail Services Ltd ................................................................................... 01480 471349 Balcombe Pest Control............................................................................ 01444 811 916 Baldwin Boxall Communications ...................................................... 01892 664422 Ballast Tools (UK) Ltd .................................................................................. 01793 697800

BALLYCLARE LIMITED Union House, Hempshaw Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 4LG Contact: E: T: F: W:

Maggie Shaw maggie.shaw@ballyclarelimited.com 07801 597 802 08444 932 805 www.ballyclarelimited.com

BAM Nuttall Ltd .............................................................................................. 0203 205 1950 Barcol........................................................................................................................ 01268 764642 Bardon Contracting....................................................................................... 01530 510066 Barhale ..................................................................................................................... 01922 726731 BATT CABLES Plc ......................................................................................... 01322 441165 Bauer Springs Ltd .......................................................................................... 01527 594900 BCM Construction Ltd.............................................................................. 0208 640 7887 Bechtel Ltd ......................................................................................................... 0208 846 5111 Beejay Rail Ltd ................................................................................................ 0141 553 1133 Be-Ge Seating UK Ltd .............................................................................. 0115 9898750 Belmont International Ltd ......................................................................... 01732 744700 Bemrose Booth ................................................................................................ 01482 826343

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ALPHABETICAL SUPPLIER LISTINGS Berry Systems ................................................................................................... 01902 491100 Best Impressions........................................................................................... 0208 740 6443 BEW Ltd

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

01245 496064

Bingham Rail/Bingham Cotech ......................................................... 0870 774 2341 Birse Rail .............................................................................................................. 0121 456 4200 Blom........................................................................................................................... 01934 745820 BMT Reliability Consultants

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

01489 553100

BOC Gases ............................................................................................................. 0800 111333 Bonar Floors Ltd .............................................................................................. 01773 740615 Bond Dickinson Solicitors LLP .......................................................... 0113 290 4442 Bosch Rexroth................................................................................................... 01480 223200 Boxwood Ltd .................................................................................................... 0203 170 7240 Bradgate Containers .................................................................................... 01509 508678 Brandpool Ltd .................................................................................................. 0207 467 9717 Brecknell Willis Co

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

01460 64941

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

BRITAX PSV WYPERS LTD Navigation Road, Diglis, Worcester, WR5 3DE Contact: E: T: F: W:

Paul Curry paul.curry@psvwypers.com 01905 350500 01905 763928 www.psv-wypers.com

CUTHBERTSON LAIRD GROUP Parkburn Court, Glasgow Road, Hamilton, ML3 0QQ

British Transport Police (Crime Reporting)

0800 405040

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Brixwoth Engineering Co Ltd ................................................................ 01604 880338 Buck & Hickman .............................................................................................. 01293 561651 Budenberg Gauge Co. Ltd

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

0161 777 7300

Building Design Partnership ................................................................. 0161 828 2200 Bureau Veritas UK Ltd

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

01279 634 054

Burns Carlton Plc .......................................................................................... 0113 367 2850 Business Systems UK Ltd ..................................................................... 0800 458 2988 Byroc Railway Support............................................................................. 0118 907 1341 C A J Services Ltd ......................................................................................... 01933 355001 C Spencer Ltd ................................................................................................... 01469 532266 C2E Consulting ................................................................................................. 07789 902012 Cabfind .................................................................................................................. 0870 170 0777 Cable Management Products Ltd..................................................... 01675 468200 Cabline UK.......................................................................................................... 0115 922 5229 Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Ltd .................................................... 0113 284 2415 Calco ....................................................................................................................... 0208 655 1600 Calders & Grandidge.................................................................................... 01205 358866 Calibre Search ................................................................................................. 0113 274 3039 Calmet Laboratory Services ................................................................. 0208 977 8455 Camira Fabrics Ltd ........................................................................................ 01924 490591 Camlok Lifting Clamps ............................................................................... 01244 375375 Campaign for Better Transport ......................................................... 0207 566 6480 Camwatch Ltd

