Rail Professional Reference Book 2021

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THE BUSINESS RESOURCE FOR RAIL

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INDUSTRY REFERENCE BOOK & SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTORY 2021

7th Edition

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In this Yearbook

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Foreword A look ahead to 2021 from Lucy Prior MBE, Business Engagement Director at 3Squared and Vice-Chair on the RIA SME group..................... 04

EDITORIAL Editor Sam Sherwood-Hale editor@railpro.co.uk

Government and Regulatory Profiles of bodies and organisations with oversight or responsibility for the rail industry.................................................................. 06

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Passenger Operators Profiles of companies responsible for the operation of passenger trains................................................................................................... 62

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Freight Operators Profiles of companies responsible for the operation of freight trains.........................................................................................................124

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UK Rail Today A collection of articles on a variety of topics from experts in every area of the rail industry........................................................131

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Indexes

Professional Organisations An A-Z list of professional organisations........................................................242 Industry Suppliers By product/Sevice...................................................................................................255 A-Z Directory Full company listings.............................................................................................272

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Foreword

‘If 2019 was tumultuous, 2020 is set to be equally challenging for growth in the railway industry.’ This was the opening remark in last year’s Rail Professional Supply Chain Directory, as penned by Darren Caplan of RIA

UK rail in 2021

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ho amongst us could have ever anticipated how astonishingly more tumultuous 2020 would become compared to the year before? The railway year is never, as far as I can remember, without its dramas and politics, but 2020 really did prove to be unprecedented.

Last year’s foreword referenced Network Rail’s reorganisation: the increasing responsibility of the devolved regions and routes. Under the Putting Passengers First programme, decision making became more localised with the aim of better understanding what passengers and freight customers need. Caplan also referred to the fact that a significant number of rail business leaders were concerned that 2020 would not be a year of growth (ref: ComRes). He also highlighted that there was widespread uncertainty around major projects including HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Crossrail 2. A year on and against a backdrop of dangerously low passenger numbers and continuing uncertainty of the future of the rail franchise system, there is unrest. The joint leaders of Connecting Britain are collectively urging the Prime Minister to deliver the whole of HS2 to realise the country’s levelling up ambitions. Representing this coalition of business and political leaders, Councillors Judith Blake and Kay Cutts, leaders of Leeds City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, and Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis state that they ‘wholeheartedly’ reject the National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) report that was published in December 2020. In their letter to the Prime Minister, they write: ‘We are calling on the government in the forthcoming Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) to confirm a clear timescale that honours your commitment and sets out when the Eastern leg will be delivered in full and at pace, to allow for our cities and towns to have certainty around their growth strategies and long-term economic planning.’ Meanwhile Ben Houchen, the Tory metro mayor for the Tees Valley is leading a campaign to see ‘Treasury North’ located at Teeside with the aim of ensuring policy better reflects the needs of areas that have long suffered under investment. On a more positive note, perhaps, the popular press has reported the launch of the government’s ‘Ideas Fund’ to research the feasibility of reversing some of the Beeching cuts. Furthermore, funding to break ground on East-West Rail and to upgrade the Northumberland Line has been announced. This, I feel, is great news for the communities in question however I find this dichotomy confusing. Recently Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, stated in interview that ‘Investing in transport links is essential to levelling up access to opportunities across the country, ensuring our regions are better connected [and that] local economies flourish.’

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On the one hand we have the NIC recommending that major projects be ‘prioritised’, causing regional leaders to urge the Prime Minister not to pit major projects in the North and Midlands against one another. On the other hand, we hear the Secretary of State acknowledging that better connected regions are crucial to developing and supporting thriving local communities. To me these seem to be very divergent approaches which intimate that there is not a shared opinion on how or where to deliver major rail projects that simultaneously support our communities at a regional and national level. The UK has been criticised for putting financial return at the heart of transport policy, as opposed to putting first the societal benefit that an accessible and affordable public transport should provide. In The Economist, Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam International, argues that we must never ‘discuss the needs and potential benefits of infrastructure projects without involving the very communities whose lives will be impacted by such projects’ and that we should ‘demand that those investing in our future infrastructure do so in ways that truly serve local communities’. 2020 was indeed a tumultuous year for the rail sector; unless we can regain passenger confidence and encourage them back onto trains, and unless we can truly give a more economically viable share of network access to rail freight, the sector remains at risk. To achieve this, we need to understand and represent those people whom we wish to use the rail network i.e., we must embody the ethos of equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI). Without this, we will seek to revitalise a transport mode that does not respond to the needs of its users. Without this, the fear of a stagnating rail sector that RIA’s ComRes survey uncovered could quite possibly become the reality. This is where I feel a major positive came out of 2020, and where I hope that 2021 will enable us not to find our new normal, but to be the new different. 2020 was awful in so many ways, but where we saw some great progress was in the exposure given to EDI. The joint ‘Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter’ was launched by Women in Rail and

RIA, Network Rail became White Ribbon accredited and the Rail to Refuge scheme provided a free lifeline to hundreds of women, men and children. EDI is not simply about our having a more diverse workforce; it is about us being a workforce that can empathise and communicate with our customers. Throughout the year a number of organisations and individuals contributed to the EDI agenda like never before. Perhaps most visibly was Loraine Martins, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail, recognised in the New Year’s Honours with an OBE for her work on diversity and inclusivity. Alongside Loraine, others have contributed massively to the conversation. For example, Lorna Gibson, Director of the QTS Group and Steering Group Member of Women in Rail, Scotland presented to an international audience at a Diamond Project webinar on how we can engage with industry to overcome the challenges experienced by women to help improve the gender balance and address the skills gap. Newer names are also rising up: Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, joined the Knowledge Transfer Network’s as rail knowledge transfer manager; in addition, she was also invited to represent the UK at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament. In these roles Daisy champions innovation not only in terms of technology, but through the championing of diversity, neurodiversity and inclusivity to ensure transport contributes further to social mobility. It is encouraging that our rail colleagues are involved at such a level: this shows that EDI is receiving more attention than ever before. Hopefully this means we will see more positive change than ever before, and that rail becomes more suited to all of those that need to use it, as well as want to us it. 2021 holds much uncertainty for the rail sector; I sincerely hope that regional projects are not pitted against one another and that the government places more value on the societal benefits of rail projects. I hope that the upcoming Williams Review and the Integrated Rail Plan will represent the needs of a diverse clientele, not just the balance sheet. I hope that 2021 will be as unprecedented as last year, but in a good way. I hope we are able to build back better, in such a way that the general public hold our sector in as high a regard as we that work in it do.

Lucy Prior MBE is Business Engagement Director at 3Squared, a specialist software and consultancy helping its rail and construction clients achieve greater efficiencies and become safer and greener through digitalisation. Outside of her day job Lucy also holds roles on the RSG Export Workstream and is vice-chair on the RIA SME group. Most importantly she is a full-time working parent to two young children who hear an awful lot about just how cool and important the rail sector is.

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Government and Regulatory

British Transport Police Authority Founded in 2004, the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective police force for the railways

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ith the passing of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, the BTPA was established to oversee the British Transport Police (BTP), review its performance and allocate funding for its budget. It also deals with complaints, recruitment, and managing relationships with the rail industry. Regulation of BTP The BTPA is responsible for setting objectives for the BTP before the beginning of each financial year. The BTPA publishes these objectives, as well as its strategic direction and performance review through three different publications. The Policing Plan contains the Force’s priorities for the year and the financial resources expected to be available to deliver the plan. The Strategic Plan sets out the Authority’s medium and long-term strategies for policing the railways. At the end of each financial year, the Annual Reports cover the policing of the railways in that year. The BTPA is also responsible for recruitment of Chief Officers and BTP senior Directors. Funding and budget As well as billing the rail industry for the costs of running the BTP, the BTPA

determines the budget of the police force and oversees large financial projects. The Authority maintains the accounts of BTP and has them audited each financial year.

When a new rail franchise is awarded by the Department for Transport, the winning company is usually required to enter into a new or existing PSA with the BTPA.

Police Service Agreements The BTPA enters into Police Service Agreements (PSAs) with TOCs and FOCs, PSAs require payment from the train companies to the BTPA in exchange for the policing of the railway and associated property.

Key Personnel Chairman: Ron Barclay-Smith Deputy Chairman: Mark Phillips Communications Manager: Katie Stanton Contact Information Address: The Forum, 5th Floor North, 74-80 Camden Street, London NW1 0EG Phone: 020 7383 0259 Email: general.enquiries@btpa.police.uk Website: www.btpa.police.uk

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British Transport Police Every day, more than six million passenger journeys are made across the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales

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t is the role of British Transport Police to ensure the safety of every single passenger and member of staff. With growing passenger numbers, freight kilometres and a demand for 24-hour policing, the importance of BTP has never been greater. With police forces nationally seeing an increase in violent crime, the Force has launched a strategy to tackle the issue head-on and keep serious offences as a rarity on our network. The Force also continues to be busy emphasising the importance of vigilance from both staff and passengers. Last year, specialist advisors continued to run Project Griffin counter-terrorism awareness events to thousands of attendees from the rail industry across the UK. The Force now has specialist counter-terrorism teams in the Midlands and North West and continues to operate Project Servator, which delivers unpredictable and highly visible deployments designed to deter, disrupt and detect crime, including terrorism. Protecting and supporting those who are vulnerable or otherwise at risk on the railway network continues to remain a priority for BTP. Working together with industry partners, they made 2,529 lifesaving interventions in 2018/19, a 32 per cent increase on the previous year, which meant 314 more lives were saved. They are also working closely with the National Crime Agency and other forces to extend their approach to County Lines – focusing activity to identify children and the vulnerable, in order to safeguard them from those who seek to exploit them.

Reporting crime The best advice is to always phone 999 in an emergency but otherwise, call BTP on 0800 40 50 40. Alternatively, and perhaps

the best course of action, is to text 61016 – this text will then be picked up by BTP’s control room and if needed, officers can be deployed immediately.

Key Personnel Chief Constable: Lucy D’Orsi Deputy Chief Constable: Adrian Hanstock Assistant Chief Constable: Charlie Doyle Assistant Chief Constable: Sean O’Callaghan B Division – Chief Superintendent: Martin Fry C Division – Chief Superintendent: Allan Gregory D Division – Chief Superintendent: Eddie Wylie Head of Corporate Communications: Allison Potter Drake

Contact Information Address: Force Headquarters, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN Tel: 0300 123 9104 Email: first_contact@btp.pnn.police.uk Website: www.btp.police.uk

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Government and Regulatory

CIRAS CIRAS is an independent, not-for-profit confidential reporting service, funded by its members

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ts ambition is to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers across the transport sector. Transport workers can get in touch and CIRAS listens to their concerns in complete confidence. CIRAS raises the concern with the relevant company and sends the response back to the person who raised the concern so that they know what action has been taken. CIRAS members use the intelligence

they receive from reports to reduce risk, improve safety and wellbeing, and foster a positive safety culture. CIRAS also works with its 2,000-strong member community to share learning and good practice. Starting out as a charity working with one train operator over 20 years ago, today CIRAS members span construction, transport operators including bus, light rail, tram, urban metros and mainline rail, and the transport supply chain. CIRAS is part of the RSSB Group. Contact Information Address: The Helicon, One South Place, London EC2M 2RB Enquiries: 020 3142 5369 Reporting hotline: 0800 4 101 101 Email: enquiries@ciras.org.uk Website: www.ciras.org.uk

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Department for Infrastructure (An Roinn Bonneagair) The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) was formed in May 2016 and carries out functions previously performed by the Department for Regional Development and the Department of the Environment, both now disbanded, it operates under the direction and control of the Minister for Infrastructure

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fI is staffed by Civil Servants who are accountable to the Minister, the Minister is a member of the Executive and accountable to the Assembly. The Permanent Secretary, Katrina Godfrey, is the Accounting Officer for the Department and the Minister’s principal adviser. Katrina Godfrey chairs the Departmental Board, which is a key element in the delivery of Corporate Governance within the Department. Details of all the arrangements which have been established to ensure proper and effective management of the Department’s affairs are set out in the Corporate Governance Framework. The Departmental Board comprises a further five Executive members and two nonexecutive independent members. The Strategic Human Resources Business Partner for the Department also attends Board meetings. The Department provides a capital grant to Translink for Northern Ireland Railways to operate rail services. The funding helps maintain and develop the rail infrastructure, allows rail services to operate safely and efficiently and helps make public transport an attractive alternative to private transport. Public Transport Division approves and monitors the Capital Grant allocated to Translink ensuring that projects demonstrate value for taxpayers’ money and expenditure falls within budgetary limits. The past few years have seen significant investment in the railways. From the year 2009/10 to 2018/19,

the Department has funded over £430 million of capital works on the railways in Northern Ireland. The major projects currently completed or underway include: • Work continues on the additional train capacity project where 21 new train carriages will begin to enter service in 2021. • New ticketing project is underway covering both rail and bus services Phases 1 and 2 of the Upgrade of the Coleraine to Derry railway line was completed. This paved the way for the introduction of hourly train services between Coleraine and Derry.

railways operating in Northern Ireland in exercise of the powers conferred on it under section 27 of the Regulation of Railways Act 1868. The Department transposed a series of Directives into law in Northern Ireland designed to revitalise the railways and take forward the creation of an integrated European railway area. This is known as the transposition of EU directives on railway interoperability and railway safety. Key Personnel Permanent Secretary: Katrina Godfrey Deputy Secretary – Transport and Resources Group: John McGrath Director of Safe and Sustainable Travel Division: Liz Loughran Director of Finance: John McNeill Director of Strategy – Communication and Change: Tom Kennedy Director of Transport Strategy Division: Tom Reid Director of Public Transport Division: Moira Doherty Head of Internal Audit: Tracey Woods

Heritage and Tourist Railways in Northern Ireland are privately owned and run. They do not provide passenger services for the travelling public and are not funded by the Department, they are however a valuable tourist and heritage amenity. All railway operators in Northern Ireland including light and heritage railways are required to comply with all new regulations introduced by the Department to further improve railway safety. In some circumstances heritage railways operating on their own tracks and at a line speed that does not exceed 25mph may be exempted from some of the more onerous regulations where the Department is satisfied that the safety of passengers and the general public is not compromised. The Department has responsibility for the licensing of all light railways including heritage

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Department for Transport A Government department overseeing transport has existed since 1976, with the current iteration referred to as the Department for Transport having existed since 2002

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he Department for Transport’s (DfT) focus is to deliver a transport system that works for everyone. By always putting passengers and motorists first, we will make people’s journeys safer, cleaner, faster and more affordable today, while building the capacity we need for tomorrow. The Department’s work is directed and overseen by the Secretary of State, Grant Shapps, and his Ministerial team which is made up of four MPs and one Lords Minister. The Minister of State Chris Heaton-Harris and Parliamentary Undersecretary Paul Maynard are both directly involved in rail. DfT Rail Group The DfT Rail Group is a single, integrated section of the DfT. Its role is to provide strategic direction and funding to the railways in England and Wales, as well as to procure rail franchises and projects. Structure The Rail Group has two Directors General who oversee six separate areas: • One Railway and Security • Passenger Services • Rail Corporate & Business • Rail Infrastructure North • Rail Infrastructure South • Rail Strategy, Reform and Analysis Passenger Services is divided into: • Contract Design & Management, Franchise • Management, Markets, Passenger • Experience Policy, Rail Finance, Performance • Operations Objectives The Rail Group’s objectives are to ensure the delivery of improved operational and financial performance, and safety, on the railway. It is also tasked with securing appropriate rail passenger services at an acceptable price through effective specification and procurement. The Group develops and delivers a robust, affordable and sustainable strategy for the development of the railway that supports wider transport objectives and ensures the cost-effective and timely

delivery of major rail projects. The Scottish Government takes responsibility for all of the above in Scotland. Rail Review The Government will shortly bring forward reforms from the Williams Rail Review – the first root and branch review of the rail industry in a generation. These will be published as a white paper. The review has been led by independent Chair Keith Williams, Chair of Royal Mail and former Chief Executive of British Airways. He has focused strongly on improvement for passengers and considered all parts of the sector including its structure and the commercial model. Network Rail Network Rail is a central Government body which operates as a ‘not for dividend’ company regulated by the Office of Rail and Road. It owns, operates, maintains and develops Britain’s railway and is responsible for ensuring that the railway is safe and reliable. As NR’s sole Member, the Secretary of State for Transport is accountable to Parliament for the activities and performance of Network Rail. A framework agreement published in July 2019 stipulates that the Secretary of State has the power to appoint and dismiss the Chair of Network Rail and approve the board’s suggested candidate for Chief Executive. The Secretary of State also determines the Rail Investment Strategy and Statement of Funds Available which contain the Government’s plans for investment on the network. Oversight The DfT oversees the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) and Transport Focus. The Chair and Board members of the BTPA are appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport directly. Transport Focus has a board of non-executive members appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport (a Chair and five members). Transport Focus is the statutory independent consumer watchdog for Britain’s rail passengers. The TF Board has three other members (in addition to the five appointed by the SofS) who are appointed by Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales and the London Assembly. The British Transport Police Authority is the oversight

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body for the BTP, the specialist police force for the rail network across Great Britain. The Office of Rail and Road is the independent safety and economic regulator for the railways. The Secretary of State appoints the Chair and other Board members. The Secretary of State issues the ORR with general guidance in respect of the exercise of its rail functions. The ORR is responsible for assessing whether the Secretary of State’s proposals are deliverable by Network Rail within the level of public funding available. London and Continental Railways (LCR) is wholly owned by the Department of Transport and High Speed Two (HS2) Limited is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport. The East West Railway Company (EWRC) is a non-departmental public arm’s length body set up by the Government to accelerate the East West Rail project – a new rail link between Cambridge and Oxford. EWRC works with the Department for Transport. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) works with the DfT but independently investigates accidents to improve railway safety and inform the industry and the public. Key Personnel Secretary of State for Transport: The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Minister of State for Transport: Chris Heaton-Harris MP Minister of State for Transport: Andrew Stephenson MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State: Rachel Maclean MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State: Robert Courts MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State: Baroness Vere of Norbiton Permanent Secretary: Bernadette Kelly Director General of High Speed and Major Rail Projects: Clive Maxwell Directors General Rail Group: Polly Payne and Ruth Hannant Contact Information Address: 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR Tel: 0300 330 3000 Email: dft@dft.gov.uk Visit: www.dft.gov.uk


One Railway Robin Groth

Rail Markets Strategy Oliver Mulvey

Chief Technical Officer Brian Sullivan

Director of Operations (South) Richard Hennessy

Director of Corporate Affairs Adrian Long

Director of Strategy, Policy, Digital & Technology Becky Thomas

Commercial Director Andrew Falvey

Strategy, Policy and Communications Director Lynette Rose

Operations and Customer Services Director Tony Ackroyd

Director of Operations (North) Peter Hearn

Director of Enforcement Marian Kitson

Chief Finance and Resources Officer Richard L Brown

Human Resources and Estates Director Louise White

Director of Finance and Corporate Services Helen Milne

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Paul Cooke

Chief Technical and Statutory Operations Officer Derek Lawlor

Chief Operating Officer Paul Higgs

Finance Director Rachael Cunningham

Director of People Paula Pitcher

Pia Wilkes Chief Executive

Julie Lennard Chief Executive

Gareth Llewellyn Chief Executive

Franchise Mobilisation and Resilience David Bennett

Rail North Partnership Gary Bogan

Programme & Procurement Excellence Rachel Wilson

Intercity East Coast Lead Arthur Borkwood

Intercity West Coast Lead Jessica Holland/ Michael Hayes

Midlands, North & Wales Market Lead Eddie Muraszko

Sam Caughey

Markets North

Environmental Analysis Lucy Kavanagh

Joint Air Quality Unit Suzanne Trueman and Isobel Pastor

Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles Iain Forbes

International Vehicle Standards Ian Yarnold

Office of Low Emission Vehicles Natasha Robinson and Vicky Edmonds

Low Carbon Fuels Rachel Solomon Williams

Environmental Strategy Bob Moran

Caroline Low

Energy, Technology and Innovation

Future EU Roads Relationship East and South Haroona Chugtai

Future EU Roads Relationship Policy/PMO Samantha Collins-Hill

Future EU Roads Relationship West Carolyn Dolan/ Richard Thomas

Ben Rimmington

Government Car Service Andrew Bingham

Traffic and Technology Anthony Ferguson

Dangerous Goods/Transport Infrastructure Planning Unit Roh Hathlia

Midlands, South West and Regional Programmes Andy Rhind

Active and Accessible Travel Rupert Furness

Local and Regional Transport Analysis Andrew Morrison

London, South, East and Housing Carly Freeston

Statistics Travel and Safety John Wilkins

North and Devolution Simon Connick

Ben Smith

Regions, Cities and Devolution

Local Infrastructure Robert Catherall

Buses and Taxis Caroline Barker/ Fiona Lee

Freight, Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness Duncan Price

Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety Pauline Reeves

Stephen Fidler

Local Transport

Statistics, Road and Freight Gemma Brand

Roads Economics Neil Shorten

Roads Investment Strategy Client Rosemary Hopkins

Roads Investment Strategy Futures Philip Andrews

Jill Adam

Strategic Roads, Economics and Statistics

Emma Ward

Director General, Roads, Places and Environment Group

Ruth Hannant

Ian King Non-Executive

Clive Maxwell

Tracy Westall Non-Executive

EWRCo Shareholder Function Jonathan Tear

East West Rail Nigel Nuttall

Crossrail 2 Claire Gibbs

Cavendish Elithorn

Major Rail Projects Development

Richard Aitken-Davies Non-Executive

Director General, High Speed and Major Rail Projects Group

Richard Keys Non-Executive

Permanent Secretary

Rolling Stock & Railways System Sponsor Paul Mansbridge

Shadow Operator & End State Alistair Cormack

Business Case & Old Oak Common Phil Haslam

Scope & Powers Paul Stewart

Alan Over

Phase 1 HS2

Northern Powerhouse Rail and Crewe Jennifer Singleton

Phase 2b Bill and Strategy Liz Wilson

Phase 2b Stephen Clark

Phase 2a Jon Griffiths

Nick Bisson

Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

Communications and Stakeholders Sian Morgan

Analysis Alice Crossley

Engineering & Operations David Coles

Land & Property Thomas Barry

Client and Funding Luke Wells

Programme & Assurance Raja Nadarajan

Vacant

Programme Integration

Analysis and Science

Analytics and Data Ian Knowles

Central Research Team Siobhan Campbell

Transport Appraisal and Strategic Modelling Mark Ledbury

Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser Siobhan Campbell

Phil Blythe

Chief Scientific Adviser

Principal Private Secretary & Head of Private Office Rupesh Mehta

Trade & Exports Nathan Cox

Strategy Unit Ted Hayden

Jessica Matthew

Strategy and Private Office

Network Rail Shareholder Team Tracey Sedgley HS2 Ltd, LCR and Crossrail International Shareholder Team Kirsty Austin

Portfolio Management Vacant Innovation and Efficiency Vacant

Corporate Finance Advisory Michael Fox Joe Hickey Philip Wilson Peter Brown

Highways England Shareholder Team Emily Dineley

Kamal Patel

Property Andy Holdsworth

Covid-19 Strategic Coordination Catherine De Marco/Cathy Miller

Including Covid-19 PMO Sophie Weatherley

Covid-19 Restart Abigail Hayes/Rachel Solomon Williams

Including Transport Support Unit Mark Aldworth

International & Trade Policy Jane Peters

International & Regulatory Analysis Lucy Kavanagh

EU Transition, Negotiation Advisor Martin Jones

EU Transition Nicola Cullen

John Parkinson

International

Communities, Commercial and Rail Cathy Miller

National Security Science and Research Tom Salter

Airport Policy Vacant

Airport Expansion Vacant

Covid Commercial Catherine Adams, Phil Haslam, Alistair Cormack

Aviation and Maritime Analysis Jonathan Saks

Surface Access Adviser Roger Jones

Airspace and Noise Ian Elston

National Security Division Sarah Nacey

Transport Security Operations Centre James Brereton

Nathan Phillips

Airports and Infrastructure and Covid Commercial

Lucy Bird

Transport Security, Resilience and Response

Insolvency Team Vacant

Aviation and Climate Change Holly Greig

Aviation Restart and Health Measures Ian Elston

GA, Safety and Skills David Harding

Aviation Security, Strategy and Policy Sarah Francis/ Sandra Dewhurst

Europe and International Mike Alcock

Aviation Security International Operations Kashif Chaudry

Aviation Strategy Jack Goodwin

Rannia Leontaridi

Aviation

Maritime

Environment and Technology Morna Cannon

International and Trade Haroona Chugtai

Ports and Shipping Tom Newman-Taylor

Strategy and Programmes Rod Paterson

Maritime Security James Driver

Maritime Operations Petra Wilkinson

Air Accidents Investigation Branch Crispin Orr

Marine Accident Investigation Branch Andrew Moll

Rail Accident Investigation Branch Simon French

Corporate Security Samantha Hiles

Digital Services Mark Lyons

Group Internal Audit Ronak Kakad

Governance June Bowman

Gavin Gaunt

Group Assurance and Digital

Strategic Lead: Future Technologies Mark Seastron

Chief Financial Officer Jane Jackson

Chief People Officer Matthew Briggs

Chief Medical Adviser Sally Bell

Head of the Office of the Chairman and Chief Executive Richard Wilson

Commercial and Programmes Director Damien Oliver

Chief Technology Officer Matthew Reynolds

Director of HM Coastguard Claire Hughes

Director of UK Maritime Services Katy Ware

Brian Johnson

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Future Shared Services Programme Emily Jiggins

Future DfT Programme Andy Gregory

Internal Communications Richard Brown

Group HR Operations Sarah Turner

Group HR, Reward, Policy and ALBS Mike Watkins

DfT(C) HR Director Rosie Borland

Organisational Development Naomi Abigail

Christina Duncan

Group Human Resources

Jo Greenidge

Deputy Legal Director

Business Management Rachel Brown

Rail Projects & Secondary Legislation/SI drafting team David Milroy

Rail and London Martin Bedford

EU International Trade Nicola Rudkin

Maritime Hussein Kaya

Aviation James Adutt

Roads 2 James Duncan

Roads 1 Katie Meredith

Rail Commercial Contracts & Procurement B Jessica Walters

Rail Commercial Contracts & Procurement A Sarah Zielicka-Edwards

Brett Welch

Legal Director

Government Legal Department

Group Media & Corporate Simon Barrett

Strategic Communications and External Affairs Abigail Morris

Marketing & Creative Content Sioned James

Suzanne Edmond

Group Communications

September 2020

Accident Investigation Branches

Operations and Continuous Improvement Cristina Bizzi

Strategy, Policy and Capability Damien Robertson

Commercial Relationship Management Peter Birkbeck

Supply Change Management and Procurement Assurance Peter James

Paul Rodgers

Group Commercial

Roger Hargreaves

Group Finance Caroline Rolfe

Modernising our Working Environment Bill Feinstein

Business Intelligence and Shared Services Tim Gardner

Finance Business Partners Deborah Allen

Financial Accounting and Control Tirth Benning

Strategic Finance and Planning Lee Taylor

Ilona Blue

Group Finance

Corporate Delivery Group

Project Delivery Serena Cussons

Corporate Finance

Caroline Botwood

Portfolio and Project Delivery

Aviation, Maritime, International and Security Group Covid-19

Conrad Bailey and Sara Skodbo

Gareth Davies

Nick Joyce

Parliamentary under Secretary

Baroness Vere

Director General, Corporate Delivery Group

Aviation, Maritime, International and Security Group

Parliamentary under Secretary

Robert Courts MP

Tony Poulter Non-Executive

Amanda Rowlatt

Parliamentary under Secretary

Rachel Maclean MP

Bernadette Kelly CB

Minister of State

High Speed and Major Rail Projects Group

Kate Cohen

Euston Project

Minister of State

Directors General, Rail Group

Polly Payne

Dave Buttery

Road Safety, Standards and Services

Roads, Places and Environment Group

South East & London Market Lead Toni Eastland/ Andrew Macdonald

Passenger Services Finance Tim Stamp

Train Strategy and Operations Fiona White

In-Franchise Change Richard Cantwell

Passenger Experience Fiona Walshe

South West & London Market Lead Graham Stockbridge/ Neil Hart

Simon Smith

Jim Richards

Policy, Operations and Change

Peter Wilkinson

Passenger Services

Cross London Network Market Lead Tim Rees/Siobhan Oudahar/Dan Brandenburger

Markets South

Richard Bruce

West Farha Sheikh

Heathrow Rail Access Stuart White

Southeast, Anglia and Enhancements Portfolio James Conway

Crossrail and Intercity Express Alex Luke

Thameslink Programme Jonathan Daley

Matthew Lodge

Rail Infrastructure South

Rail Group

Vehicle Certification Agency

Beeching Reversal Programme Amanda Roper

Transpennine Route Upgrade Russ MacMillan

Major Rail Projects Development Patrick Bateson

North Paul Fishwick

Cavendish Elithorn

Rail Infrastructure North

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency

Rail Review Michael Clark/ Kate Walters

Franchising Commercial Strategy Abigail Hayes

Vacant

Rail Reform

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Rail Accident Investigation Branch Simon French

Rail Communications Chris Duffy

Rail Competitiveness Jeremy Hotchkiss

Security Dan Taylor

Rail Portfolio Office Sofia Marcal Whittles

Philip Luxford

Dan Moore

Rail Analysis Emma Campbell

One Railway and Security

Rail Strategy Analysis

Secretary of State

Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP Chris Heaton-Harris MP Andrew Stephenson MP

DfT Board

DFT Board

Government and Regulatory

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Government and Regulatory

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Greater Manchester is one of the country’s most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.7 million people and with an economy larger than Wales or Northern Ireland

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reater Manchester was created as a metropolitan county in 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act of 1972. For the following twelve years the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council. Then, in 1986, the County Council was abolished as a result of the Local Government Act 1985. In its place the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) was established as a voluntary association to make representations and bids on behalf of Greater Manchester and continue to manage strategic public services that were delegated to it by the councils, such as public transport. In 2009, an independent economic review of Greater Manchester highlighted the possibilities for greater collaboration and the AGMA began actively seeking a formal government structure for Greater Manchester. The ten metropolitan district councils were consulted for their recommendations before submission of their constitution to central government. These changes included extra powers and swapping ‘Manchester City Region Authority’ (MCRA) for the ‘Greater Manchester Combined Authority’ (GMCA). The Greater Manchester Combined Authority came into force on 1 April 2011 and over the following years, several devolution agreements were signed between Government and the GMCA. These agreements brought new powers and responsibilities to the region, including transport. To deliver these devolution agreements, it was decided that Greater Manchester should have an elected Mayor to act as a directly elected point of accountability for the GMCA. The ten Greater Manchester councils that make up the GMCA are the council districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. The GMCA is run jointly by the leaders of the ten councils and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The GMCA has monthly meetings which rotate around Greater Manchester’s ten districts, with the meetings being livestreamed on the GMCA website. Functional executive

bodies, such as Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), are responsible for the delivery of services with the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and its sub committees managing the TfGM and creating the transport policy on behalf of the GMCA, however some decisions still require approval by the GMCA. TfGM delivers the GMCA’s transport policies, by coordinating transport networks across the region, deciding where to invest transport funding, and owning and running the Metrolink tram service. TfGM is a key partner in Rail North and Transport for the North.

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London TravelWatch London TravelWatch is the official watchdog organisation representing the interests of transport users in and around the nation’s capital

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ondon TravelWatch was set up by Parliament to be the official voice of London’s travelling public. Funded by the London Assembly and accountable to it via the Assembly’s Transport Committee, the watchdog represents users of the national rail network in London and the surrounding commuter belt and international rail passengers using Eurostar. It also represents all those who use buses, the Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), dial-a-ride, trams, taxis, cable cars and river transport, as well as cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other users of London’s principal road network. The watchdog aims to secure a better journey experience for everyone travelling in and around London: commuters, leisure travellers, visitors and tourists however they travel. Its multimodal remit reflects the way most people use transport in London – making active choices between modes and interchanging from one mode to another in the course of a typical journey.

have been unable to resolve with service providers • Reviewing over 7,000 enquiries from transport users in 2018/19, taking up over 2,600 cases with the operator because the original response the complainant had received was unsatisfactory • Monitoring trends in service quality as part of an intelligence-led approach. • Regularly meeting with and seeking to influence the relevant parts of the transport industry on all issues which affect the travelling public • Working with a wide range of public interest organisations, user groups and research bodies to ensure it keeps up to date with passenger experiences and concerns • Speaking for the travelling public in discussions with opinion formers and decision makers at all levels, including the Mayor of London, the London Assembly, the Government, Parliament, and local councils

London TravelWatch carries out a variety of activities, including: • Commissioning and carrying out research, evaluating and interpreting the research carried out by others, to ensure that its work is based on the best possible evidence • Investigating complaints that people

London TravelWatch also has a statutory role to assess the impact and make recommendations if proposals are made for the closure of a railway line or a station (or station facilities) within the London railway area. London TravelWatch keeps its work priorities under review by means of a

The watchdog aims to secure a better journey experience for everyone travelling in and around London: commuters, leisure travellers, visitors and tourists however they travel. simple set of criteria. These criteria are similar to those used by other consumer protection and enforcement bodies and allow London TravelWatch to plan and coordinate its activity with other consumer bodies and the London Assembly. London TravelWatch Board and Committee meetings are open to the public, details are available on its website.

Key Personnel Chair: Arthur Leathley Deputy Chair: Alan Benson Director: Emma Gibson Chief Executive: Anthony Smith Operations & Communications Manager: Richard Freeston-Clough Casework Manager: Susan James Contact Information Address: Europoint, 5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ Tel: 020 3176 2999 Email: info@londontravelwatch.org.uk Visit: www.londontravelwatch.org.uk

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Government and Regulatory

North East Combined Authority The NECA is the legal body that brings together the seven councils of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland

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he North East Combined Authority’s ambition, as set out in its Transport Manifesto is to provide affordable, attractive, reliable, safe, healthy transport choices for businesses, residents and visitors while enhancing the environment. Working with partners, the NECA provides leadership and a united voice on key strategic transport issues, links strategic transport planning with economic priorities, provides strong representation on transport issues of national significance including rail, air travel, strategic road network and ports as well as providing more effective coordination to enable improvement to the area’s public transport network. Previously overseen by the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA), in 2014 the responsibilities and assets of the ITA were transferred to the NECA. From that date the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Area was dissolved. NEXUS manages the functions which it previously delivered within the Tyne and Wear area. NEXUS is the trading name of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive. NEXUS is an independent organisation. It was created in 1969 by the Tyneside Passenger Transport (Designation) Order 1961 in accordance with the Transport Act 1968 and is responsible for overseeing work and ensuring

Airport

Bank Foot

Callerton Parkway

Fawdon

Kingston Park

good governance. The vast majority of these responsibilities have been delegated to a committee of NECA – the Transport North East (Tyne and Wear) Sub-Committee. Some responsibilities, such as the setting of transport levies and the approval of the regional transport strategy are discharged by the Authority’s principal decision-making body – the NECA Leadership Board. The NECA has prepared and submitted a bid on behalf of the seven local authorities which aims to obtain in excess of £100 million in funding which will be invested in major improvements to sustainable transport in the area. The aim of this bid is to help close the area’s productivity gap through better connectivity and more mobility, enabling growth, reducing congestion and improving air quality and public health at the same time. Metro The Tyne and Wear Metro serves Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland. When the Metro opened to the public in August 1980 it was Britain’s first light rapid transit system and was the first railway in the country to be truly wheelchair compatible. The system was progressively opened in phases through to 1984 when the full 34 miles of the original network became operational with the opening of the line into

South Gosforth

Four Lane Ends

Key Personnel Deputy Head of Paid Service: Patrick Melia Chief Legal Officer: Peter Judge Policy and Scrutiny Officer: Gavin Armstrong Contact Information Address: Quadrant, Colt Business Park, The Silverlink North, North Tyneside NE27 0BY Tel: Contact via website Email: enquiries@northeastca.gov.uk Visit: www.northeastca.gov.uk

West Monkseaton

Northumberland Park

Benton

Longbenton

Regent Centre

Wansbeck Road

South Shields. In its first year of full operation there were more than sixty million passenger journeys. The local rail network was privatised in 1996, however, Tyne and Wear PTE, Nexus as it is now called, kept responsibility for the operation of the Metro. The Metro was extended to Sunderland in April 2002.

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Monkseaton

Shiremoor

Ilford Road West Jesmond

Whitley Bay

Cullercoats

Jesmond Newcastle City Centre

St James

Haymarket Monument

Chillingham Road Manors

Byker

Wallsend

Walkergate

Hadrian Road

Percy Main

Central Station

Gateshead Stadium

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Tynemouth

North Shields

River Tyne

Gateshead

Main Bus Interchange Rail Interchange Ferry (only A+B+C tickets valid) Airport Park and Ride

Meadow Well

Howdon

Felling

Pelaw Heworth

Jarrow Hebburn

Simonside Bede

Chichester

Tyne Dock

Brockley Whins Fellgate

South Shields

East Boldon Seaburn

St Peter’s

Stadium of Light

River Wear Sunderland City Centre

Pallion South Hylton

University Millfield

Sunderland

Park Lane


Government and Regulatory

National Infrastructure Commission The NIC aims to provide impartial, expert advice on major long term infrastructure challenges facing the UK

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he National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is an executive agency of the Treasury that provides impartial, expert advice and makes independent recommendations to the Government on economic infrastructure. The Commission functions in an open and transparent manner, building consensus around its recommendations and engaging across parties and with the public, policymakers, infrastructure experts and relevant bodies. Recommendations made by the NIC represent the views of the Commission

The National Infrastructure Assessment The National Infrastructure Commission is charged with preparing a National Infrastructure Assessment once every Parliament, looking at the long-term needs of the main sectors of the UK’s economic infrastructure, including energy, transport, digital communications, waste, water and floods risk management. The first National Infrastructure Assessment was published in July 2018, and made a series of recommendations for meeting the UK’s infrastructure needs up to 2050.

• A national standard of flood resilience for all communities by 2050 The Assessment recommendations represent a major long-term programme of investment in the UK’s infrastructure. This includes substantial funding for major schemes such as Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. The Assessment also highlights the need to shift to a low carbon economy, for example through decarbonising how the UK heats its homes and businesses. Furthermore, the Commission recommends the UK must prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles and these need more time for evidence or technology to develop. The Assessment sets out the actions needed to enable robust decisions to be taken in future. The Young Professionals Panel The Young Professionals Panel supports and informs the Commission’s work and ensures a strong voice for the next generation of infrastructure leaders in the Commission’s work. The second cohort features ten young infrastructure professionals from a range of professions, backgrounds and regions of the country. The Panel has its own agenda and work programme developed in conjunction with the Commission.

and are not a statement of Government policy. However, the Government is required to respond formally to the Commission’s National Infrastructure Assessment and specific studies it undertakes. The NIC engages closely with devolved administrations and bodies under their jurisdictions as appropriate, particularly on matters where the respective infrastructure policy responsibilities of the UK. Government and devolved administrations interact. The NIC ensures that appropriate working arrangements are in place. The Commission’s remit does not include spending where infrastructure investment decisions rest with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Its core proposals include: • Nationwide full fibre broadband by 2033. • Half of the UK’s power provided by renewables by 2030, as part of a shift to a highly renewable generation mix – a target recently upgraded to 65 per cent of UK power by 2030 • Three quarters of plastic packaging recycled by 2030 • £43 billion of stable long-term transport funding for regional cities and new devolved powers for city leaders • A national rapid charging network to support a goal of 100 per cent of new car and van sales being electric by 2030 • Ensuring resilience to drought through halving leakages by 2050, additional water supply infrastructure and demand reduction

Key Personnel Chief Executive: James Heath Chair: Sir John Armitt CBE Commissioner: Neale Coleman CBE Commissioner: Professor Sir Tim Besley CBE Commissioner: Professor David Fisk CB Commissioner: Andy Green Commissioner: Professor Sadie Morgan OBE Commissioner: Julia Prescot Commissioner: Bridget Rosewell CBE Contact Information Address: Finlaison House, 15 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1AB Tel: 020 7270 4428 / 1381 Email: enquiries@nic.gov.uk Visit: www.nic.org.uk Twitter: @NatInfraCom

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Government and Regulatory

Office of Rail and Road The Office of Rail and Road is a non-ministerial Government Department responsible for ensuring the country’s rail operators comply with health and safety law

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oard members of ORR are appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport for a fixed term of up to five years.

Safety recommendations ORR is responsible for regulating the entire mainline rail network in Britain, as well as London Underground, light rail, trams and the heritage sector, ensuring they are safe for passengers and workers. Its 100 or more HM Railway Inspectors routinely visit worksites to monitor how projects are being run. In 2020, ORR’s HM Railway Inspectorate celebrated its 180th year, helping to deliver efficient improvements in health and safety across Britain’s railway. Over the past year, ORR has seen important progress both in level crossing

safety, with a repeat of last year’s lowestever number of level crossing fatalities (two) and the publication of Network Rail’s longterm strategy for efficient improvements to level crossings. The ORR was also pivotal in setting up the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, resulting from the Sandilands investigation. Its Safety Management System approach, continues to be the basis of not only railway safety in Great Britain, where it has led to fundamental, life-saving improvements, but also throughout Europe. In addition, the whole sector has reacted positively to the updated version of ORR’s Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3 2019) particularly the new approach to assessing and improving in the vital area of organisational culture.

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Safety improvements Although ORR’s 2019-20 Annual Report of Health and Safety Performance on Britain’s Railways found that efficient improvements in health and safety continue to be made to the operation of Britain’s railways including metros, tram and heritage operations – the independent regulator, however, warned


Government and Regulatory

about the significant increase in risk to earthworks over the last year as a result of an increase in changing weather conditions. Management of the risk at the platform train interface (PTI) also remains a priority for ORR and it is pleased to see the proactive work being done by duty holders and by the RSSB, especially around new (longer) trains. However, ORR continues to see incidents and we have issued two improvement notices relating to PTI this year, so clearly there is room to improve. ORR particularly wants to see greater collaboration between designers, manufacturers and operators in this area, to bring into service trains that have been designed to reduce risk to

passengers to a minimum. ORR also say a focus will need to be made on pressure on the system, which is likely to change in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, with the recovery itself putting a different kind of pressure on the system. This could be addressed through supporting people, introducing new technology and managing change. Case study Peter Darling, HM inspector of railways wrote about the importance of ORR inspectors leading by example – and that means putting on full personal protective equipment (PPE) before setting foot on site. Commuters know that it can be hot on the London Underground network, especially in stations and tunnels. Well, it’s even hotter at night when the trains aren’t running and pushing air through to cool things down a bit, and if you add in the effects of heavy safety boots, goggles, gloves, hard hats, ear defenders and thick trousers and jackets in a lurid bright orange, it can get really sticky down there. Fully kitted out, ORR inspectors went down into a single bore tunnel to see track maintenance work being carried out near Barons Court Station on the Piccadilly Line. Work on the Underground mainly has to be carried out in five-hour periods when the trains aren’t running, so it was around 2am when the team arrived on site.

The inspectors observed closely while workers broke up concrete so they could prise out the sleepers that hold the rails in place and replace them with a new type of fitting that needs to be cemented in. Water was sprayed over the area to dampen down the silica dust whilst it is broken out, but with the noise and heat, it was a very uncomfortable environment to work in. The work was done at pace against the clock, but ORR inspectors were there to see that workers’ health and safety was not compromised by the speed and, of course, that the work done meets rigorous safety standards.

Key Personnel Chair: Declan Collier Interim Chief Executive: John Larkinson Director, Railway Markets and Economics, and Strategy and Policy: Dan Brown Director, Corporate Operations & Organisational Development: Freya Guinness Chief Inspector of Railways and Director, Railway Safety: Ian Prosser CBE Director of Railway Planning & Performance: Graham Richards Contact Information Address: 25 Cabot Square, London E14 4QZ Phone: 020 7282 2000 Email: contact.cct@orr.gov.uk Website: www.orr.gov.uk

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Rail Accident Investigation Branch The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) independently investigates accidents to improve railway safety, and inform the industry and the public

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ord Cullen’s inquiry report on the Ladbroke Grove rail accident in 1999 recommended the creation of an organisation to independently investigate railway accidents to improve safety. RAIB became operational in October 2005 as the independent body for investigating accidents and incidents on mainline railways, metros, tramways and heritage railways throughout the UK. RAIB employs inspectors and principal inspectors with either a professional railway or investigation background and gives them extensive training in railway operations, railway engineering and investigating. Including the inspectors and the team who provide essential business support, RAIB has a total staff of 43 people. Investigations are focused solely on improving safety. RAIB are not a prosecuting body and do not apportion blame or liability. Possible breaches of legislation are dealt with by other organisations, usually the police and safety authorities.

RAIB’s responsibilities are: • To investigate causes of railway accidents and incidents where it believes investigation will bring safety learning to the industry • Identify the factors that may lead to a similar accident or make the consequences worse • Highlight gaps in the railway industry’s safety defences that are revealed during investigations • Make recommendations to prevent the same thing happening again • Increase awareness of how railway accidents happen and cooperate with other investigation organisations nationally and internationally to share and encourage good practice

Whenever RAIB investigates, it publishes the results as an investigation report. RAIB also produces safety digests that highlight learning points which have emerged from the preliminary examination of an event. RAIB investigates accidents and incidents which occur on the UK main line networks (Network Rail and Northern Ireland Railways), London Underground, other metro systems, tramways, heritage railways and the UK part of the Channel Tunnel. Operators of these types of railway and tramway have a duty under the law to notify RAIB of some types of accidents and incidents. RAIB monitors operations on the major networks through various industry reporting systems and has the legal power and discretion to decide to investigate any event that occurs on a system that is within its scope, not just those that it is notified of as a requirement. Some events on the main line railways that result in death or serious injury will not be investigated by RAIB (and in some cases they do not have to be notified to RAIB). There are two main reasons why this may happen. In many cases, from the information available at the time, it appears that the person concerned has deliberately trespassed or otherwise put themselves in harm’s way. If RAIB is satisfied, after making enquiries, that although an accidental sequence of events has resulted in tragic consequences, there are no safety lessons to be learned, RAIB will not investigate further. RAIB priorities RAIB’s priorities are: • Continued delivery of high-quality investigations and the dissemination of timely and effective safety learning • Working with other railway accident investigators in the UK to share good practice and to help improve the quality of investigations throughout the industry. • The active exploration of new ways of working with the other transport accident investigation branches to promote improvements to its effectiveness, efficiency and resilience, whilst also safeguarding RAIB’s

functional independence in the selection and conduct of investigations • To review and revise RAIB’s documented working arrangements with British Transport Police and the Office of Rail and Road

• Implementing a new computer tool for the management of investigation data. • Continuing to explore ways of communicating RAIB safety learning in a way that better meets the needs of stakeholders (including the use of social media) • Working to improve information exchange with railway accident investigation bodies in Europe and beyond • Forging new working relationships with the rail industry and academia • A fresh examination of the way RAIB recruits and develops its talent to promote greater inclusion, and improve the diversity of its team As it is based in operational centres in Derby and Farnborough, RAIB is able to respond quickly to accidents in any part of the UK. Key Personnel Chief Inspector: Simon French Contact Information Address: The Wharf, Stores Road, Derby DE21 4BA Tel: 01332 253300 Email: enquiries@raib.gov.uk Visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ rail-accident-investigation-branch

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Government and Regulatory

Rail Safety and Standards Board The RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) is an independent body, working with its 88 member companies to drive improvements in the British rail system

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ts role is to help the rail industry continually improve its health and safety performance in order to reduce risk to rail employees, passengers and the public at large. RSSB does this through developing standards, providing analysis and insight to health and safety data, carrying out research, promoting sustainability principles, and facilitating the industry’s technology strategy. RSSB’s strategic priorities are: • Supporting healthy and safe collaboration and informing industry decisions to reduce risk and harm. • Supporting enhanced performance and efficiency updating standards, modernising systems, informing and enabling innovation. • Supporting the application of sustainability principles by collating and sharing tools and best practice. RSSB members include Network Rail and other infrastructure managers, all the train operating companies (TOCs), all the freight operating companies (FOCs), rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs), infrastructure contractors, and suppliers.

Data sandbox RSSB collaborates with Network Rail with the Data Sandbox + research competition. The competition is aimed at developing data driven solutions to improve operational performance on GB rail. The Data Sandbox+ competition is part of the PERFORM programme which is a cross-industry initiative led by RSSB, which aims to achieve performance improvements. Essentially its

aim is to run trains on time today, while improving the rail performance of tomorrow. This looks into the potential of helping rail deliver operational performance improvements by exploring advanced data analytics technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. As well as reducing costs, these provide the opportunity to enhance the customer experience. This activity is strategically aligned with the Sector Deal and supports the Joint Rail Data Action Plan. The cross industry collaboration on Data Sandbox, consisted of five feasibility projects funded by RSSB and supported by various TOCs. RSSB launched the Data Sandbox+ competition on 4 April 2019 at the PERFORM programme launch event. The budget for the Data Sandbox+ initiative is £1.3 million, of which £650,000 was contributed by RSSB, and Network Rail matched this figure from its research and development portfolio. Five-year plan The same day the Sandbox+ competition was launched, 4 April 2019, RSSB published its 2019-2024 Business Plan, outlining how it will work over the next five years to support a safer railway into Control Period 6 (CP6) and beyond. Setting out how RSSB will meet a range of industry priorities and challenges to put passengers first, the plan focuses on the crucial areas of safety, health and wellbeing, sustainability, efficiency, innovation and the future post-Brexit. Specific deliverables include: • Supporting the industry to reduce the effects of poor adhesion conditions using improved technology and procedures to achieve better reliability and resilience, including piloting double variable rate sanders on the GB mainline • Launching a new Health by Design web hub, containing key resources for incorporating health and wellbeing within member organisations, including trialling health and wellbeing training for the workplace • Delivering research outputs to help support industry performance as part of the PERFORM research programme, including research into enabling better planning and resource management during train disruption

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• Building on their work in CP5 to provide the functionality, guidance and training members require to use the industry’s Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS). This is delivering the safety intelligence a world class railway needs, with better linking of data to the tools, models and systems used by the industry • Refreshing the industry strategy for Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR), monitoring progress through the publishing of quarterly updates, working in collaboration with the industry • Agreeing the revised regulatory framework, including the role of standards with industry and the Regulator, in-line with post-Brexit legal framework, amending standards, policies and governance. • Developing new digital railway standards based on the requirements from the Digital Railway Programme, supporting the development of solutions so ensuring human factors are fully considered in the on-going work • Supporting delivery of the industry’s carbon and air quality strategies including identifying, agreeing and systematically collecting environmental metrics for the rail industry to monitor Key Personnel Chair: Barbara Moorhouse Chief Executive Officer: Mark Phillips Chief Financial Officer: Paul Marchant Chief Operating Officer: Johnny Schute Business Development & Engagement Director: Paul McLaughlin Director of Projects: Nizar Awad Human Resources Director: Keith Hanlon-Smith Director of Standards: Tom Lee Director of System Safety, Health & Wellbeing: George Bearfield Director of Research and Development: Luisa Moisio Technical Director: Chris Lawrence Information Technology Director: Eileen Pevreall Contact Information Address: The Helicon, 1 South Place, London EC2M 2RB Tel: 020 3142 5300 Email: enquirydesk@rssb.co.uk Visit: www.rssb.co.uk


Government and Regulatory

Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme The Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme ensures key suppliers can become recognised as best-in-class at delivering the most challenging and high-risk products and services, supported by RSSB

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ISAS is the Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme. It ensures that suppliers of critical products have the appropriate systems, processes, competence, resources, facilities and procedures. Companies undergo a challenging assessment by a Railway Industry Supplier Approval Body (RISAB). The assessment involves on-site interviews and evaluations to get proof that the company can meet the standards expected. A successful assessment leads to the award of a RISAS certificate. This is evidence that an independent, robust, rigorous and transparent assessment of the supplier has taken place, by experts. These details are added to the RISAS website which holds a searchable database of companies who hold RISAS certificates and details the products and services they cover. RSSB manages the scheme on

behalf of the rail industry providing its profile and governance. RSSB also accredits the RISABs. RISAS currently covers suppliers of critical products and services for the overhaul of rolling stock assets and components – the rail vehicle after-market sector. Work is now underway to transform RISAS with a more comprehensive scope and provide better value-for-money. Future improvements include expanding the scope to all relevant safety critical products and services in infrastructure and rolling stock – as originally envisaged when the scheme was introduced. There will also be better integration with the RISQS platform to create a single, official, rail industry supplier assurance hub.

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme RISQS is recognised and supported by the rail industry as the most effective means of deriving assurance and managing supply chain risk

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t gives the industry’s 100-plus buyer members the assurance to do business with confidence with 4,000 supplier members. It’s an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services to the GB rail market, on a smart, quick, easy web-based platform. Suppliers can be audited once via RISQS for their capabilities avoiding the need for them to be subjected to multiple, duplicate auditing from different buyers. As a scheme user you can, access the cutting edge on-line platform, save time and money by avoiding need for duplicate audits, and get independent qualification through the industry scheme. Buyers can buy with confidence, search for

and reach suitable suppliers and understand their capability, reducing the need for additional audits. Suppliers stand out and are visible to buyers as qualified and verified. RISQS is managed by RSSB to ensure it remains an independent, industry scheme working in the interests of safety. It provides oversight, coordination and a team of dedicated specialists to provide the necessary industry interfaces, service provider delivery and coordination, and ongoing system improvements. In 2019 RSSB reduced the price of membership and audits for suppliers, and continued an ambitious programme of improvements to the scheme including a new benchmarking tool.

Key Personnel Scheme management: Slavina Nikolova, RSSB, Neil Dinmore, RSSB Committee: Neil Ovenden (chair), Rail Delivery Group David Barney, Private Wagon Federation David Clarke, Railway Industry Association (RIA) Leevan Finney, Network Rail Tim Gabb, Freightliner Limited Steve Ingleton, Unipart Rail Limited Michael Jacks, First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Richard Jones, Railway Industry Association (RIA) Kevin Limb, Eversholt Rail Christopher Nickolls, Network Rail Nicola Phillips, Siemens PLC Contact Information Address: The Helicon, 1 South Place, London EC2M 2RB Tel: 020 3142 5376 Email: risas.admin@rssb.co.uk Visit: www.risas.co.uk

Key Personnel Scheme management: Gillian Scott, RSSB Committee: Alasdair Reisner (chair), Civil Engineering Contractors Association David Andrews, London Underground Ken Blackley, Network Rail Cajetan Chukwulozie, Network Rail David Clarke, Railway Industry Association Martyn Durrant, Bridgeway Consulting Mike Healey, J Murphy & Sons Mark Jelley, Network Rail Paul Kiteley, Transport For London Gareth Morris, Morson Human Resources Neil Ovenden, Rail Delivery Group Paula Owen, West Midlands Trains Contact Information Address: The Helicon, 1 South Place, London EC2M 2RB Tel: 020 3142 5300 Email: admin@risqs.org Visit: www.risqs.org

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Government and Regulatory

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the Regional Transport Partnership for the west of Scotland

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he Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive (GGPTE) was created in 1972 to oversee all suburban railways in the Glasgow area. In the 1980s it was replaced by the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive (SPTE). In 1996, the Executive was reincorporated as a body consisting of councillors drawn from the 12 Council Areas which succeeded Strathclyde Region. In 2006 Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive (and Authority), along with the WESTRANS voluntary regional transport partnership, was replaced by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. It is part of the transport framework created by the Scottish Government, which is made up of a national transport agency, Transport Scotland, and seven Regional Transport Partnerships. As part of this latest reorganisation SPT gained responsibility for planning for all regional transport (not just public transport) though it lost several specific powers relating to rail franchising and concessionary fares. SPT is the largest of the seven regional transport partnerships. SPT’s role involves planning and delivering transport solutions for all modes of transport across the region, in conjunction with member councils and industry partners. It runs the Glasgow Subway, a host of specialist bus services and is responsible for delivering public transport. The Partnership consists of 20 elected members representing the twelve constituent authorities in the west of Scotland and between seven and nine appointed members.

Rail Glasgow has the largest network of suburban railway lines in the UK outside of London. SPT is no longer involved in the everyday operation of the rail network. The rolling stock was operated on behalf of SPT by First ScotRail (also part of FirstGroup) until March 2015, since April that same year Abellio ScotRail has operated rail services under the ScotRail brand. Subway The Glasgow Subway is the only underground metro system in Scotland. Originally built for the Glasgow District Subway Company, the railway first opened in 1896. The Subway is generally recognised as the world’s third oldest underground railway, after London and Budapest. And the only one that has never been expanded from its original route. The Subway forms a circle in the centrewest of Glasgow and carries 13 million passengers each year. The entire route is underground, contained in twin tunnels, 15 stations are distributed along the route length of over six miles. Eight of the stations

are north of the River Clyde which dissects the circular route. In 1977, Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive closed it for major modernisation works. The railway in its present form reopened for operation on 16 April 1980. Now part of SPT, the railway is one of the few in the UK remaining in public ownership and is ‘vertically integrated’, which means SPT’s responsibility covers all aspects of operation and infrastructure. In 2016, SPT took a significant step forward in improving its Subway and is currently undergoing its biggest modernisation programme in more than 30 years. A £288 million funding package for the work is being supported by the Scottish Government. As well as the new trains, the Subway’s signalling equipment, control systems and control centre will all be replaced, and the upgrade will include new platform screen doors.

Once the modernisation plan is complete, and it has been fully tested, the Subway will move from its current partially automatic trains to Unattended Train Operations (UTO). SPT administers a range of integrated travel tickets, such as ZoneCard, Roundabout and Daytripper giving discounted fares on buses, trains, ferries and the Subway. Key Personnel Chief Executive: Gordon Maclennan Assistant Chief Executive: Valerie Davidson Director of Finance & HR: Neil Wylie Contact Information Address: 131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5JF Tel: 0141 332 6811 Email: enquiry@spt.co.uk Visit: www.spt.co.uk

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Government and Regulatory

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is the driving force behind public transport across South Yorkshire

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YPTE is the local government body responsible for public transport in the Sheffield City Region, accountable to the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority. Working with their partners, they are committed to keeping people and commerce moving effectively across South Yorkshire, enabling economic growth and enhancing the region’s environment, health and wellbeing. SYPTE develop and deliver a safe, reliable and accessible public transport network, supported by effective infrastructure. They also do everything they can to encourage people and businesses across South Yorkshire to use public transport and to choose sustainable active travel options, including cycling and walking. SYPTE does not run any transport services directly, but specifies, pays for, develops and monitors local rail services. It also provides region-wide information, manages the funding and administration of concessionary fares, provides bus stops and shelters, and operates interchanges throughout the region. SYPTE also provides travel information, administers prepaid ticket schemes and plans future investment in transport infrastructure and services. SYPTE’s remit, includes: • Overseeing the Stagecoach Supertram concession • Undertaking major Supertram rail replacement works • Working in partnership with regional train operating companies • Monitoring rail service performance • Providing retail channels for travel tickets • Delivering journey planning tools and customer information via the Travel South Yorkshire website • Running the Traveline contact centre • Participating in Bus Partnerships with operators • Holding public consultations on changes to bus services • Managing tendered bus services • Supporting community transport

• Operating the English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS) • Delivering the Child Concession Scheme • Managing Discretionary Concessions • Issuing passes and replacements • Providing operational management of interchanges • Maintaining bus stops, shelters, and Park and Ride facilities Tram Train SYPTE is the lead delivery partner for the UK’s first Tram Train pilot, testing the technology and operational challenges of running trams on the heavy rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham. Launched in October 2018 the pilot will run for two years, offering people and businesses in South Yorkshire a new public transport option between two major hubs in the region. The Tram Train pilot links heavy and light rail infrastructure, systems and operations together for the first time.

It will help the rail industry to understand and assess the technical issues involved with planning and operating a Tram Train service; learning which will be shared to help determine whether Tram Trains can run in other parts of the country.

Key Personnel Executive Director: Stephen Edwards Director of Customer Services: Tim Taylor Principal Solicitor and Secretary: Steve Davenport Head of Information Technology: Andy Dickinson HR Business Partner Manager: Rachael Radford Contact Information Address: 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 2BQ Tel: 0114 276 7575 Email: communications@sypte.co.uk Visit: www.sypte.co.uk

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Government and Regulatory

Transport Focus Transport Focus is the independent transport user watchdog. Its mission is to get the best deal for rail passengers

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ith a strong emphasis on evidence-based campaigning and research, Transport Focus ensures that it knows what is happening on the ground. It uses its knowledge to influence decisions on behalf of passengers to secure improvements and make a difference. Transport Focus is the voice of transport users. It carries out research on transport user experiences and needs for the future. This includes the large scale National Rail Passenger Survey where over 50,000 rail passengers give their views on rail journeys twice a year. Three current areas of focus are: • Encouraging more passengers to claim compensation on delayed rail journeys • Breaking down barriers to bus use • Better information on roads.

Structure Transport Focus is an executive nondepartmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Transport. It is run by a management team (see more below) and led by a Board of non-executive directors. It has existed in one form or another since 1947. It was formed by the Transport Act as the Central Transport Consultative Committee (CTCC) plus a network of regional Transport Users’ Consultative Committees. Over the years it has changed its name as it took on responsibility for bus, coach and tram passengers, and then road users. Transport Focus can have up to 14 Board members. The Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Greater London Authority each appoint a member to the Board. The remaining appointments are made by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Recruitment to the Board is based on merit. Appointments are regulated by The Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Key Personnel Chair: Jeff Halliwell Chief Executive: Anthony Smith Director: David Sidebottom Resources Director: Nigel Holden Head of Strategy: Guy Dangerfield Head of Policy: Mike Hewitson Head of Insight: Louise Coward Head of Innovation and Partnerships: Ian Wright Head of Communications: Sara Nelson Contact Information Address: Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX Tel: 0300 123 0860 Email: info@transportfocus.org.uk Visit: www.transportfocus.org.uk

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Government and Regulatory

Transport for Greater Manchester More than 5.6 million journeys are made across Greater Manchester’s transport network each day. TfGM helps make that travel as safe and simple as possible

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ransport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is a not-for-profit local Government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments set by the Greater Manchester Mayor and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). TfGM coordinates transport networks across the region, decides where to invest transport funding, and owns and runs the Metrolink tram service. It builds and manages bus stations and transport interchanges, provides travel planning and timetable information to passengers, and promotes walking and cycling as safe and healthy choices. The Greater Manchester rail network is now used by around forty million passengers a year. This is an increase of thirty per cent over the past decade and TfGM has an influential voice in developing the best possible rail services in Greater Manchester. TfGM works alongside industry partners helping to drive major improvements to the rail network by securing improvements to capacity, connectivity and reliability and are currently supporting Arriva Rail North

(Northern) and TransPennine Express in delivering their franchise commitments. These include new and longer trains, more travel options throughout the week, improved customer experience and integrated and smart ticketing. TfGM also works closely with the Department for Transport and Network Rail to identify future improvements that align with Greater Manchester’s growth ambitions. In partnership with Network Rail and train operators, TfGM is delivering improved customer information and detailed journey planning and supports a range of rail station improvements by securing more funding to complement work already planned. Local knowledge enables TfGM to recommend which facilities and improvements will offer the greatest benefit for local passengers and which rail station development can spur local regeneration and economic growth. This collaborative approach enables rail to be an integrated part of the transport network. TfGM is actively pursuing opportunities to use rail stations as more than boarding

and alighting points, in the belief that stations have the potential to be important assets at the heart of local communities. TfGM works closely with communities and industry to make rail stations attractive, safe, appealing and accessible for all. Our Prospectus for Rail In September 2019, The Mayor of Greater Manchester published a masterplan to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040. Developed by TfGM on behalf of GMCA, Our Prospectus for Rail is a part of Our Network, Greater Manchester’s ten-year plan to create an integrated, simple and convenient public transport system with simple fares and ticketing and an improved customer experience across all types of transport – trains, trams, cycling and walking and buses. Key Personnel Chief Operating Officer: Bob Morris Finance and Corporate Services Director: Steve Warrener Head of Rail Programme: Simon Elliott Communications Officer: David Stevenson Contact Information Address: 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG Tel: 0161 224 41000 Email: customer.relations@tfgm.com Visit: www.tfgm.com

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Government and Regulatory

Transport for London Transport for London (TfL) is the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s strategy and commitments on transport

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very day around 30 million journeys are made across the network and TfL keeps the city moving, runs the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and manages London’s main roads. The services operated include London Underground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, London Trams, London River Services, London Dial-a-Ride, Victoria Coach Station, Santander Cycles and the Emirates Air Line. TfL provides modern ways to pay through Oyster and contactless payment cards and provides live travel information in a variety of formats to help people move around London. The TfL programme of transport capital investment is one of the world’s largest. It is modernising Tube services and stations, transforming the road network and making it safer, especially for more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. Docklands Light Railway The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) opened in 1987 and operates as a driverless, computerised system with performance and dependability among the best in the UK. The DLR network of 45 stations has multiple connections with the Tube, buses, National Rail, Overground, river and coach services and runs 149 vehicles. The number of people using the DLR has increased rapidly, rising from ten million in the early 1990s to around 122 million in 2018/19 and the DLR route has been extended six times. The DLR is operated by KeolisAmey Docklands under a franchisee contract awarded by TfL. It operates the trains, stations and maintains much of the network. KAD took over the franchise from Serco Docklands in December 2014. A contract was awarded to Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A (CAF) in June 2019 to replace some of the oldest trains operating on the network. The new fleet of walk through trains are expected to start entering passenger service from 2023 providing a number of customer improvements, including the latest audio and visual real-time travel information, air conditioning and mobile device charging points.

London Overground TfL is responsible for London Overground – a group of orbital lines serving many areas of the Capital. Launched in 2007, around a third of all Londoners are within walking distance of a London Overground station. There are six London Overground routes that, together, form an outer London orbital network. This route travels through 23 London boroughs, as well as southern Hertfordshire and serves 112 stations. More than 189 million people used the Overground in 2018/19, compared to 33 million in 2008/09. In November 2016 Arriva began to manage the network’s stations and trains on a day-to-day basis. Network Rail manages and maintains most of the track and signals, as London Overground is part of the National Rail network. London Trams TfL took over the running of Trams in 2008 and completely refurbished the Trams network which had been created eight years earlier. Trams offer frequent services from Croydon to Wimbledon, Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and New Addington. TfL sets the specifications for tram frequency and overall performance, is responsible for fares and revenue, carries out maintenance, and plans and funds improvements and extensions to the network. The tram network has 17 miles of track, 34 trams in the fleet and 39 stops. It serves seven National Rail stations and more than fifty bus routes, nearly 29 million passengers used the service in 2018/19. Tram Operations (TOL), a subsidiary of First Group, operates trams dayto-day under a franchisee agreement with TfL. TOL’s contract will expire in 2030. London Underground London Underground, better known as the Tube, opened in 1863, it is the world’s oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest. TfL is responsible for all aspects of the Tube’s operations including running the trains, stations and control centres, making sure the Tube is safe and secure, and collecting and protecting fares revenue as well as the maintenance and renewal of most of the infrastructure used by the Tube, although some services run over track that is the responsibility of Network Rail. The Tube handles up to five million passenger journeys per day. At peak times, there are more than 543 trains in use on the

eleven lines that cover 250 miles and serve 270 stations. TfL Rail/ Elizabeth line TfL started managing the Liverpool Street to Shenfield rail service in May 2015 and the running of eleven stations between Acton Main Line and Taplow (excluding Slough station) in December 2017. Those stations transferred to TfL Rail outside London were included because they are part of an existing rail route. TfL Rail does not affect the ‘fast’ trains that serve major stops such as Southend-onSea. These are still the responsibility of the Government and run alongside TfL services. TfL has overall responsibility for the train frequency specifications, standards for station facilities and overall performance as well as fares and revenue management. TfL also plans and funds improvements of extensions to the network, and works with Network Rail, Crossrail and other stakeholders to improve those stations and trains inherited, and to build those commissioned as part of the project being constructed by Crossrail. TfL Rail saw passenger journeys increase to more than 47 million in 2016/17 from 38 million in 2015/16. The Elizabeth line is expected to open through central London in 2022. MTR Elizabeth line is the train operator appointed to manage and operate trains and stations on a day-to-day basis.

Key Personnel Commissioner: Mike Brown MVO Chief Finance Officer: Simon Kilonback General Counsel: Howard Carter Managing Director, Crossrail 2: Michèle Dix CBE Managing Director, Customers, Communication and Technology: Vernon Everitt Managing Director, Surface Transport: Gareth Powell Managing Director, London Underground: Andy Lord Contact Information Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ Tel: 0343 222 1234 Email: Contact via website Visit: www.tfl.gov.uk

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Government and Regulatory

Transport for the North Transport for the North is the country’s first Sub-national Transport Body, devolving powers from the Department for Transport to 19 constituent authorities in the North of England

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ver the next thirty years, Transport for the North (TfN) want to transform the road, rail, sea and air connections to help drive long term economic growth. Their Strategic Transport Plan explains the need for investment in transport across the North and identifies the priority areas for improved connectivity. Having a reliable, resilient transport network for journeys to, from and within the North is an integral part of the TfN vision of developing a multi-modal, longterm Strategic Transport Plan for the North of England. TfN want to connect the key economic areas of the North to drive growth, improve access to jobs and ensure the North is a great place to invest and live. The Plan will inform how the Government, Network Rail, Highways England and High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd can work with TfN to deliver investment in transport infrastructure. Civic and business leaders from across the North came together to publish the draft Strategic Transport Plan. The 30-year plan is the first of its kind and outlines how transport connections across the North of England need to be transformed over the short, medium and long term to drive sustainable economic growth. The public consultation on the draft Strategic Transport

Plan and Integrated Sustainability Appraisal ran from 16 January to 17 April 2018. Northern Powerhouse Rail Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) is a major strategic rail programme, the programme promises radical changes in service patterns and target journey times and to better connect the key economic areas and cities of the North. Delivered over thirty years and combining new, existing and already planned lines, the programme will improve east-west connections, offering a huge change in journey times, reliability frequency and capacity. TfN aim to provide improved passenger and freight train services through enhanced infrastructure and radically improved rolling stock, and to support a wide programme of transformational change. This includes working closely with the rail industry to deliver the Great North Rail Project, the TransPennine Route Upgrade, smart ticketing throughout the North and, in the longer term, working to support the Northern Powerhouse Rail Programme. Northern Powerhouse Rail, together with HS2, would transform rail travel across the North, offering much faster, more frequent and reliable rail links. Northern Powerhouse Rail would link the North’s six main cities and Manchester Airport, as well as other significant economic centres. It could be developed in stages, making best use of existing rail infrastructure and planned investments (such as HS2) alongside new railway lines and significant upgrades. Currently fewer than ten thousand people in the North can access four or more of the North’s largest economic centres within an hour. This would rise to 1.3 million once Northern Powerhouse Rail is delivered. The Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review identified businesses that have the North’s prime capabilities and by delivering Northern Powerhouse Rail more than 40 per cent of those businesses would be within 90 minutes rail travel of four or more of the North’s largest economic

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centres, compared with only twelve per cent today. Transport for the North provides the strategic opportunity to join up ‘track and train’, meaning train service solutions can be developed and implemented alongside infrastructure schemes. Strategic Rail The Northern and TransPennine Express rail services run through 25 local authority areas, including the 19 authorities that sit on the partnership board of Transport for the North. Strategic Rail, which became a part of Transport for the North in April 2018, was formerly known as Rail North. Instrumental in bringing transformational rail franchises to the North of England and, working in partnership with the Department for Transport through the Rail North Partnership team, TfN are now leading these franchises and engage regularly with representatives from all 25 authorities through their Rail Officer Reference Group. Through the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises TfN have secured investment in new and refurbished trains, enhanced station facilities and faster and more frequent services. This will enable forty thousand more train passengers to travel each day and two thousand more train services to be operated every week including improved Sunday services. Key Personnel Chairman: John Cridland Chief Executive: Barry White HR & Mobilisation Director: Dawn Madin Interim Policy and Strategy Director: Jonathan Spruce Integrated & Smart Travel Director: Alastair Richards Programme Director: David Abdy Finance Director: Iain Craven Northern Powerhouse Rail Director: Tim Wood Rail North Ltd Director: David Hoggarth Senior Communications Officer: Siân Lambert Contact Information Address: 2nd Floor, 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN Tel: 0161 244 0888 Email: info@transportforthenorth.com Visit: www.transportforthenorth.com



Government and Regulatory

Transport for Wales Transport for Wales is a not-for-profit company, wholly owned by the Welsh Government

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ransport for Wales (Trafnidiaeth Cymru) exists to drive the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network for the people of Wales. A better, more integrated public transport system is a key driver in the delivery of the Welsh Government’s national strategy which is summed up as ‘prosperity for all’. Transport for Wales focuses on planning, commissioning and managing efficient transport by creating transport networks fit for the future that will contribute to the long-term sustainability of Wales. The intention is to create a rail service that benefits the whole of Wales, as well as communities along the border in England and to this end Transport for Wales is: • Working to bring the rail service into line with the regulations for persons of reduced mobility ensuring everyone can benefit from a better service • Committed to meeting the requirements of the Welsh Language Standards by providing better Welsh Language services • Improving integration with active travel routes making it easier for people to walk and cycle to and from stations • Working with bidders to ensure they invest in the skills of their staff and suppliers and that local people have opportunities for employment • Investing around three-quarters of a billion pounds to transform the valley lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton, electrifying around 107 miles of track and upgrading infrastructure to enable improved journey times and more trains every hour From 2023, an £800 million investment will ensure that 95 per cent of journeys are on new trains. More than half the trains will be assembled in Wales. By December of that year, an extra 285 (29 per cent) more services will run every weekday, including improvements on the Ebbw Vale, Cambrian and Heart of Wales lines and the North Wales Metro (Wrexham Bidston). A new service will link Cardiff and Liverpool via Wrexham. This will create more than six hundred new jobs, including two hundred new ontrain customer service staff, and add thirty

apprenticeships per year. A £15 million fund will make stations more accessible. On top of that at least 1,500 new car parking spaces will be created and by 2023 the availability and quality of ticketing facilities will be transformed. Delay Repay for delays of above 15

environmentally sustainable way. Rail services will be a key part of Metro and customers can expect a modern, turn-upand-go service that offers quicker journeys, better connections between different types of transport, greater capacity, and more accessible services.

minutes was introduced from January 2019. Stations and overhead wires will be powered by a hundred per cent renewable energy, with at least fifty per cent sourced in Wales. Free end-to-end internet access will be available on 85 per cent of journeys by 2024 and smart ticketing will be rolled out across Wales and the Borders. Validators on the South Wales Metro will enable pay-as-yougo flexible ticketing. Elsewhere, customers will be able to use mobile tickets to ensure they always pay the lowest fare. Free travel for children under five years old has been extended to under elevens. Half-price fares will be extended to 16 to 18-year-olds whilst under 16s will go free off peak.

Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: James Price Commercial and Customer Experience Director: David O’Leary Communications Director: Lewis Brencher Consultancy and Corporate Services Director: Geoff Ogden Finance Director: Heather Clash North Wales Development Director: Lee Robinson People and Organisational Development Director: Lisa Yates Rail Operations Director: Alexia Course Rail Programme Director: Karl Gilmore Safety & Sustainability Director: Gareth Morgan

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Contact Information Address: 3 Llys Cadwyn, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF37 4TH Tel: 029 2167 3434 Email: contact@transportfor.wales Visit: www.tfw.gov.wales


Government and Regulatory

Transport Scotland (Còmhdhail Alba) Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland, responsible for delivering the Scottish Government’s vision for transport significant and increasingly important role in Scotland’s economic growth and provides a safer, greener and more efficient way of transporting goods and materials. This vision is backed by a £25 million Scottish Strategic Rail Freight Fund for the period 2019 to 2024. The fund will support the development and delivery costs of proposals for minor-medium freight interventions aimed at improving the capacity and capability of the Scottish network for rail freight.

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ransport Scotland’s vision, as set out in the National Transport Strategy (NTS2), is for Scotland to have a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system which will help to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. Transport Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers. Transport Scotland also provides input from a Scottish perspective on reserved rail issues such as: European directives, cross-border rail franchises, the Equality Act and safety and standards. Rail directorate The Rail directorate is responsible for planning and delivering rail policy, strategy and development. It carries out appraisals of capital projects, advises on rail investment decisions and provides the specification of railway outputs that the Scottish Government will wish to buy. The Rail directorate is also responsible for managing the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchise contracts, specifying and funding Network Rail’s high-level delivery responsibilities in

Scotland, and liaising with the Office of Rail and Road in specifying and funding the outputs expected from Network Rail. Transport Scotland has invested over £8 billion in the railway since 2007, which has resulted in: • New fleets of modern electric trains • New and improved services through the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises • 47 miles of new railway, including the Borders Railway • 252 miles of electrified lines Cross-border links Transport Scotland is also looking at crossborder links and, in particular, the economic and environmental benefits that high-speed rail can bring to Scotland. Cross-border passenger services are operated under franchises specified and awarded by the Department for Transport (apart from the Caledonian Sleeper services). Rail freight The rail freight sector is a vital part of Scotland’s economy. The Scottish Government’s vision is for a competitive, sustainable rail freight sector that plays a

Stations There are currently 360 railway stations in Scotland. Network Rail manages Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley. The railway managed by the airport authority. The rest are leased to and operated by ScotRail. Scottish stations have improved significantly after considerable investment over the last few years. ScotRail has invested around £20 million in delivering front line improvements to passenger facilities at stations. The Scottish Government also provided £20 million for small schemes between 2006 and 2008, improving station facilities across the country. Transport Scotland is committed to ensuring that these facilities are maintained and improved over the course of the current franchise, with further investments being made at stations to support smart ticketing and integrated travel. Investment includes enhanced cycle facilities, upgraded ticket vending machines, multi-modal customer information screens and smart ticketing equipment. Key Personnel Chief Executive: Roy Brannen Managing Director: Kathryn Darbandi Director of Rail: Bill Reeve Minister Responsible: Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity: Michael Matheson Contact Information Address: Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas- Road, Glasgow G4 0HF Tel: 01412 727100 Email: info@transport.gov.scot Visit: www.transport.gov.scot

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Government and Regulatory

Transport for West Midlands Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) - the strategic authority with powers over transport, economic development and regeneration for the West Midlands

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he authority consists of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians. It includes the seven metropolitan West Midlands councils (constituent authorities), ten non-constituent authorities/councils and one observer council, as well as the Mayor of the West Midlands. TfWM is the executive body that oversees transportation (road, rail, bus and Metro) within the metropolitan county on behalf of the WMCA. It is responsible for assessing and planning the region’s future transport needs and coordinates the relevant investment while working with operators to improve existing services. TfWM provides rail and Metro park and-ride facilities and works with bus operators to provide improvements, under the Bus Alliance. Improvements such as contactless fares and discounts for young people has seen passenger growth in the region at a time when numbers are falling elsewhere. HS2 Connectivity Package investment The WMCA has been a strong advocate for the planned HS2 line and has put in place a £4.4 billion HS2 Growth Strategy to make the most of HS2 arriving in the West Midlands. As part of this Growth Strategy there is a Local Connectivity Package of 20 transport schemes to effectively ‘plug-in’ the two new HS2 stations to local transport network. These schemes include the transformational East-West Metro with tram extensions to Dudley/ Brierley Hill and through East Birmingham to North Solihull and the HS2 Interchange station. West Midlands Rail Executive The region is looking to reverse some the Beeching cuts by reopening rail lines to passenger services for the first time in decades. These include the Camp Hill line serving suburbs in South Birmingham and the line between Walsall and Wolverhampton. Railway stations, including the busy University Station in Edgbaston, are also being rebuilt as the region prepares to host the Coventry City of Culture in 2021 and

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Local rail services are co-managed by the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) – a partnership of 16 local transport authorities – and the Department for Transport under the West Midlands franchise. Services are run by West Midlands Trains (a joint venture between Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui) but branded West Midlands Railway. West Midlands Metro The first West Midlands Metro line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton opened in May 1999. It links key areas along a busy transport route serving local centres on the way. Around £1.3 billion is being invested in the expansion of the tram system and the first part of the Westside extension in Birmingham city centre, with trams running on battery power, opened at the end of 2019. Further extensions are at different stages of development, including the construction of a line between Wednesbury and Brierley Hill, via Dudley. The Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) is a partnership of planning, design and construction specialists building a number of new tram extensions over the coming decade on behalf of the WMCA and TfWM. The WMCA has a wholly owned company – Midland Metro Limited – which is responsible for the day-to-day running of

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tram services. As the country’s first Future Mobility Zone and 5G mobile Testbed the West Midlands is home to a new vehicle revolution that’s set to deliver cleaner, greener and safer transport on our roads. TfWM is working with the region’s automotive industry and universities on the development of connected and autonomous vehicles and new cutting edge apps and services. Key Personnel Managing Director: Laura Shoaf Director of Customer Experience: Steve McAleavy Director of Integrated Network Services: Pete Bond Metro Programme Director: Phil Hewitt Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation: Mike Waters Director of Programme Development: Sandeep Shingadia Director of Network Resilience: Anne Shaw Director of Rail: Malcolm Holmes Lead Member for Transport for the WMCA: Cllr Roger Lawrence Contact Information Address: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands B19 3SD Tel: 0121 200 2787 Email: customer.services@tfwm.org.uk Visit: www.wmca.org.uk



Infrastructure

Crossrail Established in 2001, Crossrail Limited was set up to build the new railway that will open as the Elizabeth line

The history of Crossrail In the 19th Century the Regents Canal Company, began plans for a new surface railway across London. They lobbied for permission to build a railway that would link Paddington with London’s docks, running alongside or even replacing the Regents Canal itself. Parliament granted permission for the scheme in the 1880s, but it ultimately came to nothing. However, fifty years later, the Abercrombie Plan argued that better links were needed between the east and west of the UK’s capital city, and proposed building two new Tube lines. Although much of the Abercrombie Plan came to pass the new Tube lines did not, the idea, however, was not forgotten and transport needs continued to develop and soon the need for a new line that provided better cross-Capital links began to seem more pressing. In the 1974 London Rail Study, that line finally got a name – ‘Crossrail’. The genesis of the idea was a northern tunnel that would join British Rail’s Western Region lines west of Paddington to the Eastern Region lines east of Bethnal Green. The study recommended feasibility studies be undertaken as a priority, in 1980 a British Rail discussion paper, proposed an intercity link across London featuring three route options. Rather than focusing on the east and west, the scheme suggested linking the existing infrastructure north and south of London, possibly via a deep bore tunnel.

Although the route was very different from that which had been proposed in 1974, the overall objective was not massively dissimilar. The 1980 discussion paper ultimately led to nothing, Underground congestion that both it and the 1974 study had highlighted continued to develop and by the late 1980s, the existing Tube and rail capacity was approaching its limits. The Government therefore commissioned and published the Central London Rail Study in 1989 – a report which took many of the schemes highlighted in the 1974 study and developed them into more concrete framework: East-West Crossrail, a line from Wimbledon to Hackney via Chelsea and Thameslink. In addition to all this, the Jubilee line extension was proposed in the East London Rail Study published a few months later. In October 1990 the Government finally gave the go-ahead to British Rail and London Transport to develop the east-west Crossrail scheme. In November 1991, a private bill was submitted to Parliament but the recession in the early 1990s, combined with constraints on public finances, proved key factors that lead to Parliament rejecting the Bill. Despite the decision not to proceed, the October 1990 announcement safeguarded (legally protected from conflicting development) Crossrail’s route, and in 1994 it was announced that the Crossrail project would be pushed forward under the Transport and Works Act (TWA) system,

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but in April 1996 the Secretary of State for Transport, Sir George Young, asked London Transport and British Rail to temporarily suspend their TWA application. Crossrail, he stated, could only come about after the Jubilee Line Extension, Thameslink and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link had been dealt with. In July 2000 the Government once again asserted that an east-west rail link should go ahead. The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy also prioritised the relief of overcrowding on London Underground. The Government asked the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) to study the requirements for extra passenger capacity to and through London. The London East West Study that the SRA published recommended that both Crossrail and the Hackney to southwest London routes be resurrected and schemes developed to construct them. The London East-West Study was well-received and as a result Cross London Rail Links (CLRL), jointly owned by the SRA and Transport for London (TfL), was set up to undertake project definition work on a Crossrail link and a feasibility study of a possible Hackneysouthwest London scheme. Crossrail Limited Established in 2001, Crossrail Limited was set up to build the new railway that will open as the Elizabeth line. Jointly sponsored by TfL and the Department for Transport, once the railway is complete it will be handed over to TfL and run as part of London’s integrated transport network.


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In 2004 the Government, committed to introducing legislation to enable Crossrail to proceed, and worked closely with TfL and wider stakeholders to develop a funding and financing package. The Crossrail Hybrid Bill was presented to Parliament in February 2005 and The Crossrail Act 2008 finally gave Crossrail a confirmed route – Heathrow and Reading in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, with new rail tunnels (and stations) under central London as required. Crossrail Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of TfL on December 5 2008. After years of planning and development, Crossrail finally broke ground on May 15 2009 at Canary Wharf and

tunnelling later began on the project. Crossrail tunnelling began in May 2012 with eight tunnel boring machines (TBM) called Phyllis, Ada, Elizabeth, Victoria, Jessica, Ellie, Sophia and Mary. Tunnelling ended at Farringdon three years later in May 2015 with the arrival of tunnel boring machine Victoria. The operational railway was renamed the Elizabeth line in February 2016 in honour of Britain’s longest serving monarch. The Elizabeth line will open from December 2018 with 10 brand new stations and 31 upgraded stations. When completed, three separate services will operate: • Reading to Abbey Wood • Heathrow to Abbey Wood • Paddington to Shenfield. In May 2019, direct services will operate from Paddington to Shenfield and Paddington to Abbey Wood and in December 2019, the Elizabeth line is fully open with services extended to Reading

and Heathrow Terminal 5. Elizabeth line services through central London will commence in Autumn 2019. Tel: 0345 602 3813 Email: helpdesk@crossrail.co.uk Visit: https://www.crossrail.co.uk/

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East West Rail New connections will make the make the Oxford to Cambridge Arc more commutable, opening up new job opportunities, supporting local business and helping the economy to grow East West Rail East West Rail is a proposed new rail link under development which would connect communities between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge, creating new opportunities for people right across the area. It’s an ambitious project that proposes bringing back into use a section of railway that was closed to passengers in the 1960s, refurbishing existing railway lines between Bletchley and Bedford, and building brand new railway infrastructure between Bedford and Cambridge. Oxford to Bicester: open • Completed in 2016, this section combined upgrading the track between Oxford and Bicester Village with major improvements to local stations • Chiltern Railways began running services from Oxford through to London via Bicester in 2017 Oxford to Bedford: in planning • This complex section involves reinstating parts of the old track, upgrading stations, building a new station at Winslow and a large number of overbridges, footbridges and changes to crossings • East West Railway Company and Network Rail are leading a team known as the East West Rail Alliance, who will design and deliver this section • An application for the planning permission required, known as a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) was submitted in July 2018

• The Secretary of State for Transport approved Network Rail’s TWAO application on 4 February 2020 allowing main construction work to start Bedford to Cambridge • Having identified five promising route options between Bedford and Cambridge, East West Railway Company held an initial non-statutory consultation in early 2019, creating a strong foundation for our design work • Following this consultation, we have now selected the Preferred Route Option, and we are concentrating on choosing the best alignment for this section East West Railway Company The East West Railway Company was set up in 2017 to develop a railway with customers and communities at its core. The company is passionate about building a railway that best serves people living and working between Oxford, Cambridge, Bedford and Milton Keynes, as well as providing the best value for the taxpayer. They have a mission to do things differently, to innovate and challenge the status quo in the rail and construction industries. Their distinctive outlook and passion for doing the right thing for their customers and local communities runs through everything they do and every decision they make.

The company’s role is to oversee the work already underway on East West Rail between Oxford, Bedford and Milton Keynes, to develop the case for the section between Bedford and Cambridge, and to integrate the two sections of the project to get the best results for all the communities between Oxford and Cambridge. East West Railway company works with four key stakeholders: • The Department for Transport • Network Rail • East West Rail Alliance • East West Rail Consortium Environment The team at East West Railway Company are passionate about protecting the environment for the communities they serve and aim to become a net-zero carbon railway and aim to achieve biodiversity net gain in both the construction and operation of East West Rail. Key Personnel Chief Executive, East West Railway Company: Simon Blanchflower, CBE Chair, East West Railway Company: Rob Brighouse Strategy Director, East West Railway Company: Will Gallagher Contact Information Tel: 0330 1340067 Email: contact@eastwestrail.co.uk

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Infrastructure

Getlink Getlink was officially born on 20 November 2017 when Groupe Eurotunnel underwent a corporate rebrand

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ach year, Eurotunnel safely transports more than 20 million passengers, 1.6 million trucks, 2.6 million cars, two billion tonne-kilometres of freight and, eventually, one gigawatt of electricity. Rebrand Talking about the rebrand, Chairman and CEO of Getlink, Jacques Gounon, said: ‘With revenues of over €1 billion, an operating margin of fifty per cent and predictable cash flows up to 2086, Getlink has demonstrated the effectiveness and resilience of its economic model. It is on this same basis that we will continue to generate growth by offering our customers high value adding solutions’. Summer records Summer 2017 saw Eurotunnel set new traffic records for Le Shuttle Passenger service. With almost 564,000 vehicles carried over the period from 17 July to 3 September, traffic grew by two per cent compared to the same period in 2016, which was itself a record year. Beyond the traffic records, recent investments in the premium service, like the opening of the new Flexiplus lounge in France on 15th July are also bearing fruit with bookings for this category up by six per cent. In addition, Le Shuttle has seen Frequent Traveller bookings increase by twelve per cent. Jo Willacy, Eurotunnel Commercial Director, said: ‘Our customer numbers continue to grow alongside their loyalty to our service. I can only thank them on behalf of all our staff for the confidence they have shown in us. The Le Shuttle frequency of departure and the speed of service are key factors in booking decisions.’

Innovation In June 2017 the first stone of the future freight train scanner, the first of its kind in France, was laid at a ceremony held at CalaisFrethun freight yard. The £5.7 million freight train scanner, paid for entirely by Getlink, will be sited on the national railway network following an agreement reached with SNCF Réseau. Operated by customs officers from the Douane, the only authority certified to use such material in France, the scanner will bring savings of several hours to the process of controls on trains heading for the UK via the Channel Tunnel. The installation of this equipment will enable the control of up to 30 trains per day at a speed of twelve miles per hour, without stopping. In addition, the new scanner will considerably improve the efficiency of action to prevent smuggling. Patrick Jeantet, Chairman and CEO of SNCF Réseau, stated: ‘Our specialist teams will work closely together to install this scanner. SNCF Réseau has made space available and will modify equipment to accommodate this innovative solution which will considerably improve cross Channel traffic flow.’ Traffic growth On 28 April 2017 Eurotunnel inaugurated the first of three new, third generation freight shuttles. With the boom in the digital economy and the concentration of cross-Channel traffic onto the shortest routes, particularly in light of environmental

concerns, the market for Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight is set to continue its growth over the coming years. In response to this demand and to reach its objective of transporting two million trucks in 2020, Eurotunnel invested £36 million to acquire three new, 800-metrelong freight shuttles, each made up of 32 carrier wagons, three loaders and a club car for the truck drivers. Made to order by WBN Waggonbau Niesky GmbH for Eurotunnel, and benefitting from the latest developments in technology to ensure energy efficiency, strength and reliability, these three new shuttles will strengthen the existing fleet and bring an additional twenty per cent capacity, enabling Eurotunnel to offer up to eight departures per hour.