Complete Drain Clearance ...................................................................... 01785 665909 Conair (UK) Ltd ................................................................................................. 01702 544344 Concateno South .......................................................................................... 0207 712 8000 Concept Security (UK) Ltd .................................................................... 0845 061 4613 Concrete Repairs Ltd ................................................................................ 0208 288 4848 Construction Marine Ltd ......................................................................... 0113 262 4444 Construction Team Technologies Ltd ........................................ 0113 248 5650 Convert Ltd .......................................................................................................... 01732 868131 Costain ................................................................................................................... 01628 842444 CPC Project Services ................................................................................ 0207 539 4750 Craig & Derricott Ltd ................................................................................... 01543 375541 Creasefield Ltd - Custom Battery Packs ....................................... 01460 54800 Crest Medical ..................................................................................................... 0845 2302090 Cromwell Tools Ltd ..................................................................................... 0116 288 8000 Crossrail ................................................................................................................... 0207 150 845 CSE Rail .................................................................................................................. 01628 533002 CSRE Ltd ............................................................................................................. 0207 193 7351 Cubis Industries................................................................................................ 02838 313100 Cundall ................................................................................................................... 0191 213 1515

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0114 281 9999

Capita Travel & Events ............................................................................. 0871 521 9800 Capital Safety ..................................................................................................... 01527 548000 Captec Ltd............................................................................................................ 01489 866066 CDI Anders Elite Ltd ................................................................................... 0207 680 3100 Celtic Recycling Ltd ...................................................................................... 01633 274700 Cembre.................................................................................................................... 01675 470440 CF Booth Ltd ...................................................................................................... 01709 559198 Chemsearch ........................................................................................................ 01902 510202 Civils and Lintels (Grafton Merchanting GB)............................. 01865 871700 Clements Technical Recruitment Ltd ........................................... 0845 223 5303

Contact: E: T: W:

Peter Greenshields hamilton@cuthbertsonlaird.co.uk 01698 829711 www.cuthbertsonlaird.co.uk

D.R.B Power Transmission Ltd ........................................................... 01244 280280 DAC ............................................................................................................................ 01282 447000 Danfo UK Limited.......................................................................................... 0208 380 7370 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 Derby Engineering Unit Ltd..................................................................... 01332 660364 Derma Shield ...................................................................................................... 01633 877569 Detica Ltd .............................................................................................................. 01483 816000 Digital Barriers Plc ........................................................................................ 0207 940 4740 Direct Enquiries Ltd ....................................................................................... 01344 360101 Direct Track Solutions Ltd ....................................................................... 01246 810198 DMS Technologies......................................................................................... 01794 525400 Donseed Ltd .................................................................................................... 0207 240 3007 Dorman Traffic Products Ltd ................................................................. 01704 518000 Drallim Industries Ltd ................................................................................... 01424 205140 Drilling and Sawing Association ........................................................ 0844 879 3452 Dron & Wright .................................................................................................. 0207 891 2345

DURA COMPOSITES LTD Dura House, Telford Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 4LP Contact: E: T: F: W:

Richard Palmer info@duracomposites.com 01255 423601 01255 435426 www.duracomposites.com

Colas Rail ............................................................................................................. 0207 593 5350 Collis Engineering Ltd.................................................................................. 01773 833255 Commend UK Ltd

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01279 872020

Commercial Property Maintenance Services (CPMS) ...... 01505 382333 WWW.THECONNECTSERIES.CO.UK

Dynex Semiconductor................................................................................. 01522 502753 E Dyer Engineering Ltd ............................................................................ 0208 681 0588 EAO Ltd .................................................................................................................. 01444 236000