Key Personnel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Jacques Gounon Deputy CEO: François Gauthey Chief Operating Officer – Corporate: Michel Boudoussier Chief Operating Officer - Safety and Ethics: Philippe de Lagune Chief Operating Officer – Europorte: Pascal Sainson Safety, Sustainable Development and Business Services Director: Patrick Etienne Commercial Director – Concession: Jo Willacy Chief Executive Officer – ElecLink: Steven Moore Contact Information Address: UK Terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8XX Tel: 0844 335 3535 Email: communication.internet@getlinkgroup.com Visit: www.getlinkgroup.com

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High Speed 1 High Speed 1 (HS1) is the UK’s first section of high-speed rail and operates along a 68-mile-long railway between St Pancras International in London and the Channel Tunnel

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perating as both a domestic and international service, the line carries passengers from St Pancras International in London to the Channel Tunnel and connects with the international high-speed routes between London and Paris, London and Brussels and London and Amsterdam. HS1 Ltd has the 30-year concession to own and operate HS1, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International. In July 2017 HS1 Ltd was acquired by a consortium comprising of funds advised and managed by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited and Equitix Investment Management Limited.The cost of construction was £6.2 billion. HS1’s domestic service, Southeastern High Speed, was introduced in 2009 and transports passengers from St Pancras International to Kent. Journey times to Ebbsfleet International are only 17 minutes, with Ashford International just 37 minutes from St Pancras. In 2018, approximately 15.7 million journeys were made on Southeastern High Speed. Socio-economic benefits of High Speed 1 In 2017, HS1 Ltd published a report entitled ‘10 Businesses at 10 Years’. The report presents real life examples of how HS1 has helped ten of the most exciting businesses in Kent to grow and prosper. An accompanying survey of leading Kent businesses showed that: • 91 per cent of those asked said that their business has benefitted from HS1 • 89 per cent said that HS1 has made Kent a more attractive place to set up a business • Over one third said that HS1 was a factor when choosing to set up their business in Kent • Over 80 per cent said that HS1 had helped their business grow

• One hundred per cent said that HS1 will play an important role in the future growth of Kent Dyan Crowther, CEO of HS1 Limited, said: ‘As the nation’s first and only high-speed railway, HS1 has been a catalyst for growth, generating economic, cultural and social value in the regions it serves and the UK more widely.’ Passengers using HS1 have doubled since launch, with services carrying over twenty million domestic and international passengers each year and with an unrivalled average delay per train of just eight seconds. A report independently produced by Visit Kent and tourism economists Destination Research revealed that for every HS1 leisure journey made to Kent in 2016, £81 was added to Kent’s local economy. Almost 6,000 tourism sector jobs in Kent have been created and supported by HS1 with the total economic contribution to Kent’s visitor economy, since domestic HS1 services began, estimated at over £311 million. The findings demonstrate further the remarkable growth of Kent’s visitor economy, the value of which has increased by £1 billion since 2003. Kent’s visitor economy is now worth in excess of £3.8 billion and it is expected that the line will provide at least £10 billion of further regenerative benefits over the next 50 years.

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Growth Approximately 50 million people visit St Pancras International every year, for both the station’s retail offering and its rail services to Europe and Kent. Passenger numbers on the high-speed line are set to rise to 127 per cent by 2044. The total number of trains on HS1 is at 73,402 (2018-19). This is mostly attributed to the increase in timetabled international services which are up 386 compared to 2017-18. In 2018, HS1 Ltd announced that it would be working closely with other infrastructure managers to help develop new routes, including a direct passenger service to Bordeaux. Key Personnel Chairman: Keith Ludeman Chief Executive Officer: Dyan Crowther Chief Financial Officer: Mark Farrer General Counsel & Corporate Services Director: Lucy Clarke-Bodicoat Commercial Director: Wendy Spinks Engineering Director: Richard Thorp Contact Information Address: 5th Floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG Tel: 020 7014 2700 Email: info@highspeed1.co.uk Visit: www.highspeed1.co.uk


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High Speed Two (HS2) High Speed Two (HS2) is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high-speed rail network. It is funded by grant-in-aid from the Government

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S2 will link eight of the UK’s major cities and serve millions of people. Travelling between the cities of the Midlands and the North will become much easier. HS2 will free up extra capacity for local passenger and freight services on the existing network. So, as well as efficiently carrying millions of people, the new railway will benefit those who never use it. Economic value HS2 will begin rebalancing the UK economy long before the trains start running. It’s already beginning to boost economic

development in the Midlands and the North, and to ease pressure on London by creating opportunities elsewhere. HS2 will create around 25,000 jobs and fuel economic benefits worth over £103 billion to the UK. Route HS2 will connect London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, running from Euston through the new station at Old Oak Common and then onto Birmingham. From there it will split off and run to the East Midlands Hub in one direction and to Manchester Piccadilly via Crewe in the other direction.

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That first stretch to Birmingham is Phase One which is expected to be completed by 2026. The second is Phase Two. It will be delivered in two phases: Phase 2a extends from the West Midlands to Crewe and is due to open in 2027. Phase 2b continues the line to Manchester and also joins the existing railway just south of Wigan. Meanwhile Phase 2b’s eastern leg runs from Leeds via HS2’s East Midlands Hub to Birmingham. Phase 2b services will begin in 2033. The remainder of the journey north will use the East Coast Mainline to connect the East Midlands Hub to Newcastle.


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Ecology HS2’s specialist ecology teams will plant over 300,000 trees, bringing the total to 730,000, across the Phase One route between London and the Midlands to over by Spring 2021. HS2 funding is available for a wide range of independent environmental projects to benefit nature and communities along the route. This could include creating new parks and play facilities, investing in green spaces in urban areas, regenerating areas along canals, and conserving and enhancing the historic environment. By working in partnership with organisations and individuals, HS2’s Green Corridor will deliver a positive, long term legacy for the natural and historic environment, and for people and communities across the country. Graduate recruitment scheme The opportunity to join one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects, and play a role in levelling up Britain, will become a reality for the 17 people who secure a place on HS2’s coveted two-year graduate programme. With a major engineering programme ahead, HS2 is bolstering its infrastructure directorate by offering the opportunity for engineering graduates to join the teams charged with overseeing the delivery of the stations, tunnels and viaducts along the 140-mile section of the first phase of the railway. Freight Throughout 2021, more than 180 freight trains are set to deliver material to the site taking the equivalent of 12,670 trucks (HGVs) off the road and saving 30,150 tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of flying from London to Edinburgh 930 times. The train – operated by DB Cargo UK and Hanson – delivered 1,650 tonnes of aggregate that will be used in the construction of the temporary Calvert Railhead. Across the whole HS2 project, 15,000 freight trains are set to be used to haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to construction sites – taking the equivalent of 1.5 million HGVs off the UK’s road. Station Arup’s design for HS2’s Interchange station received a gold award at 2020’s World Architecture News (WAN) awards ceremony. The awards bring together the most senior and influential professionals from across Architecture internationally to recognise and celebrate excellence. The year’s awards, held online due to lockdown restrictions, saw designs for the

new Solihull HS2 station recognised in the ‘Future Projects – Transport’ category for their sustainability credentials and the station’s glue-laminated timber structure, which judges said is a ‘very impressive response to sustainable design for the future’. The award follows on from the station’s recent recognition as the first railway station globally to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification – a measure of sustainability for new and refurbished buildings – putting it in the top one per cent of buildings in the UK for eco-friendly credentials.

Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: Mark Thurston Chairman: Allan Cook CBE Chief Financial Officer: Michael Bradley CB Infrastructure Director: Chris Rayner Safety and Assurance Director: Emma Head Human Resources Director: Neil Hayward General Counsel and Company Secretary: Nicole Geoghegan Managing Director - Phase Two: Tim Smart Strategic Director for Stakeholder Engagement and Communications: Aileen Thompson Contact Information Address: Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham B4 6GA Tel: 0808 143 4434 Email: HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk Visit: www.hs2.org.uk

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Infrastructure

LCR LCR is a skilled commercial developer and the UK Government’s regeneration and placemaking expert. It has a 25-year track record of creating exciting new destinations for people to live, work and experience

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CR uses its skills in land assembly, placemaking and development to unlock regeneration opportunities. Its unique position on the cusp of the public and private sectors allows it to transform the most complex sites, using an imaginative approach to problem solving to bring forward schemes that deliver homes and jobs, and create value from public sector real estate assets. The team’s considerable experience includes the delivery and sale of the High Speed 1 railway and the associated multibillion-pound, mixed-use developments at King’s Cross and Stratford City – two of London’s most successful regeneration stories.

Major projects LCR’s current projects include the £1.1 billion regeneration of the Mayfield site in Manchester. Working with U+I as its development partner, the project will deliver a mixed use community at a 24-acre site adjacent to Piccadilly station. In Stratford, east London, LCR and Lend Lease are continuing to bring forward International Quarter London (IQL) –

a £2.4 billion urban regeneration which will deliver four million sq.ft of Grade A office space, new homes and community facilities, within a 22-acre site. Nearly one million sq. ft of office space is already let or pre-let at IQL, to organisations including the FCA, Transport for London, Cancer Research UK and the British Council. In central London, LCR is delivering a new retail, restaurant and leisure destination in the heart of the South Bank. Set to open in Spring 2021, it will feature 135,000 sq ft of local, independent and national retail and leisure operators. LCR has also transformed the nearby railway arches at Leake Street into a creative and leisure destination, populated by local independent businesses and startups. Strategic partnerships Using expertise gained from delivering some of the UK’s most successful regeneration projects, LCR collaborates with local authorities, LEPs, government agencies and private developers to deliver outstanding developments. It provides long-term support and forms joint venture partnerships to create the conditions to ensure every destination reaches its full potential, with a focus on driving public value through delivering meaningful outcomes, not short-term returns. Origins in the rail industry LCR was formed in 1994 to bid for the contract to build and operate the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and to own the UK

arm of the Eurostar International train service. It won the bid in 1997 and spent the following ten years delivering on its promises for High Speed 1, until it sold a 30-year concession for the project for £2.1 billion to a consortium of Borealis and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund. LCR then moved from the private to public sector, becoming a limited company wholly-owned by the Department for Transport. Key Personnel Chairman: Nick Markham Interim Chief Executive: Peter Hawthorne Development Director: Adrian Lee Asset Management Director: Lucy Robinson Managing Director for Strategic Partnerships: Jamie Kerr Contact Information Address: 20 Cranbourn Street, London WC2H 7AA Tel: 020 7391 4300 Email: info@lcrproperty.co.uk Visit: www.lcrproperty.co.uk

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Infrastructure

Midland Metro Alliance The West Midlands Combined Authority, the design consortium of Egis, Tony Gee and Pell Frischmann, and contractor Colas Rail (supported by their suballiance partners Colas Limited, Barhale, Bouygues UK and Auctus Management Group) came together to form the Midland Metro Alliance in July 2016

The second phase of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension will run from Centenary Square to 54 Hagley Road

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ach of the partner companies brings a complementary area of expertise to the alliance. The real focus, however, is on leaving a legacy of skills and experience for the region, even after the extensions are complete and helping the West Midlands attract regeneration and investment. The Midland Metro Alliance is working with Transport for West Midlands on a number of projects for the West Midlands Metro network, each in differing stages of development, design or delivery. Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension Part of the Wolverhampton Interchange, the Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension will branch off from the existing route just before the current terminus at Wolverhampton St. George’s. The final phase of track laying for the short light rail route is planned to begin in spring 2021. When this route opens to the public later that year, those living and

working in the area will benefit from an attractive public transport gateway with West Midlands Metro services linked to other forms of public transport with new tram stops at both bus and rail stations in the Black Country city. Birmingham Westside Metro extension The Birmingham Westside Metro extension is part of an ambitious plan to expand the current Midland Metro network towards the West of Birmingham and Edgbaston, bringing long-term benefits to this area of the city. The first phase of the project saw the Metro extended from the former terminus at Grand Central to Centenary Square, with the new line, which provided two extra tram stops, reopening ahead of schedule in 2019. Construction for the second phase of the project, which will run an extra 1.37km from Centenary Square to Edgbaston, is now well underway and will add three further tram stops connecting the golden mile of Broad Street to other areas of the city and ultimately through to Wolverhampton.

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The second phase of the Westside extension is planned to be open in 2021, ahead of Birmingham’s hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where public transport improvements, including the Metro extension programme, will play an important part of delivering a successful event. Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension During 2020, the first preliminary works got underway for the anticipated Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension with utility diversions in Dudley town centre and aging structures assessed and demolished in Sandwell ahead of new ones being erected later in the construction programme. This route is more than eleven kilometres long and will eventually connect to the main Metro line in Wednesbury allowing transport to both Wolverhampton and Birmingham from Dudley and boosting public transport considerably in an area of the region where most journeys are completed by private vehicle.


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Birmingham Eastside Metro extension and East Birmingham to Solihull Metro extension Elsewhere in Birmingham, following receipt of Transport and Works Act Powers in 2020, the Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension project was re-ignited with the first early works, consisting of utility upgrades and diversions, getting underway. This extension will provide new and improved public transport links for the East of Birmingham City Centre and Digbeth as well as connecting the forthcoming Curzon Station (HS2) to the Metro network and maximising interchange opportunities with various modes of public transport. The route is also the first stage in the proposed East Birmingham to Solihull Metro extension which will extended further east allowing fast and convenient travel to Birmingham International Airport.

A map showing the Metro extension programme

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension will provide new and improved public transport links for the East of Birmingham City Centre and Digbeth as well as connecting the HS2 station to the Metro network

Contact Information Address: 4th Floor Alpha Tower, Suffolk St Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TT Tel: 0121 643 8729 Email: communications@metroalliance.co.uk Visit: www.metroalliance.co.uk

The team at the Midland Metro Alliance busy at work along the stretch of Birmingham’s ‘golden mile’ entertainment district

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Network Rail Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Great Britain’s tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 20 key stations

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etwork Rail is a public sector arm’s length body, giving it commercial and operational freedom. Its main customers are the TOCs and FOCs which provide services on Network Rail’s infrastructure. In 2014, Network Rail began devolving day-today responsibility for railway businesses to eight strategic geographical areas. In late 2018, new Chief Executive Andrew Haines announced plans to deepen devolution, with 14 routes sitting under five new regions – Scotland’s Railway, Wales and Western, North West and Central, Southern and Eastern. These new regions became operational in June 2019. A new Network Services directorate was created to incorporate Network Rail’s Freight & National Passenger Operators department as well as elements of Group Digital Railway and certain national services, such as national performance and operations. Performance On 1 April 2019, the rail industry introduced a new, more detailed and precise set of measures to better understand train performance. The additional ‘on time’

measures reflect that good performance needs to be delivered throughout the whole journey and that every minute matters for passengers. The official measure of punctuality used up until then, known as public performance measure (PPM), considers trains to be punctual if they are five or ten minutes after schedule, for short and longdistance journeys respectively, at their destination, but the new measures report cancellations and the proportion of trains arriving to the minute at every station on the timetable. Network Rail also measures its safety performance using a model produced by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). It measures safety from the perspective of passengers at stations and all aspects of interaction between the general public and the railway. Control Period 6 Network Rail runs five-year long Control Periods which it uses to determine priorities for investment. Each Control Period begins on 1 April and ends on 31 March to coincide with the financial year.

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Control Period 6 began in April 2019. Strategic Freight Network The Strategic Freight Network (SFN) aims to create a network of freight capable rail corridors across Britain by upgrading the existing network and building new infrastructure at key locations to allow more freight to travel on rail. Schemes currently underway include gauge clearance, train lengthening and capacity building. Eastern With railway from the borders of Scotland to the nation’s capital, Eastern region is critical to the success of Britain. It is an incredibly busy region, operating some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Norwich, Cambridge and London. The region is also home to other major transport hubs including three airports and 13 freight ports, connecting millions of people every day to city, town, coast and country, to friends and family, jobs and leisure, as well as goods to businesses here and abroad.


Infrastructure

North West and Central North West & Central (NW&C) is the ‘Backbone of Britain’ – the economic spine linking the United Kingdom’s main cities, connecting workers with jobs, people with loved ones and bringing goods to market. The infrastructure runs from London Euston and Marylebone in the south through the Chiltern and West Midlands regions, the North West of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. NW&C is home to the West Coast Mainline, the busiest mixed-use railway in Europe, serving London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Southern The new Southern region serves passengers and freight operators from Devon in the West to Kent in the East and links Wessex, Sussex and Kent as well as Network Rail High Speed. With over 5,800 employees, the Southern region is responsible for more than 700 million passenger journeys each year. Over the next five years the region will invest £6.3 billion to operate, maintain and renew the railway. Over 7000 passenger and freight services operate on the region every weekday – more than a third of Britain’s rail services. Southern moves over 266,000

tonnes of freight each week and owns and maintains 3,300 miles of track, 4,986 bridges, 895 level crossings and 7,990 signals. Wales and Western With a 5,000-strong workforce and 2,700 miles of railway, these routes exist to serve communities and businesses of Wales, the Thames Valley, West of England and the South West Peninsula. Wales and Western transports commuters to key employment hubs including London, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, directly serving London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest international airport and providing connections to Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and London Gatwick airports. Wales and Western supports leisure and tourism in all of these areas and supports critical freight

services, notably aggregates, moving millions of tonnes of freight every year. Scotland’s Railway Scotland’s Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland. It provides rapid access along busy commuter routes to the country’s seven cities. It fulfils a variety of travel needs from business and leisure to daily commuter services, including cross border services; it supports rural services and the needs of freight customers alike. Over 2,500 daily services support the needs of communities and business across Scotland and the border to England, operating the largest suburban rail network outside London which meets the daily needs of customers into Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city.

Key Personnel Chair: Sir Peter Hendy CBE Chief Executive: Andrew Haines Managing Director, Route Services: Susan Cooklin Group Director, Safety, Technical & Engineering: Martin Frobisher Managing Director, System Operator: Paul McMahon Group Director, Network Services: Nick King Group Director, Transformation: Becky Lumlock Chief Financial Officer: Jeremy Westlake Group HR Director: Pauline Holroyd Group Communications Director: Caroline Murdoch Managing Director, Eastern region: Rob McIntosh Managing Director, North West and Central region: Tim Shoveller Managing Director, Southern region: John Halsall Managing director, Wales and Western: Mark Langman Managing Director, Scotland’s Railway: Alex Hynes Contact Information Address: 1 Eversholt Street, London NW1 2DN Tel: 020 7557 8000 Email: Contact via website Visit: www.networkrail.co.uk

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Abellio UK Abellio is one of the UK’s largest transport groups, operating five rail franchises, as well as 740 buses on 52 London bus routes

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ver 16,000 people are employed across its operating companies, which collectively serve over a million passengers in England and Scotland every day. A whollyowned subsidiary of Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Abellio was founded in 2002 to take advantage of the liberalisation of the European transport sector, and it now has operations in the UK and Germany. Abellio first entered the UK transport market in 2003 and has since established itself as one of the UK’s foremost rail owning groups, accounting for nearly one in five of all UK rail customers – the largest it has been in its operating history. Its UK rail franchises are Merseyrail (a 50:50 venture with Serco), Greater Anglia (a 60:40 venture with Mitsui), ScotRail,

West Midlands Trains (a 70:15:15 venture with Mitsui and JR East) and East Midlands Railway. After taking its first steps into the London bus market in 2009, the company now runs around eight per cent of all London bus services. Abellio wants to make it easier to travel, by providing comfortable, reliable journeys which are simple for people to plan, buy and use. To this end, the company is investing heavily across its UK rail franchises to transform its services, improve its customers’ experience and help to deliver a sustainable zero carbon future. Through its £3 billion investment in new trains for all its operating companies, Abellio is delivering more seats and services. This investment and innovation reflect Abellio’s strong commitment to improving its customers’ experience by delivering the

more reliable, simple and sustainable transport services they rightly expect. Key Personnel MD Abellio UK: Dominic Booth COO Bus: Alan Pilbeam COO Rail: Dave Kaye Financial Director: Chris Harris Commercial Director: Stewart Fox-Mills UK New Trains Project & Fleet Director, and ScotRail COO: Alex White Human Resources Director: Andrew Meadows Head of Media: Matt Beard Contact Information Address: 5th Floor, The Culzean Building, 36 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LU Tel: 0141 320 0620 Email: communications@abellio.co.uk Visit: www.abellio.com/uk

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Arriva UK Trains Arriva is a major train operator in the UK with over 14 years’ experience in providing passenger rail services

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rriva runs two rail franchises, one rail concession and one open access contract.

CrossCountry The CrossCountry network is the most extensive rail contract in the UK. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance, and from Stansted Airport to Cardiff, it calls at more than 120 stations. Based in Birmingham, CrossCountry connects seven of Britain’s ten largest cities, delivering services every weekday that equate to some forty million passenger journeys a year. CrossCountry has been awarded five stars under the EFQM ‘Recognise for Excellence’ accreditation and the coveted UK Excellence Award by the British Quality Foundation. In 2017 it launched a pioneering initiative with the UK Scouting Association to encourage young people to stay safe on the railway. Chiltern Railways Chiltern Railways provide scheduled passenger services along the M40 corridor between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street, to Aylesbury via Amersham. Following an investment of £250 million, Chiltern Railways run a service between Oxford and London Marylebone, on which route they enjoy a successful partnership with Bicester Village.

As of August 2018, Chiltern is the most popular operator between the Midlands and London and between Oxford and London and enjoys passenger satisfaction levels of ninety per cent. Grand Central Grand Central is an established longdistance train company carrying around 1.5 million passenger journeys a year. Grand Central operates under an Open Access licence and reaches the parts of the country other services don’t – directly linking cities and towns in Yorkshire and the North East with London, often for the first time in years. Based in York, Grand Central operates 18 services a day on two routes with industry leading customer satisfaction rating. Grand Central achieved a 96 per cent overall passenger satisfaction rating in the National Rail Passenger Survey in Spring 2018, for the sixth year running. The company is undertaking a comprehensive £9 million fleet refurbishment programme as part of ambitious plans to expand the business. London Overground Arriva Rail London operates the London Overground network under contract to Transport for London (TfL). The seven and half year concession commenced in November 2016, with the network linking 23 of London’s 33 boroughs.

Working in partnership with TfL, Arriva Rail London plan to deliver further improvements for customers through more frequent services, new trains and improved interchanges, as well as developing stations and lines to meet increasing passenger demand. Arriva TrainCare Arriva’s TrainCare business provides maintenance depots and servicing facility for electric and diesel trains. In recent years, Arriva TrainCare has grown following substantial investment in developing heavy maintenance work. Operating from five depots in strategic locations across the country, Arriva TrainCare currently provides overnight and heavy maintenance services to several train operating companies and ROSCOs, along with post production support for new train manufacturers. Key Personnel Arriva CEO: Manfred Rudhart Managing Director UK Trains: Chris Burchell Contact Information Address: Arriva plc, Admiral Way, Doxford International Business Pk, Sunderland SR3 3XP Tel: 0191 520 4000 Email: enquiries@arriva.co.uk Visit: www.arriva.co.uk

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First Group First Group operates four rail franchises – Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, TransPennine Express – and one open access passenger rail service, Hull Trains

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irst is an experienced operator of all types of passenger railways – intercity, commuter, regional and sleeper services and as one of the most experienced operators in the UK. First have proposed and delivered over £650 million capital investment into the franchises since 2006. Since they began running rail operations, they have introduced more than 740 additional vehicles across various franchises, which has also led to the creation of new depot facilities and jobs. The customer app for First operating companies has been downloaded more than one million times; First is working with councils to introduce smart ticketing and has led one of the largest roll outs of free Wi-Fi on the UK rail network. Owner First Group owns Great Western Railway (GWR) which operates the Great Western rail franchise area. This includes South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England. On 30 March 202 FirstGroup signed a Direct Award with the Department for Transport to continue operating GWR services until 31 March 2023, with a possible extension of up to one further year. The South Western Rail franchise was awarded to FirstGroup and MTR in March 2017. They began operating the network on 20 August 2017 and will continue until at least August 2024. SWR operates almost 2,000 services per day across the network, providing commuter, inter-urban, regional and long distance services to passengers in south west London and southern counties of England.

First Group introduced refurbished trains to the Portsmouth-London line in late 2019, with new suburban rolling stock due in the next few months. Timetable changes in May and December 2019 added more than 350 new services per week. First Group also owns TransPennine Express which provides vital connections between key cities in the North of England and Scotland. TransPennine Express operates intercity services on three main routes: • North TransPennine • South TransPennine • North West and Scotland First Group will operate the franchise until at least 2023, and during that time TPE is overseeing an investment which lead to an 80 per cent rise in capacity at the busiest times of the day and increase connections between the largest cities in the North and Scotland by 55 per cent by 2019. TPE has now begun to introduce 220 new carriages, and new services, including Liverpool to Glasgow, and extending its East Coast route from Newcastle to Edinburgh. Hull Trains First Group open access operation of Hull Trains began service in 2000, making 90

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journeys a week between London, Hull and intermediate stations, and transporting more than a million people annually – an increase of more than ten times since inception. First Group have secured track access rights to operate the service until 2029. London Trams First Group operates the London Trams network on behalf of Transport for London, which sees patronage of around 29 million passengers per year. Passenger numbers have increased by more than ten million since the start of operations. Key Personnel Chairman: Wolfhart Hauser Chief Executive Officer: Matthew Gregory Managing Director - First Rail: Steve Montgomery Interim Chief Financial Officer: Nick Chevis Group Employee Director: Jimmy Groombridge Contact Information Address: 395 King Street, Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 5RP Tel: 01224 650100 Email: contactus.fec@firstgroup.com Visit: www.firstgroupplc.com


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Holding Companies

Go-Ahead Group The Go-Ahead Group is one of the UK’s leading public transport providers with over one billion journeys made on its bus and rail services each year

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ince foundation in the 1980s, Go-Ahead has transformed from a small bus operator in northeast England to a FTSE 250 company. It employs 28,000 people in the UK and overseas, who work hard to deliver safe, reliable and value-for-money services for passengers. Go-Ahead has a devolved approach to the management of its bus and train operating companies. They are run autonomously, are locally-branded, and the management teams are empowered to respond directly to the needs of the local communities they serve. Working in this way ensures Go-Ahead retains strong local expertise and can focus on the needs of customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions in local markets.

It is the largest operator of bus services in London, running around a quarter of London’s buses and outside of London, its regional bus services account for around eleven per cent of the UK market. Go-Ahead

regional centres including Cambridge, Luton, Peterborough, Portsmouth and Southampton. It also provides direct links to major airports (Gatwick and Luton) as well as St Pancras International. GTR will operate under its ERMA until the end of its contract term in September 2021, with the potential for a further extension.

also runs bus services in Singapore and began running services in Ireland in 2018. Govia Go-Ahead’s UK rail operation (Govia) is a joint venture between Go-Ahead (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). In the years since the privatisation of rail operations, Go-Ahead’s rail division has delivered profitability, strong cash flow and good returns on capital; and continues to do so. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) began operating in September 2014 with Great Northern and Thameslink routes. Southern and Gatwick Express routes were integrated in July 2015. It is the largest and busiest single rail franchise in the UK: in terms of passenger numbers (around 25 per cent of all train passenger journeys), trains, revenue and staff (6,500 people employed). The franchise encompasses King’s Lynn in the north and Brighton in the south, serving London as well as several important

Southeastern The Southeastern franchise was won in 2006 and in its first year the franchise achieved the largest ever improvement in customer satisfaction of any UK rail operator. On 30 March DfT awarded a Direct Award Contract to Govia to continue operating the Southeastern franchise. The new contract commenced on 1 April 2020 and will run until 16 October 2021, with the option to extend at the DfT’s discretion until 31 March 2022. Southeastern operates services throughout Kent, parts of East Sussex and southeast London. Since December 2009 Southeastern has also operated the UK’s first high-speed domestic service on HS1. Outside of the UK, Go-Ahead is now operating rail services in Germany and Norway. Key Personnel CEO of Go-Ahead: David Brown Chief Financial Officer: Elodie Brian Chairman: Clare Hollingsworth Group Company Secretary: Carolyn Ferguson Group Commercial and Customer Director: Katy Taylor Managing Director Rail Development: Charlie Hodgson Contact Information Address: The Go-Ahead Group plc, 4 Matthew Parker Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9NP Tel: 020 7799 8999 Email: Enquiries@go-ahead.com Visit: www.go-ahead.com

sales@padley-venables.com tel: +44 (0) 1246 299 100 www.padley-venables.com Padley & Venables Ltd. Callywhite Lane, Dronfield, Sheffield S18 2XT, England.

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Keolis Keolis operates public transport networks on behalf of three hundred transport authorities around the world. It is now present in 16 countries across four continents

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ith over 24 years in the UK, Keolis has operated 722 million passenger journeys across 4,732 kilometres of track and employs 16,000 people. Keolis is part of joint ventures with Amey, Go-Ahead and is part of one consortium. KeolisAmey joint ventures KeolisAmey Metrolink, a joint venture between Keolis and Amey, took over operations and maintenance of Manchester’s Metrolink for a period of up to 10 years from July 2017. The KeolisAmey Metrolink tram system is the largest of its kind in the UK. It serves 99 stops across eight different lines along almost 103 kilometres of track, with a fleet of 120 modern trams catering for more than 34 million journeys a year. KeolisAmey Wales (often referred to as Transport for Wales Rail Services) was awarded the Wales and Borders franchise in May 2018 to operate and maintain Transport for Wales (TfW) rail services for the next 15 years. The Transport for Wales rail services network is over 1,600 kilometers long, with 247 stations, and carries over 30 million passengers per year. KeolisAmey Docklands was awarded the franchise in July 2014 to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway in London. We recently had our contract to operate the extended until at least 2024.

Go-Ahead joint ventures Govia is a joint-venture between Keolis (35 per cent) and The Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent). As the country’s busiest rail operator, Govia is responsible for 5,500 services and more than one million passengers per day. It operates two major commuter rail franchises, Southeastern and GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway), serving over 500 stations. Southeastern Owned and operated by Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent) with the contract running until the end of 2021. GTR GTR, which stands for Govia Thameslink Railway, is the largest train operating company in the UK and was created following the merger of Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express in July 2015. GTR now carries more passengers, people and trains than any other franchise in the country with 341 million passenger journeys each year across 800 miles of network. In addition, the franchise operates 516 trains, manages 235train stations and employs over 7,200 people. GTR is part of Govia. Tramlink Keolis is part of the Tramlink consortium responsible for the operation, maintenance and ongoing expansion of the Nottingham tram system. In December 2011, Tramlink

entered into a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) agreement for 22 and a half years. Together Keolis, Trent Barton, Alstom and Vinci, are the industrial shareholders in the Tramlink Nottingham concession company. The network has undergone a major expansion programme opening two new lines in August 2015, which saw the addition of an extra 10.8 miles of track and new vehicles, taking the total fleet to more than twenty trams. It achieved record passenger growth last year, growing the number of customer journeys by 5.7 per cent to more than 17.7 million, and rolled out a range of initiatives to boost operational performance. Key Personnel Chairman of Keolis UK: Sir Derek Jones CEO: Alistair Gordon Chief Operating Officer: Nigel Stevens Finance Director: Virginie Merle Contact Information Address: Evergreen House North, 160 Euston Road, London NW1 2DX Tel: 020 3691 1715 Email: comms@keolis.co.uk Visit: www.keolis.co.uk

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MTR Corporation MTR Corporation was established in 1975 with a mission to construct and operate an urban metro system for Hong Kong. Today, MTR is regarded as one of the world’s leading railways for safety, reliability, customer service and cost efficiency

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n June 2000, it was re-established as MTR Corporation Limited and was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in October 2000. In December 2007, the operations of the government-owned rail operator, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, were merged into MTR. The merged rail network comprises nine commuter railway lines, a light rail network and a highspeed airport express link with an average weekday ridership of more than 5.6 million passengers in Hong Kong. Globally, MTR delivers services for over 13 million people each day, more than 4.7 billion journeys every year. Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading operators of metro, commuter and

airport rail systems, MTR also has a successful international consulting business and is a recognised world leader in Rail + Property development, managing shopping malls, retail units, apartments and other major buildings along some of its lines. Global footprint MTR offers worldwide railway consultancy and contracting services. Clients served include metro companies, government authorities and rail system suppliers in the Mainland of China, India, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In China, MTR operates the Beijing Metro Lines 4, 14, and 16 and the Daxing Line extension, Shenzhen Metro Longhua Line and the Hangzhou Metro Line 1.

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Further projects and concessions in development include Hangzhou Metro Line 5, and property projects along Shenzen Metro Longhua Line and Tianjin Metro Line 6. In Australia, MTR operates and manages the Melbourne Metro and, in September 2014, the Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (of which MTR is a shareholder) was awarded the Operations, Trains and Systems Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the Sydney Metro Northwest project in Sydney. MTR also operates and manages Stockholm Metro, the MTR Express intercity service between Stockholm and Gothenburg and Stockholm Commuter Rail Systems in Sweden.


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United Kingdom In the UK, MTR has been connecting people and communities for almost 15 years and has an established track record of excellence. It operated the London Overground in partnership with Arriva for ten years, and currently operates TfL Rail services on behalf of Transport for London and South Western Railway in partnership with FirstGroup. Its track record on the London Overground and TfL Rail are particularly well known within the UK’s rail industry, with the company twice winning both the National Rail Awards’ Passenger of the Year Award and London Transport Awards’ Rail Operator of the Year. MTR Elizabeth line In July 2014, MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Ltd, a 100% owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, was awarded the concession to operate Crossrail services across London. The train operating contract launched in May 2015, with initial services commencing on the Eastern section of the route under the TfL Rail name. As part of a staged opening programme, TfL Rail services now operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield to the East, and between

Paddington to Reading and Heathrow to the West. In February 2016, it was announced that Crossrail would eventually be renamed the Elizabeth line in honour of Her Majesty the Queen. As a result, in September 2019 MTR Crossrail changed its trading name to MTR Elizabeth line to strengthen its connection with the operational service it will be delivering. Once fully open, the Elizabeth line will link national rail lines to the East and West of London through an underground metro system for the first time. MTR Elizabeth line has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People silver status, and in January 2020 demonstrated its continuous improvement by successfully achieving a five-star EFQM Recognised for Excellence accreditation. South Western Railway South Western Railway is a joint venture between FirstGroup and MTR. With about 235 million passenger journeys a year, the South Western franchise covers urban, suburban, regional and long-distance routes between London Waterloo and southwest England, including Bristol, Exeter and Portsmouth.

South Western Railway has some of the busiest routes in the country, operating nearly 1,700 services each weekday and employs around 5,500 people. First MTR South Western Trains was awarded the contract by the Department for Transport (DfT) in March 2017 and operations began in August 2017 for a seven-year period with the option for an eleven-month extension at the discretion of the DfT. Key Personnel CEO UK: Steve Murphy Contact Information Address: MTR Corporation Limited, Third floor, 123 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EA Visit: www.mtreurope.com

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Holding Companies

Serco Serco has global expertise in the design, setting up, operation, and maintenance of heavy rail, metro and light rail operations across the globe – from the turnkey operation of the Dubai Tram to redefining a luxury experience on the Scottish Caledonian Sleeper Caledonian Sleeper Serco began operating Caledonian Sleeper in April 2015 after it was selected by Transport Scotland to manage the new 15- year franchise back in May 2014. Total revenue to Serco over the franchise period is estimated at up to £800 million, of which approximately £180 million will be in the form of franchise payments. In 2019, Caledonian Sleeper’s service was transformed when it debuted 75 new carriages across its Highlander and Lowlander routes – delivering on a commitment made when the contract was won. The fleet, built at a cost of £150 million, has been part funded by capital grants from Scottish Ministers and from the UK Government. Commenting on the launch, Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s Managing Director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “Our new trains have been years in the making and to see them make their debut is a huge moment for everyone involved in making this dream a reality. The overriding ambition has been to deliver on our vision of a Caledonian Sleeper service fit for today’s traveller, one that combines the modern facilities people expect with that feeling of nostalgia that comes from long-distance railway travel. We want guests to have a magical journey with us, whether they are travelling for business or for pleasure.’ Dubai Metro Serco first began operating and maintaining the initial ten stations on the Red Line from the official opening of the Dubai Metro in 2009. Expansion of the Metro has seen the Red Line grow to 29 stations, while the Green Line, opened in 2011, added an additional 20 stations. The Red Line expansion for Expo 2020 adds 15 kilometres and connects seven stations. At that point, the Dubai Metro will have a total network length of 90 kilometres and over 120 trains running at peak times. Serco’s more than 2,000 employees on the Dubai Metro continue to deliver excellent operational performance and record numbers of passenger journeys.

In March 2019 Serco signed a two-year contract extension with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to continue operating and maintaining the Dubai Metro until September 2021. The contract extension includes the operation and maintenance of the Red Line expansion which is currently under construction.

The total value of the fixed base fee for the contract extension is around AED680 million (equivalent to about £140 million). Merseyrail Merseyrail is a 50/50 JV between Serco and Abellio. Serco have redesigned the model of delivering a city region wide rail transit system through a model of operational excellence by focussing on delivering high levels of predictability, reliability, punctuality, trust, safety and customer service. All of which has led to Merseyrail consistently being at or around the top of the league on customer satisfaction and operational performance.

The overriding ambition has been to deliver on our vision of a Caledonian Sleeper service fit for today’s traveller

Key Personnel Chairman: Sir Roy Gardner Group Chief Executive Officer: Rupert Soames OBE Chief Executive Officer, Serco UK and Europe: Kevin Craven Group Chief Financial Officer: Angus Cockburn Managing Director, Transport for the UK & Europe: John Whitehurst Group Human Resources Director: Anthony Kirby Group General Counsel and Company Secretary: David Eveleigh Group Strategy Director: Kate Steadman Contact Information Address: Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9XB Tel: 01256 745900 Email: generalenquiries@serco.com Visit: www.serco.com

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Alliance Rail Holdings Alliance Rail Holdings was established to develop and deliver new open CF Booth Ltd was established in 1920 by Clarence Frederick Booth and since that time has continued to be access rail services across Great Britain passed down through the generations of the Booth family.

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The company has been associated with the scrapping of diesel and electric locomotives since the 1960s and has an

he Alliance team has a wealth of resources, although Alliance Rail continued excellent reputation as one of the largest rolling stock recyclers in the UK, winning nationally released tenders from experience in the identification and to support mobilisation. several of the main rail operating companies. delivery of such services. Alliance’s head located in Rotherham, Yorkshire at Clarence Metal Works with the company’s gantry cranes recentThe focus hasoffice beenisconsolidation OtherSouth proposals derrick cranes making the site quite of the plans forand newthree services between Alliance Raildistinctive. previously submitted a Blackpool and London that were approved proposal for access rights to the East Coast by the Rail Regulator in June 2018. Mainline under the Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) brand. In 2016 this Blackpool to London services proposal was rejected by the ORR who Key Personnel Rights to operate these new ‘open access’ awarded it to FirstGroup and Virgin Trains Acting Managing Director: Richard McClean services were sought originally by Alliance East Coast. Alliance Rail submitted a Head of Development: Chris Hanks Rail Holdings on behalf of Great North proposal to the ORR to operate up to 18 Western Railway (GNWR), both of which are trains per day between Southampton Contact Information Arriva companies. To ensure successful Central and London Waterloo on the South Address: Northern House, 3rd Floor, service introduction the mobilisation West Main Line under the Grand Southern Rougier Street, York YO1 6HZ project was transferred from Alliance Rail brand. That proposal was rejected in Tel: 01904 628904 and GNWR to Grand Central, Arriva’s August 2018. Email: info@alliancerail.co.uk existing open access operator. This will make CF Booth Ltd was established in 1920 by Clarence Frederick and since that time has continued to be Visit:Booth www.alliancerail.co.uk passed down through the generations of the Booth family. best use of a larger pool of expertise and The company has been associated with the scrapping of diesel and electric locomotives since the 1960s and has an excellent reputation as one of the largest rolling stock recyclers in the UK, winning nationally released tenders from several of the main rail operating companies. The head office is located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire at Clarence Metal Works with the company’s gantry cranes and three derrick cranes making the site quite distinctive.

CF Booth rolling stock division has achieved both ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and has invested heavily in

CF Boothdeveloping Ltd is onethe ofinfrastructure the leadingtometal handle all kinds of rolling stock including more than 1,500 metres of rail sidings, ed in 1920 byrecycling Clarencecompanies Frederick in Booth andEstablished since that time has continued to be UK. which allows us tothe accommodate a substantial amount of rolling stock. Work continues at present with rail vehicles erations of theinBooth 1920 family. by Clarence the to Network Rail and the proximity of the railway sidings to roads give this side being broughtFrederick in through Booth, a connection business of has from a local metal trader thegrown business a high profile with many wagons, carriages, underground and departmental stock being processed. ated with the scrapping of diesel and electric locomotives since the 1960s and has an into one of the largest independently run In recyclers addition, our extremely buying process and quick payment terms mean that for many companies he largest rolling stock UK,competitive winning nationally released tenders from recycling companies in in the Europe and is nearing wishing to dispose of their rolling stock, CF Booth Ltd is the first port of call. Besides processing rolling stock for ng companies. its 100ththeir yearresidual anniversary. CF ferrous Booth metals, has been ferrous/non we also salvage any or all components that may be required by railway associated with the scrapping of diesel preservationists. otherham, South Yorkshire at Clarence Metal Works and with the company’s gantry cranes electric locomotives since the 1960’s and is now one of the largest rolling stock recyclers in the UK, working with ng the site quite distinctive. The current Rolling Stock Manager, Christopher Davis, says: “We are proud to be playing a major role in supporting CF Booth rolling stock division has achieved both ISO 9001 and 14001 standards and has invested heavily in several ofthe the main rail operating companies. UK national rail industry and extremely proud to provide a valuable service toofrailway enthusiasts and developing the infrastructure to handle all kinds rolling stock including more than 1,500 metres of rail sidings, We are more than just a metalthe recycler, ourcontinue continued investment in infrastructure and quality personnel has put which allows us to accommodate a substantial amount rolling stock. Work continues at present with rail vehicles preservationists throughout UK as they to restore rolling stock vehicles tooftheir former glory for future being brought in through a connection to Network Rail and the proximity of the railway sidings to roads give this side us at the generations forefront of metal recycling industry. Working with global businesses and international brands has made to the enjoy. We value the relationship we have built up with preservationists and enthusiasts over the years’’. of the business a high profile with many wagons, carriages, underground and departmental stock being processed. us think differently and strive to continue our development. In addition, our extremely competitive buying process and quick payment terms mean that for many companies wishing toisdispose of their rolling CF BoothLtd Ltd isa thepart first port call. Besides processing rolling stock for Our rolling stock asbestos removal/disposal service supported bystock, Demex ofofthe CF Booth Group. Their their residual ferrous/non ferrous metals, we also salvage any or all components that may be required by railway fully trained and accredited operatives use the very latest equipment and techniques to safely strip out and dispose preservationists. of asbestos. Besides processing rolling stock for their residual ferrous/non-ferrous metals, we also salvage all The current Rolling Stock Manager, Christopher Davis, says: “We are proud to be playing a majorany role in or supporting the UK national rail industry and extremely proud to provide a valuable service to railway enthusiasts and components that may be required by Railway Companies and Railway Preservationists. preservationists throughout the UK as they continue to restore rolling stock vehicles to their former glory for future generations to enjoy. We value the relationship we have built up with preservationists and enthusiasts over the years’’.

Office Tel: +44 (0) 1709 559198 | Fax: +44 (0) 1709 562631 | www.cfbooth.com All enquiries regarding your rolling stock can be directed to: Christopher Davis, Rolling Stock Manager - CF Booth Limited, Clarence Metal Works, Armer Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S60 1AF

Office Tel: +44 (0) 1709 559198 | Fax: +44 (0) 1709 562631 | www.cfbooth.com

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All enquiries regarding your rolling stock can be directed to: Christopher Davis, Rolling Stock Manager - CF Booth Limited, Clarence Metal Works, Armer Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S60 1AF


Passenger Operators

Avanti West Coast Avanti West Coast is one part of the West Coast Partnership, a joint venture between FirstGroup and Trenitalia, and operates the 400-mile long west coast route that serves cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and London, as well as Scotland and North Wales

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nder the West Coast Partnership, which celebrated its first anniversary in December 2020, First Trenitalia is committed to delivering a range of passenger enhancements for InterCity West Coast services including new and upgraded trains, simplified fares, more destinations and improved onboard experience including the roll out of at-seat ordering. The 56 Pendolino trains will be completely refurbished with 25,000 brand new seats, more reliable Wi-Fi and improved catering. Work is due to start in late Spring 2021 and undertaken by Alstom at their Widnes facility in the North West of England. This follows on from the completion of £8.3 million six-month overhaul programme of the Super Voyager fleet in 2020 by Bombardier at their Ilford depot in East London. The refresh of the 20 trains included new Standard Class seats covers and carpets as well as a revamped toilet area. Lighting was replaced with more energy efficient LEDs and the interior bodyside and ceiling panels in vestibules, toilets and Standard Class saloons were refinished in either paint or vinyl wraps. Fares and ticket types will be further simplified with mobile tickets and smartcards introduced. Stations will be improved with refreshed waiting rooms, better customer facilities, more car park spaces, and greater accessibility for those who need it. The other part of the Partnership is West Coast Partnership Development which will pave the way for a new era in high speed rail in the UK in the coming years, working closely with HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport. New fleet First Trenitalia awarded a contract worth more than £350 million to Hitachi Rail to provide and maintain 23 new intercity trains (135 carriages), to be built at its County Durham factory. When completed, the fleet will comprise of 13 Class 805 Bi-Mode trains and 10 Class 807 Electric trains. Each Bi-Mode train, which can switch seamlessly from electric to diesel power, comprises of five carriages and has 301 seats, offering around 15 per cent more capacity than the Super Voyager trains they are due to replace. The electric trains will seat 453 in their sevencarriage formation. The new trains will also cut

CO2 emissions by more than 60 per cent. While initial empty body shells of the Bi-Mode fleet were sent from Japan, the Avanti West Coast order marks an important change in Hitachi’s train building approach. 56 body shells will be fully welded together in the North East, marking an exciting new chapter for Hitachi’s factory, where £8.5 million is

local communities along its route. The Customer and Communities Investment Scheme (CCIS) encourages applications from projects that address regeneration challenges and tackle social needs across the regions served by Avanti West Coast. The money will be awarded to the successful bidders over a two-year period.

being invested to allow the full build of trains to take place in the UK. The final assembly, where all components and electrics are fitted, of the entire fleet will take place at the Newton Aycliffe facility. The new trains will deliver better and more reliable free Wi-Fi, at-seat wireless inductive charging for electronic devices, plug sockets and USB slots; a brand-new catering offer and a real-time passenger information system that advises customers of connecting rail services.

This latest investment by the inter-city operator is part of its focus on helping others with community and charitable initiatives. There are three phases of the CCIS, which spans five years and is set to provide a total of £5.5 million in funding.

High-Speed Rail West Coast Partnership will invest £1 million plus as part of the University of Leeds’s plans for The Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration. The research tie-in will help deliver a UK centre of excellence for rail engineering in the Leeds City Region and is intended to drive improved customer experience and operation of HS2. When fully operational, the Institute will be capable of simulating the conditions found on busy rail networks, the findings of which will play a key part in the shaping of HS2 services. In the community Avanti West Coast has launched a new fund to encourage ideas to improve stations and

Key Personnel Managing Director: Phil Whittingham Managing Director, West Coast Partnership Development: Caroline Donaldson Exec Director, Finance: Mark Whitehouse Exec Director, Commercial: Sarah Copley Exec Director, Operations & Safety: Gus Dunster Exec Human Resources Director: Helen Diksa Exec Director, Customer Experience: Natasha Grice Exec Director, Projects: Michael Weston Exec Director, Technology: Rob Tyler Partnership and Strategy Director: Richard Scott Employee Director: Elizabeth Power Contact Information Address: Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4DN Customer Support Phone: 0345 528 0253 Email: customer.resolutions@avantiwestcoast.co.uk Visit: https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

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Key Personnel Managing Director: Jane Cole Finance Director: James Carney Director of People & Stakeholders: Sally Shaw Contact Information Address: C/O Blackpool Transport Services Limited, Rigby Road, Blackpool FY1 5DD Tel: 01253 473001 Email: enquiries@blackpooltransport.com Visit: www.blackpooltransport.com

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New upgrades The improvements previously made to the tramway received such a positive response from the public that at the end of 2018 Blackpool Transport alongside Blackpool Council began further upgrades. The existing tramway service operates between Starr Gate and Fleetwood Ferry from approximately 05.30am until 11.30pm, with a peak service every ten minutes. The tramway extension will leave the existing route at North Pier, via a two-way double track junction. The route will cross the Promenade highway and enter Talbot Square, which is being remodelled to provide segregation of trams and highway traffic. The existing pedestrian signals on the Promenade will be replaced by a signalled intersection. A new eastbound tram stop is to be located in Talbot Square, to allow interchanges with the existing North Pier tram stops. Beyond Talbot Square, a double track alignment continues eastwards in the centre of the highway. It is anticipated that the proposed tramway extension will be completed by 2022.

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Modernisation Over five million passengers rode the Tramway in 2016 and in 2012 it underwent renewal efforts which saw modern light rail trams operating along the eleven miles of coastline. The £100 million redevelopment was completed in April 2012 and involved the relaying of track and the building of a new depot. Other upgrades included a brand new fleet of Bombardier trams that have reduced journey times by up to 15 minutes. Bombardier’s trams have level boarding and step-free interiors as well as designated disabled/pushchair areas. The vehicles are 32 metres long, split into five sections and can accommodate up to 222 passengers.

a fine example of modern day voluntary working, with up to ninety per cent of its workforce being volunteers. There are twelve different types of car that have been used on the tramway over its 133-year lifespan, with some travelling around the world, like the iconic Boat car which was used in the USA during the 1970s.

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he oldest part of the tramway, along Blackpool Promenade, was opened on 29 September, 1885, originally using conduit collection. The electric supply was converted to overhead power four years later. Over 130 years later and 2017 was a red-letter year for the Tramway as September saw the eightieth anniversary of the Brush Car tram and in October a collection of illuminated heritage trams paraded along the promenade for the first time in the tramway’s history.

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c2c On 9 November 2014, c2c commenced a new 15-year franchise, at that time it was owned by National Express but in February 2017 it was sold to Italian train operator Trenitalia

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uilt and operated by the London Tilbury & Southend Railway in the 1850s, the current c2c rail service has operated under a number of different names and ownership during its 160 year lifespan. The line was once known as the Seaside line until spending a few unfortunate years nicknamed the ‘Misery Line’ in the 1990s after privatisation, with fifty years of nationalisation in between. Trenitalia paid £72.6 million for c2c after being awarded a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Passport enabling it to bid for franchises without needing to resubmit corporate data. 21st century service c2c currently serves 26 stations on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line from London Fenchurch Street to the northern Thames Gateway area of southern

Essex including Grays, Leigh-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea. The main route from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness is 63 kilometres with a fastest journey time of 58 minutes. As c2c is mainly a London commuter railway and the typical journey is between 40 and 80 minutes, it does not offer First Class seating. Its Class 357s have standard high density ‘3 + 2’ seating to meet high demand at peak times, however 17 trains were converted into a metro style with ‘two and two’ seating and grab handles. London Underground’s District line connects with c2c indirectly at Tower Hill (for Fenchurch Street) and directly at West Ham, Barking and Upminster. Tickets are fully interchangeable between the two operators. There are also interchanges at Limehouse and West Ham with Docklands

Light Railway and at Barking and Upminster with London Overground. Record breaking c2c holds both UK records for the punctuality of its train service: for annual punctuality, at 97.5 per cent; and for punctuality over a four-week period, at 98.8 per cent (set in August 2010). c2c has also led the rail industry in being the first company to introduce customer friendly new products such as Automatic Delay Repay for customers whose journeys are delayed, Flexi-Season tickets for parttime workers, and Personal Punctuality Reports which allow customers to track exactly how punctual the trains that they were on have been. During 2016 the number of c2c passenger journeys rose by eight per cent,

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boosted especially by the opening of the DLR station at West Ham in 2011 and the rise of Canary Wharf as a financial centre. In January 2020 research by independent passenger watchdog Transport Focus today concluded 87 per cent of c2c passengers were satisfied with the punctuality of c2c’s service. Technology The c2c app called c2c Live provides a onestop-shop for c2c passengers with everything from personalised journey information to buying tickets, and even paying for car parking. Developed with IBM, this is the first app made by a UK rail company to include nationwide door-to-door public transport journey planning, enabling users to plan a route for any journey anywhere in the UK. Other developments include the new c2c Smart card which allows c2c season ticket holders to switch from paper tickets to an Oyster-style tap-and-go smartcard ticket they can use anywhere on the c2c route. Upgrades Late in 2016 c2c added 24 new carriages to its fleet and on 9 January 2017 it changed the timetable again (in cooperation with local passenger groups) to further increase capacity on the route. Nine new four-car trains were introduced in 2019, followed by four more by 2022 and four more by 2024. c2c’s fleet is maintained at East Ham Depot, although there is also a depot at Shoeburyness. On 1 April 2017, c2c introduced free onboard Wi-Fi and an entertainment service called Vista, partnering with Now TV to provide free television shows available to stream for c2c passengers. Essex Wildlife Trust In September 2019 c2c met with the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape Coordinator, John More, to discuss how the disused land around the railway can be used to promote the local wildlife in the area. c2c’s biodiversity site at Shoeburyness station was created by c2c’s Environment and Safety Team. Working with Railscape (using recycled track clearance waste) Mark Manser, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at c2c has created a beautiful and meandering lined and woodchip path throughout the 2,200 sq. metre plot. In developing the plot, the new path has also opened up access to an abundance of fruit trees and blackberry bushes. The local Shoebury scout group have adopted the plot and visit occasionally to practice woodcraft

skills, ‘and probably (along with other members of the local community) to enjoy some scrumping’ Mark reports. Shoeburyness station, was opened on 1 February 1884 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway and it was built primarily to serve the military establishment whose presence at Shoebury started in 1849 with a School of Gunnary followed by Barracks being built in 1863. The current station is pretty much as it was built with three platforms and wooden building, which is the original.

Key Personnel Managing Director: Ben Ackroyd Engineering Director: Duncan Wilkins Delivery Director: Laura McEwen Finance Director: Dr Robert Taylor Commercial Director: Clare McCaffrey Business Change Director: Marc Sellis HR Director: Donna Thorpe Contact Information Address: 2nd Floor, Cutlers Court, 115 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BR Tel: 0345 744 4422 Email: contact@c2crail.co.uk Visit: www.c2c-online.co.uk

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Caledonian Sleeper Since Serco took over the Caledonian Sleeper franchise in 2015, the overnight service between London and Scotland has gone from strength to strength

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aledonian Sleeper runs on two routes – the Lowlander and the Highlander. The Lowlander route connects Scotland’s two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, with the capital of the UK while the Highlander connects London with Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness. Services run in both directions six nights a week, with the trains calling at dozens of other stations along the way.

Route Map Stations

Aberdeen Fort William Stonehaven Spean Bridge Montrose Roy Bridge Arbroath Tulloch Carnoustie Corrour Dundee Rannoch Leuchars Bridge of Orchy (for St Andrews) Upper Tyndrum Crianlarich Kirkcaldy Ardlui Inverkeithing Arrochar & Tarbet Garelochhead Helensburgh Upper Dumbarton Central Dalmuir Glasgow Queen Street

Upgrades and investment In 2019, the service took a giant leap forward with the introduction of its new trains – 75 carriages debuting across the Lowland and Highland routes. The fleet, built at a cost of £150 million, has been part funded by capital grants from Scottish Ministers and from the UK government. Designed to accommodate the modernday traveller, the new trains offer accommodation ranging from completely new comfort seats for the budget traveller to rooms with double beds and en-suites – for the first time in the history of Caledonian Sleeper. Accommodation includes: • Completely new redesigned comfort seats with personal locker, reading light and charging point • Classic Rooms (solo or shared use with an option of interconnecting rooms, toiletries included) • Club Rooms (solo or shared use with en-suite, station lounge access, breakfast, luxury toiletries included) • Caledonian Double (double bed with en-suite, station lounge access, breakfast, luxury toiletries included) • Accessible Rooms (double or twin, toiletries included and directly adjacent to accessible toilet) Other new features are included on the new trains, such as a hotel-style keycard entry system, charging panels and Wi-Fi throughout the train. Commenting on the launch, Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s Managing Director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: ‘Our new trains have been years in the making and to see them make their debut is a huge moment for everyone involved in making this dream a reality. The overriding ambition has been to deliver on our vision of a Caledonian Sleeper service fit for today’s

Inverness Aberdeen Fort William

Inverness Carrbridge Aviemore Kingussie Newtonmore Dalwhinnie Blair Atholl Pitlochry Dunkeld & Birnam Perth Gleneagles Dunblane Stirling Falkirk Grahamston

traveller, one that combines the modern facilities people expect with that feeling of nostalgia that comes from long-distance railway travel. We want guests to have a magical journey with us, whether they are travelling for business or for pleasure.’ Global appeal In 2015, the sleeper train service was named as one of Lonely Planet’s Super Sleeper Journeys and in 2014 it was named one of the best six railway adventures in the world by Travel magazine. Both singled out the Highland route to Fort William, known as The Deerstalker, as ‘one of the world’s most unforgettable train adventures’ and that it ‘isn’t a train ride, it’s an escape’. More recently, in 2019 Caledonian Sleeper was ranked in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist which ranks the 500 greatest experiences across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

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Dundee

Glasgow Motherwell Carstairs

Edinburgh Carlisle

Preston Crewe

Watford Junction

London Euston

Accessibility Caledonian Sleeper has worked to ensure the best possible experience for guests with access needs. With a new range of accessible accommodation, the service is committed to ensuring accessible guests have the space they need to travel comfortably and safely between London and Scotland.

Key Personnel Managing Director: Ryan Flaherty Operations Director: Magnus Conn Guest Experience Director: Graham Kelly Finance Director: Chris Gemmell Contact Information Address: 1-5 Union Street, Inverness IV1 1PP Tel: 0330 060 0500 Email: enquiry@sleeper.scot Visit: www.sleeper.scot


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Chiltern Railways Chiltern Railways began the franchise in 1996 following privatisation. The TOC is owned by Deutsche Bahn and is part of Arriva

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t the end of 2017 passenger and freight train companies, Network Rail and their suppliers, launched a ‘single plan’ for Britain’s railway. Dave Penney, Managing Director of Chiltern Railways, said at the time: ‘Over the next 18 months alone, our investment plans will mean more trains, running more punctually, with value-for money tickets that are easier to buy and use, and better information at people’s fingertips when things do go wrong.’ Late night trains A new Winter/Spring timetable came into effect on Sunday, 10th December 2017. Chiltern Railways put on more services and provided more seats over the festive period between Oxford, Bicester and London from December. Website and app Chiltern Railway’s new website has introduced several new features including a cheapest fare indicator and the ability to book season tickets, business upgrades and passengers assistance on a mobile. A new app was launched at the start of 2018.

The trial will involve around fifty passengers between five stations: Oxford Parkway, Islip, Bicester Village, Bicester North and London Marylebone. Chiltern is also working on providing passengers with continuous Wi-Fi through a partnership with EE, the biggest, fastest and most reliable network in the UK. Arriva will use a planned, innovative project with EE as a test bed for possible rollout across other franchises including the new Northern Rail franchise. The partnership will involve EE adding extra network capacity and coverage through a wireless trackside network, making ‘no Wi-Fi bars’ onboard a thing of the past – even through tunnels. Arriva will use a planned, innovative project with EE as a test bed for possible

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rollout across other franchises including the new Northern Rail franchise. The partnership will involve EE adding extra network capacity and coverage through a wireless trackside network, making ‘no Wi-Fi bars’ onboard a thing of the past – even through tunnels. Key Personnel Managing Director: Richard Allan Commercial & Customer Strategy Director: Eleni Jordan Engineering and Safety Director: Ian Hyde Operations Director: Mark Goodall HR Director: Maria Zywica Finance Director: Richard Johnson Contact Information Address: Banbury ICC, Merton Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 4RN Tel: 0345 600 5165 Email: customer.service@chilternrailways.co.uk Visit: www.chilternrailways.co.uk

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Rolling stock Chiltern Railways also determined that additional DMU vehicles would be needed to account for the planned network growth. In 2015, it took nine Class 170 units on lease following the expiry of the contract between First TransPennine Express and the trains’ owners, Porterbrook. These units were cascaded to Chiltern on a phased approach and were converted into a Class 168 unit configuration to ensure full compatibility and integration with the other Chiltern DMU units. All nine units are now in passenger service bringing additional capacity to the fleet.

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Technology In 2017 Chiltern trialled a ‘hands-free’ fares system for twelve months, part funded by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). New technology will identify devices in travellers’ pockets or bags using Bluetooth signals and deduct fares when they finish their journey, removing the need to purchase a ticket. Typical calling points on this line. Check timetable for details

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CrossCountry Since 2007 CrossCountry has provided passenger services to more parts of Great Britain than any other train operator, including operating the country’s longest passenger service from Aberdeen to Penzance

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rossCountry operates five High Speed Trains, 58 Voyager trains and 29 Turbostar trains. The Voyagers, built by Bombardier and maintained at their purpose built facility in Staffordshire, are formed of four or five coaches and sometimes couple together to provide longer trains. These trains are the backbone of CrossCountry’s North-South long-distance services. The High Speed Trains are formed of seven coaches and operate services on the Anglo-Scottish route via the East Coast and maintained by GWR at Laira Depot in Devon. All five have been updated to modern specifications for accessibility including powered external doors and controlled emission toilets. The addition of two additional HST power cars in December 2020 increased the availability of the fleet, replacing some Voyagers to allow more services to be operated as double-sets for extra capacity at the busiest times. The Turbostars are formed of two or three coaches, operating in single or multiple formations dependent upon demand. They operate between Cardiff and Nottingham, and Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. These are maintained by West Midlands Trains at Tyseley Depot in the West Midlands. The addition of six carriages in May 2021 will allow greater capacity on many services in the East and West Midlands. Promoting safety In 2020 CrossCountry completed its three year partnership with UK Scouts, promoting the importance of awareness and personal safety amongst younger generations when on or near the railway. During the partnership over 34,000 Personal Safety Scouting badges were awarded and the scheme was recognised for its achievements in several awards by rail industry and external organisations, including the International CSR Excellence and Peer Awards, against strong competition from some of the largest UK and European brands and businesses. Supporting the regions CrossCountry continues its commitment to delivering actions that benefit the customers

CrossCountry routes Inverness

Aberdeen and communities that it serves. In 2020 it established Dundee a new regionalised management structure, with Glasgow Edinburgh directors and teams responsible for making its products and services more relevant Newcastle to customers and local Durham stakeholders. Darlington A partnership with the Newcastle York Leeds College Rail Academy continues to support Manchester Sheffield educating the students, by Change at one of these stations Derby promoting the diverse to avoid changing Nottingham at Birmingham Leicester Wolverhampton and widespread New Street. Birmingham careers across the rail Coventry Leamington Spa sector. Through this Cambridge Cheltenham Spa partnership Stansted Airport Oxford CrossCountry has Reading Cardiff donated over £50,000 London Bristol worth of IT Exeter Southampton equipment as well Bournemouth as being a key contributor to events Plymouth Penzance helping students to CrossCountry routes Summer weekend services Connecting services get a better overview of the industry. CrossCountry also supports many Key Personnel Community Rail Partners along its Managing Director: Tom Joyner network, working on a variety Commercial Director: Ben Simkin of activities to strengthen their work Human Resources Director: Karen Doores bridging the gaps between rail and the Finance Director: Gillian Ingham wider community. This has included Network Services Director: Lee Paxton supporting award-winning collaborative Regional Director, North East & Scotland: Anne Weeks projects such as ‘Dwell Time’ focused on Regional Director, Midlands & North West: raising awareness of mental wellbeing, John Robson featuring art, poetry and writing along the Regional Director, East Midlands & East Anglia: Penistone Line as well as nationally and Richard Morris even internationally. CrossCountry has Regional Director, West & Wales: Sarah Kelley helped fund transformative regeneration projects such as the ‘Whistlestop café’ in Contact Information partnership with the Derwent Valley CRP, Address: 5th Floor, Cannon House, transforming old and unused heritage 18 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS station buildings into enterprising and Tel: 0344 736 9123 useful spaces, and other projects to Email: info@crosscountrytrains.co.uk establish tourist information hubs and Visit: www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk support local community food banks.

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Fort William

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Arbroath

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Crianlarich

Perth

Leuchars Cupar

Ladybank

Milngavie

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Nuneaton Birmingham International Rugby

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Docklands Light Railway The (Docklands Light Railway) DLR began operating in 1987, with eleven trains serving 15 stations and in its first year of operation it carried 6.7 million people

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eolisAmey Docklands, a joint venture formed between Keolis and Amey, was awarded the franchise in July 2014 to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway in London until 2025. It took over operation of the franchise from Serco Docklands in December 2014. Since it opened the DLR route has been extended six times while DLR trains themselves have grown from two to three cars. Today the railway has 45 stations, 25 miles of track and 149 carriages and during 2019/20 it carried 117 million passengers. The network currently has a 99 per cent reliability record – ranking it as one of the best performing railways in the UK. The DLR service Every station has step-free access to platforms and trains and the network has multiple connections with the Tube, buses, National Rail, Overground, river and coach services. Transport for London (TfL) sets the specifications for train frequency and overall performance and is responsible for fares and revenue. It also plans and funds improvements and extensions to the network. The DLR also connects with London’s cable car, the Emirates Air Line, at Royal Victoria. The service runs from 05:30 to 00:30 from Monday to Saturday and a slightly truncated timetable on Sundays, running from 07:00 to 23:30. All stations have level access to the trains along with lift or ramp access to the platforms. Accessibility TfL have priority seating stickers throughout the trains, better highlighting to all customers where the priority seats are located (eight per vehicle). This is an increase on the previous number of priority seats. Rolling stock replacement The rolling stock programme will replace two-thirds of the existing fleet and provide ten additional trains to provide more capacity and support population and employment growth across the network. DLR customers will benefit from more frequent and reliable journeys from 2024. With over 400,000 journeys made each weekday, the DLR is currently the busiest light railway in the UK. It operates across six

opportunity areas in London, which have the potential to provide more than 124,000 homes and 200,000 jobs. The additional capacity the trains will deliver is essential to support further growth, particularly in parts of the Royal Docks and the Isle of Dogs where the DLR is the main transport option. The programme will deliver: • A new design of trains with walk through carriages, real time travel information, air conditioning and mobile device charging points • An expansion of DLR’s main depot at Beckton. This will include modification of the existing layout to accommodate the extra trains and extension of the existing maintenance facilities to allow maintenance of the new design of trains • Supporting workstreams including an update to the signalling system for the new trains, an additional power supply to the depot and additional stair capacity at Blackwall station The programme will: • Support population and employment growth across the network, especially planned development in the Royal Docks, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Isle of Dogs • Provide crowding relief through increasing capacity • Improve resilience and reliability by replacing trains nearing the end of their design life with modern, reliable trains History The origins of the Docklands Light Railway can be traced back to 1982 when the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was created to coordinate the redevelopment of the Docklands area. It was clear that a new transport system was needed. The railway opened in 1987 with eleven single-car trains and 15 stations. The original network comprised two routes – Tower Gateway to Island Gardens and Stratford to Island Gardens. Even before opening day, planning was underway for the first extension, to Bank, which opened in 1991. A further five extensions have since been completed, keeping pace with the growth of Docklands as an international

business and financial centre, and an increasingly popular place to live and visit. Olympic Games legacy The Docklands Light Railway was crucial to the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As well as the Olympic Park itself, the DLR also served competition venues in Greenwich and the Royal Docks, and some road events in central London. Significant enhancements were made to the network in preparation for the Games, including the Stratford International extension, the upgrade to support three-car train formation, a new signalling and control system, and improvements to key stations. During the Games DLR carried double its normal number of passengers, which helped the network reach one hundred million passenger journeys in the year 2012/13. Extension plans At the start of 2020 a public consultation was undertaken looking at how to improve public transport around Thamesmead. This consultation, as part of the Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Opportunity Area, included plans to extend the Docklands Light Railway from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead, via the Thamesmead Waterfront site.

Key Personnel Managing Director: Abdellah Chajai Service Delivery Director: Marcus Jones TfL’s Director of Rail and Sponsored Services: Jonathan Fox TfL’s General Manager for the DLR: Trish Ashton Contact Information Address: Castor Lane, Poplar, London E14 0BL Tel: 020 7363 9500 Email: reception@keolisameydlr.co.uk Visit: www.keolisameydocklands.info

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Edinburgh Trams Edinburgh Trams began operating in May 2014, achieving profitability in 2016 which was a full two years ahead of schedule

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uring its first year of service the network carried nearly five million passengers – more than 360,000 ahead of its prelaunch target. This had grown to almost 5.5 million by its second year which contributed to the TOC making a profit so soon. Edinburgh Trams’ 8.7 mile network has 16 stops that stretch from Edinburgh Airport in the west to York Place in the east. Ticketing Regular users of trams and buses in the city can use the Ridacard, which gives the best value travel whenever it’s used. Fully contactless, one-week, four-week and annual tickets can be stored on the card, with the latter two offering savings on the weekly rate. Passengers are also able to use their smartphones for travel by using Edinburgh Trams’ free app. It provides users with live information on the quickest way to reach their destination and enables m-tickets to be downloaded and activated as needed. Edinburgh Trams, and its sister company Lothian Buses, also partnered with Google Maps from the beginning of 2016 to provide real-time travel information. Awards Edinburgh Trams picked up an award for ‘Excellence in Travel Information & Marketing’ at the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards. The operator of the city’s tramway was awarded the top accolade for its commitment to driving its patronage at

Edinburgh Airport and enhancing the customer experience. Edinburgh Trams demonstrated how a successful digital and offline marketing campaign had helped increase patronage at the capital’s airport by almost 60 per cent in only three years. Five year anniversary Five years in and residents have embraced Edinburgh’s new transport kid with a steady growth in users totalling 27.7 million customer journeys since 2015. Year-on-year they have reported increasing patronage, with a total growth of 40 per cent between 2015 and 2018. In 2018, carrying 7.3 million people to work, college, on much-needed holidays or just to enjoy all the capital has to offer. Keeping up with demand, Edinburgh Trams strove to improve the existing timetable and soon increased services by 23 per cent offering more trams and more seats, and reducing the travel time between Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre to less than 30 minutes. As a result, there has been significant growth in those choosing Edinburgh Trams to travel to and from airport, with these journeys increasing by 56 per cent between 2015 and 2018. The look of the trams have changed in the last five years and it’s not unexpected to see a clown’s face or an octopus holding Christmas presents gliding along Princes Street. In 2017 the City of Edinburgh Council transferred the advertising rights to Transport for Edinburgh and Edinburgh Trams, and the first commercial agreement took place with CR Smith who had 18 trams within the fleet

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branded with various scenes from across Scotland. 2018 saw Edinburgh Trams advertising at full occupancy thanks to new partnerships with Diageo, Parabola, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Qatar Airlines and others as well as small-to-medium local businesses and complimentary advertising for local charities. Edinburgh Trams have continued to push the boundaries on industry norms by being the first UK system to allow bikes on board, supporting the city’s desire for integrated transport and active travel. Making the system truly accessible, Edinburgh Trams permitted mobility scooters on board, allowing those who need that bit more support able to travel safely and confidently. Key Personnel Managing Director: Lea Harrison Chairman: Charlene Wallace Chief Executive - Transport for Edinburgh: George Lowder Operations Manager: Sarah Singh Engineering Manager: Colin Kerr Customer Experience Manager: Dean Anderson Finance Manager: Tom Neil Safety & Standards Manager: Michael Powell HR Manager: Sue Bucher Contact Information Address: 1 Myreton Drive, Edinburgh EH12 9GF Tel: 0131 338 5780 Email: customer@edinburghtrams.com Visit: www.edinburghtrams.com


Passenger Operators

Elizabeth Line The Elizabeth Line will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east

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enamed and rebranded as the Elizabeth line in 2016, the first new Class 345 trains entered passenger service in June 2017 between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. But that was only phase one. The trains will be rolled out over five phases, phase two saw TfL running trains from Heathrow and Hayes & Harlington to Paddington in May 2018. All of these services will run in anticipation of the opening of the Elizabeth line through central London as soon as practically possible – which is phase three. When the central section opens trains will run from Paddington to Abbey Wood before full through services, including journeys to Heathrow Terminal 5 launching as soon as possible after this. When it reaches full service, the Elizabeth line will be over 60 miles long, linking Reading in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. More stations Ten new stations are being built to complement the 31 existing stations that have been redeveloped to allow for the increased traffic the new line will bring. New stations have been built at Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Whitechapel and Canary Wharf amongst others. The line is split between above ground and underground tracks, with 13 miles of twinbore tunnels having been dug under London. The existing Network Rail stations

in outer London, Berkshire and Essex will have been upgraded and connected to the newly built tracks. In total, there are fifteen existing London Underground, London Overground and DLR stations that will be serviced by the Elizabeth line. Accessibility Lifts will also have been installed at every Elizabeth line station to ensure step-free access from the street all the way to the platform. The enhancements to the older stations have included improving accessibility at the ticket office windows and wider entrances to ticket halls. Better trains The new trains are 200 metres long and can carry up to 1,500 people. The trains will use up to 30 per cent less energy by tapping into the electricity produced whilst braking and then pumping that back into the power supply, just like a Formula One car. The trains have three double doors per side which open onto a clear area which allows for easier access to the metro-style and bay seating within. Other features include multiple wheelchair dedicated areas and mixed-use seating that can be flipped up to accommodate wheelchairs. Manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, the Elizabeth line will operate seventy of the EMUs (electric multiple units) and carry half a million

people across London every single day. Shorter journeys The Elizabeth line will be fully integrated into the existing London transport network, reducing travel times across the board. Londoners will see their commuting times tumble as Canary Warf to Liverpool Street, a trip which used to take 21 minutes, will take just six minutes. Other journeys like Paddington from Tottenham Court Road will take just four minutes, compared to twenty minutes currently. British companies won 96 per cent of the contracts for the project. The Elizabeth line, which was originally called Crossrail, is managed by TfL. Crossrail Limited is constructing the new railway and the project is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and TfL.

Key Personnel Managing Director for MTR Elizabeth Line: Steve Murphy Operations Director for the Elizabeth Line (TfL): Howard Smith Contact Information Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ Tel: 0343 222 0000 Email: Contact via website Visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/elizabeth-line

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Enterprise Enterprise is the cross-border intercity train service between Dublin Connolly in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast Central in Northern Ireland

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ointly operated by Iarnród Éireann (IE) and NI Railways (NIR) Enterprise operates on the Belfast to Dublin line. The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I)) introduced the service as the ‘Enterprise Express’ in August 1947 in an attempt to compete with air travel which was challenging the railways as Swissair and Pan Am both began using Shannon Airport as a stop-off on transatlantic flights in the Spring of that year. The initial service ran between Belfast Great Victoria Street station and Dublin Amiens Street station, which was renamed Dublin Connolly in 1966. Customs checks were limited to the Belfast and Dublin terminals to reduce journey times by ensuring that journeys were non-stop. In October 1950 the service was extended beyond Dublin to Cork. This proved unsuccessful and ceased in September 1953 when the governments of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland nationalised the GNR as the Great Northern Railway Board (GNRB). In October 1958 the GNRB was dissolved and its assets and liabilities were split between Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) and the Ulster Transport Authority (UTA) – the predecessors of Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) and Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) respectively. Following the completion of the Belfast Central Line Project, the Belfast terminal moved to Belfast Central station in 1976. The service was upgraded in September 1997 with a new timetable and new coaching stock from French train makers De Dietrich Ferroviaire (now Alstom DDF). At this point the service, which had operated under either the IÉ or NIR brands, was branded separately as Enterprise.

BELFAST CENTRAL LISBURN LURGAN PORTADOWN NEWRY DUNDALK DROGHEDA DUBLIN The service has suffered disruption, particularly during the Troubles, when it was regularly halted by bomb threats. Since the Northern Ireland peace process, however, such disruption has diminished. Renewed investment in recent years has seen the line upgraded to continuously welded track capable of ninety mph running along the southern part of the route, as part of Iarnród Éireann’s rail network upgrades. The Northern Ireland section of the line was also upgraded to run at speeds of ninety

mph on many sections of the line. The Enterprise brand aims to be politically neutral, there are no Irish Rail or NI Railways logos inside or outside the train, only Enterprise specific branding, all announcements are made in English and not in Irish, and purchases are dual priced in Pounds Sterling as well as in Euros. Operating eight services in each direction, Monday to Saturday and five journeys in each direction on Sundays, the journey takes just over two hours. If an Enterprise set is unavailable, either a NIR or an IÉ set can be used. Both NIR and IÉ have equipped a number of their DMUs to each other’s specifications so they may be used in the event of a breakdown. Strategic Development Plan Enterprise put out a document titled the ‘Strategic Development Plan’ in June 2018, detailing the projected population growth along the Dublin-Belfast corridor and how both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland plan to develop the railway. The three initiatives laid out in the plan are: • Introduction of an hourly service frequency between the two cities. • Infrastructure enhancements to improve journey times and connections. • Electrification through investment in infrastructure and rolling stock. The long-term goal of electrification set out in the plan recommends replacing the existing rolling stock with electrically powered units by 2035. A new fleet of nine train sets would be required to permit an hourly service. Key Personnel CEO: Jim Meade Director Infrastructure Manager: Don Cunningham Chief Financial Officer: Aidan Cronin Director Human Resources: Ciaran Masterson Commercial Director: Gerry Culligan Contact Information Address: Enterprise c/o Iarnród Éireann HQ, Connolly Station, Amien Street, Dublin 1, D01 V6V6 Eire Tel: +353 1 836 6222 Email: info@irishrail.ie Visit: www.irishrail.ie/Enterprise

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Passenger operators

Eurostar Eurostar celebrated 25 years of carrying passengers across the Channel Tunnel in 2019

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n 2019 overall passenger numbers on Eurostar supports the communities in revolutionised cross-Channel travel. Since it Eurostar increased by 1.7 per cent (11.1 which it operates and has forged began operating in 1994, the journey time passengers across the Channel Tunnel years and in 2017 million 2019: eleven million 2018), for over twenty partnerships with organisations rangingit celebrated from London to Paris has been slashed from ernational sales revenues were slightly lower (£987 from honey clubs, which produce honey for three hours to two hours and 15 minutes million 2019: £989 million 2018) and passenger numbers have impacted by industrial action grown from just under three them gainthe skills. n passengers in France during year. The million in the first full year For those looking to start cially duringpreliminary unaudited operating of service to eleven million there a longThe TOC profit aforcareer, 2019 was £92ismilion. in 2018. established engineering t rise in Leisure traffic that year was LONDON apprenticeship s to £255 boosted by the success of Plastic-free service programme, and a 2016. Eurostar’s new service between As a mark of its BRUSSELS new service sed by fourLondon andcustomer Amsterdam. The commitment to ecoapprenticeship by four perhigh-speed rail link between responsible travel, on 14 programme across its ngers. London and the Netherlands, November 2019 Eurostar contact which stations, marked itsits first anniversary ran its first ever plastic-free PARIS centre in April 2019,and saw onboard. over a quarter train between London and Eurostar supports on of a of a million passengers travelling Paris. This service, from the communities dam service,since launch in April 2018.in which single-use plastics it operates and has start by Towhich meet consumer demand, have been eliminated, was a forged partnerships with Eurostar put tickets on sale for a demonstration of Eurostar’s organisations ranging third daily service starting in June environmental ambitions for he St Pancras from honey clubs, committed to which its onboard experience. mmodate 2019 and additional as The train featured new produce honeyservices for some ree shop introducing soon asofthe governments put wooden cutlery, recyclable the deserts onhave board provements controls for the cans of water, glass wine trains,intoplace a local ‘Skip d E-Gates toborderits Amsterdam-London of the bottles, alternative paperGarden’ usingleg recycled The in London-Amsterdam based coffee cups and skips King’s Cross to ge of the journey. began operating full direct environmentally friendly fruit and vegetables ns across servicegrow both to and from the packaging for food served and Kent Walk to School, course, services Netherlands on 26 October to customers. a scheme that takes2020. n 100 HAMBURG

BERLIN

BREMEN

HANNOVER

AMSTERDAM

ROTTERDAM DUISBURG

ESSEN

DÜSSELDORF

EBBSFLEET ASHFORD

BRUGES

GHENT

CALAIS

ANTWERP

COLOGNE

AACHEN

Rouen

Reims

Caen

FRANKFURT

Metz

Champagne-Ardenne Troyes

Brest

Chalons-enChampagne

MUNICH

Lorient

Mulhouse

(DISNEYLAND® PARIS)

Laval

Vannes

Le Mans

ANGERS

Belfort

Basel

Orléans

St-Pierre-des-Corps

Zurich

Besançon

DIJON

Tours

NANTES

STRASBOURG

Nancy

MARNE-LA-VALLÉE

Rennes

Quimper

BONN

Liège Namur Charleroi

LILLE

Bern

Dole

Chalonssur-Saône

POITIERS

Le Creusot

Lausanne

GENEVA

Annecy

La Rochelle

Limoges

BOURG-ST-MAURICE

Clermont-Ferrand

LYON

AIME-LA-PLAGNE

Angoulême

MOÛTIERS

-SALINS-BRIDES-LES BAINS

Valence

Libourne

Chamb éry Grenoble

BORDEAUX

AVIGNON

Agen

Nîmes

Nice

Aix-En-Provence

Montpellier

Toulouse

Biarritz

Agde

Pau

MARSEILLE

Cannes St Raphaël

Toulon

Eurostar

Lourdes

Perpignan

Continental high speed lines Non high speed lines

Eurostar seasonal routes Channel tunnel

more than 250,000 car aris the andoff environment some of theits deserts on board trains, original TMSTitssets. Thto ese are being journeys Kent’s roads. nge offers aCommunity earlystock days of operation, Eurostar local schoolscompletely and Kent Walk to School, a stripped and remodelled Rolling nt for both From the theintroduced environmental takesthe more than 250,000 cardesign as the same Pininfarina Eurostar thebenefits first of its scheme new thatwith by global has championed Key Personnel rail and encouraged theatswitch offe320s, Kent’s including roads. Wi-Fi and on-board state-of-the-art e320 trains the endjourneys of ounge is of high-speed Chair: Dominique Reiniche to sustainable modes of transportfor forEurostar short entertainment. These newly namedChief e300 2015. Created especially by original 19th Executive Officer: Jacques Damas haul international travel, with a Eurostar Third-star from trainsthe areSustainable used across all of Eurostar’s routes Siemens and Pininfarina, the new trains high ceilings, Chief Financial Officer: James Cheesewright emitting 80 per cent less carbon Restaurantincluding Association the South of France service. are interoperable, which means they can nd intimatejourney Director of Communications: Mary Walsh equivalent short-haul flight. high-speed In recognition of its commitment to serving Chief Operating Officer: Philippe Mouly operate across the European rail s the spirit than the held by Company The 17 new e320 trains carry 20 per cent sustainable,Franchise responsibly sourced food on Name Chief Customer Officer: Marc Noaro network. Strategy Director and Company Secretary: Seethe page XX more passengers, is twice many per cent board, Eurostar has been awarded The newwhich trains have as twenty e renovation Gareth Williams as a jumbo jet, and they are 17 per cent more highest rating of three stars from the more capacity, carrying up to 900 passengers sels Midi. Chief Information Officer: Laurent Bellan efficient seat Th than original fleet. Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), perper train. eyits also feature free Wi-Fi in parture area Business Optimisation Director: François Le Doze KEY PERSONNEL committed to giving all is classes of service, andyoung access to freehaving held a two-star rating since 2012. ace which Eurostar Customer Engagement Director: peopleonboard opportunities and offers work The SRA three-star demands entertainment including more introduction Chair: accreditation Clare Hollingsworth Richard Sherwood experience mentoring very high standard of sustainability withCooper Customer Experience Director: Amber Kirby thanand three hundredprogrammes hours of TV showsa and gate Chief Executive Officer: Mike at providing a combination of advice, ingredients that areFinancial seasonal, Fairtrade orCheesewright Eurostar International is jointly r holiday aimedmovies. Chief Offi cer: James support and first-hand to help not air-freighted and sourced fromMercer owned by SNCFexperience (55 per cent), SNCB ( organic, ve Commercial Director: Nicholas Contact Information them gain skills. and For those looking tomade start up offarmers environmental per cent) a consortium two with high Strategy Director andand Company Secretary: Address: Eurostar International Ltd, a career, there is a long established welfare standards. companies: Caissede Depot et Placement du Gareth Williams Times House, Bravingtons Walk, London N1 9AW apprenticeship and Quebec (CDPQ) andprogramme, Hermes Infrastructure n, Eurostar engineering Director of Communications: Mary Walsh Tel: 0343 218 6186 a new (forty customer Rolling stockChief Operating Officer: Philippe MoulyEmail: traveller.care@eurostar.com perservice cent).apprenticeship ntal benefits programme across its stations, its contact the look On 14 November Eurostar celebrated Pininfarina, has transformed ed the switch Chief2019, Customer Officer: Marc Noaro Visit: www.eurostar.com and feel onboard. 25 years of service, during which time it has Bellan of the train, with new interiors rt for shortcentreand Chief Information Offi cer: Laurent designed to enhance each passenger’s sense Eurostar Managing Director, New Digital Business: of personal space and comfort. It worked s carbon Roberto Abbondio Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 75 closely with the Eurostar team to ensure flight.


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Gatwick Express Gatwick Express has existed since 1984 and is the only non-stop train service between central London and Gatwick Airport

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t operates 160 services carrying around 13,000 travellers a day and covers around 1.6 million miles a year. Running between London Victoria station and Gatwick Airport, the airport train service departs every 15 minutes, enabling passengers to reach the airport, which is located directly beneath the train’s south terminal, in around 30 minutes.

Plans were unveiled in December 2014 to redevelop Gatwick Airport train station, with Network Rail and Gatwick Airport both contributing £30 million, and the Government £50.5 million, to the £120.5 million upgrade. The final £10 million was secured in February 2015, giving the green light to the project that will include doubling the size of Burnham Market

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

Gatwick Express

Dersingham

LIMITED SERVICE

REGULAR SERVICE

Wells-next-the-Sea

Hunstanton

This is a general guide to the basic daily services. Not all trains stop at all stations on each coloured line, so please check the timetable.

Fakenham

Sandringham

King’s Lynn

Great Northern Southern

the concourse to reduce congestion; putting in a new roof; and installing more escalators and lifts to make it easier to reach all platforms. The new station will increase the number of rail passengers using the station every year by around five million to around twenty million before 2025. On top of the new station, new Britishmade trains were brought in at a cost of £145 million, allowing more First Class seats and more tables in Express Class as well as onboard Wi-Fi and dedicated luggage racks in every carriage.

Watlington

Thameslink

Wisbech

Other train operators may provide additional services along some of our routes.

Faygate*

Other train operators’ routes Bus links Limited service stations on our network Interchange stations Interchange with London Underground Interchange with London Overground Interchange with London Tramlink Interchange with Eurostar Interchange with other operators’ train services Interchange with Airports Ferry service routes Hovercraft service routes

Downham Market Littleport Ely

to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland

to Norwich and Ipswich

Waterbeach Peterborough to the West Midlands, North West and Scotland

Cambridge North St. Ives

Huntingdon

to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Bedford

Milton Keynes Central

Tring

Baldock Letchworth Garden City

Hitchin

Luton

Luton Airport Parkway

Ashwell & Morden

Arlesey

Leagrave Dunstable

Shepreth Meldreth Royston

Biggleswade

Harlington Leighton Buzzard

Stevenage Luton Airport

On Mondays to Saturdays from December 2018 until further notice, buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Hertford North and between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone. For more information visit: greatnorthernrail.com/railreplacement

Watton-at-Stone

Knebworth

Hertford North

Welwyn North Harpenden

Berkhamsted

Bayford

Welwyn Garden City

Cuffley

Hatfield

St. Albans City

Welham Green

Hemel Hempstead Radlett

Brookmans Park

Elstree & Borehamwood

Hadley Wood

Crews Hill Gordon Hill

Potters Bar Watford Junction

Enfield Chase Grange Park

New Barnet

Mill Hill Broadway

Oakleigh Park Hendon

Harrow & Wealdstone

Kentish Town London St. Pancras International

Oyster and contactless to Paddington payment can be used in the yellow shaded area

Kensington (Olympia)

Farringdon

Palmers Green Bowes Park

Alexandra Palace

West Hampstead Thameslink

Shepherd’s Bush

Winchmore Hill

New Southgate

Cricklewood

Wembley Central

to Stansted Airport and London

Foxton

Sandy

Flitwick

Bletchley

to Newmarket and Ipswich

Cambridge

St. Neots

Hornsey Harringay Finsbury Park Drayton Park Highbury & Islington Essex Road Old Street Moorgate

London King’s Cross

City Thameslink

Eliz

abet

London Blackfriars

h Li

ne

open

sD

London Bridge

ER

TH

Elephant & Castle

RIV

Battersea Park to London Waterloo

Clapham Junction

Brockley North Dulwich West Dulwich

Tulse Hill

Wandsworth Common Balham

Gipsy Hill

Haydons Road Tooting

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Chase

Carshalton

Sutton Common

West Sutton Sutton Cheam Ewell East

to London

Southampton Airport Parkway

to Dorking rne to Portsmouth itte Eastleigh *B ton ools *W g olin y *Sh m etle ha ster *N mble re a Fa rtche on *H led ick Po sham urs Co *B wanw S Hilsea n to London to Channel Islands, Fratton pto France and Spain am vant n h d Ha ngto h Be Portsmouth & Southsea ort e rbli Wa Emsw ourn e b rn th u Sou utbo sham e N Portsmouth Bo ourn b ter Harbour Fish iches ham Ford Ch Barn to Gosport and Isle of Wight

Bognor Regis

Littlehampton

Horsley

Greenhithe for Bluewater Beckenham Hill

to Guildford

Ravensbourne

Penge West

Higham Strood

Bromley South

Beckenham Junction

Birkbeck

Bickley

Rochester Chatham

St. Mary Cray Swanley

Petts Wood

Woodmansterne

Coulsdon Town Reedham

Gillingham

to Dorking

to Reigate

Caterham

Faygate*

Ifield

Edenbridge Town

Horley

Lingfield

Hever

Gatwick Airport

Dormans

Cowden

East Grinstead

Ashurst

Balcombe

Washington

to Kent Coast

Doleham* Three Oaks Ore

Buxted

Preston Park Glynde Berwick Polegate

Moulsecoomb

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Falmer Lewes Southease

Appledore

to London

Cooksbridge*

gm

Ham Street

Hastings St. Leonards Warrior Square Bexhill Collington Cooden Beach Normans Bay Pevensey Bay* Pevensey & Westham

Hampden Park Eastbourne

Newhaven Town Newhaven Harbour

Bishopstone Seaford Produced by

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Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Verwer Chief Operating Officer: Steve White Chief Financial Officer: Ian McLaren Engineering Director: Gerry McFadden Infrastructure Director: Keith Jipps Operations Planning Director: Scott Brightwell Business Improvement Director & Deputy COO: Alex Foulds Head of Safety: Mark Whitely Human Resources Director: Andy Bindon Acting Communications and Marketing Director: Myriam Walburger Passenger Service Director: Angie Doll

Winchelsea

Uckfield

Plumpton

Hassocks

to Isle of Wight

Tonbridge

Rye

Crowborough

Haywards Heath Burgess Hill

Ashington

Leigh Penshurst

Eridge

Wivelsfield Southwater

International Europe

Hurst Green Edenbridge

Nutfield Godstone

Three Bridges Crawley

Littlehaven

Tham Maidstone East will eslin to Canterbury oper k se and Ramsgate ate rvic Bearstead from es on to Dec this em Dover ber route 2019 Ashford and to London

to London

Oxted

Salfords

Dorking

West Malling

Sevenoaks

Woldingham

Earlswood

to Margate and Ramsgate

Borough Green

Bat & Ball

Upper Warlingham

Whyteleafe Whyteleafe South

to North Kent

Otford

Riddlesdown

Redhill Reigate

Horsham Christ’s Hospital Billingshurst Pulborough Amberley Arundel

Purley Kenley

Rainham

Eynsford Shoreham

to Sevenoaks

Merstham

Kingswood Tadworth Tattenham Corner

Ockley Warnham

South Croydon

Coulsdon South

Chipstead

Box Hill & Westhumble

Dorking Deepdene

Orpington

East Croydon

Purley Oaks

Banstead Epsom Downs

Swanscombe Northfleet Gravesend

Shortlands

Anerley

Belmont

Holmwood

An

to Ebsfleet International and London

Kent House

Sanderstead

Bookham

Effingham Junction

Clandon

West Croydon

Carshalton Beeches

Ashtead Leatherhead

London Road Guildford (Guildford)

Waddon

Wallington

Epsom

to London to Reading

Stone Crossing

Bellingham

Forest Hill

Hackbridge

St. Helier

Southampton Central St. Denys*

Abbey Wood Slade Green

Norwood Junction

Mitcham Junction

Morden South

to Bournemouth

Plumstead

Selhurst

Mitcham Eastfields

South Merton

Woolwich Arsenal

Dartford

Penge East Crystal Palace

Streatham Common Norbury Thornton Heath

to Guildford

ES

Sydenham

West Norwood

Streatham

8

AM

Catford

Honor Oak Park

Sydenham Hill

Streatham Hill

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Crofton Park

East Dulwich

Herne Hill

201

TH

Westcombe Park

New Cross Gate

Nunhead

Loughborough Junction

ber

ER

Maze Hill Charlton

Peckham Rye

Denmark Hill to Clapham Junction

ecem

RIV

Greenwich

to Highbury & Islington

Queens Road Peckham Imperial Wharf

Deptford

South Bermondsey

A

London Victoria

West Brompton

S ME

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www.fwt-london.co.uk

Contact Information Address: 1st Floor, Monument Place, 24 Monument Street, London EC3R 8AJ Tel: 0345 850 1530 Email: customerservices@gatwickexpress.com Visit: www.gatwickexpress.com


Passenger Operators

Glasgow Subway The Glasgow Subway carries 13 million passengers each year, and is currently undergoing its biggest modernisation programme in more than 30 years

T

he 15 stations of the Subway are distributed over a six mile circuit of the West End and City Centre of Glasgow, with eight stations to the North of the River Clyde and seven to the South. There are two lines: an outer circle running clockwise and an inner circle running anticlockwise. Upgrades The full-scale upgrade will ensure that the highest quality of service is delivered to the 40,000 passengers who use the Subway every day. The Glasgow Subway is 120-years old and is the third oldest underground system in the world behind London and Budapest. A £288 million funding package for the work is being supported by the Scottish Government and rebuilding work is happening right across the network. Modernisation In 2011/12, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) secured funding from the Scottish Government to fully upgrade and modernise the Subway. This included the refurbishment of all 15 stations, a strand of work which was completed in Spring 2020. In 2013, SPT also introduced a new Smartcard ticketing system as part of the modernisation programme which has revolutionised ticketing options across all forms of transport in the region with train and bus operators all developing smart ticketing options. With more than 230,000 Subway Smartcards now in operation, SPT continues to work with transport operators and Transport Scotland to develop more integrated ticketing opportunities across the region. In 2016, SPT announced a significant step forward in the modernisation programme with the award of contract for the new rolling stock, signalling and equipment to the Stadler Bussnang AG/ Ansaldo STS (now Hitachi) Consortium. The contract worth £200 million will include the 17 new Subway trains which are of the same

length and size as existing rolling stock but made up of four-car sets as opposed to the current three-car sets. They also feature open gangways to maximise the space available. The first of the new trains was on show at InnoTrans 2018, the international Trade Fair for transport technology in Berlin, by leading manufacturer Stadler. The first of the three new trains have now been delivered to Glasgow. As well as the new trains, the Subway’s signalling equipment, control systems and control centre will all be replaced bringing improved availability and reliability to passengers. The system will include new platform screen doors, which will be ‘half height’ to preserve

as much space and openness within the stations as possible while still maintaining passenger safety and security. Once the new full system is in place – trains, signalling, operational control centre, platform screen doors – and has been fully tested, the Subway will move from its current partially automatic trains to Unattended Train Operations (UTO). Transport Focus survey The 2018 Transport Focus survey reported overall passenger satisfaction reached 97 per cent, whilst 95 per cent of surveyed

passengers said that they were satisfied with the Subway’s level of punctuality. 80 per cent said that they were satisfied with the value for money the service provides.