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ALPHABETICAL SUPPLIER LISTINGS East Midlands Trains..................................................................................... 01332 867026 EDM Ltd................................................................................................................ 0161 203 3150 Edmiston Brown & Co ltd....................................................................... 0141 554 2891 Edmundson Electrical Ltd – Twickenham................................. 0208 891 1331 EFG Office Furniture Ltd.......................................................................... 0845 608 4100 Eldapoint Ltd .................................................................................................... 0151 548 9838 Electric Traction Ltd....................................................................................... 01467 624366 Elmbridge Cables Ltd................................................................................... 01273 391810 Eltek Power (UK) Ltd..................................................................................... 01442 219355 Emergi-Lite.......................................................................................................... 0113 281 0600 Emerson Network Power........................................................................ 0114 247 8369 Enersys Ltd......................................................................................................... 0161 794 4611 Era Technology Ltd ...................................................................................... 01372 367007 Esmerk Ltd.......................................................................................................... 0118 956 5820 Eurocom Ltd...................................................................................................... 0207 820 8344 European Metal Recycling Ltd, TMA ........................................... 01793 863 202 Evolution Recruitment................................................................................ 0208 673 2211 Exel Composites............................................................................................... 01928 701515 Exide Technologies...................................................................................... 0845 606 4111 Express Electrical & Engineering Supplies Ltd...................... 0141 941 3689 Express Medicals Ltd................................................................................. 0207 500 6900 Exterion Media (UK) Limited ................................................................ 0207 428 2885 F.P. McCann Ltd............................................................................................ 0287 964 2558 Factair Ltd.............................................................................................................. 01473 746400 Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 0151 649 5000 Faiveley Transport Ltd............................................................................... 01827 308 430 FB Taylor (Cable Contractors) Ltd..................................................... 01765 600261 Ferrograph Ltd................................................................................................. 0191 280 8800 Fiberweb GO Synthetics.......................................................................... 01621 874 200 Fi-Glass Developments............................................................................... 01732 863465 Firecrest UK Ltd .............................................................................................. 01623 861331 First Aid Services and Training ......................................................... 01405 869 495 First Group ......................................................................................................... 0207 725 2748 Flexicon Ltd.......................................................................................................... 01675 466900 FLI Structures...................................................................................................... 01452 722200 Flowfront Ltd........................................................................................................ 01978 355770 Fluke (UK) Ltd

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

0207 942 0700

Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd................................................................... 01737 223673 Fowler & Holden Ltd..................................................................................... 01472 355316 FPA Consulting................................................................................................ 01332 604 300 Frankham Consultancy

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

0208 309 7777

Fuchs Lubricant (UK) Plc........................................................................... 01782 203700 Furse......................................................................................................................... 0115 964 3700 Futurelink............................................................................................................... 0845 620 9255 G F Gordon (Plant Hire) Ltd .................................................................. 01245 471917 Gable (UK) Ltd.................................................................................................... 02392 466416 Garic Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01206 233720 Garrandale Ltd

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

01332 291100

GD Rectifiers Ltd.............................................................................................. 01444 243452 Gedore...................................................................................................................... 01756 798625 General Information Systems Ltd....................................................... 01223 873333 Glasgow Freight Park................................................................................. 0141 810 8200 Gleeds Cost Management Ltd

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

0117 317 3200

Glentworth Rail Ltd......................................................................................... 01628 639823 GMT Manufacturing Ltd........................................................................... 0151 630 1545 GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd......................................................... 01943 870670 Grayson Thermal Systems Groeneveld UK Ltd

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0121 700 5610

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

01509 600033

GVA Grimley Ltd............................................................................................. 0844 902 0304

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Habia Cable.......................................................................................................... 01454 412522 Hambleton Risk Management Ltd..................................................... 01904 728995 Hardy Aggregates........................................................................................... 01749 880735 Harmill Systems Ltd....................................................................................... 01525 851133 Harp Visual Communications Ltd....................................................... 01329 844005

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Harting Ltd............................................................................................................. 01604 827500 Hawker Siddeley Switchgear................................................................. 01495 223001 Hayley Group Plc ......................................................................................... 0870 850 3526 HB Tunnelling Ltd.......................................................................................... 0845 388 3325 Henkel Ltd – Loctite...................................................................................... 01442 278000 Herrenknecht International Ltd........................................................... 0191 548 9191 Hima-Sella Ltd.................................................................................................. 0161 429 4508 Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd............................................................................. 0207 970 2700 Hollywell Building Services..................................................................... 01727 810 555 Homegrown Timber (Rail) Ltd.............................................................. 01293 821 321 Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited ........................................ 01782 667 305 Houghton International.............................................................................. 0191 234 3000 Huber & Suhner (UK) Ltd........................................................................ 01869 364 100 Hy-Ram Engineering Ltd........................................................................... 01623 422982 Hy-Ten Ltd ......................................................................................................... 0800 037 1507 iBlocks Ltd........................................................................................................... 0207 234 9060 ICEE............................................................................................................................ 02392 230604 IDAC Ltd................................................................................................................ 0844 212 5900 Ilecsys........................................................................................................................ 01442 828387 ILME UK Ltd....................................................................................................... 0151 336 9321 IMS (Impact Marketing Solutions Ltd)............................................. 01923 277828 Infotec Ltd.............................................................................................................. 01530 560600 Inntel......................................................................................................................... 0844 847 5533 Intec (UK) Ltd...................................................................................................... 01524 865555 Intelenet UK Ltd.............................................................................................. 0207 872 5541 Interfleet Technology Ltd........................................................................... 01332 223000 Intertrain ................................................................................................................. 01302 815530 Invest In Cumbria............................................................................................. 01768 895350 ITT Interconnect Solutions – Cannon & Veam........................ 01256 311200 J B Corrie & Co. Ltd...................................................................................... 01730 237100 J Murphy & Sons Ltd.................................................................................. 0207 267 4366 Jacobs ..................................................................................................................... 0141 2438000 Jermyn Street Design................................................................................. 0208 563 5000 Jewers Doors Ltd............................................................................................ 01767 317090 Jobson James Insurance Brokers Limited ............................. 0121 452 8717 John Sisk Rail Ltd t/a Sisk Rail.......................................................... 0117 916 3800 Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd............................................................................ 0207 399 5864 Keighley Laboratories Ltd......................................................................... 01535 664211 Keltbray Aspire Rail Ltd............................................................................ 0207 643 1000 Keyline Nationals.............................................................................................. 0141 4203333 Keytech Systems .......................................................................................... 0115 900 5600 Keytech Systems Ltd................................................................................... 01772 706330 Kier Construction Ltd.................................................................................... 01767 355000 Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd................................................................... 01342 301122 KONE Plc................................................................................................................ 01535 662841 Konica Minolta.................................................................................................... 01268 644416 Kraus Elektrotechnik..................................................................................... 01749 840889 Kroy (Europe) Ltd........................................................................................... 01189 865 200 L&W Contractors ............................................................................................ 01403 784286 Lanes Group PLC Rail Division............................................................ 01708 528770 LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Limited................................. 0114 256 2225 Lee Brothers...................................................................................................... 0870 850 7773 Lend Lease......................................................................................................... 0208 271 8000 Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Ltd........................................... 0161 655 0300 Lindapter International ................................................................................ 01274 521444 Lloyds Somers................................................................................................... 01792 656951 LML Products Ltd........................................................................................... 01249 814271 Local Transport Today................................................................................ 0845 2707861 Lochrin Steel Palisade Fencing............................................................ 01236 457333 Lokring Central (UK)...................................................................................... 01928 564640 LRQA - Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd.................. 0800 783 2179 Lucchini UK Ltd............................................................................................... 0161 886 0300 Lundy Projects Ltd....................................................................................... 0161 476 2996 M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd ...................................................................... 01527 838 138 Magnadata International Ltd................................................................. 01205 591 767

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ALPHABETICAL SUPPLIER LISTINGS Mainframe Communications Ltd......................................................... 01702 443800 Mainline Resourcing Ltd........................................................................... 0845 083 0245 Mallatite.................................................................................................................. 01246 593 280 Mansell Construction Services .......................................................... 0207 490 1220 Market Force Business Media.............................................................. 0207 7608699 Martek....................................................................................................................... 01954 267726 Masabi Ltd ........................................................................................................... 0207 0898860 Mass Contracts Ltd..................................................................................... 07956 246 843 Maxim Power Tools Ltd .......................................................................... 0141 552 5591 McGinley Support Services Limited .............................................. 0845 543 5953