Key Personnel Chief Executive: Gordon Maclennan Assistant Chief Executive: Valerie Davidson Director of Subway: Antony Smith Director of Finance & HR: Neil Wylie Contact Information Address: Broomloan Depot, Robert St, Lanarkshire, Glasgow G51 3HB Tel: 0141 332 6811 Email: enquiry@spt.co.uk Visit: www.spt.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

Govia Thameslink Railway Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) began operations in September 2014. It oversees Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and the Gatwick Express airport services

G

TR is a subsidiary of Govia, a joint venture between the British Go- Ahead Group and French company Keolis.

A total of 115 trains are now in service. Siemens has taken over the complete longterm servicing and maintenance for this new fleet of trains. ‘Thameslink is now a Class 700-only route marking a significant milestone in our journey of modernisation towards a new high-frequency service through central London’ said Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Engineering Director Gerry McFadden.

Rolling stock All the trains on the Thameslink route are now new Class 700 Siemens trains, with the entire fleet being replaced and brought into service on 18 September 2017.

Burnham Market

SERVICES AND FACILITIES REGULAR SERVICE

Dersingham

LIMITED SERVICE

Fakenham

Sandringham

King’s Lynn

Great Northern Southern

Watlington

Thameslink

Wisbech

Other train operators may provide additional services along some of our routes.

Faygate*

Other train operators’ routes Bus links Limited service stations on our network Interchange stations Interchange with London Underground Interchange with London Overground Interchange with London Tramlink Interchange with Eurostar Interchange with other operators’ train services Interchange with Airports Ferry service routes Hovercraft service routes

Downham Market Littleport Ely

to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland

to Norwich and Ipswich

Waterbeach Peterborough to the West Midlands, North West and Scotland

Cambridge North St. Ives

Huntingdon

to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Bedford

Milton Keynes Central

Tring

Baldock Letchworth Garden City

Hitchin

Luton

Luton Airport Parkway

Ashwell & Morden

Arlesey

Leagrave Dunstable

Shepreth Meldreth Royston

Biggleswade

Harlington Leighton Buzzard

Stevenage Luton Airport

On Mondays to Saturdays from December 2018 until further notice, buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Hertford North and between Stevenage and Watton-at-Stone. For more information visit: greatnorthernrail.com/railreplacement

Watton-at-Stone

Knebworth

Hertford North

Welwyn North Harpenden

Berkhamsted

Bayford

Welwyn Garden City

Cuffley

Hatfield

St. Albans City

Welham Green

Hemel Hempstead Radlett

Brookmans Park

Elstree & Borehamwood

Hadley Wood

Crews Hill Gordon Hill

Potters Bar Watford Junction

Enfield Chase Grange Park

New Barnet

Mill Hill Broadway

Oakleigh Park Hendon

Harrow & Wealdstone

Kentish Town London St. Pancras International

Oyster and contactless to Paddington payment can be used in the yellow shaded area

Kensington (Olympia)

Farringdon

Palmers Green Bowes Park

Alexandra Palace

West Hampstead Thameslink

Shepherd’s Bush

Winchmore Hill

New Southgate

Cricklewood

Wembley Central

to Stansted Airport and London

Foxton

Sandy

Flitwick

to Newmarket and Ipswich

Cambridge

St. Neots

Bletchley

Hornsey Harringay Finsbury Park Drayton Park Highbury & Islington Essex Road London King’s Cross Old Street Moorgate

City Thameslink

Eliz

abet

London Blackfriars

h Li

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open

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London Bridge

S ME

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TH

Elephant & Castle

RIV

Battersea Park to London Waterloo

Denmark Hill

Brockley North Dulwich West Dulwich

Tulse Hill

Wandsworth Common Balham

Gipsy Hill

Haydons Road Tooting

Wimbledon Chase

Sutton Common

West Sutton Sutton Cheam Ewell East

to London

Isle of Wight

Bognor Regis

Leatherhead

Littlehampton

Horsley

to Guildford

West Croydon

Carshalton Beeches

Stone Crossing Greenhithe for Bluewater

Beckenham Hill to Ebsfleet International and London

Ravensbourne

Penge West

Higham

Shortlands

Strood

Bromley South

Beckenham Junction

Birkbeck

Bickley

Rochester Chatham

St. Mary Cray Swanley

Petts Wood

Woodmansterne

Coulsdon Town Reedham

Gillingham

to Dorking

to Reigate

Littlehaven

Faygate*

Ifield

Caterham

Edenbridge Town

Horley

Lingfield

Hever

Gatwick Airport

Dormans

Cowden

East Grinstead

Ashurst

Washington

Leigh Penshurst

Balcombe

to Kent Coast

Doleham* Three Oaks Ore to London

Buxted

Cooksbridge*

Preston Park Glynde Berwick Polegate

Moulsecoomb

g n London g ea ve de ea ea ng ick ate ing ing erin -by-S n-S orth orthin orth Lanci -by-S uthw ersg ortsla ringto Ho Road P n-o W Brighton (Brighton) W ast W So am Ald ring Fish gto West reh Go E rrin Sho Du

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to France

Falmer Lewes Southease

Appledore

Winchelsea

Uckfield

Plumpton

Ham Street

Hastings St. Leonards Warrior Square Bexhill Collington Cooden Beach Normans Bay Pevensey Bay* Pevensey & Westham

Hampden Park Eastbourne

Newhaven Town Newhaven Harbour

Bishopstone Seaford Produced by

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Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Verwer Chief Operating Officer: Steve White Chief Financial Officer: Ian McLaren Engineering Director: Gerry McFadden Infrastructure Director: Keith Jipps Operations Planning Director: Scott Brightwell Business Improvement Director & Deputy COO: Alex Foulds Passenger Service Director: Stuart Cheshire Head of Safety: Mark Whitley Human Resources Director: Andy Bindon Communications and Marketing Director: Collette Dunkley

Rye

Crowborough

Hassocks

to Isle of Wight

Tonbridge

Eridge

Wivelsfield Burgess Hill

International Europe

Hurst Green Edenbridge

Haywards Heath

Horsham

Ashington

Tham Maidstone East will eslin to Canterbury oper k se and Ramsgate ate rvic Bearstead from es on to Dec this em Dover ber route 2019 Ashford and to London

to London

Oxted

Nutfield Godstone

Earlswood

Three Bridges Crawley

Southwater

West Malling

Sevenoaks

Woldingham

Redhill Reigate

to Margate and Ramsgate

Borough Green

Bat & Ball

Upper Warlingham

Salfords

Dorking

Otford

Riddlesdown

Whyteleafe Whyteleafe South

to North Kent

Shoreham

to Sevenoaks

Merstham

Kingswood Tadworth Tattenham Corner

Ockley Warnham

Purley Kenley

Rainham

Eynsford

Coulsdon South

Chipstead

Holmwood

Christ’s Hospital Billingshurst Pulborough Amberley Arundel

South Croydon

Purley Oaks

Banstead Epsom Downs

Box Hill & Westhumble

Dorking Deepdene

Orpington

East Croydon

Belmont

Swanscombe Northfleet Gravesend

Kent House

Anerley

Sanderstead

Bookham

Effingham Junction

Clandon

Waddon

Wallington

Ashtead to London

Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorking rne to Portsmouth itte Eastleigh *B ton ools *W g olin y e *Sh tl m e ha ster *N mble a Fare rtche on *H led ick Po sham urs Co *B wanw S Hilsea n to London to Channel Islands, Fratton pto t France and Spain ham avan n H ngto h Bed Portsmouth & Southsea ort e rbli Wa Emsw ourn e thb urn Sou utbo sham e N Portsmouth Bo ourn er b Harbour Fish ichest ham Ford Ch Barn to Gosport and

Dartford

Forest Hill

Norwood Junction

Epsom

London Road Guildford (Guildford)

Slade Green

Hackbridge Carshalton

St. Helier

to Reading

Crystal Palace

Mitcham Junction

Morden South

Southampton Central St. Denys*

Abbey Wood

Selhurst

Mitcham Eastfields

South Merton

Plumstead

Bellingham

Penge East

Streatham Common Norbury Thornton Heath

to Guildford

ES

Woolwich Arsenal

Sydenham

West Norwood

Streatham Hill

AM

Catford

Honor Oak Park

Sydenham Hill

Streatham

Wimbledon

Crofton Park

East Dulwich

Herne Hill

Tham will eslin oper k se ate rvic from es on Dec this em ber route 2019

Modernisation In May 2018 passengers saw a transformation in services, much of it delivered through the £7 billion Thameslink Programme, which introduced brand new, reliable timetables, extended routes, additional services and new trains. The programme is being sponsored by the Government and will add capacity into London for 35,000-40,000 more passengers in each three-hour peak across the whole GTR network. Alongside the new trains, there will be new links to Gatwick Airport, Eurostar at St Pancras and an interchange at Farringdon for Elizabeth line Crossrail services across central London from December 2019. Other benefits include the return of crossLondon Thameslink services at London Bridge – up to twelve trains per hour at peak times, including Bedford to Brighton services.

2018

TH

Westcombe Park

New Cross Gate

Nunhead

Loughborough Junction

Clapham Junction

ber

ER

Maze Hill Charlton

Peckham Rye

to Clapham Junction

ecem

RIV

Greenwich

to Highbury & Islington

Queens Road Peckham Imperial Wharf

Deptford

South Bermondsey

A

London Victoria

West Brompton

to Bournemouth

To date GTR has introduced: the following: • 740 vehicles have been cascaded out of the franchise (Class 319, 365, 317, 321, 442 and 377) • 144 vehicles have been cascaded internally (Class 387, 377) • 1,140 Class 700 vehicles for Thameslink

Hunstanton

This is a general guide to the basic daily services. Not all trains stop at all stations on each coloured line, so please check the timetable.

Gatwick Express

Wells-next-the-Sea

GTR has overseen what is thought to be the biggest cascade of rolling stock since privatisation across its four brands, including Thameslink.

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Contact Information Address: 1st Floor, Monument Place, 24 Monument Street, London EC3R 8AJ Tel: 0345 026 4700 Email: customerservices@thameslinkrailway.com Visit: www.thameslinkrailway.com


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Passenger Operators

Grand Central Rail Grand Central Rail is an independent open-access operator and a subsidiary of Arriva UK Trains, part of the Arriva Group, which is owned by Deutsche Bahn

T

he company has operated passenger rail services on the East Coast Main Line from Sunderland to London King’s Cross since December 2007; and from Bradford Interchange to London King’s Cross since May 2010. In August 2014, Grand Central was granted an extension of its operating rights until December 2026.

Routes Grand Central connects Yorkshire and the North East to London with two routes. Five daily services on the North East to London route run between Sunderland and London King’s Cross calling at Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton, Thirsk and York. This route is known as the North Eastern service. Four daily services which run on the Yorkshire to London route operate between Bradford Interchange and London King’s Cross calling at Halifax, Brighouse, Mirfield, Wakefield Kirkgate and Doncaster. Some services also call at Pontefract Monkhill. This is known as the West Riding or West Yorkshire service. In May 2018 Grand Central commenced operating services on the West Coast Main Line from London Euston to Blackpool after the Office of Rail and Road granted fellow Arriva subsidiary Alliance Rail Holdings access rights for ten years. E-ticketing Grand Central Rail introduced e-ticketing towards the end of 2017, allowing customers to buy tickets online and display them on their mobile or tablet device. Instead of queuing at stations or waiting for tickets to be delivered, customers can now pay for their fare online. Available on desktop and mobile devices, tickets stay available until ten minutes before departure and after purchasing customers receive an email with

Electrical Engineering Service Provider specialising in Rail Electrification across the UK TRUSTED AND ACCREDITED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ACROSS THE UK

RAIL SECTOR SPECIALISTS Telephone: 01634 673188 Email: info@ops-ltd.co.uk Website: www.oakespowerservices.co.uk

Working for rail network clients across the UK, including Network Rail and London Underground, we specialise in providing a wide range of electrical installation and engineering services, including: • Installation and commissioning of High Voltage Transformers and Switchgear • Installation and commissioning of DC distribution equipment • Design & Consultancy • HV and LV cable installation • Earth system installation • Network Rail Level A authorised person duties

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a downloadable PDF that features a barcode scanned by crew and ticket gates. Richard McClean, managing director of Grand Central Rail, said: ‘We are always striving to improve our customer experience and we listen to our passengers. Not only is [e-ticketing] environmentally friendly, but it offers our passengers a fast and efficient way of storing their ticket.’ New fleet The six Class 43 (HST) trains that Grand Central operates were withdrawn at the end of 2017. The Toc had leased five more Class 180 units cascaded from Angel Trains to replace its HST trains and increase its overall fleet size. Key Personnel Managing Director: Richard McClean Chief Operating Officer: Sean English Fleet Director: Dave Hatfield Commercial and Customer Policy Director: Louise Blyth Finance Director: Mark Dale Head of HR: Angela Newsome Revenue Manager: Nick Clarke Contact Information Address: Grand Central Rail, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York YO1 6HZ Tel: 0345 603 4852 Email: customer.services@grandcentralrail.com Visit: www.grandcentralrail.com


Passenger Operators

Great Northern The Great Northern Franchise operates trains between London and the east of England, including Cambridge, Peterborough and King’s Lynn

S

ince 2016 Great Northern has

Wells-next-the-Sea

invested in new trains and RVICES AND FACILITIES

Burnham Market Hunstanton Dersingham

increased services. It has doubled

s is a general guide to the basic daily services. Not all trains stop at overall capacity on the Cambridge stations on each coloured line, so please check the timetable. to London route and installed new airtes are shown in different colours to help identify the general pattern.

eat

REGULAR

King’s Lynn Watlington

ROUTE

SERVICE New rollingIDENTITY stock King’s Lynn In May 2018GN1 a Siemens teamand of Cambridge GN2 Cambridge local approximately 200 people began work on GN3 Peterborough delivering the manufacturing, GN4 Hertford commissioning and testing phase of a fleet GN5 Welwyn of twelve newly built Class 717 Desiro er train operators may provide additional services along some of our routes. City trains. A full fleet oftrain 25 trains is currently Other operators’ routes being phased Businto linksservice on Great Northern suburban services from Welwyn Principal stations Garden City,Interchange Hertfordwith andLondon Stevenage to and Underground from Moorgate in thewith CityLondon of London. The Interchange Overground Class 717s will replacewith theother existing Great Interchange operators’ train services Northern fleet of Class 313 trains, built in the late 1970s. The 25 six-car trains, financed by Rock CCESSIBILITY Rail Moorgate, (a joint venture between Step-Free access between the street and platforms Standard Rock Rail Holdings andallAberdeen Some step-freeInvestments), access between represent the street and platforms the first fleet of Step-free access is available in the direction of arrow trains to be introduced intothethe UK using a No step-free access between the street and platforms new model for financing rolling stock. For es: the first time financing has been provided form access points may vary and there may notinvestment be be step-free access to through direct long-term from etween all station areas or facilities. Access routes may be unsuitable for pension and insurance companies.

ssisted wheelchair users owing to the gradient of ramps or other reasons.

want to be able to offer you the best possible assistance, so we ask you Key of Personnel ontact us in advance your journey if possible. We will always try to offer Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Verwer best possible service. However, the shorter notice we receive, the less time Chief Operating Officer: Steve White have to make arrangements and there may be a delay in you receiving Chief Financial Officer: Ian McLaren stance. Engineering Director: Gerry McFadden Infrastructure Director: Keith Jipps meslink and GreatOperations Northern Assisted Travel 0800 Scott 058 2844 Planning Director: Brightwell most up-to-date station facilities see www.nationarail.co.uk Business Improvement Director & Deputy COO: Alex Foulds Passenger Service Director: Stuart Cheshire Head of Safety: Mark Whitley AFF AVAILABILITY Human Resources Director: Andy Bindon On-train or station staff available at allMarketing times Director: Communications and On-train or station staff available Collette Dunkleyat certain times only No on-train or station staff available

ed by

Sandringham

conditioned trains from Cambridge to King’s Lynn. Northern

LIMITED SERVICE

Contact Information Address: 1st Floor, Monument Place, 24 Monument Street, London EC3R 8AJ Tel: 0345 026 4700 Tel: 0345 026 4700 Email: customerservices@greatnorthernrail.com Visit: www.greatnorthernrail.com

8.2.2017 (GN Routes Diagram)

Fakenham

Downham Market

Wisbech

to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland

to Norwich and Ipswich

Littleport Ely Waterbeach

Peterborough Huntingdon

to Newmarket and Ipswich

Cambridge North St. Ives

Cambridge Foxton

St. Neots

to Stansted Airport and London

Shepreth Sandy

Meldreth Royston

Biggleswade

Ashwell & Morden Arlesey Hitchin

Baldock Letchworth Garden City

Stevenage Knebworth

Watton-at-Stone Hertford North

Welwyn North

Bayford

Welwyn Garden City St. Albans

Cuffley

Hatfield Welham Green

Crews Hill

Brookmans Park

Gordon Hill

Potters Bar

Enfield Chase

Hadley Wood

Grange Park

New Barnet

Winchmore Hill

Oakleigh Park New Southgate

Palmers Green Bowes Park Alexandra Palace Hornsey

Oyster and contactless payment can be used in the yellow shaded area

Harringay Finsbury Park Drayton Park Highbury & Islington Essex Road Old Street London King’s Cross Moorgate

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Passenger Operators

Great Western Railway Great Western Railway (GWR) carries over a hundred million passengers across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of southern England every year

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Mobile assistance At the end of 2019 GWR launched a mobile Customer Assistance Team to help those with reduced mobility to be able to travel with confidence. GWR’s new ten-member mobile team means that a member of staff can travel with the passenger, taking care of the entire journey experience and ensuring continuity of service. Launched in December 2019 the team has now helped over 500 customers.

utumn 2017 was a busy season for GWR, with the end of the year approaching the company launched its brand new Intercity Express Train, marking the next stage in the biggest fleet upgrade on the Great Western in forty years. The new Class 800, ten-carriage train has been built in Britain by Hitachi, it carried passengers for the first time on 16 October 2017, carrying early risers on the pre-dawn service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington. In 2018 GWR extended the fleet to serve Devon and Cornwall. A further 36 Intercity Express Trains – (known as Class 802s) have also been ordered from Hitachi’s factory in Pistoia, Italy to improve services between London Paddington and Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.

Landmark electric trains On Sunday 5 January 2020 GWR ran electric trains to and from South Wales for the first time. Over the Christmas and New Year period, Network Rail engineers worked around the clock from 24 December to 2 January 2020 to switch on the electricity running through the overhead line equipment between St Brides, Newport and west of Cardiff Central station, ahead of a final stage of testing. Final testing took place in the Cardiff area, enabling GWR’s Intercity Express Trains to run on electric between Cardiff Central and London Paddington from Sunday 5 January.

New trains and more seats Before Christmas 2018 GWR took delivery of its final Class 800 Intercity Express Train (IET) from manufacturer Hitachi, with a further 127 (Class 802) carriages – 15 trains – still to be rolled out during 2019. Replacing 40-year-old High Speed Trains, the IETs have up to 24 per cent more seats per train. Following completion of Network Rail’s electrification to Newbury new Electrostar, suburban commuter, trains have also been able to run to the town for the first time having been rolled out across London and the Thames Valley during late 2017 and 2018.

Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station At the end of 2019, construction was completed at the brand-new, landmark Worcestershire Parkway station – the first station to be opened in the county for over 100 years. Worcestershire County Council Worcester Foregate Street

3 Severn Tunnel Junction

Worcester Shrub Hill Pershore

Malvern Link Great Malvern

Pilning

Severn Beach

Honeybourne Evesham

Yate Patchway St Andrews Road

Filton Abbey Wood

Avonmouth

Ledbury

Carmarthen

Shipton

Llanelli

Cam & Dursley Neath

Bus Link Airport Detailed view available

Radley

Kemble

Culham Appleford

Didcot Parkway

Bristol Bedminster

Avonmouth

Cardiff Central

Weston Milton Weston-super-Mare

Gunnislake

Yatton

Oldfield Park

Bristol Airport

Worle

Bath Spa

Melksham

Kintbury

Liskeard

Minehead

Ash

4

Wanborough Guildford Shalford

Chilworth

Betchworth Dorking Reigate West Redhill Dorking Gomshall Deepdene

Gatwick Airport

Menheniot Bridgwater

St Keyne Wishing Well Halt

Sandplace

St Germans

St Budeaux Ferry Road

St Budeaux Victoria Road Keyham

Dockyard Devonport

Looe

Bruton

Barnstaple

Saltash

Causeland

Castle Cary

Salisbury

Chapelton Umberleigh

Plymouth

Taunton

Portsmouth Arms

Morchard Road Copplestone Crediton Yeoford

Exeter St

Okehampton

Feniton

Shoreham-by-Sea

Barnham Chichester

Hove

Upwey

Exmouth

Weymouth

Dawlish

Newton Abbot

Gunnislake

Newquay Quintrell Downs

Calstock

Bodmin

Cornwall Airport Newquay

Bodmin Parkway Roche Lostwithiel Bugle St Columb Luxulyan Road Eden Project

St Austell

Par

Liskeard Menheniot Causeland Sandplace Looe

1

4

Torre Torquay

Bere Ferrers

Saltash St Budeaux St Germans Devonport

Teignmouth Newton St Cyres

Bere Alston

Totnes

Marlow

Paignton

Pinhoe

Exeter St Davids

St James’ Park

Henley-on-Thames

Polsloe Bridge

Exeter Central St Ives Lelant Lelant Saltings

Carbis Bay

Truro

Redruth Camborne

Hayle St Erth

Exeter St Thomas

Perranwell

Penmere

Twyford

Falmouth Docks Falmouth Town

Topsham

Furze Platt

Taplow Maidenhead

Shiplake Wargrave

Newcourt

Penryn

Penzance

Digby & Sowton

Bourne End Greenford

Cookham

Whimple

Ivybridge

Plymouth

Burnham Langley Slough

Windsor & Eton Central

South Greenford Ealing Castle Bar Park Drayton Green Broadway West Drayton Hayes & Hanwell Acton West Harlington Main Ealing Southall Line

Iver

Heathrow Airport

Helston Culdrose

2

Exton Lympstone Commando

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Key Personnel Managing Director: Mark Hopwood Engineering Director: Simon Green Customer Service and Transformation Director: Richard Rowland Commercial Development Director and Deputy MD: Matthew Golton Director of Sales and Marketing: Phil Delaney Director, Compliance, Sustainability & Environment: Joe Graham Finance Director: Ben Caswell Director of HR: Ruth Busby

Brighton

Dorchester West

Lympstone Commando Lympstone Village

Oxford upgrades In the Summer of 2017 work which enabled improvements in line speeds to ease congestion on the railway into and out of Oxford was completed. More than one hundred Network Rail engineers worked through each shift, putting in more than 32,750 people-hours in total during the nine-day closure to renew around just under two miles of track between Hinksey Lakes and Oxford Station. This work forms part of the £200 million Oxford Corridor Project, which will deliver a series of enhancement schemes to increase capacity and improve reliability for passengers and freight operators.

Worthing

Fratton Portsmouth & Southsea

Exeter Airport Digby & Sowton Topsham

Dawlish Warren

Wadebridge

Havant

Portsmouth Harbour

2

Starcross Padstow

Cosham

Fareham

Axminster Maiden Newton

Exeter Central Davids St James Park Polsloe Bridge Exeter Central entral

Hedge End Botley

Southampton Central

Chetnole

Honiton

Whimple

Pinhoe

Eastleigh

Romsey

Thornford Yetminster

Tiverton Parkway

Lapford Sampford Courtenay

Mottisfont & Dunbridge Eastleigh Southampton Airport Parkway Southampton Airport Parkway

Yeovil Pen Mill Crewkerne

Eggesford

Holsworthy

Dean

Yeovil Junction

Kings Nympton

Bude

London Paddington

Farnborough North North Camp

Warminster

Bere Ferrers

Coombe Junction Halt

Ealing Hayes & Broadway Harlington Heathrow Airport

Crowthorne Sandhurst Blackwater

Bramley

Basingstoke Dilton Marsh

Frome

Highbridge & Burnham

Windsor & Eton Central

Winnersh Wokingham

Theale Aldermaston Midgham Thatcham Mortimer

Pewsey

Westbury

Bere Alston

Greenford

Tw Twyford

Reading Rea

Newbury Racecourse

Newbury

Bedwyn

Brad Bradford-on-Avon Freshford Avoncliff Trowbridge

Calstock

Tilehurst

Reading West Hungerford

4

Slough Maidenhead

Pangbourne

Keynsham

Bourne End

Marlow Henley-on-Thames

Goring & Streatley

Chippenham

Nailsea & Backwell

Cardiff Airport

1

Swindon

Parkway

Bristol Temple Meads

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Nailsea & Backwell

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Kidwelly

Kilgetty Saundersfoot

Lamphey Pembroke Manorbier

Gloucester

Bedminster Parson Street

Ferryside

Pembroke Dock

Moreton-in-Marsh

Kingham

Bristol Temple Meads

Narberth

Great Western Railway Network Map

Kings Sutton Ashchurch for Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury

Cheltenham Spa

Redland Montpelier Stapleton Road Clifton Down Lawrence Hill

Whitland

Banbury

Colwall

Hereford

Bristol Parkway

Shirehampton Sea Mills

confirmed that the ‘Entry into Service’ process is also nearing completion. This is the process where all the new equipment and facilities are being tested and commissioned. As such this is very complex, involving a wide range of stakeholders. The station will benefit from the introduction of the new Cross Country and GWR timetable, the latter covering all GWR services across Western England and South Wales, representing the greatest change on the GWR network for over 30 years. Some key peak services to and from London will take less than two hours, with a fastest time of one hour 49 minutes, and passengers will be able to get to Cardiff in one hour 23 minutes, to Nottingham in one hour 49 minutes.

Contact Information Address: Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1HL Tel: 01793 499400 Email: GWR.feedback@GWR.com Visit: www.gwr.com



Passenger Operators

Greater Anglia Abellio first won the Greater Anglia franchise in 2012, it re-won the franchise in October 2016

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n early 2017 40 per cent of Abellio was sold to Japanese company Mitsui. The 150-year-old company operates in a diverse array of sectors and is the first Japanese company to take a stake in a British TOC. At the time of the sale, which had been announced three months earlier in December, Abellio managing director Dominic Booth said the ‘longstanding objective of running the franchise as a sixty-forty joint venture’ had been fulfilled by the sale. Operational history Greater Anglia began operating in 2012 under Abellio, the international arm of the state-owned railway of the Netherlands. It operates commuter services between

London Liverpool Street and destinations such as Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk, the Stansted Express, intercity services between Norwich and London, as well as many of the regional services across East Anglia. Investment and advancement With the inception of the new franchise in October 2016, Abellio announced it would invest £1.4 billion in fleet replacement which resulted in 33,000 new train seats at morning and evening peak travel times. Heavy investment has been made in the new trains with 665 carriages being built by Bombardier in Derby and 378 by Stadler in Switzerland, as well as advancement in the passenger experience.

A mobile app was introduced which features live travel updates, service information and multiple ticket purchasing options. Other steps forward include seasonal smart card tickets and the Delay Repay scheme. New trains On 21 January 2020 Brand new longer trains went into passenger service on Greater Anglia’s Sudbury-Marks Tey route. Made by Swiss manufacturer, Stadler, the new trains have more seats, USB and plug points, free fast Wi-Fi, air conditioning, better passenger information screens and improved accessibility including a retractable step at every door which bridges the gap between the train and the platform, making it easier to get on and off with a wheelchair, buggy or heavy luggage. They are much greener than Greater Anglia’s old diesel trains, with lower emissions, and modern brakes which release less brake dust into the environment. Also in January 2020, Greater Anglia started running the first of its new intercity trains on the Norwich-London route. By Easter all its old intercity trains will have been replaced with brand new trains, also made by Stadler. The first of the company’s 111 new electric commuter trains, made by UK manufacturer, Bombardier, which will run into Liverpool Street from Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Ipswich has also been delivered, ready for testing on the network. Key Personnel Managing Director: Jamie Burles Train Service Delivery Director: Jay Thompson Engineering Director: Martin Beable Commercial and Customer Services Director: Martin Moran Franchise and Programmes Director: Ian McConnell Asset Management Director: Simone Bailey HR Director: Katy Bucknell Finance Director: Matt Dolphin Business Readiness Director: Andrew Goodrum Contact Information Address: Head Office, 11th Floor, One Stratford Place, Montfitchet Road, London E20 1EJ Tel: 020 3356 2650 Email: contactcentre@greateranglia.co.uk Visit: www.greateranglia.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

Heathrow Express Heathrow Express’ electric trains provide 18,000 passengers a day with a sustainable choice and the fastest route between the UK’s hub airport and London Paddington

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ith 150 services running every day and a journey time of just 15 minutes between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2&3, Heathrow Express offers exceptional customer service and great value fares Heathrow Express tickets start from just £5.50 each way every day of the week when booked in advance. An agreement with the Department for Transport announced in March 2018 confirmed the Heathrow Express service – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heathrow Airport Holdings – will run until at least 2028. Under a management contract announced at the time, Great Western Railway now operates Heathrow Express trains while Heathrow Express remains a non-franchised, non-subsidised private

Train Operating Company with responsibility for the track access agreement, marketing, ticketing, revenues and overall customer experience of the service. The agreement also saw GWR introduce a specially converted, dedicated fleet of class 387 trains to the Heathrow Express service in 2020 complete with Wi-Fi, at seat power, additional luggage space and the option of Business First. In October 2019 Heathrow Express launched a new airline style pricing system with fares from £5.50 available every day of the week complimenting the existing kids go free offer. The fares came as part of a new multi-lingual website and app which speeds up booking and makes information such as live train times easier to find.

Key Personnel Director: Sophie Chapman Head of Train Services: Andrew Darbyshire Head of Pricing and Technology: Karan Suri Head of Commercial: Chris Crauford Head of Finance: Mick Leyden Contact Information Address: The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, London Heathrow Airport TW6 2GW Tel: 0345 600 1515 Email: sales@heathrowexpress.com Visit: www.heathrowexpress.com

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Passenger Operators

Hull Trains Hull Trains operates long-distance services between Hull/Beverley and London King’s Cross. It is owned by FirstGroup

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hen the UK’s smallest open access operator launched in 2000, Hull Trains ran just three services and served just 80,000 passengers in its first year. Embedding Hull’s community values into its customer service and building a strong relationship with its customers, Hull Trains now runs more than ninety services a week, carrying over one million passengers a year between London King’s Cross and Beverley, East Yorkshire. A customer-focused ethos has been key to the success of Hull Trains – consistently demonstrating values which has seen it ranked highly among customers and winning awards along the way. In 2017, Hull Trains became the first East Coast Mainline rail operator to be awarded Gold Standard Investors in People status in recognition of its excellent working environment.

New trains On 25 November 2019 Hull Trains welcomed the first of five state-of-the-art, bi-mode trains into Paragon Interchange. Hull Trains has invested £60 million into the Paragon fleet, built by Hitachi Rail, which will transform train travel from Hull to London. Once fully operational, people will benefit from 5,500 extra seats a week, greater reliability and a quieter and smoother ride. Focusing on customers Hull Trains’ unique personable feel is evident through everyone working closely and intuitively together to ensure customers enjoy a high standard of service. The operator has also introduced the UK’s first 4G-enabled single sign-up Wi-Fi and the UK’s first on-board information screens fed by live real-time train running

information to provide more for customers. As a result, journeys are increasing and Hull Trains continues to focus on innovation, people, market leadership and customer service to further increase passenger numbers and improve the customer experience. Key Personnel Managing Director: Louise Cheesman Production Director: Louise Mendham Finance Manager: Glenn McLeish-Longthorn Head of HR and People Support: Deborah Birch Contact Information Address: 4th Floor, Europa House, 184 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UT Tel: 0345 071 0222 Email: customerservices.hull@firstgroup.com Visit: www.hulltrains.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

London North Eastern Railway London North Eastern Railway (LNER) operates long-distance intercity services on the East Coast Main Line, which runs from London Kings Cross to North East England and Scotland. It manages eleven stations and its trains call at 53

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he company is owned by the Department for Transport (DfT). LNER took over the InterCity East Coast franchise in June 2018, after the previous privately owned operator Virgin Trains East Coast returned it to the

Government following sustained financial difficulties. The DfT intend for the company to provide services until a new public-private partnership can be established. In November 2017, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling,

Inverness Aviemore

Aberdeen

Kingussie

Stonehaven Montrose

Pitlochry

Arbroath

Perth

Dundee Gleneagles Stirling Falkirk Grahamston Glasgow Central

Motherwell

Leuchars Kirkcaldy Inverkeithing

Haymarket

Edinburgh Waverley Dunbar Berwick-upon-Tweed Alnmouth Morpeth Sunderland (Weekdays only)

Newcastle Durham Darlington Skipton

Harrogate Northallerton

Keighley

Horsforth (Except Sunday)

Shipley Bradford Forster Square (Except Sunday)

Leeds Wakefield Westgate

announced the early termination of the InterCity East Coast franchise in 2020, three years ahead of schedule, following losses on the route by operator Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), who had been due to pay more than £2 billion in franchise premiums to the Government over the last four years of its contract. This was brought forward in February 2018 to mid-2018. The Department for Transport (DfT) decided to either negotiate a deal with VTEC to continue to run the franchise on a temporary non-profit basis while a new franchise competition was conducted, or to arrange for VTEC be taken over by the DfT’s operator of last resort. On 16 May 2018 it was announced that the latter had been decided and that LNER would take over from VTEC on 24 June 2018. The DfT also announced that LNER would be the long-term brand applied to the InterCity East Coast franchise. As part of the overall strategy for the East Coast franchise, the Secretary of State for Transport stated that Great Northern services could potentially be integrated into the operation when the Thameslink Southern & Great Northern franchise expires in 2021. LNER is the second time that a Government appointed operator of last resort has taken control of the InterCity East Coast franchise; between 2009 and 2015 the franchise was operated by East Coast following National Express East Coast defaulting.

York Selby Hull Brough Doncaster Retford Lincoln Newark North Gate

Key Personnel Managing Director: David Horne Commercial Director: Suzanne Donnelly Engineering Director: John Doughty Major Projects Director: Tim Hedley-Jones Marketing Director: Danny Gonzalez Customer Experience Director: Claire Ansley Safety and Operations Director: Warrick Dent People Director: Clare Burles Finance Director: Tim Kavanagh

Grantham Peterborough Stevenage St. Pancras International (for Eurostar) One train per hour or more

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London King’s Cross Less frequent service

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Passenger Operators

London Overground The London Overground, known to Londoners as the Orange Line, launched in 2007 and runs along a circular route around inner London, connecting 23 boroughs of the capital city and parts of southern Hertfordshire

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rriva Rail London took over the London Overground network in November 2016 and supports TfL in delivering further improvements for customers on the already hugely popular network. The vast majority of the London Overground network is operated on Network Rail tracks, which are also used by other rail operators, freight and maintenance services. 187 million journeys were made on the Overground in the year 2019/20, compared to just 33 million when it launched in 2007/8. One third of Londoners live within walking distance of a London Overground station and overall satisfaction scores were at 87 per cent on the Spring 2020 National Rail Passenger Survey. A fleet of 106 trains operate on the network comprising 49 four-car and 57 five-car electric trains. These trains make around 17,000 station stops each day. In 2020, Class 710 ‘Aventra’ trains began operating on the West Anglia routes, replacing the legacy fleet of Class 315s and 317s. The new Class 710 trains feature walk-through carriages, air-conditioning, live network information and improved accessibility.

Cheshunt

Theobalds Grove

Highams Park

Edmonton Green Silver Street

Watford Junction

Wood Street Victoria

Walthamstow Central

Bruce Grove South Tottenham

Bushey

Leyton Midland Road

Blackhorse Road

Harringay Green Lanes

Walthamstow Queen’s Road

Victoria

Carpenders Park Seven Sisters

St. James Street

Victoria

Hatch End

Crouch Hill

Leytonstone High Road Wanstead Park

Stamford Hill

Headstone Lane

TfL Rail Forest Gate 300m

Clapton

Woodgrange Park

Stoke Newington

Harrow & Wealdstone

Upper Holloway

Barking

Rectory Road

Finchley Road & Frognal

North Wembley

West Hampstead Wembley Central

Gospel Oak

Jubilee 100m 100m Trains to Luton

Brondesbury

Highbury & Islington

Camden Road

Hampstead Heath

South Kenton

Kentish Town West

Caledonian Road & Barnsbury

Victoria

Willesden Junction

Queen’s Park

Kilburn High Road

South Hampstead

Euston

Bakerloo

Northern Victoria

Hoxton Shoreditch High Street

Liverpool Street

Bakerloo

Central Circle Hammersmith & City Metropolitan TfL Rail Trains to Southend and Stansted

Acton Central Central 100m

Shepherd’s Bush

Kensington (Olympia) Gunnersbury

River Thames

District

Rotherhithe District

Canada Water Peckham Rye

Imperial Wharf River Thames

Clapham Junction

Trains to Gatwick

Key to symbols

Clapham High Street Wandsworth Road

Denmark Hill

Jubilee

Surrey Quays Queens Road Peckham

New Cross New Cross Gate

Northern

Clapham North 100m

Brockley

Interchange stations

Honor Oak Park

Step-free access from street to train Step-free access from street to platform National Rail

DLR 100m

Shadwell Wapping

District line open at weekends and on some public holidays

West Brompton

Richmond

District Hammersmith & City

Whitechapel

District

Kew Gardens

Central Jubilee DLR TfL Rail Trains to Southend

Haggerston

Cambridge Heath Bethnal Green

South Acton

Hackney Wick

Dalston Junction London Fields

Kensal Green

Stratford

Homerton Hackney Central

Canonbury

Kensal Rise Harlesden

District Hammersmith & City

Hackney Downs

Dalston Kingsland

Brondesbury Park

Stonebridge Park

Contact Information Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ Tel: 0343 222 1234 Email: overgroundinfo@tfl.gov.uk Visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/overground

District

Romford to Upminster services end at 2141/2154 Mondays to Saturdays and 1941/1954 Sundays

White Hart Lane

Watford High Street

Kenton

Key Personnel Managing Director: Paul Hutchings Performance Director: Matt Pocock Finance Director: Steve Best Customer Experience Director: Stella Rogers HR Director: Oli Gant Engineering Director: Kate Marjoribanks

Upminster Emerson Park

TfL Rail

Southbury

Enfield Town

Romford

Chingford

Turkey Street Bush Hill Park

Riverboat services

Highams Park No step-free access to the northbound platform until late May 2017

Crystal Palace West Croydon Trams

Norwood Junction

Forest Hill Sydenham

Anerley

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Passenger Operators

Tramlink Spanning a 17-mile-long route, the London Tramlink runs through central Croydon from Wimbledon, Beckenham, Elmers End and New Addington

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ramtrack Croydon Limited (TCL) was awarded a 99-year concession to build and run a tram system in 1996. The Tram system opened in 2000. As well as on street running, it made use of a number of disused railway alignments. Part of the line between Wimbledon and Croydon actually follows the route of the Surrey Iron Railway which first opened in 1803 with horse drawn trains, some 22 years before the much more famous Stockton to Darlington Railway. In June 2008, TfL bought out TCL, and set about refurbishing trams, track, and tram stops, which had received little investment since the system opened. In June 2012, six new trams were introduced, enabling services in central Croydon to be increased from eight to twelve trams an hour, and allowing a new route from Therapia Lane to Elmers End. A total of 34 trams run in a circle round Croydon and then carry on west and east for 39 stops. In April 2016, services between Wimbledon and Croydon increased from eight to 12 trams per hour, following the completion of works to build an additional tram platform at Wimbledon station.

lines between Blackhorse Lane and Addiscombe tram stops. Contractor Morgan Sindall was appointed to do the work. Work includes weight being removed from the bridge to ensure the safety of the tramway under it and demolition and reconstruction of both the bridge over the tram line and the bridge over Addiscombe Railway Park. Trams 2030 Passenger numbers are expected to grow to nearly 60 million by 2030, Trams 2030 summarises TfL’s proposed 15-year plan to accommodate growing demand, improve reliability and support the regeneration of Croydon town centre. Trams 2030 sets out TfL’s ongoing works (including the Wimbledon line enhancement programme), the current proposals including major upgrades and expansions to the network, such as Dingwall Road Loop, and the longer term plan for trams in south London.

Integration Passengers can use a contactless bank card, device or Oyster card to pay for their journey, needing only to touch the yellow reader on the tram platform before boarding. London Trams are cashless with paper tickets no longer available at tram stops.

Cashless trams You can’t buy a paper ticket at tram stops but there are still a number of different ways to pay for your journey: • Pay as you go with contactless (card or device) or an Oyster card for £1.50 for a single adult journey. • Travelcard including Zones 3,4 5 or 6. • Bus & Tram Pass on an Oyster card. • One Day Bus & Tram Pass. • Paper Day Travelcard including Zones 3,4, 5 or 6.

Trams Since 2000, the number of passengers on the network has increased from 14 million to around 30 million today, and this is expected to reach nearly 60 million by 2030. An upgrade to the trams network is acknowledged to be needed to accommodate this growth. Trams for Growth summarises TfL’s proposed 20-year plan to accommodate growing demand, improve reliability and support the regeneration of Croydon town centre and the wider south London.

Rolling stock The original fleet comprised 24 articulated low floor Flexity Swift CR4000 trams built by Bombardier Transportation in Vienna numbered beginning at 2530, continuing from the highest-numbered tram 2529 on London’s former tram network, which closed in 1952.

Blackhorse Lane Bridge TfL is replacing Blackhorse Lane Bridge, a single span bridge that crosses two tram

London Trams

In 2006, the CR4000 fleet was refurbished, with the bus-like destination blinds being replaced by an electronic dot system. In 2009 the fleet was repainted into a new green livery. In January 2011, Tramtrack Croydon opened a tender for the supply of ten new or second-hand trams from the end of summer 2011. The trams will be used between Therapia Lane and Elmers End. On 18th August 2011, TfL announced that Stadler Rail had won a £16 million contract to supply six Variobahn trams. They entered service in 2012. In August 2013, TfL ordered an additional four Variotrams for delivery in 2015, for use on the Wimbledon to Croydon link, an order which was later increased to six. This brought the total Variotram fleet up to ten in 2015 and twelve in 2016 when the final two trams were delivered.

Key Personnel General Manager, London Trams: Mark Davis Director of Rail and Sponsored Services at TfL: Jonathan Fox Contact Information Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ Tel: 0343 222 000 Email: Contact via website Visit: www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/trams/

Improvement works to track and stops may affect your journey. Check publicity at stops, visit tfl.gov.uk or follow @TfLTravelAlerts

Centrale

West Croydon

Addiscombe

Overground

Wellesley Road

Harrington Road

Woodside Blackhorse Lane

Arena

Reeves Corner Wimbledon District

Merton Park Dundonald Road

Phipps Bridge Morden Road

Belgrave Walk

Mitcham

Beddington Lane

Mitcham Junction

Therapia Lane

Ampere Way

Lebanon Road

Wandle Park

Waddon Marsh

Church Street

George Street

East Croydon

Sandilands

Coombe Lane Lloyd Park

Gravel Hill

Addington Village

New King Henry’s Addington Drive

Avenue Road

Birkbeck

Beckenham Junction

Beckenham Road

Elmers End

Fieldway

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Passenger Operators

London Underground Ltd Over 150 years ago the first trains ran on the first underground railway the world had ever seen, today the London Underground is the fourth largest underground network in the world

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ach year the London Underground carries over one billion people across the nation’s capital, the same number as the United Kingdom’s National Rail network. The network is just under 250 miles in total length, with just over one station for every mile track there are eleven lines serviced by 270 stations. Opened in 1863, the first journey was on what is today the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines from Paddington (Bishop’s Road) to Farringdon Street. For the first one hundred years the Underground, nicknamed the Tube, was funded by private companies, the current operator, London Underground, is a wholly own subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL). Trend setting In the 1860s only basic signage – the station name and exit – was provided, in 1892 the first rail map was shown at stations on the District Line with the first free map being distributed to the public in 1908. That same year the world-famous roundel, the red circle logo featured at every station and all the Underground signage, first appeared. The London Underground made several advancements throughout the 19th Century, many of them coming before any other city in the world had even built its own underground line. The first tunnel was opened in 1880 with the first deep level electric line coming ten years later in 1890. By 1884 there were over 800 trains running on the Inner Circle every day, less than ten years later the Government had approved five more underground lines. Six different lines had been opened before the turn of the century. The Oyster card was first introduced in 2002, other cities, like Hong Kong in 1997 with the Octopus card had brought in their

own automatic touch ticketing cards. Others came later such as the SmartLink card in New York 2007 and the Opal card in Sydney which was expanded to include the city’s light rail in 2014. Modern organisation In order to keep up with the pace of growth London experienced at the turn of the new millennium, multiple changes were made to the Underground’s organisational structure and operating procedures. The first change came with the creation of TfL in the Summer of 2000. For four years the Underground was reorganised into a public-private partnership (PPP) where private infrastructure companies carried out upgrades and maintenance work on the system. This arrangement was short lived however and in 2003 the London Underground became a subsidiary of TfL. Of the two private companies that had been working on the Underground as part of the PPP scheme, one went into administration in 2007 and TfL assumed control of the other in 2010. Passenger fares account for 92 per cent of the current operational expenditure. Global brand The Underground is a world-famous brand, with ridership records broken almost every day during the 2012 London Olympics. The Tube carried athletes and spectators across the city during the sporting event and one year later was ranked as the most improved brand according to London’s Buzz rankings. In May 2017 TfL struck its first global licensing deal, looking to capitalise off the iconic London Underground imagery with

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products like designer chairs using tube seat patterns and creating new designs using Harry Beck’s schematic underground network map. The classic aesthetic has been used unofficially for years, with various products like t-shirts adorned with the famous phrase ‘mid the gap’ embossed over the roundel sign and other fashion items incorporating the famous visuals. Customer experience On a working day, three million trips are taken using an Oyster card. Contactless bank cards are integrated with the same technology and so also allow passengers to travel seamlessly across the network. TfL continues to improve and expand the Tube. A huge signalling upgrade is currently being undertaken on the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. The £5.4 billion project will increase capacity by forty per cent and make journeys quicker and more reliable. A new extension is also being built to the Northern line. Key Personnel Managing Director: Mark Wild Finance Director: Tanya Coff Director of Renewals & Enhancements: Caroline Sheridan Director of HR: Jean Cockerill Director of Network Operations: Nigel Holness Director of Asset Operations: Peter McNaught Contact Information Address: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ Tel: 0343 222 1234 Email: Contact via website Visit: www. tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/


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Passenger Operators

Merseyrail The Merseyrail commuter network is a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and Abellio, run as a concession agreement with governing body Merseytravel

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he Merseyrail network has 68 stations and 75 miles of route, of which 6.5 miles are underground. Carrying approximately 110,000 passengers each weekday, or 34 million per year, it forms one of the most heavily used railway networks in the UK outside London. Serco and Abellio took over from Arriva Trains Merseyside in 2003, winning a 25year contract. The company operates a fleet of 59 trains and employs 1,200 people. The concession is formed of two lines of the National Rail network known as the Northern Line and the Wirral Line which run underground in central Liverpool. These are operated by Merseyrail and are electrified throughout using the third-rail 750 V DC system. A third line, separate from the electrified network, is known as the City Line, operated Merseyrail Northern Line

Merseyrail Wirral Line

City Line

Other Lines

primarily by Northern with funding from Merseytravel. The City Line, shown in red on the Merseyrail map, is a term used by local transport authority Merseytravel to describe the suburban services which depart from Liverpool Lime Street on the Liverpool to Wigan, Liverpool to Manchester Lines and Liverpool to Crewe line. Services are less frequent than those on the Northern Line and Wirral Line, generally half-hourly on weekdays. The electric trains are branded Northern Electrics on the services using the Class 319s. Rolling stock Brand new state-of-the-art trains are set to run on the Merseyrail network. The trains, built and maintained by Swiss-based manufacturer, Stadler, will replace the near 40 year-old fleet that currently runs on the

Trio, Railpass, Saveaway Tickets and Merseytravel Free Travel passes are valid in this area.

Railpass, Saveaway (All Areas) tickets and Merseytravel Free Travel passes are valid on rail only in this area.

network. The trains will be bought and owned by Merseytravel meaning that they are designed specifically to suit the network. The state-of-the-art trains came into service in 2020 and replaced the current Merseyrail fleet of 59 Class 507 and 508 three-car 750 V DC third-rail EMUs which date from 1978-80 – the oldest fleet in the UK. They will be safer – most notably in the ease in which everyone can get on and off, and will also make Merseyrail the most accessible traditional network in the country. They will be able to carry 50 per cent more passengers while retaining the same number of seats: will cut journey times and will have the capabilities to eventually run beyond the current Merseyrail boundaries to places like Skelmersdale, Wrexham and Warrington. The approval of the project, by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, marked the end of an extensive procurement process which formally began in October 2015 when the Merseytravel Committee gave permission for the project to go to tender after approving the business case for new trains. The Great North Rail Project The £140 million transformation of Liverpool Lime Street was completed with the full reopening of all ten of the station’s platforms in November 2018. Liverpool Lime Street’s upgrade was part of the Great North Rail Project – a rail industry team effort to transform train travel for customers across the North through track and train improvements.

Bus links to Liverpool John Lennon Airport run from Liverpool South Parkway Rail to Rail Interchange Stations

Staffed Bus Station and Travel Centre

Key Personnel Managing Director: Andy Heath Commercial Director: Suzanne Grant People Director: Jane English Chief Operating Officer: Zoe Hands Finance and Transformation Director: Emma Cowan Contact Information Address: Merseyrail, 9th Floor Rail House, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L1 1JF Tel: 0151 555 1111 Email: comment@merseyrail.org Visit: www.merseyrail.org © Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive 08-13

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Metrolink Owned by Transport for Greater Manchester and operated by Keolis/Amey, the Metrolink tram system connects all major railway stations and tourist attractions within Manchester

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rams currently run every twelve minutes, but the frequency will be increased to every six minutes in early 2019. Since its opening in 1992 the network has tripled in size thanks to a £1.5 billion expansion programme and in 2017 carried 40 million passengers. Owned by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the sprawling tram network boasts 93 stops, and spans 60 miles across seven of the ten districts of Greater Manchester, with a fleet of 120 trams. Built in three phases over three decades, the network serves Bury, Oldham and Rochdale in the north, Ashton-under-Lyne in the east, Eccles and MediaCityUK in the west, and Altrincham, Wythenshawe, Chorlton, Manchester Airport and East Didsbury in the south. Construction work on the transformational £165 million Second City Crossing (2CC) finished in late 2016 – the final phase of a £1.5 billion investment to expand the network. A section of the line opened between Victoria station and an award-winning new stop at Exchange Square in December 2015 thanks to fast-track funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Following three years of construction work, the final section of the Metrolink Second City Crossing, between Exchange Square and St Peter’s Square, was opened to passengers on 26 February 2017. 2CC allows Metrolink to run more services through the

heart of the city on a new route running from St Peter’s Square along Cross Street to Victoria Station. It also gives Metrolink greater operational flexibility and improved service reliability. As part of the 2CC package TfGM has undertaken a programme of city centre stop expansions and improvement works. This culminated with an expanded new look stop opening in St Peter’s Square in summer 2016, following a 14 month build programme which saw services run through the city on a single line of track. Get me there The Get Me There travelcard has been

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combined with a new app and an expanded service, allowing customers to purchase tickets for the bus and tram as well as the Metrolink service. Key Personnel Head of Metrolink: Danny Vaughan Managing Director: Aline Frantzen Contact Information Address: Metrolink Trafford Depot, Warwick Road, Stretford, Manchester M16 0GZ Tel: 0161 205 2000 Email: customerservices@metrolink.co.uk Visit: www.metrolink.co.uk


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Nottingham Express Transit (NET) Award-winning network goes from strength to strength

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ollowing the opening of two new extensions in 2015, Nottingham’s popular tram network now stretches 20 miles across the city and wider conurbation. From Hucknall and Phoenix Park to the north of Nottingham to Clifton in the south and Toton in the west, the network has a total of 51 stops including key locations such as Old Market Square in the heart of the city, Nottingham railway station, the Queens Medical Centre and the prestigious NG2 business park. The award-winning system first opened in 2004 and is now operated and maintained by Nottingham Trams Ltd (Keolis) on behalf of concessionaire Tramlink Nottingham. In December 2011, the consortium was awarded a 23-year concession by Nottingham City Council to manage the delivery of the NET Phase Two expansion project and the ongoing operation of a network which has fast become a real success story. Patronage Since the opening of the lines to Clifton and Toton the network has consistently seen substantial growth in patronage and, in the year to 31 March 2019, it recorded nearly 19 million customer journeys – an increase of 5.6 per cent on the previous twelve months. The tram’s popularity has been driven by a range of innovative marketing campaigns, community engagement activities and an increasingly dynamic approach to customer communications.

These measures have been supported by improvements in operational performance, with general reliability levels standing at around 97 per cent, leading to customer satisfaction feedback which consistently ranks amongst the best in the country for public transport operators. Awards In October 2019, the network was named ‘Most Improved System’ at the Global Light Rail Awards in recognition of its success in boosting patronage and customer satisfaction. The operator also scored highly in a benchmarking report by the highly respected Institute of Customer Services. It recorded an impressive 83 out of 100, compared to an average of 71 for the transport sector in the ICS’ UK Customer Service Index – research results which support previous independent and internal survey findings. Community activity With close links to many community partners, the network provides support for a range of groups and organisations in the neighbourhoods it serves. In 2019, employees voted to ‘adopt’ Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity of the year and, with poundfor-pound match funding from the company, they are on target to raise £10,000 within twelve months for their ‘adopted’ charity. Rolling stock The network operates a 37-strong mixed fleet of Bombardier Incentro AT6/5 and Alstom Citadis 302 trams, all maintained within its Wilkinson Street depot headquarters. NET took delivery of 22 Citadis models in preparation for the expansion of the network while the Incentro trams have been in operation since 2004 and recently underwent a major refurbishment programme. In addition to adopting a fresh, new look they are also benefitting from a full mechanical overhaul, replacement floors and new interior fittings aimed at boosting reliability, comfort and accessibility. All of Nottingham’s trams have been named in recognition of historic characters, well-known literary figures, scientists, community leaders, actors and sports stars related to the city.

Key Personnel Director and General Manager: Paul Robinson Head of Operations: Mike Mabey HR Manager: Maria Dobney Customer Service Manager: Constantina Samara Contact Information Address: NET Depot, Armstrong Way, Wilkinson Street, Nottingham NG7 7NW Tel: 0115 824 6060 Email: info@thetram.net Visit: www.thetram.net

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Pre Metro Operations Pre Metro Operations is a highly commended train operating company working with leading rail franchises and investors to create community connectivity across the West Midlands

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re Metro Operations (PMOL) was founded in 1999 as an independent train operation company with the aim to establish innovative and lowcost light rail transit services on branch lines across the UK. The company first saw the potential to help connect the Stourbridge community with the rest of the Black Country using light rail technology on the Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction branch line. Between 2005 and 2006, the company used a prototype Parry People’s Movers railcar during a trial period to test the viability of using light rail innovations on the Stourbridge branch line. Running this experimental service was a huge success, and PMOL subsequently decided to make the service permanent, receiving depot and operating licencing from the ORR. In 2009, the company launched seven day operations at Stourbridge, replacing the existing heavy rail operation. Using two newly constructed Class 139 LPG fuelled, flywheel hybrid railcars, PMOL ran light rail transit services on the branch line with high reliability and efficiency; providing Sunday service on the line for the first time since 1914. The Stourbridge operation continued to see patronage grow, frequency increase, emissions have been cut, and service operation costs have been reduced. In recognition of this, Pre Metro Operations was awarded Highly Commended at the Global Light Rail Awards in 2016 and 2017. They remain the only award winning VLR operators in the UK. The Stourbridge Shuttle currently operates seven days a week with basic

ten-minute frequency. The reliability of the service currently stands in the region of 99.8 per cent having operated 500,000 miles and completed over six million passenger journeys to date. The service has become ever popular within the local community. PMOL now runs the service on behalf of the West Midlands Railway franchise and is scheduled to do so until 2026. In light of the Restoring Your Railway DfT initiative, promoted by the Government, the company is ready to work with scheme

developers, transport franchises and investors looking to establish cost-effective and green solutions that will restore Britain’s railway connectivity using a highly effective business model, vast amounts of experience, and over two decades of expertise in the light rail industry. Not being tied to any one vehicle manufacturer, the company is also working with leading UK light rail innovators to create a brighter, cleaner, and greener future for Britain’s railways. Key Personnel Managing Director and CEO: Philip R Evans Company Chairman: Geoff R Lusher Company Secretary: Steve Jasper Director: Professor Alan Wenban-Smith Director: Mathew Taylor Contact Information Address: 54-56 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge DY8 1QD Tel: 01384 441385 Email: info@premetro.org Visit: www.premetro.co.uk

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ScotRail ScotRail is the national railway franchise of Scotland and has been operated by Abellio since April 2015

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cotRail provides over 94 million passenger journeys each year, with over 2,300 intercity, regional and suburban rail services a day, more than 340 stations, and 1,016 trains serving Scotland’s railway. Record investment Figures published on 20 January 2020 revealed that record investment across Scotland’s Railway, including £475 million

on new and upgraded trains, is delivering a better service for customers. ScotRail completed its rollout of Class 385 trains into passenger service in December 2019, and the final addition to the 70 strong fleet of electric trains has brought the train operator’s total number of carriages across Scotland’s Railway to 1,016 – an increase of 28 per cent since the start of the Abellio franchise. Earlier in the year, ScotRail introduced the first eight-carriage Class 385

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trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The roll-out of the state-of-the-art trains has been made possible by the Scottish Government funded electrification of the main line between Scotland’s two largest cities and the completion of platform extensions at Glasgow Queen Street station and Edinburgh Waverley delivered by Network Rail Scotland. This follows the retirement of ScotRail’s Class 314 trains, which operated on routes across Strathclyde since 1979. The state-of-


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the-art Hitachi built Class 385 trains operate on routes across Central Scotland, and the completion of platform extensions at Glasgow Queen Street station by Network Rail has enabled ScotRail to operate eightcarriage Class 385 Express trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Falkirk High. ScotRail is also in the process of introducing 26 refurbished high-speed Inter7City trains to connect Scotland’s seven cities. When the Inter7City rollout is complete, it will allow the train operatorto make better use of its existing trains, with even more carriages deployed to Fife and the Borders.

Robroyston station On 16 December ScotRail’s award winning Robroyston station is celebrating its first anniversary. The £14 million station, which scooped the Transport Team/Partnership of the Year prize at the recent Scottish Transport Awards, was officially opened on 16 December 2019 by Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. Robroyston had an immediate impact when it opened, recording average customer journeys of 3,500 a week. The coronavirus pandemic slowed demand

down to a fraction of its pre-Covid levels, however, the train operator and its partners are confident when passenger numbers begin to climb, Robroyston will prove to be an important part of the rail network in the west of Scotland and beyond. Key Personnel ScotRail Alliance Managing Director: Alex Hynes ScotRail Alliance Communications Director: Sue Evans ScotRail Alliance Infrastructure Director (Scotland Route): David Dickson ScotRail Chief Operating Officer: Angus Thom ScotRail Finance Director: James Downey ScotRail HR Director: Gerry Skelton ScotRail Sustainability, Safety and Assurance Director: David Lister ScotRail Commercial Director: Lesley Kane ScotRail Operations Director: David Simpson ScotRail Engineering Director: Syeda Ghufran Contact Information Address: First floor, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6HQ Tel: 0344 811 0141 Email: customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk Visit: www.scotrail.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

South Western Railway South Western Railway was awarded the South Western franchise in March 2017, and took over from South West Trains on 20 August 2017

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outh Western Railway is owned 70/30 by FirstGroup and MTR. The company operates commuter services from London Waterloo to south west London and suburban and regional services in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset, as well as regional services in Devon, Somerset, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Its subsidiary Island Line operates services on the Isle of Wight.

entered passenger service, offering additional seating capacity and high quality improvements to passenger accommodation. The refurbishment and reconfiguration of the train is part of SWR’s £50 million Desiro interior upgrade programme. The project is being delivered by the trains’ manufacturer, Siemens Mobility and is designed to increase much needed seating capacity in standard class and bring the interior accommodation up to date with some state-of-the-art features including enhanced Wi-Fi; inductive charging tables and at-seat power; and a full refurbishment of passenger accommodation using quality materials. The refurbishment of the Desiro fleet is part of a £110 million programme to refurbish five fleets equating to over 900 carriages. The final refurbished Desiro train, a Class 450, joined the existing Desiro fleet and entered passenger service on 9 January 2020. The refurbishment was completed by the trains’ original manufacturer, Siemens. The investment was financed by Angel Trains and is part of SWR’s wider £1.2 billion plan to offer customers more capacity and frequent trains, quicker journey times and better connectivity, together with station improvements and a better, smarter ticket buying experience.

Sustainability Throughout 2018 South Western Railway increased its recycling to 3,900 tonnes of waste a year and diverted all of its other waste to generate energy. The company also arranged for old uniforms to be reused or donated to charities and has plans to roll out water fountains across more stations. In November 2018 this work was rewarded with a gold award in the Environmental Excellence category at the Green Apple awards. South Western Railway was also commended for hitting its zero waste to landfill eight months early (since July 2018, a hundred per cent of its waste is diverted from landfill – it is either recycled or used to generate energy). Investment In 2018 South Western Railway’s first fully refurbished and reconfigured Class 444 train

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Stations All 187 stations on the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have Wi-Fi available. The upgrade by BT builds on other recent improvements delivered by SWR, such as its £1.5 million station re-painting programme, further demonstrating its commitment to bettering its service at every stage of the journey. It comes as part of a three-year SWR partnership with BT, which has already delivered the upgrade of 104 4G EE cell masts on SWR’s network and will soon see 31 new masts built. These will be critical to the improvement of SWR’s onboard Wi-Fi, something SWR and BT have made significant headway on, with onboard connectivity speeds increasing by approximately 23 per cent since January 2019 across the 104 sites.

Contact Information Address: Friars Bridge Court, 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ Phone: 0345 600 0650 Email: Contact via website Website: www.southwesternrailway.com



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Southeastern Southeastern has operated regional and commuter services in south east London, Kent and parts of East Sussex since 2006

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outheastern is operated by Govia, a joint venture between leading transport operators Go-Ahead (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). It is one of the busiest networks in the country and runs the UK’s first domestic high-speed service with Javelin trains. On 30 March the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract to Govia (a subsidiary of the Go Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent) to continue operating the Southeastern franchise. The new contract will run until 16 October 2021, with the option to extend at the DfT’s discretion until 31 March 2022.

funding package. The work will deliver a range of improvements, including a bigger booking hall with an attractive glass frontage, which will provide an impressive new gateway to the town. New information screens will be installed, along with better lighting and more CCTV to make passengers feel safe and secure. To ease congestion and improve air quality the approach road to the station will become one-way. Cycling and walking to the station will be encouraged. The project team is starting to set up now and the upgrade is scheduled to be completed in May 2021. The £2.25 million funding has come from two grants. The first is £1.5 million from the Kent County Council (KCC) Local Growth Fund, via the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP). The second

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one of the busiest train platforms in Europe. Only twenty per cent of Southeastern passengers are leisure travellers, meaning eighty per cent are commuters. The TOC has introduced more early morning services to London and more late night services out of London. Over 75 per cent (1,400) of its daily services go into and out of London and its services are heavily geared to meet a huge

and growing demand for peak hour travel. More employees have been deployed on gatelines at key stations and more customer service staff are on hand to help passengers with information and provide advice when and where it’s needed. Southeastern has improved the number of ticketing options available to its passengers, providing them with more options and better value for money payment methods. This

includes the extension of Oyster to Dartford and Swanley, and between St Pancras International and Stratford International. Southeastern has also been working to increase off-peak travel by bringing in Advance tickets and a Summer campaign was run to offer passengers a twenty per cent online discount offer on off-peak tickets.

Key Personnel Managing Director: David Statham Engineering Director: Mark Johnson Passenger Services Director: David Wornham Train Services Director: Scott Brightwell Commercial Director: Alicia Andrews HR Director: Scott Maynard Finance Director: Felix Beeson Contact Information Address: Floor 2, Four More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AU Tel: 0345 322 7021 Email: Contact via website Visit: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

Southern Southern is the brand name used by the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) train operating company on the Southern routes of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in England

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t is a subsidiary of Govia, a joint venture between transport groups Go-Ahead and Keolis, and has operated the South Central rail franchise since August 2001 and the Gatwick Express service since June 2008. In July 2015, the franchisee was subsumed into GTR, but the Southern and Gatwick Express brand identities were

retained alongside those of Thameslink and Great Northern. GTR has introduced 12 Class 171 vehicles for Southern. Southern operates the majority of commuter services from its Central London terminals at London Bridge and London Victoria to South London and Sussex, as well as regional services in parts

Burnham Market

SERVICES AND FACILITIES REGULAR SERVICE

Wells-next-the-Sea

Hunstanton

This is a general guide to the basic daily services. Not all trains stop at all stations on each coloured line, so please check the timetable.

Gatwick Express

of Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. It also provides services between Milton Keynes and Croydon via the West London Line. It also operates services from Brighton to Southampton and South Croydon to Milton Keynes Central.

Dersingham

LIMITED SERVICE

Fakenham

Sandringham

King’s Lynn

Great Northern Southern

Watlington

Thameslink

Wisbech

Other train operators may provide additional services along some of our routes.

Faygate*

Other train operators’ routes Bus links Limited service stations on our network Interchange stations

Downham Market Littleport Ely

to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland

Interchange with London Underground Interchange with London Overground Interchange with London Tramlink

to Norwich and Ipswich

Waterbeach Peterborough

Interchange with Eurostar Interchange with other operators’ train services Interchange with Airports Ferry service routes

to the West Midlands, North West and Scotland

Cambridge North St. Ives

Huntingdon

to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire

Hovercraft service routes

Bedford

Milton Keynes Central

Biggleswade Arlesey

Leighton Buzzard

Meldreth Royston Ashwell & Morden Baldock

Hitchin

Luton

Luton Airport Parkway

Shepreth

Letchworth Garden City

Leagrave Dunstable

Tring

Stevenage Luton Airport

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Watton-at-Stone

Knebworth

Hertford North

Welwyn North Harpenden

Berkhamsted

Bayford

Welwyn Garden City

Cuffley

Hatfield

St. Albans City

Welham Green

Hemel Hempstead

Crews Hill

Brookmans Park

Radlett

Gordon Hill

Potters Bar Watford Junction

Elstree & Borehamwood

Enfield Chase

Hadley Wood

Grange Park

New Barnet

Mill Hill Broadway

Oakleigh Park Hendon

Harrow & Wealdstone

Kentish Town London St. Pancras International

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Kensington (Olympia)

Farringdon

Palmers Green Bowes Park

Alexandra Palace

West Hampstead Thameslink

Shepherd’s Bush

Winchmore Hill

New Southgate

Cricklewood

Wembley Central

to Stansted Airport and London

Foxton

Sandy

Flitwick Harlington

Bletchley

to Newmarket and Ipswich

Cambridge

St. Neots

Hornsey Harringay Finsbury Park Drayton Park Highbury & Islington Essex Road Old Street Moorgate

London King’s Cross

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to Clapham Junction

Brockley North Dulwich West Dulwich

Tulse Hill

Wandsworth Common Balham

Gipsy Hill

Streatham

Haydons Road Tooting

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Chase

Carshalton

Sutton Common

West Sutton Sutton Cheam Ewell East

to London

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Littlehampton

Horsley

West Croydon

Carshalton Beeches

Penge West

Strood

Bromley South

Beckenham Junction

Birkbeck

Bickley

Rochester Chatham

St. Mary Cray Swanley

Petts Wood

Woodmansterne

Coulsdon Town Reedham

Chipstead Kingswood

Gillingham

Reigate

Upper Warlingham

Edenbridge Town

to Dorking

Dorking

to Reigate

Faygate*

Lingfield

Hever

Gatwick Airport

Dormans

Cowden

East Grinstead

Ashurst

Three Bridges Crawley

Littlehaven

Horley

Ifield

Balcombe

Ashington Washington

Burgess Hill

Tonbridge

to Kent Coast

Doleham* Three Oaks Ore

Hassocks

to London

Buxted

Cooksbridge*

Preston Park Glynde Berwick Polegate

Moulsecoomb

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Falmer Lewes Southease

Appledore

Winchelsea

Uckfield

Plumpton

Ham Street

Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Verwer Chief Operating Officer: Steve White Chief Financial Officer: Ian McLaren Engineering Director: Gerry McFadden Infrastructure Director: Keith Jipps Operations Planning Director: Scott Brightwell Business Improvement Director & Deputy COO: Alex Foulds Passenger Service Directors: Angie Doll Head of Safety: Mark Whitely Human Resources Director: Andy Bindon Communications and Marketing Director: Collette Dunkley

Rye

Crowborough

Wivelsfield Southwater

International Europe

Leigh Penshurst

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Haywards Heath

Horsham

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Woldingham

Salfords

to Margate and Ramsgate

Borough Green

Bat & Ball

Oxted Whyteleafe Whyteleafe Coulsdon South South Hurst Green Merstham Caterham

Earlswood

to North Kent

Otford

Riddlesdown

Purley Kenley

Rainham

Eynsford Shoreham

to Sevenoaks

Redhill

Tadworth Tattenham Corner

Ockley Warnham

South Croydon

Purley Oaks

Banstead Epsom Downs

Holmwood

Christ’s Hospital Billingshurst Pulborough Amberley Arundel

Orpington

East Croydon

Belmont

Box Hill & Westhumble

Dorking Deepdene

to Guildford

ring

Higham

Shortlands

Anerley

Swanscombe Northfleet Gravesend

Kent House

Sanderstead

Bookham

Effingham Junction

Clandon

Waddon

Wallington

Epsom

Leatherhead

London Road Guildford (Guildford)

Ravensbourne

Norwood Junction

Ashtead to London to Reading

Greenhithe for Bluewater to Ebsfleet International and London

Hackbridge

St. Helier

Southampton Central St. Denys*

Stone Crossing

Beckenham Hill

Selhurst

Mitcham Eastfields

Morden South

to Bournemouth

Crystal Palace

Mitcham Junction

South Merton

Dartford

Forest Hill

Penge East

Streatham Common Norbury Thornton Heath

to Guildford

Slade Green

Bellingham

Sydenham

West Norwood

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Deptford

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Hampden Park Eastbourne

Newhaven Town Newhaven Harbour

Bishopstone Seaford Produced by

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Passenger Operators

Stagecoach Supertram Stagecoach Supertram has been serving the city of Sheffield since 1994 with four tram lines calling at 50 stops

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he tram is owned by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which built the network at a cost of around £240 million. It was opened in stages between 1994 and 1995 and was run by South Yorkshire Supertram (SYSL) until 1997, when Stagecoach bought the concession for £1.15 million that gives it control until 2024. The tramway is served by eight park and ride sites enabling easy parking for car users wishing to complete their journey by tram. Four sites offer paid for parking and the other three sites have free designated parking. Railway Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) distributes electricity to trains at 750 volts DC, which is considerably more than the power on most tram systems.

Around 14.5 million passengers use the tram every year. Tram Train innovation Tram train vehicles that can operate on both mainline rail and tram tracks rolled out on 25 October 2018, making it possible to make a single journey between tram stops and conventional rail stations. Three Tram Trains an hour travel on the Supertram network from Sheffield Cathedral to Meadowhall South, before proceeding over a new section of track linking the tram line to the rail track called the Tinsley Chord and on to the national rail network to Parkgate Retail Centre via Rotherham Central station. The Government funded programme is a partnership between South Yorkshire

Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Network Rail, Stagecoach Supertram and Northern Rail to pilot this pioneering technology. The seven Stadler built tram trains have been in public service since September 2017. Key Personnel Managing Director: Tim Bilby Corporate Communications Manager: Sian Freestone-Walker Contact Information Address: Nunnery Depot, Woodbourn Road, Sheffield S9 3LS Tel: 0114 272 8282 Email: supertram.enquiries@supertram.com Visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/supertram

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Passenger Operators

Stansted Express The Stansted Express ferries passengers from Stansted Airport to central London in just 47 minutes

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tansted Express trains leave from a station directly below Stansted Airport every 15 minutes, reaching the London Underground station of Tottenham Hale in 36 minutes and London Liverpool Street in 47 minutes.

The Stansted Express service is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia in a franchise that will last until 2025. Ticketing Unlike the Heathrow Express and the Gatwick Express, which require the purchase of premium tickets to use the services, normal rail tickets are valid on the Stansted Express. Customers can purchase tickets six months in advance and are able to access their ticket within the Stansted Express app. During the Summer months capacity on the service is expanded by 5,000 seats to accommodate increased holiday travel. This is made possible by increasing the number of carriages on the trains from eight carriages to twelve.

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Passenger Operators

Translink (Northern Ireland Railways) Translink operates public transport services across Northern Ireland, with the operations of NI Railways, Ulsterbus, Metro and Glider managed under a single integrated executive team

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ranslink is currently involved in two major transport hub projects, one for Belfast, the other for Derry~Londonderry, which will encourage more people to use public transport as their first choice for travel in Northern Ireland. Belfast Transport Hub The Belfast Transport Hub is a multimillion-pound transport-led regeneration project, being constructed on an eighthectare city centre site currently partially occupied by Great Victoria Street train station and the Europa Bus Centre. It will comprise a modern, high quality integrated ROUTE transport hub to enhance local andMAP Bellarena

LONDONDERRY

Castlerock

international connectivity with rail, bus and coach links across Northern Ireland and beyond. Funded by the Department for Infrastructure, it will also have a key environmental role in helping to attract more people to public transport, reducing congestion and air pollution in the region. The new station will facilitate greater capacity with an increase to eight railway platforms, 26 bus stands, as well as cycle and taxi provision for enhanced connectivity, comfort and capacity encouraging greener, active travel for a healthier city. As an important NI Executive Flagship Project, Belfast Transport Hub is set to be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity for Belfast and Northern Ireland,

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essential to delivering the ambitions of the draft Programme for Government and the Belfast Agenda. North-West Transport Hub Representing an investment of around £27 million, funding for this major project has been secured from the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, administered by SEUPB with support from the Department for Infrastructure and the Department of Transport in Ireland, as well as from Derry City and Strabane District Council. The North-West Transport Hub in Derry~Londonderry has been in operational use since October 2019. The project was fully completed, following works to provide a 100-space park and ride site (including accessibility parking and e-charge points), a bus turning circle and additional greenway works, in November 2020. The new bus turning area makes it easier to drop off and pick up passengers, while those that prefer to walk or cycle can easily use the new Greenway path linking the Hub to Foyle Street Bus Station and the city centre via the Peace Bridge. The Hub is a major scheme that will be a key portal for the North-West region, supporting business, leisure and tourism opportunities, as well as acting as a vital community space for everyone in the city. The project also protects the iconic Victorian station building and will be a catalyst for development in the wider Waterside and Duke Street area. Key Personnel Group Chief Executive: Chris Conway Deputy Group Chief Executive: Gordon Milligan Chief Operating Officer: Phillip O’Neill Chief Financial Officer: Patrick Anderson Director of Engineering & Sponsorship: Clive Bradberry Director of Infrastructure & Projects: John Glass Director of Service Operations: Ian Campbell Corporate Communications Manager: Lynda Shannon

Portadown/Newry Line Bangor Line

Portrush Line

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TransPennine Express TransPennine Express (TPE) is an intercity operator that connects towns and cities across the North and into Scotland

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aunched in April 2016, TPE has a vision to Take the North Further and is proud to be a FirstGroup Plc company.

The TPE network consists of: • North TransPennine – including Newcastle to Manchester Airport, Redcar/Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport, Scarborough to Liverpool and Hull to Manchester Piccadilly • South TransPennine from Cleethorpes via Doncaster and Sheffield to Manchester Airport • North West and Scotland – from Liverpool and Manchester Airport to Preston, Oxenholme, Carlisle, Penrith, Edinburgh and Glasgow • Destinations served by TransPennine

Express include Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Malton, Scarborough, Hull, Selby, Leeds, Huddersfield, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Meadowhall, Doncaster, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Preston, Redcar, Morpeth, Manchester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool Nova – Lighting up the North TPE customers are now travelling on some of the most modern trains in the country following the introduction of three brand new Nova fleets. The state-of-the-art intercity trains feature more seats, bigger tables, plug sockets and USB charging points, free Wi-Fi in both First and

Standard Class, access to a complimentary entertainment service and electronic seat reservations. The train company is currently delivering a £500 million investment into improvements on its network that will transform customer journeys across the North of England and into Scotland. Exstream Entertainment Those travelling on-board TPE services can sit back, relax and check out one of the many films and TV shows that can be found on entertainment system, Exstream. Available through the TPExpress App, the free services also give customers the chance to catch up on the latest news or flick through a choice of magazines.

Key Personnel Interim Managing Director: Liz Collins Commercial Director: Darren Higgins Fleet Director: Paul Staples Major Projects Director: Chris Nutton Operations Director: Paul Watson Customer Experience Director: Kathryn O’Brien Service Planning Director: Jerry Farquharson Strategy Director: Louise Ebbs Finance Director: Carolann James Contact Information Address: 7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6LT Tel: 0345 600 1671 Email: tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com Visit: www.tpexpress.co.uk

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Passenger Operators

Tyne and Wear Metro The Tyne and Wear Metro services Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region

Airport

Bank Foot

Callerton Parkway

Fawdon

Kingston Park

Wansbeck Road

South Gosforth

Four Lane Ends

West Monkseaton

Northumberland Park

Benton

Longbenton

Regent Centre

Palmersville

Monkseaton

Shiremoor

Ilford Road West Jesmond

Whitley Bay

Cullercoats

Jesmond Newcastle City Centre

St James

Haymarket Monument

Chillingham Road Manors

Byker

Wallsend

Walkergate

Hadrian Road

Percy Main

Central Station

Gateshead Stadium

Felling

Pelaw Heworth

Jarrow Hebburn

Main Bus Interchange Rail Interchange Ferry (only A+B+C tickets valid) Airport Park and Ride

The new trains will cut Metro’s high voltage power consumption by 30 per cent while providing 15 times better reliability than the current fleet. Passengers will benefit from modern features including Wi-Fi New trains In January 2020 Nexus awarded the £362 million contract to build new trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro to Stadler. The Swiss

North Shields

Simonside Bede

Chichester

Tyne Dock

Brockley Whins Fellgate

South Shields

East Boldon Seaburn

St Peter’s

Stadium of Light

River Wear

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he local transport authority Nexus owns and operates the system, taking over from DB Regio Tyne & Wear Limited, a subsidiary of Arriva UK Trains, in April 2017. Nexus will operate the line for two years until a new operating contract can be agreed. The Tyne and Wear Metro was the first modern light rail system in the UK when it opened in 1980. It now has sixty stations on a 46-mile network that connects Newcastle Airport with South Hylton on the Green Line and St James with South Shields on the Yellow Line.

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Howdon

Sunderland City Centre

Pallion South Hylton

train builder was chosen by Nexus after an 18-month global search for the best manufacturing partner for 42 new trains to be delivered up to 2024. The company will work with more than 30 new supply chain partners in the UK advanced manufacturing, technology and construction sectors, half of them in North East England, creating and securing hundreds of skilled jobs. Stadler will also build and run a £70 million new maintenance facility at Metro’s current depot site in South Gosforth, Newcastle, as part of the deal, creating scores more jobs in construction and employing around 100 people directly. The Department for Transport has confirmed it is providing £337 million to Nexus towards funding the cost of the programme, as the Government invests in the North of England’s economy Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new depot for the for Tyne and Wear Metro. The Swiss train builder has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build Metro’s new fleet depot at Gosforth in Newcastle. The new trains will cut Metro’s high voltage power consumption by 30 per cent while providing 15 times better reliability than the current fleet. Metro’s 36 million passengers will benefit from modern features including Wi-Fi, charging points, air

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conditioning and a step change in accessibility. Among new features will be an automatic sliding step at every door of the new trains, making travel easier for Metro’s 50,000 wheelchair passengers as well as people with children’s buggies, luggage or bicycles. The total value of the partnership between Nexus and Stadler, which will include decommissioning of the existing Metro fleet, could rise to £700 million over 35 years, through a contract to maintain the new trains for up to 35 years depending on performance. The Department for Transport will also provide revenue support to help meet the maintenance costs of the new trains. Key Personnel Managing Director: Tobyn Hughes Director of Finance and Resources: John Fenwick Transport Strategy Director: Philip Meikle Metro Services Director: Chris Carson Customer Service Director: Huw Lewis Contact Information Address: Nexus House, St James Boulevard, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AX Tel: 0191 203 3333 Email: contactmetro@nexus.org.uk Visit: www.nexus.org.uk



Passenger Operators

Venice-Simplon-Orient Express In 2017, the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express celebrated 25 years of rekindling the romance of the classic railway journey

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perated by luxury travel company Belmond, the Venice SimplonOrient-Express (VSOE) epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel. Taking luxury seekers from London to Venice and stopping off at other places across the European continent at cities like Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Vienna and Verona.

overall experience of the Venice SimplonOrient-Express. Trains The VSOE continental leg contains 18 carriages – twelve sleeping cars, three dining cars, a bar car and two former sleepers, which provide accommodation for the staff and storage rooms for luggage and supplies. The carriages were refurbished in 2017 to bring them up to date with modern standards of safety and comfort. In March 2018 the ‘Grand Suites’ were launched, each of these suites feature a private bathroom and living area fashioned after the 1920s ‘art deco’ style designed by Wimberly Interiors. 2021 brings new Grand Tour routes crisscrossing through Europe. Embark on a thrilling voyage connecting some of the

Seasonal service VSOE runs services between March and November. The journey is not intended as a functional rail service taking passengers from A to B, but as a five-star experience in every sense of the word. Belmond operates 47 luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and river cruises in 24 countries and that standard comes across in the accommodation, dining and

continent’s most vibrant cultural hubs. Explore the elaborate canals of Amsterdam – taking in the world-class museums by day and sampling the Dutch cuisine by night – before boarding the train for your overnight adventure. Key Personnel Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: Martin O’Grady Vice President, Legal: Abigail Hunt Vice President, Trains & Cruises: Gary Franklin Director of Sales, Trains & Cruises: Lucy Clark Contact Information Address: Shackleton House, 4 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HP Tel: 0845 077 2222 Email: reservations.uk@belmond.com Visit: www.belmond.com

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Transport for Wales Rail On 15 October 2018, Transport for Wales took over the operation of Wales and Borders. Branded as Transport for Wales Rail Services, the 15-year contract is being delivered by Transport for Wales

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he Welsh Government is responsible for the management of the franchise. The Wales and Borders franchise covers most rail services in Wales, the new franchise will invest around a quarter of a billion pounds to transform the valley lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton, electrifying around 107 miles of track and upgrading infrastructure to enable improved journey times and more trains every hour. From 2023, an £800 million investment will ensure that 95 per cent of journeys are on new trains. More than half the trains will be assembled in Wales. By December 2023, Transport for Wales is going to run an extra 285 (29 per cent) more services every weekday, including improvements on the Ebbw Vale, Cambrian and Heart of Wales lines and the North Wales Metro (WrexhamBidston). A new service will link Cardiff and Liverpool via Wrexham. Free end-to-end internet access will be available on 85 per cent of journeys by 2024.

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assistance to ‘turn up and go’ will be introduced from April 2020. Stations and overhead wires will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, with at least 50 per cent sourced in Wales. The availability and quality of ticketing facilities will be transformed by 2023 and Delay Repay was introduced for delays of above 15 minutes from January 2019. More than 700 new customer information screens will be installed across the network and in other locations including colleges, hospitals and workplaces. To support an integrated network, Transport for Wales are ensuring that there is appropriate signage at all stations to promote onward travel by public transport and it will also fund and support all staff who want to learn Welsh. These improvements are part of a series of investments from a range of sources, including the Welsh Government, totalling £1.9 billion that will be made over the 15-year contract period to bring about a transformation in rail travel for people and communities the length and breadth of Wales and its borders. Key Personnel Interim Managing Director: Marie Daly

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Stations and ticketing TfW is also investing £194 million in station improvements and building at least five new stations. At least 1,500 new car parking spaces will be created and a new £15 million fund will make stations more accessible and a new app allowing customers requiring

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Passenger Operators

West Midlands Metro The West Midlands Metro is a tram line running on a 13-mile-long route between Birmingham and Wolverhampton via West Bromwich and Wednesbury

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wned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and operated by Midland Metro (MML), the West Midlands Metro opened in May 1999 and ran on a previously unused section of line that was part of the Great Western Railway – the Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton Low Level Line. Rebrand and expansion MML was awarded a 15-year operations and maintenance contract for the Metro system by the WMCA starting on 24th June 2018. Working with Transport for West Midlands, it expects to grow the £12 million turnover to £50 million by 2030. It currently employs 200 staff and carries eight million passengers per year, it is expected this will grow to over 400 staff and 30 million passengers by 2030. The West Midlands Combined Authority and Transport for West Midlands is spearheading a £1.3 billion investment programme. The project will add new control, communications and passenger information systems and an upgraded depot, control room and maintenance facilities. Rolling stock Currently, there are 21 Urbos 3 model trams operating on the regional network. The first of those to be fitted with batteries was launched into operation in April 2018. The other 20 existing trams are being retro-fitted with batteries in a rolling programme designed to ensure passenger services remain unaffected. The battery technology removes the need for overhead electrical wires. This will

help engineers meet various challenges constructing the new network extensions – for example, the battery-powered trams will be able to travel underneath the Five Ways roundabout and the new Curzon St station. Once a supplier is awarded the contract, around May 2019, there will be a two-year design and development process. The first of the new trams are expected to be in action by Summer 2021. Extension project In 2016 the tram line was extended into Birmingham city centre. Work on five new stops started early in 2017 in a £150 million extension project, £60 million of which comes from the Department of Transport and the rest coming from Birmingham City Council and other local authorities and developers. The line is being extended by 1.2 miles from New Street station to Hagley Road and is currently predicted to start operations by 2021/22. In order to maintain the aesthetic of the buildings along the extension parts of the route will not have overhead lines and the trams will instead run on batteries. The single line currently stops at 26 stations with four more under construction. Brierley Hill On 20 November 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a £250 million grant which would create eight thousand jobs as part of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ initiative. The total size of the fund is £1.7 billion, with £207 million of the grant being allocated by the West Midlands

Combined Authority towards the extension to Brierley Hill. Preliminary works for this line are under way and it is expected to open to Dudley Town Centre in late 2022 and Brierley Hill in late 2023. The line will branch out from Wednesbury station and run for just under seven miles, mostly along a disused freight line. Services will operate every six minutes during peak times and every ten minutes at other times with a journey time of 24 minutes between Wednesbury and the terminus at Brierley Hill Town Centre. Key Personnel Mayor of the West Midlands: Andy Street Lead Member for Transport for the WMCA: Cllr Ian Ward TfWM Managing Director: Laura Shoaf TfWM Director of Customer Experience: Steve McAleavy TfWM Director of Integrated Network Services: Pete Bond TfWM Metro Programme Director: Phil Hewitt TfWM Director of Policy, Strategy and Innovation: Mike Waters TfWM Director of Programme Development: Sandeep Shingadia TfWM Director of Network Resilience: Anne Shaw TfWM Director of Rail: Malcolm Holmes Contact Information Address: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3SD Tel: 0345 835 8181 E: customerservices@westmidlandsmetro.com Visit: www.westmidlandsmetro.com

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Passenger Operators

West Midlands Trains West Midlands Trains began operations on 10 December 2017, taking over from London Midland in a new franchise that will run until March 2026

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he company operates two franchises – the Birminghamcentred West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway, which replaced London Midland’s West Coast services. The West Midlands Railway brand was announced in 2017, after being created by the West Midlands Combined Authority. The introduction of two new, separate, railway brands is to enable potential devolution of Department for Transport powers to the West Midlands Combined Authority. London Northwestern Railway would remain under the remit of the Department for Transport for future retender. Both London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway offer fresh propositions for their customers. The brands have a shared management board while being closely aligned to their specific regional and route requirements. The current changes are a part of the near £1 billion of investment into the network over the next nine years by West Midlands Trains owners Abellio, JR East and Mitsui. This figure includes £680 million on trains, including new stock produced by Bombardier and CAF, as well as £70 million on depots. Dominic Booth, Managing Director of Abellio UK, said: ‘We are delighted to bring the London Northwestern Railway brand to a whole new generation of passengers, and it seems apt during a time of record investment into the railways. ‘This is all part of the £1 billion of improvements we are delivering to the network over the coming years.’ More than £60 million is to be invested in station improvements delivering over a thousand new car parking spaces and over 2,500 cycle parking spaces. This is alongside new and refurbished waiting rooms, more seats at stations and feasibility studies into developing new stations in the West Midlands. There will be nearly £1 billion invested into the overall network over the course of the franchise, £680 million of that will go into new and refurbished trains. Bombardier and CAF will manufacture 413 new carriages, creating space for an extra 85,000 passengers on rush hour services in Birmingham and London. A total of 333 of the new trains will be produced by Bombardier at its facility in Derby.

Dominic Booth said: ‘It is great news that so many of these trains will be produced in the UK. As a company, we are committed to working with the government to strengthen the British economy and deliver thousands of high-quality jobs over the

coming years.’ The trains will provide improved information for passengers with audiovisual displays on all trains as well as 800 new digital screens across the network. Free Wi-Fi is being installed on all trains.