Polypipe Civils Ltd

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

01509 615100

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings................................................... 01773 814520 PPIY Chartered Architects Ltd.............................................................. 01904 623034 Precise Media

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

0207 264 4731

Premier Medical Group............................................................................. 0844 5611 681 Premier Pits

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

01775 821222

Prestige Couriers............................................................................................ 0207 384 2300 Primary Image Limited................................................................................. 01702 680690 Primat Recruitment....................................................................................... 0161 975 4332 Probst Handling & Laying Systems.................................................. 01939 235325

MECHAN LTD Sir John Brown Building, Davy Industrial Park, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S9 4EX Contact: E: T: W:

Polydeck Ltd........................................................................................................ 01934 863678

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

Quattro Group.................................................................................................. 0845 900 2999 R S Clare & Co Ltd...................................................................................... 0151 702 5262 Radius Systems Ltd....................................................................................... 01773 582312 Rail Images............................................................................................................ 01702 525059 Railcare Ltd

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Renishaw Plc

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01908 574400

01904 736 736

Replin Fabrics Ltd............................................................................................ 01721 724311 Melford Electronics Ltd............................................................................... 01494 638069 Merson Signs Ltd............................................................................................ 01355 243021 Met Systems Ltd............................................................................................ 0203 246 1000 MGS Demco........................................................................................................ 02476 602323 Mike Worby Survey Consultancy........................................................ 01707 333677 Momentum Services Ltd.......................................................................... 0207 843 5619 Morgan Hunt...................................................................................................... 0207 419 8968 Morgan Sindall Plc ........................................................................................ 01788 534500 Morgan Vincroft ............................................................................................. 0208 127 1441 Morganite Electrical Carbon Ltd.......................................................... 01792 763000 Morris Site Machinery................................................................................. 0845 409 0280 Nelson Stud Welding Uk............................................................................ 01296 435092 Nexus Alpha Limited................................................................................... 0207 622 6816 Norgren Ltd.......................................................................................................... 01543 265000 Novacroft.............................................................................................................. 0845 330 0601 NSG U.K. Ltd...................................................................................................... 01244 833100 NuAspect Ltd.................................................................................................... 0207 101 0800 OCÉ (UK) Ltd....................................................................................................... 01277 846120 Oil Analysis Services...................................................................................... 01474 854450 Omega Red Group Limited................................................................... 0115 877 6666 Optimedia............................................................................................................. 0207 961 1000 Optyma Security Systems Ltd............................................................ 0208 304 8635 Oxford Hydrotechnics Ltd........................................................................ 01869 346001 Parex........................................................................................................................ 01827 711 755 Parkeon Ltd........................................................................................................ 01202 339 494 Parkeon Transit Ltd .................................................................................... 01202 339 404 Partex Marking Systems (UK) Ltd...................................................... 01675 463670 Passengerfocus............................................................................................... 0300 123 2140 Peak Oil.................................................................................................................... 01246 450242 PEI Genesis UK Ltd..................................................................................... 0844 871 6060 Peli Products (UK) Ltd................................................................................. 01457 869999 Perco Engineering Services Ltd ....................................................... 0115 933 5000 Personal Group of Companies............................................................. 01908 605000 Petards................................................................................................................... 0845 002 0123 Pitchmastic ASL Contracts (Visul Systems)............................... 0191 4021912 Plascoat Systems Ltd.................................................................................. 01252 733777

Rex Bousfield Ltd............................................................................................ 01883 717033 Richo UK ltd...................................................................................................... 0207 253 4545 Riker Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01249 814271 Risktec Solutions Ltd.................................................................................... 01925 611200 Rittal Ltd.................................................................................................................. 01709 704000 Robinson Kenning & Gallagher.......................................................... 0208 684 8125

ROSEHILL RAIL Watson Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BW Contact: E: T: W:

Peter Anderson peter.anderson@rosehillrail.com 07739 320 924 www.rosehillrail.com