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to Preston Lancaster Carlisle Glasgow

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Hednesford Cannock Landywood

Wellington

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Bloxwich

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Walsall

Lichfield Trent Valley Lichfield City

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Blake Street

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Butlers Lane

Hamstead

Cosford

Polesworth

Wylde Green

Perry Barr

The Hawthorns

Codsall

to Leicester Peterborough Cambridge Stansted Airport

Chester Road

Bilbrook

Wolverhampton

Atherstone

Erdington

Witton Jewellery Quarter

Gravelly Hill

Wilnecote

Nuneaton

Birmingham Snow Hill

Coseley

Aston

Tipton

Dudley Port

Smethwick Galton Bridge Langley Green

Smethwick Rolfe Street

Rowley Regis Old Hill

Adderley Park

Five Ways

Marston Green

Spring Road

Redditch

Worcester Foregate Street

Colwall Ledbury

Malvern Link

Great Malvern

Widney Manor Dorridge

Shirley

Earlswood

to Cheltenham Spa Gloucester Bristol Swindon

Claverdon

The Lakes

Wood End

Danzey

to Oxford Reading London Paddington

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Wolverton

Milton Keynes Central

Lapworth

Wythall

Worcester Shrub Hill

Long Buckby

Coventry

Northampton

Solihull

Whitlocks End

Bromsgrove

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Olton

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to Shrewsbury

Tile Hill

Acocks Green

Hall Green

Alvechurch

Hartlebury

Berkswell Tyseley

Barnt Green

Kidderminster

Hampton-in-Arden

Northfield Longbridge

Hagley

Coventry Arena

Birmingham International

Small Heath

Kings Norton

Blakedown

Bedworth

Lea Hall

Bordesley

Bournville

Stourbridge Junction

Coleshill Parkway

Stechford

Birmingham Moor Street

Selly Oak

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Wootton Wawen Wilmcote

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Bedford

Bedford St Johns Kempston Hardwick

Leamington Spa

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Millbrook

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to Leicester Nottingham Derby Sheffield

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Ridgmont

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London Euston

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As part of the cash injection 900 new apprenticeships will be created over the lifetime of the franchise with existing staff benefitting from a £13 million investment in staff training and development during that same period. In September 2019, WMT launched the first round of its £1.7 million Customer and Communities Improvement Fund which invited bids from groups for schemes to boost the immediate and wider station environment. There is a further £1.25 million earmarked for investment in community rail initiatives. West Midlands hub Trains running only in the West Midlands area will be jointly managed by the Department for Transport (DfT) and West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), a consortium of 16 local councils. This is the first time that West Midlands authorities have had such a level of influence in setting out what a train company needs to deliver for local passengers. A business case outlining the importance of a Midlands Rail Hub, was drawn up by the Midlands Connect partnership in collaboration with

Network Rail. Key elements of the Midlands Hub study included: • Building the Bordesley Chord which will allow key services to access Moor Street station instead of New Street station and provide the potential for new stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell • Bringing additional platforms at Moor Street into use • Increasing the number of tracks from two to four through Water Orton to accommodate more passenger and freight services • £2 billion of economic benefits unlocking new jobs and supporting economic growth over the next ten to thirty years • Up to ten extra trains per hour in and out of Birmingham linking with other towns and cities in the Midlands including Leicester, Nottingham and Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent. • Up to 26,000 lorries off the road every year

Cllr Mark Winnington, Vice Chair of the WMRE and cabinet member for economic growth at Staffordshire County Council, said at the time: ‘The proposals in this Study would bring significant benefits for West Midlands passengers with more trains, more destinations and more capacity. That is crucial when you consider there will be an estimated 24 million extra passenger train journeys being made in the Midlands each year by 2023. ‘As a consortium of local councils we have already been able to secure a raft of improvements starting in December when we will take over management of the commuter network in partnership with the Government.’ Key Personnel Managing Director: Julian Edwards Engineering Director: Zena Dent Contact Information Address: 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 2ES Tel: 0333 311 0039 Email: Contact Via Website Visit: www.wmtrains.co.uk

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Freight Operators

Colas Rail Freight Formerly known as Seco Rail, Colas Rail is a rail freight operator owned by French industrial group Bouygues

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olas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services.

The organisation is split into four different sections: • Rail Infrastructure • Rail Services • Urban Rail • High-Speed Rail The infrastructure section covers railway construction and maintenance activities, much of this work is done on behalf of Network Rail. The services section consists of freight activities and rail grinding and strategic plants services and the urban section is dedicated to urban rail construction and maintenance. Combined, the different sections of Colas Rail cover all aspects of rail infrastructure, high-speed and light rail as well as being a national freight operator. It currently has a freight haulage contract with Network Rail worth £90 million. That contract runs for the entirety of Network Rail’s Control Period Five which comes to an end in 2019. Rolling stock Colas Rail currently operates an extensive fleet of railway assets: 130 locomotives, 500 wagons and two track-laying trains. As well as three ballast clearing machines, 32 ballast tampers, three stabilisers, 13 ballast regulators, 55 road-rail vehicles, 15 loaders, and three concreting trains, across the 20 countries in which it operates. Included in this collection are several ‘Specialist Wagons’ including eight ‘Slinger’ rail delivery and recovery gantry wagons, one high capacity 125T Kirow crane KRC 1200 UK, 16 PEM LEM switch handling units (PEMs/ LEMs) and two Track Relaying Machines (TRM). Following on from a shift away from freight operations towards rolling stock maintenance it expanded its rolling stock maintenance business in October 2016 by establishing a new French subsidiary, Ramfer. Site of the future In 2019, Network Rail and Colas Rail UK used solar lighting and power generation to prove the viability of a sustainable ‘Site of the Future’, achieving 97 per cent diesel-free operation in support of a major rail renewal

project at Llanwern, South Wales. The joint Network Rail and Colas Rail initiative used solar and battery technologies from Prolectric Ltd instead of diesel generators to save 6,000 litres of fuel, and more than 15 tonnes of CO2 during a 14-day project centred around a 72-hour possession over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The results are being viewed as a significant achievement that marks an environmental milestone towards clean, carbon-free off-grid working, in support of Network Rail’s target to reduce non-traction energy consumption by almost 20 per cent and carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2024. Network Rail contracts In 2019 Colas Rail UK secured three major contracts with Network Rail, a Rail Systems Alliance contract, a Signalling and Telecoms Framework contract and a Rail Haulage contract. The first of these contracts involves the Rail Systems Alliance in the South. It was awarded to Colas Rail and AECOM to deliver rail system works including track renewals, signalling, electrification and civils works for the South of England worth an estimated £1.5 billion. The ten-year contract spans Control Periods 6 (2019-2024) creating an alliance between Network Rail, Colas Rail (installer) and AECOM (designer) covering the Anglia, South East, Wessex, Western and Wales routes. The second contract awarded to Colas Rail covers signalling and telecoms (S&T) frameworks for the western region, worth an estimated £75 million for Control Period 6, including stand-alone level crossing renewals, life extension works, telecoms renewals and related civil engineering works. Colas Rail will be involved from design to construction, testing and commissioning of signalling and telecoms works. Network Rail has also awarded Lot 1 and Lot 5 of the rail haulage and seasonal service contract to Colas Rail worth an estimated £12 million per year. Colas Rail will deliver haulage for bulk ballast and will be operating the snow and ice treatment trains. New tamping machines In 2019 Colas Rail welcomed four brand new Unimat 09-4X4/4S Dynamic Tamper Machines to its plant fleet. The purchase of these new machines allows Rail Services to support Rail

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Infrastructure in achieving higher hand-back speeds following track renewal works and saving time and money for its clients. The new machines boast quite a few impressive features some of which are listed below: • Continuous action tamping for plain line track and turnouts • Continuous treatment of turnouts using three rail lifting and four rail tamping • Four independent tamping units with a total of 16 tamping tines • Integrated track stabilising unit (DTS) • The outer tamping units on each side are positioned on telescopic jibs and can be extended for tamping the fourth rail • Lifting and lining unit with hooks and roller clamps • Smart ALC Automatic Guiding Computer • DRP-8 Channel recorder A conventional machine would need to stop and start as it ‘tamps’ the track; this machine however maintains constant movement. The tamping banks are in effect separate from the machine (Satellite system) itself making it more efficient and able to carry out tamping while the machine is still moving. Traditionally relay teams go in and re-lay the track, followed by tamper works, the track will be handed back to traffic at a reduced speed, during this time a train will slow down when it gets to that section of track as a speed restriction would have been put in place. After a few days a tamper will go back in to compact the ballast to bring the track up to line speed. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the machine, the integrated Dynamic Track Stabilising system (DTS) at the back of the machine can now treat the track with a downward pressure equivalent to one hundred freight trains. Compacting the ballast and allowing for hand-back at line speed. Key Personnel CEO: Jean-Pierre Bertrand Deputy CEO: Stephens Haynes Rail Freight Director: Simon Ball Contact Information Address: Dacre House, Dacre St, Westminster, London SW1H 0DJ Tel: 020 7593 5348 Email: info@ colasrail.co.uk Visit: www.colasrail.co.uk


Freight Operators

DB Cargo UK DB Cargo UK is the largest rail freight haulier in the UK. It operates freight and infrastructure services, as well as passenger charter trains throughout the UK

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he company was born in 1996 when assets from the former British Rail freight business were used to form English Welsh and Scottish Railway (EWS). In 2007 Deutsche Bahn AG acquired all shares in the company and in 2016 renamed it DB Cargo UK. New contracts DB Cargo UK signed a new ten-year contract with Brett Aggregates. The contract will see DB Cargo UK transport millions of tonnes of sea-dredged products every year from Brett’s marine aggregates terminals in Ipswich, Cliffe and Newhaven. DB Cargo UK has been awarded a new, five-year haulage contract with Tarmac. The announcement is a welcome boost for the rail freight company which already runs a range of services for Tarmac to and from Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire and its aggregates facility in Angerstein Wharf, Greenwich, London. DB Cargo UK has been awarded a new, two-year contract to transport china clay for Imerys. DB Cargo UK also signed a five-year ‘hook and haul’ contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass to Drax. Each train will carry around 1,650 tonnes of sustainable biomass to Drax Power Station, which provides flexible and reliable renewable power for millions of UK homes and businesses. DB Cargo UK has also secured a new three year deal with fellow rail freight company GB Railfreight (GBRf) to undertake the maintenance of ten Class 60 locomotives for them as well as providing technical in-field support.

Logistics In October 2018, UK manufacturing was given a major boost with the opening of DB Cargo UK’s new £6 million steel logistics centre in the West Midlands. Construction took more than twelve months and saw the German-owned freight operator more than double the size of its existing facility in Knowles Road, Wolverhampton, which receives imported steel from as far afield as Holland and Sweden. The £6 million project was one of the largest investments in rail freight in the past five years and seen as a major vote of confidence in the UK’s continuing ability to trade and attract inward investment post-Brexit. The new state-of-the-art logistics centre is now used by some of the world’s biggest steel companies including ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel and SSAB; providing a major boost to local businesses that use their products in their manufacturing processes. Intermodal In April 2019 DB Cargo UK announced a major new agreement with road haulier Maritime Transport Ltd which saw two of the UK’s largest freight operators combine their expertise to increase railfreight capacity and competition in the intermodal market. Under the terms of the proposed agreement: • DB Cargo UK was contracted to run Maritime Intermodal’s rail operations out of Felixstowe and Southampton • Maritime Intermodal took on responsibility for DB Cargo UK’s

terminals in Trafford Park, Manchester and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, thus strengthening the road haulier’s national network of strategic hubs • Maritime Intermodal took responsibility for DB Cargo UK’s existing intermodal customers on its Felixstowe and Southampton services Two new Maritime Intermodal services have been launched between London gateway and Trafford Park in Manchester. Track infrastructure renewals In August 2019, DB Cargo UK started work on a multi-million programme of investment to improve track and rail infrastructure at three key sites. The UK’s largest rail freight operator is replacing more than 20 kilometres of track at its depots at Immingham in North Lincolnshire, Rotherham in South Yorkshire and Toton in Nottinghamshire. The investment will further improve the safety and reliability of services. Key Personnel Chief Executive Officer: Andrea Rossi Chief Financial Officer: Deb Hardy Chief Operations Officer: Dirk Nolte Head of Sales: Roger Neary Contact Information Address: Lakeside Business Park, Carolina Way, Doncaster DN45PN Tel: 01302 575000 Email: Uk.dbcargo@deutschebahn.com Visit: www.uk.dbcargo.com

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Direct Rail Services Operating for over 25 years as an industry leader delivering on-time services, Direct Rail Services (DRS) is one of the UK’s leading national rail freight operators

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ith a unique blend of skills and experience, the company offers a comprehensive package of rail transport and related services, tailor-made to match a wide range of exacting customer requirements. DRS’s award winning UK-wide operations are delivered from a national network of fully equipped depots and facilities, supported by a 24/7 control centre. Supporting DRS’s core business of delivering safe, secure and reliable transport services for some of the most sensitive and demanding loads is an ever-expanding portfolio of key rail activities. Strongly focused on customer needs, DRS provides innovative market-driven solutions for: • Specialist freight • Intermodal traffic • Infrastructure projects • Rail network support

• Passenger services • Fleet maintenance • Consultancy Award winning In 2020 DRS won its seventh consecutive Golden Whistle award as the UK’s ‘BestPerforming Rail Freight Operator’ and also Rail Freight Group’s ‘Community and Environmental Responsibility’ award. These awards recognise their commitment to their customers, the communities in which they operate and the environment. DRS has a uniquely flexible and efficient fleet of locomotives and rolling stock. Their fleet of Class 88, 68, 66, 57 and 37 locomotives offer unbridled flexibility allowing them to deliver freight services across the network. The Class 88 is their state-of-the-art bimode locomotive, the only dual powered

locomotive in the UK. It can run on overhead electricity and offers industry leading CO2 savings, but also up to 500 miles on diesel power when no overhead lines are available. Unique amongst UK rail freight businesses, DRS is not only fully accredited to ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environmental standards, but has also achieved the occupational health and safety approval BS OHSAS 18001. Key Personnel Chris Connelly, Managing Director Contact Information Address: Direct Rail Services, Regents Court, Baron Way, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4SJ Tel: 01228 406600 Email: communications@drsl.co.uk Visit: www.directrailservices.com

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Freight Operators

Freightliner Group Freightliner is an intermodal and bulk haulage rail freight company operating in the UK and Continental Europe

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ounded in 1965 in the UK, Freightliner has since expanded into Continental Europe. After a few years operating only intermodal services from ports like Southampton and Tilbury to Birmingham, Manchester and others, Freightliner began operating infrastructure trains for Network Rail in 1999. In the first ten years after privatisation Freightliner trebled the number of services it ran. Freightliner and sister company Pentalver are owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W). G&W owns or leases 116 freight railroads worldwide organised in eight locally managed operating regions with 7,300 employees serving 3,000 customers. Intermodal Freightliner is the leading UK intermodal rail freight operator for the transportation of maritime containers with a comprehensive network offering the complete logistics package or trunk rail moves. Operating around a hundred services daily, Freightliner moves over 770,000 maritime containers per year from the deepsea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway to all major conurbations in the UK, offering total coverage of the UK network. The combined Pentalver/ Freightliner road fleet consists of more than 350 modern tractor units and over 900 trailers to compliment the rail operations, providing a total logistics solution to their customer base. New services In November 2019, Freightliner commenced its new bulk rail-haulage service for Mendip Rail Ltd. a joint venture between Hanson Aggregates and Aggregate Industries. Under the new contract, Freightliner hauls in excess of eight million tons per year of aggregate to terminals in London and the Southeast of England from quarries in Northern Somerset. Freightliner CEO Gary Long said: ‘By adding one of the largest bulk haulage contracts in the UK, we are also adding to the foundation of our long-term bulk business as we have successfully replaced traffic losses caused by the collapse of the UK coal industry in 2015.’ Freightliner has also recently

commenced a new contract with Tarmac hauling aggregate from Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire as well as their West Country quarries, including deliveries from Wales, Somerset, and Herefordshire. Rolling stock The bulk of the fleet is made up of Class 66 locomotives, which were introduced in 1998. In 2009 Freightliner introduced 19 Powerhaul locomotives; these have the same haulage capacity of 1,800 tonnes and run at the same speed. In 2018/19, Freightliner added eight Class 59 locomotives to their fleet for the Mendip Rail contract. In 2019/20, Freightliner added 13 electric class 90 locomotives from Porterbrook Leasing to complement its existing ten locomotives. They operate using the 25k overhead line supply, reducing the dependency on diesel traction and contributing to making rail an even more sustainable and carbon-neutral mode for transporting freight. Rail freight is already producing 76 per cent las carbon per gross tonne mile than road freight, and Freightliner is the largest user of electric locomotives to haul freight. The expansion of the electric fleet helps to improve that footprint further. Some of the locomotives will replace the ageing class 86 fleet which will be retired from service until they can be overhauled and re-introduced as Freightliner expands its electrically hauled services. Keeping the country running during the pandemic With flexibility and resilience built into its operations, Freightliner has quickly established business continuity procedures to ensure it has been able to continue operations as a critical infrastructure and bulk freight supplier during the coronavirus crisis. Despite the COVID-19 challenges, which have seen a significant reduction in intermodal and bulk freight volumes across the UK, Freightliner has continued to haul much needed supplies and materials to keep the country running. Throughout lockdown, Freightliner has continued to haul aggregate to terminals in London and the Southeast of England from quarries owned by Hanson and AI in the Mendips, Northern Somerset to ensure vital construction projects can continue in London and the South East.

‘I am delighted with how well the contract with Freightliner is progressing and, in particular, the professionalism, flexibility and resilience demonstrated by their bulk haulage team in keeping vital construction materials moving during these challenging times’ said Mendip Rail’s Director, Jason Black. Additionally, Freightliner operates three trains a day on behalf of customer, SUEZ, moving around 1,500 tonnes of domestic waste from the streets of Manchester to the energy-from-waste (EfW) plant in Runcorn where it is recycled into high quality raw materials and renewable energy. ‘Everyone in the waste industry is working hard to make sure we are able to maintain essential services for residents across the country during these extremely challenging circumstances’ said Communications and Partnership Manager, Recycling and Recovery UK, Mike Nuttall. ‘Freightliner is one of SUEZ’s key partners in the north west, and they are a vital link in the management and transportation of domestic waste in Greater Manchester. We rely on the Freightliner team every day to move tons of material from our waste handling and processing facilities across the region to the energy from waste plant in Runcorn, ensuring we are able to maintain the provision of key services to communities and local authorities across Greater Manchester.’ Key Personnel Chief Financial Officer: Patrick Taylor Chief Commercial Officer: Emma Dempsey Contact Information Address: 3rd Floor, 90 Whitfield Street, London W1T 4EZ Tel: 03330 169545 Email: info@gwrr.co.uk Visit: www.freightliner.co.uk

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GB Railfreight GB Railfreight (GBRf) is the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom, with turnover expected to have exceeded £200 million in 2019

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B Railfreight is one of the fastest growing companies in the railway sector and transports goods for a wide range of customers including Drax, Network Rail, MSC UK, Aggregate Industries, British Gypsum, Liberty British Aluminium, Hanson UK and Tarmac. Contracts GB Railfreight (GBRf) renewed its contract with Tarmac for five years from January 2020 to 31 December 2025. GB Railfreight (GBRf) and Rail Stone Solutions (RSS) signed two contracts to support construction on the first phase of HS2. The deals, with HS2 contractors EKFB (Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial BAM Nuttall) and BBV (Balfour Beatty VINCI) will see GBRf join forces with RSS to deliver aggregates by rail to the high speed rail project’s main construction compounds. As part of the deal with EKFB, GBRf will support the training of new train drivers at their new state-of-the-art twin-simulators near Peterborough where the UK’s first and only full-cab freight European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) simulator centre is located. Intermodal Over the last twelve months, customers have turned to GBRf again and again, often at short notice, for reliable and much needed services. GBRf are well respected for their ability to respond quickly to the need for new services which is highly valued by customers.

GBRf trains are well equipped to deal with the shift to Intermodal. All GBRf trains operate at 610-metre trailing and are formed of 32 to 37 platforms. GBRf provide the best mix of wagons in the industry (IKA / FEA / FBA / FWA / ECO) to optimise length and customer requirements. New services include Solent Stevedores, Southampton, to Maritimes Terminal in Trafford, Manchester. The new service will run five days a week and is the third daily service GBRf offer from one of the UK’s leading deep-sea container ports. Additionally, at the start of the year GBRf started another Port of Felixstowe to iPort Rail in Doncaster service, this service will run five days a week. GBRf trains now carry one third of all containerised rail traffic to and from the Port of Felixstowe. New locomotives In June 2019, GBRf announced three Class 66 locomotives were to be leased from Beacon Rail Leasing and introduced to the UK rail network from Sweden. The locomotives mark GBRf’s continued growth and investment in its fleet. These locos are the most widely operated modern freight locomotives in the European market and will further strengthen GBRf’s already reliable fleet. GBRf have considerable experience bringing locomotives from Europe to the UK. Previous conversions include 66 747/8/9/5/51 from European to UK specification with the assistance of Electro Motive Diesels (EMD).

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Simulators GB Railfreight became the first rail operator in the UK to unveil a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) capable simulators, in their Peterborough training facility, at a cost of £850,000 last year. They are now being used by new and existing drivers for basic training, advanced training as part of the Driver rules exam, Mentor and Instructor training and post incident reconstruction. They will initially cover the journey from Kings Cross to Peterborough and are designed with a route building tool which will enable the addition of all other GBRf routes going forward. The new simulators have been built with the recycled remains of locomotive no. 66734, which was involved in a landslip derailment at Loch Treig back in 2012. Key Personnel Managing Director: John Smith Commercial Director: Liam Day Engineering Director: Bob Tiller Production Director: Ian Langton Finance Director: Karl Goulding-Davis Asset Director: David Golding Business Development Director: Tim Hartley General Infrastructure Manager: Alex Kirk Contact Information Address: LONDON HQ, 3rd Floor, 55 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1RX Tel: 020 7904 3393 Email: info@gbrailfreight.com Visit: www.gbrailfreight.com


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Rail Operations Group Delivering innovation and diversification to the UK rail industry the Rail Operations group of companies provides a range of specialist services to the UK rail industry

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hese services are principally in support of the rolling stock leasing, manufacturing and engineering sectors and involve everything from project management through to the delivery and testing of new train fleets. The following sections explain what we do. Rail Operations (UK) Limited Rail Operations (UK) Limited is the ‘parent’ company. Apart from providing strategic direction to the group, it incorporates a Project Management Office (PMO) to deliver support to major projects, both within the group itself and to external customers. Examples of this include: • ERTMS support to Crossrail • Train planning support to Orion

• Procurement of the UK’s first fleet of tri-mode class 93 locomotives Rail Operations Group (ROG) ROG is a specialist train operating company. It is the only one of its type in the UK. It is completely unique because it is dedicated to serving the rolling stock engineering sector. Because it is not distracted by having to run passenger, freight or civil engineering services, the entire business is able to specialise in the provision of a unique range of services to support: • New fleet deliveries • New fleet testing, commissioning and fault free running • Provision of Signal Protection Zones (SPZ)

Traxion Traxion is a specialist rolling stock management company delivering services related to rolling stock storage and disposals. Today’s rolling stock storage programmes require suitable storage facilities, within which, a varying range of rolling stock servicing or maintenance regimes are provided. Key Personnel Managing Director: David Burley Chief Executive Officer: Karl Watts Production Director: Paul Orchard Contact Information Address: First Floor, Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU Tel: 01332 343295 Email: info@railopsgroup.co.uk Visit: www.railopsgroup.co.uk

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Victa Railfreight Based in Kent and formed in 1995, Victa Railfreight provides a wide range of support services to rail freight customers, operators and suppliers, including freight handling, logistics services, staff provision and legislative advice for the freight sector

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icta Railfreight is a UK owned, independent freight operator, with close relationships across the rail sector. It has maintained its UK wide Non-Passenger Train Operators Licence since 2014, which enables it to offer full ‘last mile’ shunts, local tripping and feeder services along with ‘short line’ capability. It also offers driver and ground staff provision for freight operating companies and T3 possession operations. Crossrail Following completion of the tunnelling and fit out stage, Victa Railfreights operational manpower is now supporting the joint venture, ATC (Alstom, TSO and Costain) with the provision of Test train pilots and Test train leaders to assist with the

dynamic testing phase of the Elizabeth Line. Training Victa Railfreight is delivering Rail Safety Awareness courses throughout the UK, to assist both rail end users improve the knowledge and understanding of safety when working on or near railway facilities. These courses have bespoke elements specific to the customer and has been well received. Building on the success of these courses, Victa has developed a training course for managers who require an awareness of rail operations and an understanding of the legislation, procedures and terminology used. Rail Freight Terminal Management (RFTM) Our recently launched RFTM evaluation tool aims to provide safety and regulatory

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guidance on the requirements for rail operations at off network locations, provide a simple to use checklist for those organisations establishing new rail freight facilities, and perhaps most importantly a means of benchmarking performance to allow monitoring as part of a process of continuous improvement.’ Key Personnel Managing Director: Neil Sime Contact Information Address: Unit 1 The Viewpoint, Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2DZ Tel: 01622 690978 Email: enquiries@victa-railfreight.com Visit: www.victa-railfreight.com


Advocacy

Women in Rail The membership of Women in Rail currently includes representatives from a wide range of undertakings and stakeholders across the UK rail industry

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omen in Rail was created to improve diversity in the UK rail industry through providing networking opportunities and support for all women within the sector, encourage undertakings and stakeholders to adopt diversity as a business strategy and devising initiatives aimed at positioning rail as an attractive career choice for young people. There are roughly around 85,000 people working in the rail industry, but only 14,000 of these are female. This ratio of around one in six decreases further when it comes to certain jobs such as train drivers or engineers. Despite individual measures already being taken by rail companies to foster a more inclusive culture, the industry must, now more than ever, work together to foster the talent we need. 2021 Mentoring Programme The 2021 Mentoring Programme will take to a renewed virtual platform. The essence of mentoring is a human connection and retaining that relationship in times of crisis is crucial to help navigate increased stress due to the global pandemic but also to eradicate any feelings of isolation that may result from remote working. The core focus of the programme during lockdown is keeping the mentoring network engaged, help mentors and mentees stay connected with colleagues and retain a sense of community whilst at the same time continuing to share knowledge and access the personal and career development benefits that comes from learning from each other. In January 2020, Women in Rail also reached out to the 140 companies who have signed the joint WR/RIA EDI Charter, outlining the steps they may take to support their pledges and promote EDI within their own workforce.

train of thought to support them during a very uncertain time. Never Mind the Gap Never Mind the Gap is an initiative designed to attract more women to the railway industry. Never Mind the Gap targets women who are not in employment, either as a result of a career break (i.e. moving on from caring), redundancy or otherwise and who may not previously have considered a career in our sector. Through this initiative, women are offered free training and twoweek work placements in a rail company, gaining direct experience of what it is like to work in the railway. SWIFT SWIFT is a network of senior women in (or formerly in) UK rail and transport and their male allies whose purpose is to offer a peer-topeer network to senior executives in UK rail and support high potential women progress their career and transition to more senior roles. The keynote speakers at the launch (sponsored by PWC) were Keith Williams and Lillian Greenwood MP.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter This Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter reflects the commitment of the UK railway sector, and more precisely, the Railway Industry Association, Women in Rail and signatory companies, to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in the rail industry and to work together to build a more balanced and fair and high performing sector. Signatory companies recognise that an inclusive workforce is good for business. It brings diversity of thought, innovation, and a positive workforce culture as well as improved customer relationships. Diversity and inclusion are also increasingly important to rail clients and investors. Signatory companies support social mobility and are committed to creating equal opportunities for everyone. They recognise the role our industry can play in creating opportunities and unlocking talent. They understand that embedding an inclusive culture within their own organisations, and collectively within the UK railway industry, is crucial to unlocking the potential a diverse workforce can offer.

Women in Rail Scotland In Scotland, Women in Rail have a steadily growing group which is now at 260 at the last count. The steering group of Lorna Macdonald, Hitachi, Eva McInnes, Cowi, Gail Blythe, Siemens, Lisa McGhee, QTS, Sarah Alexander, Dentons and Lorna Gibson, QTS work tirelessly to keep members informed and supported. Throughout 2020 Women in Rail ran a series of virtual events on topics such as ‘Habits that hold Women back at work’ and ‘Managing mental health during challenging times’ all of which gave members an alternative Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 131


Asset Management

An innovative approach to asset integrity across the rail sector CryoGen is a specialist provider of innovative industrial services for the rail sector. The company provides a full range of maintenance and asset integrity solutions that deliver true value for money

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he ethos of CryoGen’s board is to challenge the traditional industrial services landscape by providing additional value at every opportunity. This is facilitated by the business’ unparalleled expertise and knowledge, high levels of responsiveness and industry-leading mobility rates, plus its commitment to the uppermost health and safety standards. The company’s year-onyear triple digit growth is testament to the quality of its solutions and how it nurtures the strength and longevity of its client relationships. Tailored services for the rail sector Privately owned, CryoGen acts as a trusted advisor and services partner to a wide range of blue-chip customers that work across multiple sectors, including power, oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, and transport. It has assembled a team of experts with direct experience of the transport sector and therefore the business possesses a strong understanding of the challenges currently being faced by rail operators, as well as their suppliers and partners. CryoGen’s product portfolio for the rail sector includes: • Specialist dust-free surface preparation technology • Corrosion protective coating systems • Cleaning of rolling stock utilsiing pioneering dry ice blasting • Graffiti removal and application of anti-graffiti systems

• No secondary media entrapment. • Requires no drying time • Guarantees increased operator safety A closer look at dry ice cleaning • IMPACT – Using compressed air, manufactured pellets or shavings of dry ice are accelerated at high velocity directly onto the contaminated substrate. The resulting force and impact fractures or weakens the contaminant. • COLD – On contact, due to the low temperature of dry ice, an instant thermal differential between the substrate and the contaminant causes the contaminant to shrink and thus, further weakening its adherence. • EXPANSION – On impact, the dry ice instantly sublimates back to its natural state, increasing in volume over 700 times its original size, and forces (lifts and blasts) the contaminant away, leaving the substrate in a contaminant free condition. Surface preparation for the rail sector CryoGen offers a comprehensive range of highly effective dust-free surface preparation solutions, which are perfect for any specialist rail cleaning or protective coating project – regardless of size, environment and location.

When it comes to the cleaning and asset maintenance of rolling stock, CryoGen can offer rail operators a comprehensive contracting solution via a strategic partnership with Cold Jet, the global leader in dry ice blasting. This state-of-the-art process – which is the most advanced in the UK – is a nonabrasive, non-conductive, chemical-free and solvent-free solution, providing substantial cost savings via the following benefits:

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This includes: • Dry ice • Vapour blasting • Glass or plastic beads • Sponge blasting • Ultra-high-pressure jetting When using dry ice for surface preparation that requires an anchor profile, it is often accompanied by a secondary blast media, which is deployed using a mixed media blasting machine. CryoGen’s team will always consider what will work best in different scenarios, as well as the option that achieves the best value for money. For instance, did you know that Mixed media will utilise 75 per cent less abrasive media than conventional blasting methods, whilst also allowing for an easier ‘clean up’ and a reduction in man-hours? Industrial coatings The organisation’s market-leading industrial coatings provide both the resilience and the visual appeal for every kind of railroad project. For many years, CryoGen has been supported by fully qualified painting inspectors, in accordance with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the Institution of Corrosion (ICorr),


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whilst its teams adhere strictly to industry best practices. A commitment to innovation and training The energy and enthusiasm of the organisation’s senior management team to further enhance its portfolio of products has led to significant investment in research and development. Last year, CryoGen invested heavily in two market-leading training and development academies – located in Southampton and Scunthorpe – as a testing ground to explore and refine exciting new techniques and processes that will ultimately benefit its customers in both the short and long-term. Commenting on the developments, Steve Mesure, Managing Director of CryoGen, said: ‘Innovation sits at the heart of our business and we take pride in the fact we use the most effective processes and techniques, as well as the most advanced equipment, to prioritise efficiency. ‘We are a people-focused business that is dedicated to upskilling our strong pool of professional people – and helping to tackle the UK’s much publicised skills shortage head on.

This is why we have recently invested £500,000 in two brand-new dedicated training academies in Southampton and Scunthorpe. The centre in Southampton is the only one of its kind across the south coast of England, whilst the Scunthorpe centre, located within our existing industry-leading painting and blasting facility, will be opening its doors early this year. ‘A rise in service demands and operational challenges for the energy and process industries means there is a real need for flexible and specialised technical expertise. Our years of experience in the logistics, transport, and specifically rail sectors, supported by our world-class training academies, ensures we are able to develop and quickly deploy experts who are ready to deliver world-class industrial services that match your requirements. ‘Encompassing the very best attraction, selection, training and retention processes, we offer a flexible, agile and proactive approach to fulfilling the needs of any project – however big or small.’

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Civil Engineering

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uck fasteners are used in many tough engineering applications, although their function is simple – to hold components together – there are a wide variety of designs and sizes available. These fasteners have been designed to cope with extreme stress and vibration, providing strength and facilitating lighter, stronger, more durable structures. Huck Fasteners are commonly used in railcars, railway tracks, rolling stock, aerospace, truck suspensions and chassis, bridge construction, heavy defense vehicles and mining/quarrying applications. In fact, anywhere that fastener failure is not an option. Engineered for easy installation, and long, reliable life Direct-tension HuckBolt’s and structural blind fasteners can often be a faster, more cost efficient, and safer alternative to traditional processes. Fasteners are an important engineering component; therefore, product reliability is key. Due to the complex working environment, traditional bolted joints often experience self-loosening (gradual loss of preload) over their working life, which can cause a decrease in the structures strength and loss of joint integrity. The key difference between HuckBolts and conventional fastener installations is found in the structure of the threads of each of the fastening systems. Instead of the deep threads required to achieve a tolerance fit between conventional nuts and bolts, the

HuckBolt pin requires only shallow locking grooves into which the collar is swaged. The shallow design of the locking grooves allows for a much larger pin root radius, which contributes significantly to the fatigue strength – up to five times that of a conventional nut and bolt. Alternatives to welding For years, welding was seen as the only way to ensure the integrity of joints in demanding load-bearing or high-vibration structures. Today there are alternatives to welding, the direct-tension, swaged Huck BobTail® Lockbolt is a uniquely engineered fastener. It is a two-part fastening system that consists of a pin and a collar. This enables the structure to be easily preassembled by hand allowing for additional alterations and checks. The fastener is then installed using a direct tension technique, in which the pin is pulled and the collar is simultaneously swaged into the locking grooves of the pin, deforming the collar into the grooves and swaging the material forward. This action develops the high clamp force. The Huck BobTail has been designed to provide superior joining strength and offers fast, secure and simple installation. Even taking into consideration the need to drill holes, installing a Lockbolt is significantly faster than welding a joint and a quick visual inspection is all that is required to confirm the accuracy and quality of the installation.

HuckBolt’s can be effectively used with virtually any metal, and disparate metals with dissimilar coefficients of thermal expansion present no problems. Varying piece sizes in a joint are readily accommodated, and surface finishes are not harmed. Most importantly, HuckBolt’s are proven to hold up over years of service in demanding high-stress, high-vibration environments. Independently tested with third party approval The Huck BobTail 12,14,16, 20mm and oneinch diameters, after lengthy and vigorous independent testing, have gained the prestigious Allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassungen (German national technical approval) from the world renowned DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) for use in both static and dynamic applications in civil engineering. The approval concludes that retorque/re-tension of an installed Huck BobTail LockBolt is not possible and also not necessary, and connections do not require maintenance regarding preload. Joints fastened together by BobTail large diameter LockBolts, within the range specified, are maintenance free. Technical support that will add value to your project Star Fasteners have been a Huck fastener distributor for over thirty years and are the UK’s largest stockists. Star Fasteners work closely with their customers to understand their applications and suggest new products that they may not have initially considered for a project. They can do this thanks to the knowledge and experience that they have within the market. Tel: 0115 9324939 Email: sales@starfasteners.co.uk Visit: www.starfasteners.co.uk

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all Zeidler Consultants have been involved – as designers and consultants – in many of the sector’s major developments around the world, from the East Side Access project in New York, to Crossrail in London, HS2 in the Chilterns to the Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia. Gall Zeidler Consultants (GZ) are an international engineering consultancy specialised in solutions for tunnel and underground schemes. GZ provide geotechnical and tunnel engineering services along with consultancy in tunnel construction as well as programme and construction management. With decades of international experience in all areas of underground construction, GZ are a global leader in their field and have successfully completed over 300 miles of tunnels worldwide. Services GZ provide professional tunnel and geotechnical engineering services across all stages of a tunnel project, from planning and design to construction support and management. They use their wide range of expertise in transportation, infrastructure, water conveyance, and mining projects to help their clients overcome complex ground conditions and to provide a superior product

from its first conceptual phases to its turnkey completion. GZ excel in providing solutions for various tunnelling projects with shallow overburden by innovatively combining conventional SCL, cut-and-cover, and mechanical (TBM) tunnelling methods with state-of-the-art ground improvement, such as ground freezing, grouting and dewatering, settlement mitigation measures, and specialty tunnel support and pre-support measures. GZ also have vast experience in alpine tunnelling with high overburden. They design state-of-the-art waterproofing systems and grouting techniques to achieve dry tunnels. Waterproofing systems are generally tailored to the specific requirement of a project and GZ have the solution. Their solutions ensure that the new underground scheme will serve its purpose for the required lifetime. GZ’s involvement in many international projects has led to nomination for and award of several industry awards in recognition of the innovation and quality of the service that they provide. For the development of feasibility studies, design concepts and options, it is an important step to account for the relevant factors and considerations to assess the project’s feasibility and requirements before

proceeding with conceptual design of a project. This includes project needs, setting (urban, rural, environmentally sensitive), geology, cost and schedule at outline level. Whether in dense urban areas or remote alpine environments, GZ’s team of experts develops feasibility studies, project options and design concepts to help your project get off to the right start. Their Reference and Detailed Design Services encompass all civil aspects of underground projects, from ground condition assessments and initial support systems, to waterproofing designs, to final support. GZ’s design experts utilise decades of international experience in combination with new techniques to develop state-of-theart project-specific design solutions. Their design services not only ensure that an underground construction project can be safe and successfully built, but that the clients’ vision for their project is realised. The team develops innovative and sustainable underground solutions for highway, railway/transit and airport tunnelling projects as well as hydropower, water conveyance, sewerage and mining projects worldwide. GZ’s expertise ranges from hard rock conditions and high alpine environments to soft ground in urban and rural settings. No matter where a project

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may be built, they strive to produce environmentally conscious designs that fulfil the environmental requirements of today, supports a more sustainable future and produce a high-quality durable structure. With their construction support and supervision, GZ provide a seamless link between design and construction by using strict quality control procedures to ensure correct design implementation and to guarantee a high-quality final product. For their inspection services, GZ employ experienced inspection personnel that develops and executes QA/QC programs to ensure the highest quality product. Their site personnel have experience with all aspects of the construction process from materials quality to workmanship, lining installation and testing. GZ’s extensive tunnel rehabilitation experience ensures that your rehabilitated tunnel will not only fulfil its intended purpose today, but will do so for its new extended life. Tunnels form an integral part of our infrastructure that we fundamentally rely on and expect to last for 100 years or more. In particular, older tunnels constructed many decades ago reaching back into the late 1800s exhibit deficiencies typically caused by adverse ground and ground water conditions that affect the tunnel linings which often lack waterproofing. Thus, many tunnels require repair to ensure continued intended use, be

it for rail, road or utility. With GZ’s extensive experience in design of new tunnels and tunnel refurbishment, we take a holistic approach to tunnel rehabilitation, not only determining the source of a tunnel’s deterioration, but providing our clients with engineered long-term solutions by applying state-of-the-art tunnel rehabilitation, waterproofing and strengthening techniques. GZ’s construction and programme management services cover the entire course of tunnel construction and refurbishment,

beginning with the planning phase and ending with the installation of tunnel systems. Their highly specialised construction managers and tunnel inspectors follow proven procedures, and provide critical interface coordination between project elements to ensure smooth project progress and a high-quality product. Tel: 0208 686 6887 Email: office-uk@gzconsultants.com Visit: https://www.gzconsultants.com

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Customer Engagement

Stakeholder surveys – five things you need to know A stakeholder survey invites an organisation’s stakeholders to share their opinions on where they believe the organisation is doing well and where improvements are most needed

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he process typically involves both quantitative (an online survey) and qualitative (depth interviews) research techniques. The effective use of stakeholder surveys will not just improve stakeholder engagement but will help drive better business performance. Jungle Green has been conducting stakeholder surveys for the rail industry since the beginning of the millennium. There has been a sharp rise in enquiries about this activity over the last twelve months, suggesting that understanding what stakeholders think and feel about a TOC is of increasing interest and relevance. Jungle Green have recently carried out a qualitative research exercise with some of their longstanding clients and contacts to explore what they believe to be the most important aspects of conducting a stakeholder survey. Their contributions are summarised here as the five key things you need to know before embarking on a stakeholder survey. Five things you need to know about stakeholder surveys

Conscious undertaking Firstly, it must be a conscious undertaking. Ensure that you understand exactly why you are doing the survey and what you are going to do with the results. This does not mean that action based on the results will always be necessary but choosing not to act must still be a conscious decision. Rather than a passive reception of findings, ‘that’s what stakeholders currently think of us’, question the findings and ask ‘what does that mean for us and what do we need to do to fix that problem or build on that positivity?’ This point also has an impact on the time interval between surveys. There is a need to ensure that participants are not over-surveyed. Make sure that there is enough time to act on the findings before the next survey goes out. Stakeholders can otherwise become cynical about the true intention of the survey and will not wish to waste their time feeding back the same messages again and again. As one contributor to this article remarked: ‘Be ready to act on the findings, otherwise it risks being seen as lip service and eroding stakeholder trust.’

Hard truths The second thing to be aware of is that you will hear hard and uncomfortable truths at times, these can be some of the most valuable insights. This is best illustrated through the words of our contributors: ‘Don’t be afraid of criticism, it is the way as operators we get the opportunity to learn and grow, this should not be a vanity exercise.’ ‘It is a dose of reality. We should all be able to deal with that but sometimes it does mean some difficult conversations.’ ‘Consider how you and your business will handle or cope with negative feedback and what you will do about it. Do you have the buy in and support of your senior team to take action, if needed.’ ‘Stakeholders can be very blunt and honest via a trusted external research organisation. They know it is confidential and anonymous. Passing these truths on internally can also have more impact when they are contained in a commissioned research document.’ Cast your net widely The third piece of advice repeated several

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times in the qualitative research exercise for this article, centred on casting your net widely and wisely when embarking on a stakeholder survey. Many different stakeholder categories are relevant from rail user groups and friends of stations, through to community rail partnerships, business and local development related groups, chambers of commerce, the tourism sector, the education sector, MPs, the media, rail industry bodies, local/transport/combined authorities/PTEs. To seek the views of the complete spectrum of stakeholders that a TOC engages with will produce a full and varied picture. This will range from niggles at station level through to insights for planning engagement strategies and quite often adjustments to your wider business approach.

Consider how you and your business will handle or cope with negative feedback and what you will do about it.


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Comparing and contrasting is key Stakeholders will answer between 15 and 20 questions on any one survey occasion. These will be a mix of rating scales and open-ended opinions on strengths, weaknesses and improvements. It is always a good idea to have a topical issues section that changes over time as issues arise e.g. the response to the pandemic. The subsequent analysis of responses, while useful by itself, is made all the more valuable when provided in the context of how the results compare and contrast with previous years, other TOCs and even other industries. Careful planning is key to ensure that the responses and ratings you are gathering are consistent and measurable over time, and comparable with other organisations. It bears fruit Finally, rest assured, conducting a stakeholder survey bears fruit. Here we return to the words of our contributors, individuals who have been carrying out stakeholder surveys with Jungle Green for many years. ‘The data helps us understand how to grow and develop. Gathering this level of information via a research exercise helps foster a better understanding of the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, interests and experiences of the people we serve.’ ‘In particular this year, we have been able to validate the importance and high value of regular, meaningful communications with our stakeholders.’ ‘Collaboration was the buzz word this year.’ ‘Independent evaluations add enormous credibility and value. These surveys give us the opportunity to benchmark areas where Liverpool Lime Street station

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improvements can be made and review and check areas where satisfaction is high to retain that value and sentiment.’ ‘It consistently reinforces the value of personal, regular and consistent relationships with key stakeholders. It shows that where you listen to stakeholders and act on their feedback, they value that approach and will be greater advocates and supporters for your organisation.’ ‘We’ve found surveys tend to reaffirm some things we were already aware of, but they shed valuable light on ‘what next’’.