Rowe Hankins Ltd.................................................................................... 0161 765 3000 RT Training Solutions Ltd.......................................................................... 01473 242344 Russell Railfreight Terminal – Barking........................................... 0208 517 6490 Sabre Rail Services Ltd............................................................................... 01325 300505 Safe Aid Supplies........................................................................................... 0239 225 4442 Safeguard Pest Control.............................................................................. 01959 565777 Sangwin................................................................................................................... 01482 329921 Sasse Ltd................................................................................................................ 01332 362425 Schenck Process UK Limited................................................................ 01302 321313 Schneider Electric Ltd.................................................................................. 01628 741050 Schroff UK Ltd.................................................................................................... 01442 240471 Scientifics Ltd.................................................................................................... 0845 603 2112 ScreenSafe UK Ltd......................................................................................... 08450 505590 ScrewFast Foundations.............................................................................. 01727 821282 SCS Group.......................................................................................................... 0141 429 6769 Select Cables Ltd.......................................................................................... 023 9265 2552 Selectequip Ltd

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01543 416641

SELEX Elsag........................................................................................................ 01268 823510 Semmco Ltd

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01483 757 200

Semperit.................................................................................................................. 01327 313140 Senator Security Services Ltd............................................................... 01543 411811 SGS CORREL Rail Ltd.............................................................................. 0121 326 3672

PMA UK LTD Unit 4, Imperial Court, Magellan Close, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 5NT Contact: E: T: F: W:

Donna Clash donna.clash@tnb.com 01264 333527 01264 333643 www.pma-uk.com

Signalling Solutions Ltd............................................................................. 01923 635 135 Sitec............................................................................................................................ 01252 341999 Smith Bros & Webb Ltd............................................................................. 01789 400096 Solo Fabrications Ltd.................................................................................. 0121 327 3378 Speedy Hire Ltd................................................................................................ 01942 720000 Speedy Rail........................................................................................................... 01942 277000 SPL Powerlines UK Ltd.............................................................................. 01236 424666

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SRS RAIL SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL LTD

TES 2000 Ltd ..................................................................................................... 01206 799111 TEW Engineering Ltd

Lorries on the road – Tools on the track 3 Riverside Way, Gateway Business Park, Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6GA E: T: W:

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0115 935 4354

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport................ 01536 740 100 The Clancy Group ........................................................................................ 01895 823 711 The Institution of Engineering and Technology ...................... 01438 767224

info@srsrailuk.co.uk 01246 241312 www.srsrailuk.com

The Institution of Railway Operators ............................................... 01444 248931 The Russell Group........................................................................................ 0141 810 8200 The Trevor Patrick Partnership .......................................................... 0207 940 6500

St. Leonards Railway Engineering Ltd .......................................... 01233 617001

Thetford International ................................................................................... 01842 890500

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

Thomson Ecology........................................................................................... 01462 675559

Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd .............................................................. 0115 944 1448

Thorntask Ltd ................................................................................................... 0208 801 1203

Steatite Ltd

01527 512400

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

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

TNE Ltd ................................................................................................................... 01388 451111

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

TNT UK Ltd .......................................................................................................... 01827 303030

STM Security UK Ltd

0208 518 9682

TopDeck Parking

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01902 499400

Stokes Associates Ltd ................................................................................ 07846 561370

TopDeck Parking

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01902 499442

Story Contracting Ltd .................................................................................. 01228 590444

Torrent Trackside Limited ........................................................................ 01543 421900

Story Rail Ltd ...................................................................................................... 01228 640880

Townscape Products Limited ............................................................. 01623 513 355

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TRAC ......................................................................................................................... 01698 831111

STRAIL (UK) LTD

Trackline Training Limited ...................................................................... 0161 872 2400

3 Tannery House, Tannery Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7EF

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

Contact: E: T: W:

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

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

Richard Whatley richard@srsrailuk.co.uk 01483 222 090 www.strail.com

Trane UK Ltd Transcal Ltd

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08457 165162

01506 440 111

Transec (UK) Ltd.............................................................................................. 01306 743355 Strand 7 UK Ltd ............................................................................................... 01480 211011 STS Rail Ltd (formerly STS Signals) ................................................ 01384 567755 Stuart Slatter Training.................................................................................. 01565 750557 Suretrack Rail Services Limited......................................................... 0208 519 9142

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd.................................................... 01737 787787 TravelMaster ........................................................................................................ 01795 660066 Treadmaster Transport Flooring

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01579 321 984

Trox (UK) Ltd....................................................................................................... 01842 754545 TT UK Ltd .............................................................................................................. 01234 342566

SW GLOBAL RESOURCING

TTI Inc ....................................................................................................................... 01438 794170

270 Petershill Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G21 4AY E: T: F: W:

Translec Ltd ......................................................................................................... 01457 878888

Tuffa UK Ltd ........................................................................................................ 01889 567700 Turner & Townsend..................................................................................... 0207 544 4000

admin@sw-gr.com 0844 692 0692 0844 692 0693 www.sw-gr.com

Tüv Süd ................................................................................................................... 01489 558100 UK Cables ............................................................................................................. 01708 680786 UNIC Cranes ..................................................................................................... 01844 202 071 Unipart Rail (T & RS)..................................................................................... 01302 731628 Unipart Rail (Infra) ............................................................................................ 01270 847600

SWEETT GROUP 60 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8AQ Contact: E: T: F: W:

Eryl Evans – Director of Transport eryl.evans@sweettgroup.com 0207 061 9016 / 07765 021957 0207 430 0603 www.sweettgroup.com

United Eco Services

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0845 450 2024

United Hygiene Services

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0845 450 2024

Universal Boltforgers Ltd

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0121 522 5950

Universal Sealants (UK) Ltd

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0191 416 1530

Universal Services Ltd................................................................................. 01594 560555 Urban Initiatives .............................................................................................. 0207 843 3165 Variable Message Signs Ltd ................................................................ 0191 423 7070

System Store Solutions Ltd.................................................................... 01622 859522

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

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

Visul Systems ................................................................................................... 0191 416 1530

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

Volo TV & Media Limited ........................................................................ 0207 193 0997

Tata Steel............................................................................................................... 01724 403398

Voucher Systems Ltd ................................................................................ 0845 601 6020

Tayban Concrete Products Ltd......................................................... 01204 691 313

WA Products ...................................................................................................... 01621 786654

Taylor Maxwell ................................................................................................... 07774 900170

Wabtec .................................................................................................................... 01302 340700

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

Wago Ltd

Techno Rail .......................................................................................................... 01938 555511

Walker Construction ................................................................................... 01303 851 111

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

Waterflow ............................................................................................................... 01753 810999

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Telent......................................................................................................................... 01926 693564

Watermark Ltd

Telford International Railfreight Park.............................................. 01952 608 410

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

Ten 47 Ltd ............................................................................................................ 01592 655725

Weidmuller Ltd

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0208 606 2000

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ALPHABETICAL SUPPLIER LISTINGS Weighwell Engineering Ltd

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0114 269 9955

Welding Alloys Ltd........................................................................................... 01763 207568 West Coast Training.................................................................................... 0208 834 9151 Westcode (UK) Ltd......................................................................................... 01249 822283 Westermo Data Communications.................................................... 01489 580585 Wetton Cleaning Services Ltd

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0207 237 2007

Whitford Ltd........................................................................................................ 01928 571 000 Witherby’s............................................................................................................ 0207 253 5413 Wolseley UK

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01926 705000

Wood & Wood Signs.................................................................................... 01392 444501 WORLifts – Rail................................................................................................ 0121 460 1113 WYG......................................................................................................................... 0113 278 7111 Yellow Rail Ltd.................................................................................................... 01332 258865 YJL Infrastructure........................................................................................... 0207 522 3220 York EMC Services

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01904 324440

Zarges (UK) Ltd................................................................................................. 01908 641118

ZAUN LTD Steel Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9ED Contact: E: T: F: W:

Steve Roberts steve.roberts@zaun.co.uk 01902 796 699 01902 796 698 www.zaun.co.uk

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ZF Great Britain............................................................................................... 0333 240 1123 Zircon Software................................................................................................. 01225 764444 Zoeftig Ltd

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01288 354 512

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Zyda Law Solicitors........................................................................................ 01789 413949

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