Summing up, a stakeholder survey generates useful pointers as to how you can improve not just stakeholder relations, but your wider business approach and, when things are going well, provides a helpful and reassuring endorsement. The time and effort required to prepare a high-quality stakeholder survey are very worthwhile. Don’t forget, don’t just do it, ACT ON IT. Jungle Green wishes you all long and happy relationships with your stakeholders and the best of luck with your stakeholder surveying. With thanks to the following contributors • Jonathan Denby, Head of Corporate Affairs, Greater Anglia. • Carolyn Watson, Director of Stakeholder and Community Engagement, Northern Railway. • Sian Sansum, PR and Public Affairs Manager, West Midlands Trains. • Lauren Riley, Corporate Communications Manager, Merseyrail. • Alice Owen, Regional Communications Manager, Stadler. • Sarah Pinch, Managing Director, PinchPoint Communications. Janice Guy is Marketing Research Consultant at Jungle Green

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Depots and Fleet Maintenance

Mechan carries on through Covid A can-do attitude at rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is helping to keep the industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic

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he Sheffield manufacturer worked at full capacity throughout lockdown and continues to honour its service and delivery commitments, providing vital support to the facilities making trains available for key workers. In the six months from April to September this year, Mechan’s engineers completed 212 service visits to rail depots across the UK and beyond, with one member of the team spending four weeks in Egypt installing a bogie drop supplied to the Cairo Metro. Accomplishing this level of consistency has required considerable changes to the firm’s operational procedures. Site visits now follow strict social distancing and sanitisation rules, whilst those undertaken during the first period of lockdown had to be coordinated with the engineer that lived closest, as hotels were unavailable. This increased travel times, which impacted on the working day and in many cases, extended the job’s length. Lindsey Mills, Mechan’s Sales Manager, said: ‘If we had not continued to work during lockdown, depots may have been unable to maintain trains, leading to

potential complications replacing those not in service. Because we use local products and suppliers, wherever possible, we haven’t experienced any stock issues caused by the pandemic, enabling us to keep our in-house and partner products running without unnecessary downtime. This is critical to the levels of continuity we achieve and continues to be appreciated by our clients.’ Covid-19 has not only impacted onsite teams, but also Mechan’s head office. The majority of staff have worked from home since late-March, helping the firm become less paper dependent and changes have been made in its factory to facilitate social distang, with commissions now being completed by the same operative from start to finish. Collaboration at Clacton One of the projects Mechan has played a key role in during the pandemic is the transformation of the train lifting facility at Greater Anglia’s Clacton depot. The firm joined forces with other equipment suppliers to prepare the depot for a new fleet of Stadler bi-mode trains, being introduced on regional routes in

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This required the entire train lifting facility to be redeveloped – the biggest project undertaken at the site in years. As the Stadler fleet is heavier and longer than its predecessors, additional jacks were needed to increase the capacity of the existing system. Mechan was approached to provide four new 18-tonne jacks to work alongside an original set of 16 supplied by another manufacturer. The extra jacks and increased weight of the trains meant the entire floor (the length of four carriages) had to be levelled and strengthened to meet tolerance requirements. The firm’s standard jack motor and gearbox were modified for Clacton, to ensure the four units had the same lift speed as its current set. A castor wheelbase was also added so they could be moved around the depot. The original jack supplier then integrated Mechan’s equipment into its new control system and the two companies worked together to ensure a smooth, synchronised lift. Lindsey added: ‘The team at Clacton was very happy with the result of this collaboration, which is now enabling the new train fleet to be maintained safely and efficiently. We were pleased to be able to deliver such an involved project in a timely manner, despite the challenging conditions and enable the depot to continue improving the service offered to passengers in the region.’ For more information about Mechan’s servicing capabilities and depot maintenance equipment, get in touch with them via the information below. Tel: 0114 257 0563 Email: info@mechan.co.uk Visit: www.mechan.co.uk Twitter: @mechanuk

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Depot

Keeping rolling stock safe and operational Whether it is safety critical parts to avoid potential rail disasters, or routine maintenance to save money and downtime through increased operational longevity, DRB have been a trusted partner for rail solutions for over a decade

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ased in Deeside, North Wales, DRB became one of the first companies to relocate to the Industrial Park in 1984, and they remain there to this day. In this time DRB has grown from a one acre to a 6.5-acre site, with a team of over 115. DRB are ISO9001 accredited, Achilles UVDB registered, Safe Contractor approved and RISQS verified. DRB can provide a turnkey solution to any rail dependent challenge, as well as provide new innovative ideas and designs to improve your efficiencies.

Railway depot and workshop equipment DRB design, manufacture and install a wide range of workshop and depot systems to assist their customers in improving efficiencies and safety practises. Some of their previous works have included: • Wheel Removal Drop-Rig – DRB designed, manufactured, and commissioned a fully bespoke solution for their customer to remove train wheels quickly and safely from their axles. It was important that the process didn’t cause any damage and needed to eliminate human intervention during the procedure. The result improved the customer’s efficiency by 87 per cent, reduced maintenance costs, and improved their safety practices.

• Train Lifting Jacks – this was designed as a bespoke concept for their customer to assist with practicality, mobility, and multi-functionality. The jacking system was designed by DRB to lift the drive axle of the train from the track to free the drive wheels. This then enabled their customer’s engineers to conduct the necessary motor maintenance inspections and tests. This equipment is still used by their customer on a daily basis.

Reverse engineering and manufacture of components DRB provide a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services to rolling stock maintenance depots, train operating companies, and rolling stock partners. Their focus is on manufacturing and repairing key safety critical components, regardless of the application. DRB work to rail industry approved codes of practice and are a qualified supplier of safety critical engineering products and services under GM/RT2450.

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Repair and servicing of rolling stock components DRB supply and overhaul many safety critical components and systems. They have undertaken scheduled overhauls of train components for many years and take ownership of complete component maintenance programmes. This process involves an initial inspection to determine a pass or fail, the decision to repair or replace, and the final inspection. Examples include Gear Cases, Axle Boxes, Bogies, Tail Pins, Anti-Roll Torsion Bars, Door Control Modules, Door Actuators, Camshaft Motor Actuators, Air Reservoirs, Emergency Door Control Valves, Tripcock Panels, and Shoe Arms. Brake Hanger Brackets are all designed, manufactured, and fitted under one roof on site. On a monthly schedule DRB are responsible for overhauling Class 507/508 Bogies. They also provide assembly kits, singular overhauled components, and a wide variety of manufactured rolling stock in the form of new components. These parts are continuously manufactured to keep their stock levels ahead, ready for call-off from our customers. DRB have kept the UK’s oldest rolling stock safe and operational. For simple solutions to complex problems get in touch with them via the contact information below. Tel: 01244 280280 Email: enquiries@drbgroup.co.uk Visit: www.drbgroup.co.uk


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Electrification

Engineering the Overhead OLE Limited is addressing the skills shortage by creating two apprenticeships. Our apprentices are undertaking their academic education by day release at Derby College, with the balance of their time developing their design skills

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verhead Line Engineering Limited undertakes projects ranging in size from a few thousand pounds to several hundred thousand pounds and from initial feasibility to entry in to service. OLE Limited has a developed a broad client base which includes principal and specialist contractors along with design organisations and provides a broad range of overhead line engineering support services covering the whole lifecycle from project inception, through design, construction and commissioning and equipment upgrades and renewal. OLE Limited work with a group specialist engineering suppliers covering Civil engineering, EMC, structure design, track design, signalling design and signal sighting. This established supply chain enables the provision of design packages to Clients which have the interfaces with all relevant engineering disciplines managed through the IDC process.

A logical development has been to work with our supply chain to provide multidisciplinary design. A number of projects have been successfully delivered using this approach and it is an increasingly important strand of the service offering. Engineering excellence OLE Limited’s team of engineers and technicians have experience in all types of overhead lines installed in the UK from the ex-DC systems dating from the 1930s right up to the latest UKMS range. This breadth and depth of experience enables the production of design solutions for any project. A cornerstone of OLE Limited’s design approach is to utilise value engineering techniques to minimise the amount of work required whilst achieving the client remit and full compliance to Standards. The approach results in reduced whole life costs, reducing both initial costs through reduced

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work required and operational costs with less infrastructure to maintain and ultimately renew. Projects OLE Limited is supporting SPL Powerlines Group on the Midland Main Line Electrification projects. A range of services is provided including, multidisciplinary outline design, detailed design, staged isolation documentation along with engineering staff. A regular client is the Spencer Group, for whom OLE has produced design for a range of projects including modifications to ECML depots for the introduction of IEP trains. A current project is Stevenage Turnback. The increased traffic on the ECML resulted in insufficient capacity for Hertford Loop trains to run on the ECML. The project provides a single bidirectional line which allows Hertford Loop services to terminate at Stevenage without conflicting with the ECML.


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OLE Limited designed further examples of its innovative headspan to portal conversion. This provides a low cost solution to install a boom on existing headspan masts and foundations in order to provide mechanical independence and so eliminating the Achilles heel of headspan structures The conversion to a portal allows the OLE for each line to be mechanically independent from the OLE on other lines which leads to a huge increase in system reliability as defects on one line are not cascaded to adjacent lines. It also vastly simplifies future adjustment to the OLE as each line can be worked on independently. OLE Limited has a longstanding relationship with Furrer+Frey, commencing in 2008 with the GE OLE Renewals project and continuing in to the future with the refurbishment of the OLE on the Thameside routes. Future Expansion With established offices in Derby and Milton Keynes and a diverse range of clients across the rail industry, OLE Limited is well placed to support a wide range of rail projects. It is expected that both offices will expand over

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the next two years, as the CP6 work bank comes to market. As Network Rail brings more work in house, we have contracted direct with Network Rail in two Routes and seek to form relationships with the remaining Routes. OLE Limited believe that there is a bright future for rail electrification in the UK, if the challenge of value for money can be achieved. A significant factor is the production of highly accurate design to programme and this is the service that OLE Limited provides.

Accreditation OLE Limited has recently completed the transition to ISO 9001:2015 with the successful completion of a recertification audit of our Business Management System. OLE Limited hold RISQS accreditation to all codes relevant to OLE design. Tel: 01332 342122 Email: Contact@OLE-Limited.co.uk Visit: www.OLE-Limited.co.uk

For more information contact Keith Orgill on 01332 342122 or email Contact@OLE-Limited.co.uk

Limited

Overhead Line Engineering Limited is an independent railway electrification design and consultancy business. OLE Limited was founded in 2008 and has grown organically to the present team of twelve engineers and technicians. Our team of highly experienced engineers have experience of all types of OLE installed in the UK. We provide a broad range of overhead line engineering support services covering the whole lifecycle from project inception, through design, construction, commissioning and equipment upgrades and renewal. Current projects include Midland Main Line Electrification, Mark 1 Midlife Refurbishment and Stevenage Turnback. We are always looking for the right people to join the team. Please email your CV to contact@OLE-Limited.co.uk

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Electrification

Gaïa Converter Gaia Converter is a recognized worldwide Leading Manufacturer of High-Reliability DC-DC Converters, PFC Front End modules and related input protection devices

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ith over 3,500 part numbers, Gaia Converter offers all the necessary building blocks to help you realize your complete power supply architecture. Strongly focused on the transportation, industrial, and aerospace and defense markets, Gaia Converter’s COTS products will be the perfect solution for your power needs ranging from 4W to 350. Railway transportation power supplies have been subjected to stringent requirements including transient, energetic spikes and hold up specifications. Traditionally a majority of these power

supplies have been developed specifically with discrete components. The complexity of the railway industry lies in the lack of a universal DC input bus such as the standard 28V in avionics or the 48V in telecom. Each country defines its own input bus voltage, ranging from 24Vdc to 110Vdc. The EN50155 standard defines all possible values, including minimum (0.6x Vnom.) and maximum (1.4x Vnom.) limit voltages. With these parameters, a system

designed to work in any country would require an input voltage range between 14.4V and 154V to ensure interoperability between countries. Such a wide input range requires a permanent 10:1 input voltage ratio which is beyond the capability of most DC/DC converters on the market. Since the mid 90s with the introduction of

modular systems, the use of standard DC/ DC modules have gained importance. The standard input voltages in rail applications are 72 VDC or 110 VDC as in signaling applications. The 24 VDC is a variation described in the widely used EN50155 standard. Fast and energetic spikes are of primarily importance and need to be handled with sufficient protections. The power requirements generally range from 4W up to 200W per board. However, improvements in

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semiconductor performance over the last few decades, combined with new converter architectures, allowed us to introduce a new generation of DC/DCs that provide smarter solutions to address these issues. The GAIA Converter MGDDI series have been specifically designed with a 12-160V input voltage range to comply with the extreme voltage limits and remove the need for a voltage limiter. With such a wide input range, the same converter can operate on all EN50155 batteries, immediately simplifying configuration management. A second benefit being with only a single part number required, the quantities ordered are doubled, allowing a further reduction in purchasing costs. Gaïa Converter has participated in major railway programs such as the TGV for Alstom, the ICE2 for Siemens, the Lisbon subway, in addition to being present on the ERTMS and the TPWS. To cope with the rail requirements, Gaia Converter proposes typical off-the-shelf modular power architecture. Whatever your power system needs, Gaia Converter has a modular architecture using standard products to provide an instant solution to a wide range of applications from on-board electronics up to protection, signaling or trackside equipment. Visit www.gaia-converter.com to learn more about our product. For more information reach out to the UK Sales Manager via the contact details below Tel: +44 7 983 633 202 Email: styas@gaia-converter.com


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Reliability Made by Schaeffler

Double-row tapered roller bearing as a ready-to-mount unit. Ready-to-mount TAROL units (Tapered Roller Bearing Unit) have an integrated seal, are greased and the clearance is adjusted during assembly. TAROL units are available in either metric or imperial dimensions and are supplied with all the necessary retaining elements and fittings. They are mounted on the axle journal using a hydraulic press. In an increasingly dynamic world, bearings and system solutions from Schaeffler not only help railways prepare for the challenges of the future, but also improve their safety. www.schaeffler.co.uk


Rolling Stock

Expertise and innovation in bearings and condition monitoring Schaeffler has more than one hundred years of experience in the rail industry, with applications including axlebox bearings and housings; bearings and components for traction motors and gearboxes; railcar connectors; tilting technology; and bearings for train doors

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anufacturers of rail vehicles, as well as rail operators and passengers, all expect the highest level of reliability and operational safety in every type of rail vehicle – from trams to high speed passenger trains. In light rail vehicles, for example, the focus is on low-floor designs and multiple-section designs. The running gear, bogies and components must therefore be extremely compact and reliable, as these systems are safety-critical. Schaeffler offer a wide range of rolling bearings for axleboxes that meet all of these demanding requirements. Axlebox bearings are subject to extreme loads at the interface between the wheelsets and the bogie frame and so must meet various technical requirements. If the rolling bearing components are tested according to EN 12080, including ultrasonic testing of the inner and outer rings, they comply with the highest quality class and are labelled with ‘Class 1’. At Schaeffler, compliance with EN 12082 is verified on special axlebox bearing test rigs. Tapered roller bearings and TAROL units Tapered roller bearings are used in the axlebox bearing supports of all types of rail vehicles: Two single-row tapered roller bearings as a bearing set. One double-row tapered roller bearing as a ready-to-mount unit (TAROL unit). Ready-tomount TAROL units (Tapered Roller Bearing Unit) have an integrated seal, are greased and the clearance is adjusted during assembly. TAROL units are available in either metric or imperial dimensions and are supplied with all the necessary retaining elements and fittings. They are mounted on the axle journal using a hydraulic press. Schaeffler also provide customer-specific components, spare parts and housing adapters on request. Axlebox bearing housing and adapter The housing, which connects the bogie frame to the wheelset, must safely transfer loads. The design depends on how the forces

for use on TAROL bearings and detects speeds up to 2,500rpm, the direction of rotation and bearing temperature. Two independent temperature sensors can be integrated for temperature measurement. Acceleration measurement in a radial and axial direction is available as an option. The sensors operate wear-free and meet requirements for increased EMC and excess voltage protection.

are introduced into the housing. The correct shape ensures optimum distribution of pressure in the rolling bearing so that the specific load is reduced and stress peaks in the load-bearing contact surfaces are avoided. The design of the housing is individually adapted to the adjacent construction. The optimum design is ensured by means of complex tests that are supported by FEM calculations. The finite element method describes not only complex geometries but also the complex progression of the force flow in the housing as realistically as possible. Axlebox bearing housings and adapters can be supplied made from spheroidal graphite cast iron, cast steel or cast light metal.

Cylindrical roller bearings for high radial loads For decades, cylindrical roller bearings have stood the test of time in supporting the wheelsets of rail vehicles. The bearings are particularly suitable for supporting high radial loads and normally have special internal designs and polyamide cages. As well as other axlebox bearings, cylindrical roller bearings support the normal axial loads and have a modified linear contact between the rollers and the raceway to prevent edge stresses. Cylindrical roller bearings in axlebox bearings are principally used in two main configurations: • Two single-row cylindrical roller bearings as a bearing set. • One double-row cylindrical roller bearing as a ready-to-mount unit.

Sensorised TAROL bearings Sensors have been successfully used for measuring operating data on axlebox bearings throughout the world for many years. Schaeffler’s sensor kit is optimised

Double-row cylindrical roller bearing units have an integrated seal, are greased and delivered ready to mount. The dimensioning is normally based on a calculated operating life of more than three million kilometres. Spherical roller bearings for harsh conditions Spherical roller bearings are used in axlebox bearings for locomotives and other rail vehicles. Schaeffler provides spherical roller bearings for wheelsets with fixed inner ring flange and solid brass or sheet steel cages, which means the bearings can withstand extremely harsh conditions. They contain two rows of symmetrical spherical rollers that freely adjust themselves in the concave raceway.

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Rolling Stock

Bearings for door systems In rail passenger vehicles, door systems are complex sub-systems that are subject to high loads and stresses. Door components such as bearings therefore need to be reliable to ensure long maintenance intervals. Schaeffler offers a wide range of rotary and linear bearings for door systems that meet all of these high requirements. For passenger vehicles, manufacturers typically demand an operating life of more than 2.5 million operating cycles (opening and closing) for door systems, depending on the specific type of vehicle. The opening cycle often involves a swivelling outward motion and a linear opening motion of the wings of the door. The swivelling movements are safely carried out with maintenance-free spherical plain bearings and rod ends. In some applications, radial insert ball bearings with flanged housings are also used. Linear ball bearings or special track rollers support the linear motion. Linear ball bearings Linear movements in rail vehicle doors must be carried out reliably. Here, smooth running linear ball bearings from Schaeffler provide a long operating life and the option of adjusting the angle if required. Depending on the design, these bearings compensate for misalignment and due to their compact dimensions and low radial section height, require very little installation space. They are available with or without seals, as well as Schaeffler’s Corrotect® corrosion protection, depending on requirements.

Corrotect® corrosion protection further increases operating life. Plastic-covered outer rings can be supplied to reduce noise if required. When various track rollers are in use, the pressure on the mating track surface is considerably reduced by the special profile. Radial spherical plain bearings/rod ends Maintenance-free INA spherical plain bearings and rod ends with corrosion protection are often used in the bearing supports of doors in passenger rail cars. These can also be found in bulk freight wagons where severe contamination from dust and dirt occurs. Here, they are used as reliable, maintenance-free bearings for camlock shafts, tilting rods and shutters. Reconditioning services With increasingly complex operating demands and more strict safety standards in the rail industry, Schaeffler’s test facilities provide customers with complete peace of mind. As well as refurbishments/ reconditioning services, Schaeffler is able to conduct functional tests on complete

Track rollers, yoke- and stud-type track rollers In sliding wall wagons, for example, Schaeffler offers track rollers and yoke type track rollers as complete units consisting of outer rings, inner rings, ball and cage assemblies, and seals. Stud type track rollers have an inner ring that comprises a stud, with which the bearing is fixed to the adjacent construction. These products are characterised by their high load carrying capacity, efficient seals and long operating times. Page 154 Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021

assembled bearings, specific individual components, materials and lubricants. Test rig simulations can also be conducted on bearings, which help to contribute to significant increases in the service life and maintenance intervals of rolling bearings for a variety of rail applications. Tel: 0121 313 5830 Email: info.uk@schaeffler.com Visit: www.schaeffler.co.uk Address: Unit 308, Fort Dunlop Fort Parkway, Birmingham B24 9FD


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www.bamritchies.co.uk

SMARTer Ground Engineering BAM Ritchies is the leading provider of ground engineering services and is fully focused on supporting the UK’s major rail infrastructure projects.

Using advanced ground engineering techniques, equipment and digital technology to provide optimum and best value solutions within the construction industry.

Rock drill and blast • Piling • Material testing • Grouting Ground investigation • Concrete repairs • Ground anchors • Soil nails


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Ground investigation and geotechnical solutions BAM Ritchies continue to embrace the challenges within the rail environment, with a track record of delivering innovative, value-driven, successful projects

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rom the provision of digital ground investigation through to bespoke optimal geotechnical solutions, selfdelivery of its ground engineering disciplines provides safe, right first time, sustainable success within the tightly constrained and controlled rail environment. BAM Ritchies bring almost 60 years’ experience, a reputation for innovation and its industry-leading use of digital construction to develop and deliver valuedriven geotechnical solutions in the rail sector. They thrive on resolving the geotechnical and logistical challenges associated with the delivery of a rail project and are well prepared to support you with a broad spectrum of geotechnical expertise, which is available to our customers in designing and constructing the right geotechnical solutions. This integrated offer reduces risk from ground investigation through design and ultimately delivery, providing predictable, right first-time solutions for our customers. BAM Ritchies have a unique offering within a specialist market as they undertake

ground investigation, geotechnical works, have flexible UKAS Laboratory accreditation and they are also the UK’s largest drill and blast contractor. This breadth of experience allows the company to draw upon skills and equipment that may not normally be found in the rail infrastructure environment to deliver best value for their customers. For example, they drew extensively from each of their teams to deliver the slope stabilisation works at Hinkley Point C as part of the Kier BAM jv and similarly utilised a mix of techniques and equipment at Hooley Cutting to investigate and stabilise the lineside slopes. This allowed the company to subsequently install the geotechnical solution using soil nailing, meshing and sprayed concrete techniques. The projects which call for this integrated solution are in many ways the most satisfying to deliver as it allows BAM Ritchies to showcase all the

skills of their directly employed workforce while simultaneously delivering best value for their customers. Their Pre-Construction Managers are often the first point of contact on a project and therefore they set the standard for all future engagements and lay the foundation for building the trust between the parties. They each have in excess of 20 years operational and delivery experience and the key skill which they possess is the ability to clearly articulate the experience they hold and make it relevant to the unique challenge of an individual project. They form the bridge from those initial meetings with a customer, handover to the delivery teams and then finally complete the project experience with face-to-face feedback sessions to identify lessons learnt and opportunities for improvement which can be brought to the next project.

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Collaboration on all the projects is based upon trust, in some cases this has developed as part of a long-term relationship where they have repeat business and in others it’s through early dialogue with customers to build that relationship prior to a rail project commencing. In both cases having that mutual trust is where successful projects start. BAM Ritchies then build on that initial phase by engaging with and supporting their customers to help them achieve their goals by delivering safely, predictably and to budget. They are fortunate to be part of Royal BAM and this gives them access to considerable investment and experience in the digital space both in the infrastructure and commercial property spheres. This has allowed the company to be early adopters of technologies and systems that may not have been used in the infrastructure arena before and utilise or modify the methods to suit the industry. Internally, BAM Ritchies have a very experienced digital construction department who have drawn on this global experience and undertake training with their operational teams to ensure that digital construction is ‘built in’ not ‘bolt on’. This means that digital solutions developed by our pre-construction teams can be shared with the operation teams, augmented during delivery and finally handed over to the asset owner for use in both the operational phase and decommissioning of assets in the future. Digital construction started as the production of 3D model to allow projects to be more clearly visualised by both customers and delivery teams. Now, the models can be produced more quickly with a degree of automation and contain more information that can be altered or updated without requiring complete remodelling. This means that changes can be accommodated more easily, the cost is reduced and BAM Ritchies can therefore produce models for projects that are relatively small or short duration. The models are used to plan and sequence operations, ensure that the correct plant is selected, produce priced and resourced programmes, and monitor and demonstrate the impact of change. The company continue to use the models as part of their risk reduction and activity planning to identify future hazards and mitigation measures to reduce the potential for safety or quality incidents. Sustainability is much more than just environmental. As for any business they have an obligation to their employees and shareholders to ensure that we remain commercially sustainable so that they can grow and continue to invest in their people. However, looking to the future BAM Ritchies

also believe they have an obligation and desire to reduce their impact on the planet for future generations. By using lean working and investing in research and development they are reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and carbon intensive materials, while simultaneously minimising waste and use of virgin materials. Although the Covid-19 experience has been incredibly challenging for the industry it has presented the opportunity to identify new ways of remote working that were seemingly impossible pre-lockdown, and this has minimised time spent travelling and improved the wellbeing of the company’s people. As a business they are focused on People, Planet, Profit. They all

Company profile BAM Ritchies are the specialist geotechnical division of BAM Nuttall Ltd.; one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors and an operating company of the European construction group Royal BAM. BAM Ritchies started business in Scotland over 55 years ago in 1963 and are now one of the country’s leading and award-winning geotechnical contractors. The organisation employs approximately 300 trained and experienced staff. BAM Ritchies have a turnover of over £58 million carrying out ground investigation, ground engineering, drilling and blasting and concrete techniques:

support each other, and sustainability runs through all three. Delivering these works is challenging but delivering them during a pandemic makes this even more so. We have adapted working practices and methodologies; we have innovated, and we have kept our people safe. We are coming out of this crisis as a better business and ensuring that critical infrastructure remains operational and safe for all to use in the future.

completing contracts up to £30 million in value. BAM Ritchies operate UK wide from offices in Kilsyth near Glasgow (Principal Office), Warrington, Nailsea near Bristol, and Edenbridge in Kent.

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Geotechnical

Where Reach Matters Delivery of key infrastructure projects will always remain under the spotlight and with a £48 billion commitment to improve and maintain the UK rail network over five years from 2019, money has to be well spent

CAT 390 excavator with 30m reach on critical embankment works

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he drive on sustainability to reduce carbon emissions continues and this is a key factor in demonstrating best value. Sourcing the vast array of construction equipment for these schemes demands careful consideration of the capability and availability of specialist plant in addition to their environmental credentials. Long reach excavator specialists, WM Plant Hire with a full complement of machines ranging in size from 4 to 110 tonnes and the ability to reach an incredible 30 metres, have expanded their fleet in recent years. Their involvement in the rail sector for over 25 years in a wide range of projects has developed their expertise and allowed them to enhance their offering. Working on numerous high profile contracts including HS1, HS2, Crossrail and Hooley Cutting to name a few, have demonstrated that efficiencies can be achieved by selecting the right machine with an experienced operator regardless of the application. One example on Crossrail, while some may have been sceptical in the use of long reach machines for the deep excavation on the

new Tottenham Court Road station, where logistics demanded high outputs, the machine choice not only met their targets but exceeded them to give significant programme benefits. Commitment to safety and environment Working closely with the equipment manufacturer on the exact machine specification ensures that safety features are enhanced wherever possible to meet the stringent requirements of rail operations. The capability to offer the full range of control systems: height, lift, slew and envelope control, together with additional safety features including 360 degree all round vision cameras, boom and dipper mounted cameras and LED lights, is designed to maximise safety. Above all and the most obvious safety feature of the long reach excavator is the fact that operations can be carried out at a safe distance with minimal disruption to the rail network by allowing lines to remain open. As one of the first to offer long reach excavators with the latest engines to meet Stage V and Tier 4 final emission

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requirements, WM Plant have shown their commitment across the fleet with the latest low emission technology. ‘Clients benefit from reduced fuel consumption and CO2 levels that are in line with the ambitious target set by Network Rail to reduce carbon emissions’ says Director Damian McGettrick. As a Chartered Civil Engineer and past Chairman of the ICE West Midlands region, he is most passionate about promoting good engineering practices and fully understands the needs of their customers. Earthworks and embankments Major earthworks around the UK have been using long reach machines for some time now, but new technology is enabling improvements to both safety and efficiency. Despite the challenges that 2020 has brought, the company have shown the real versatility in the use of the ‘long reach’ working with key Network Rail contractors to deliver soil nailing, slope stabilisation, embankment drainage and emergency repair schemes across the country. The technology has worked most successfully.


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Technology and innovation Working with Alun Griffiths at a scheme in Bargoed, Wales – the flagship CAT 390 long reach excavator with 30 metre reach was brought in to assist the installation of vertical drains. The excavation of drainage trenches and filling with carefully graded stone used cameras and LED lighting on the machine, which proved ideal for the night shifts. An electronic dig profile system allowed the operator to see the line and gradient of the trenches, avoiding the need for a banksman and Engineer on the slope. A current project with AMCO Giffen on the West Coast Mainline near Northampton is relying heavily on GPS technology and machine control for important earthworks. A 45 tonne long reach machine with a maximum reach of 22 metres is being used to reprofile the embankment and place stone walling blocks adjacent to the live railway. Fitted with a 3D GPS dig profile system to accurately excavate a series of steps and then place fill to the required slope gradient required has worked very well with the safe working managed through two different systems. Firstly an envelope control system to restrict the arm movement to a ‘virtual

wall’ and to stay within the safe working zone and the other a rated capacity indicator (RCI) for safely managing the lifting operations. Without these the works couldn’t be carried out safely.

Spider excavator cutting drainage trench on steep slope

Emergency response The East Grinstead line closed after the extreme weather from Storm Ciara on 12 February 2020 caused slippage on the embankment, near Cookspond Viaduct in Surrey. Since then, no fewer than five further sites have suffered landslips on the route and Network Rail have been working with contractor BAM Nuttall to repair the line. Having worked on many emergency projects and with the necessary resources, WM Plant were able to mobilise swiftly to

assist on several of these schemes, including the embankment stabilisation at Cookspond where a 30 tonne long reach with 18-metre reach was fitted with an innovative tilt hitch mechanism and compactor plate attachment for the angles needed on the reprofiling works. Where swift response was of the essence in getting the line reopened, their operators experience and ability to maximise machine output proved a real asset. Ensuring their customers benefit from new innovations is most important to this dynamic family business and as such they are continually investing in their fleet. Being specialist means a constant look at new ways to solve problems, whether that be access or location. Their latest 16 metre reach ‘Zero Tail Swing’ long reach machine and ‘Spider’ Excavator are two such examples, ideal for constrained sites or steep slopes where conventional machines may not be able to even access, let alone reach. For more information get in touch via the contact information below. Tel: 01746 769555 Email: info@wmplanthire.com Visit: wmplanthire.com

• 8 - 30m / Zero Tail Swing • LGP and ‘Spider’ excavators • Rock cutting / Slope reprofiling • Embankment drainage / Soil nailing • Full machine control systems • Specialist operators • UK wide

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Infrastructure

Radius Group Radius Group was founded with the mission to create a premium quality lifting service, prioritising the key principles of safety, innovation and expertise

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n commencing, few people could have predicted how quickly it would grow into an industry leading, end to end, fully managed logistics and installation service to both Network Rail and London Underground. Indeed, the rail sector is just one of many in the UK that have benefited from the dedicated and experienced teams that have added value to many projects nationwide. Radius specialise in providing expertise on projects that are logistically challenging, require performance in tight and enclosed spaces, involve large and or unusually shaped plant or equipment, and are both, on the critical path of the project whilst being extremely time sensitive. We are widely regarded by our clients as their specialist problem solvers; helping to manage and mitigate specific project risks. Radius working at Bank Station

We are typically called upon early within projects when other specialist contractors and suppliers are unable to provide a safe or technically acceptable solution. We have been committed to concise and understandable safe systems of work since the companies’ foundation, a precedency that remains a key focus. The long-term partnerships with employees, customers and suppliers are based exclusively on sustainable behaviour and the resulting values that follow. For each specialist sector that we serve, we have also developed unique operational methods and manufactured equipment of our own original design. To assist with projects within the rail sector for example, Radius own and operate the only London Underground approved escalator sledge, capable of carrying up to 450kgs down escalators to specific project locations. Our industry leading project paperwork ensures a quick and pain free process of acceptance by the client and any involved stakeholders, saving unnecessary delays and repeat submissions. Thus giving you reassurance that the operation is in safe hands. Utilising cutting edge software and planning tools, technology is always at the forefront of Radius offerings. Since 2006 we have played a major part in the installation of fans and associated ancillary components of London Underground’s ‘Cooling the Tube Programme’. This has given Radius unequalled experience in the installation of

Tunnel Ventilation equipment in a rail environment. Radius can offer a full turnkey solution for the installation of the fan, attenuators, transition pieces, dampers and associated Radius escalator sledge in operation

components. This has included off-site warehousing, sequenced site delivery, offload servicing and on-site lifting of various types of plant and mechanical equipment. Radius have recently completed the installation of the ventilation equipment on London Undergrounds Northern Line Extension working with our clients to deliver a safe and successful installation.

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The Radius plant installation team were also heavily involved in the planning and execution of the following works on Crossrail, which were delivered on-time and on-budget:

Radius working on London Underground

Radius have completed the mechanical installation of the water-cooled Platform Air Handling Units installed on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Central & Bakerloo Lines. These units were delivered using engineering trains, and required a complex quad lift using four lifting beams clamped to the tunnel ring bolts. We have also worked on the delivery of new equipment and the recovery of old equipment on forty London Underground substation upgrades, all in the last three years as well as fifteen substation upgrades for Network Rail. We have an impressive success and safety record on projects involving lifting/handling and installing heavy plant within both surface and sub surface environments. Radius London Underground Transformer Installation

• Non-Traction Power Installation to point of use • OHLE Switchboard Installation to point of use • Station UPS Installation to point of use • LV Switchgear at various Crossrail Stations • Tunnel vent shaft fans and associated components Installation Our project and installation teams have considerable experience in managing logistics for installation/ fit out projects. We are industry leading with both the technical knowledge and expertise to provide a bespoke handling solution for delivering large heavy items into challenging industrial and commercial environments. We utilise a variety of methods including but not limited to Hydraulic Gantries, Hydraulic Skidding Systems, Versa Lift, Industrial & All Terrain Forklift, Stair Robots, A Frames, Hoists, Engineering Trains & Cranes. Our Plant Installation division is backed by our Contract Lifting teams, meaning that we can competitively provide, not only plant handling support, but

supplement your works using our in-house personnel. We offer a vast range of contract lifting services from lorry loader through to telehandler, mobile, spider to crawler crane, and tower crane through to helicopter lifts.

Radius Helicopter Lift in the City of London

Our industry leading contract lifting expertise is complimented by the Radius Tower Crane division. Radius has access to the world’s largest crane bank through partnership with NFT. Combining our own technical engineering knowledge, plus the manufacturers (Manitowoc Potain) global technical support, makes Radius a world leading provider in the Tower Crane rental business. Tel: +44 (0) 1604 622 865 Email: info@radiusgroup.co.uk Visit: www.radiusgroup.co.uk

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Innovation

ArmaFlex Rail – stay safe It’s a phrase synonymous with 2020, but ‘stay safe’ should always be at the forefront of railway vehicle design and maintenance no matter what year it is

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ince the introduction of EN 455452 (Railway applications – Fire protection on railway vehicles Part 2: Requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components), to achieve the highest level of safety possible in the event of a fire all railway vehicles must meet the standard. This includes all manufacturers of railway vehicles, from high-speed trains through to industrial trains. When considering the insulation

material on refrigerant pipework and airducts in the vehicle, it’s important to specify a solution that can meet Hazard Level 2 according to EN 45545-2 for the protection of passengers and staff alike in the event of a fire. Built in protection when it’s needed Closed-cell insulation can offer a range of performance benefits, but understanding the difference between different types of

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closed-cell insulation can open up a multitude of performance and safety benefits. ArmaFlex Rail SD, from Armacell, is a highly flexible elastomeric foam that can be installed easily on refrigerant pipework and ducts, but unlike other types of elastomeric foam it offers a high resistance to water vapour diffusion, and reliable long-term protection against energy losses and condensation. But what truly sets it apart are its safety benefits.


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Developed specifically to meet EN 45545-2, ArmaFlex Rail SD offers very good fire properties and extremely low smoke density, achieving an excellent Euroclass Bs1 D0 rating for insulation tubes. The smoke development of Armaflex Rail SD is also up to 10 times lower than that of a standard elastomeric insulation product with self-extinguishing material that does not propagate fire or produce burning droplets.

When considering the insulation material on refrigerant pipework and air-ducts in the vehicle, it’s important to specify a solution that can meet Hazard Level 2 according to EN 45545-2 for the protection of passengers and staff alike in the event of a fire In addition, the closed-cell insulation material offers built-in antimicrobial Microban® technology, reducing mould and bacterial growth and protects pipes against energy losses and condensation. The only insulation of its kind to offer this antimicrobial technology, ArmaFlex Rail SD benefits from the additives being built into the product during the manufacturing process, meaning the protection does not wear off over time. Unlike traditional insulation materials, which need to be protected against moisture penetration by a separate vapour barrier, the resistance to water vapour diffusion is built up throughout the entire insulation thickness. This means increased reliability (the diffusion barriers of open-cell insulation materials usually consist of aluminium foils which can be easily damaged) but also leads to a substantial reduction in installation costs. Making installation simple The often-tight spaces and complex pipework can mean standard insulation materials are difficult to manoeuvre and fit into place. Elastomeric foam differs, as the synthetic rubber material is bendable and flexible to any application with minimum effort. What’s more, it remains flexible irrespective of the climate, so won’t become stiff and rigid in colder environments. The high flexibility of the material also allows simple installation even on complex-shaped fittings and equipment. Application times can be further reduced by using self-adhesive sheets. Armaflex Rail SD is available in different insulation thicknesses for a complete range of tubes, sheets, self-adhesive sheets and tape. For more information, visit Tel: 0161 287 7100 Email: Info.uk@armacell.com Visit: www.armacell.co.uk Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 165


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Private finance in UK Rail – some (tentative) predictions The year 2020 made a laughing stock of prognosticators across many fields, and rail is no exception

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t this time last year, we assumed that 2020 would finally see the publication of the Williams Rail Review recommendations, and would certainly not have predicted that it would see the end of the franchise system entirely by September! Nevertheless, the new year is a time for looking forward, so at the risk of future embarrassment, here are some modest predictions for the role of private finance in the UK rail sector. Brexit News that the planned UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘TCA’) will have zero tariffs will be welcomed by UK-based rolling stock manufacturers, and ROSCOs and funders looking to finance new rolling stock. The overall need for new trains will depend on many factors, but any reduction in potential costs and complexity is worth celebrating. This is particularly the case for existing transactions where manufacturers will need to manage their originally agreed acceptance schedules against new import formalities for trainsets and components. Financiers will also be relieved that the immediate effects of Brexit on rail regulation should be minimal. Technical standards, interoperability and safety rules in the UK should continue unchanged in the near term, with EU-issued licenses and safety certificates remaining valid in the UK until 31 January 2022. While the Government has suggested that its right to maintain a separate procurement regime ‘will provide businesses with additional opportunities’, we also expect that procurement law will remain the same in essentials. The UK’s accession to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement suggests this, as it is based on substantively the same coverage as the UK’s previous participation via the EU. There is scope for some regulatory divergence. For example, while the current EU Technical Specifications for Interoperability for rail projects (‘TSIs’) will be enshrined in the new UK National Technical Specification Notices (‘NTSNs’), the NTSNs may change in future without direct relation to the TSIs, allowing the UK

to tailor its standards for UK passengers and freight users. The most salient area of divergence may be in state aid rules, a point of hot debate in Brexit negotiations. The UK has retained the ability to establish its own state aid system, without dynamic alignment to EU rules, although this is subject to broad constraints in the TCA, and to a remedial process including economic measures and/ or arbitration. Rail investors will need to watch for slow separation of UK and EU regulation, especially in infrastructure projects involving government entities. Rail infrastructure investment We have seen the investment envelope of recent rolling stock financing deals expand to include depot refurbishments and wider infrastructure. Rail infrastructure may be increasingly a target for private investment, given the reduction in Network Rail’s infrastructure enhancement budget, and ambitious plans for development including the Midlands Rail Hub and Northern Powerhouse Rail. The Williams Rail Review may also encourage synergies between service operation and infrastructure management. This could result in rail operation procurement requirements including broad infrastructure upgrades, which will need to be financed. There is room for bold institutions to propose their preferred approach to financing and risk in the rail sector. This is likely to require dialogue with the new National Infrastructure Bank (‘NIB’), and industry participants will eagerly await details of its mandate, powers and management to see if it will be positioned to drive rail infrastructure investment forward. One of the NIB’s known priorities is to help achieve the UK’s ‘net-zero carbon’ goals. For many of our institutional clients, environmental, sustainability and governance issues form a key component of their long-term investment strategies. We expect increased focus on the green credentials of rail projects from inception, whether it be the introduction of hydrogenpowered rolling stock, the electrification of particular track sections, or the ability of

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new infrastructure to increase passenger and freight capacity (and remove vehicles from roads). There may also be pricing incentives to encourage investments in ‘greener’ infrastructure. The NIB is also intended to act as both lender and advisor to local authorities for regional infrastructure projects, which ties in to another likely Williams Rail Review recommendation. Given the potential focus on devolution, investors will hope (and should work to ensure) that there is consistency in the approach to structures and documentation across regions. A key question is that of funding. Given the pandemic-induced pressure on public budgets, and question marks over fare box revenue in many regions, we expect continued interest in alternative funding sources (such as capturing property value windfalls in proximity to successful transport links). Economic and demographic forecasts are likely to be difficult for some time, which is likely to lead investors to take a conservative approach to traffic and other risks. Indeed, many parties will be looking to reallocate risks that they have typically assumed. For example, manufacturers and contractors may have been stung by a failure of their force majeure clauses to respond to the pandemic’s effect on their supply chains; they may wish to bolster these protections, or reduce exposure to liquidated damages and default for any consequent delays. It seems unlikely that funders will assume any of this risk – will public bodies pick up the slack? Changes to insolvency law Another area of change in 2020 has been the UK’s insolvency laws, and this may impact standard rail contracts in 2021 and beyond. Where project companies are incorporated in England and Wales, they will have protection, in a range of insolvency and similar events, from the termination of contracts for the supply of goods and services. This could impede a contractor or manufacturer from terminating a supply contract if the project vehicle becomes insolvent, while the vehicle’s financiers are free to enforce their


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loans. It could also affect the termination of rolling stock leases in the event of the operator’s insolvency. It remains to be seen whether parties will respond with ‘hair trigger’ termination rights, which could in turn lead funders to request more comprehensive direct agreements with contractors. Counterparties with a significant UK connection (such as major contractors or guarantors) may also be able to restructure their liabilities under project contracts through the new Restructuring Plan under Paul Carrington, Partner

Part 26A of the Companies Act. Subject to certain conditions, this procedure allows for the imposition of a compromise to which an entire class creditors has not agreed, where other classes have voted in favour of the plan (the so-called ‘cross-class cram down’). While many financial contracts are exempt from the procedure, the effect on project documents could have serious ramifications for rail investors. What next? If 2020 reminded us of anything, it’s that

Su Lin Khor, Senior Associate

Alain Dodds, Associate

no-one knows what the future holds. However the prevailing market trends suggest how private investment in the UK rail sector might look going forward, and we are optimistic about the industry’s prospects. Who knows, this year we may even get those Williams Rail Review recommendations! Tel: 0207 006 1000 Visit: www.cliffordchance.com

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Foundation Anchoring Solutions Slope Stabilisation Embankment Support Cable Route Systems

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The Schweizer Electronic Group is a market leader for automated protection of track workers and equipment on running rails across Europe and the globe. Schweizer Electronic manufactures, maintains and supports equipment installed and used on railways across the globe. With over 50 years of experience, Schweizer Electronics’ systems provide safe access to running rail for maintenance and construction activities, recognised in creating the highest Safe System of Work (SSOW) in a Red Zone environment. In addition, its Level Crossings offer standardised and flexible solutions that also provide for reliability and attractive life cycle costs.

Level Crossings Manufactured from standard industry components with innovative LED optics and wheel sensor technology, our FLEX level crossing offers reliability and attractive lifecycle costs. · · · · · · · · ·

Certified SIL3 Modular design PLC driven Variety of crossing options Plug & Play Easily replaceable low weight barriers Improved WLCC RCM Conventional or Signal interlocking train

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Warning Systems Lookout Operated Warning Systems · Reduced staff requirements · Protection at night and poor visibility · Mobile maintenance or Short worksites Automated Track Warning Systems · Automated and safer than lookouts · Simpler track access and improved productivity · Reduced staff costs · Work on live rail or near adjacent open line Signal Controlled Warning System · Solid state and RRI integration · ETCS and ERTMS integration capable


Level Crossings

Schweizer Electronic Group The Schweizer Electronic Group is a market leader for automated protection of track workers and equipment running on rails across Europe and the rest of the world

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or over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic AG has developed and manufactured train detection and warning systems. Still a family owned business with headquarters in Switzerland, the groups goal is to increase safety whilst also improving access efficiency, user friendliness and overall productivity. Supplying countries across Europe for over a decade, the group provides a range of products including: • Automated Track Warning Systems (ATWS) • Lookout Operated Warning Systems (LOWS) • Semi-Automated Track Warning Systems (SATWS) • Signal Controlled Warning Systems (SCWS) • FLEX Level Crossings Our core competencies centre on high security remote control and radio data

transmission systems, along with interactive diagnostic systems for use wherever safety and efficiency are important. Within the business, all operating processes are governed and certified in accordance with ISO9001:2006 and CENELEC EN 50 126. Our newest radio-based product, Minimel Lynx provides a platform for the next generation of track warning systems and is currently being used in LOWS, ATWS and SATWS across Europe. Automated Track Warning Systems (ATWS) Our ATWS system uses mechanical treadles or the most up to date wheel detection systems attached to the running rails to automatically detect the wheels of passing trains. These are positioned to provide a warning to track workers of approaching trains. The distances are applicable to the work area. A control unit processes these signals and passes the warning signal to either cable

connected lamps or horns, whichever is required for the work site. This signal can also be used to operate individually carried radio warning devices for each worker and work group. A combination of signal devices can be set up to monitor train activity through crossovers and signaling, which leads to trains being automatically being counted out of the work area, therefore cancelling out the warning. ATWS gives: • Automatic detection and warning. • Improved track access and workgroup productivity • Reduced headcount • Enables work on live rail or near an adjacent open line Lookout Operated Warning Systems (LOWS) LOWS operates as a manual system and requires manpower to detect the trains approach. Positioned at an appropriate

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Level Crossings

sighting distance, the lookout uses a hand switch to give the required warnings to track workers. These warnings are transmitted through mobile radio warning units carried by each workgroup. Cancellation of the warning is also carried out manually. LOWS gives: • Protection at night or in poor visibility • Short notice access for mobile maintenance teams Signal Controlled Warning Systems (SCWS) Schweizer Electronic offers a permanent safety solution for sections of the railway using SCWS. Similar to the other group warning products in that it improves track access and maximises network availability whilst continuing to provide a safe working environment for personnel track side, giving reliable automatic warnings. This is achieved via signals received directly from the interlocking which are then used to calculate the appropriate warning tailored to line speed and site conditions. Our SCWS solutions are capable of working with SSI, RRI systems and can integrate with ETCS and ERTMS. Level crossings Manufactured using standard industrial components with Innovative LED optics and wheel sensor technology, our FLEX level crossing offers reliability and attractive lifecycle costs. Certified SIL3, FLEX uses a modular design to allow for lower costs across engineering, approvals and overall project.

FLEX provides: • Reduced costs using PLC technology • A range of crossings from User Worked to Multi Barrier systems • Plug and Play technology reducing installation times • Easily replaceable low weight barriers with no counterweights

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• Low lifecycle costs • RCM • Conventional or signal interlocking train detection Tel: 01827 28 9996 Email: info@schweizer-electronic.com Visit: www.schweizer-electronic.com


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Light Rail

The Kent & East Sussex Railway The Kent & East Sussex Railway, which originally ran from Robertsbridge in Sussex to Headcorn in Kent, was the first light railway opened in Britain under the Light Railways Act of 1896

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his act was introduced to reduce the cost of building new railways in rural communities but imposed restrictions on speed, number of trains operating and axle weight of locomotives. The line was built by Colonel Stephens, an early pioneer of the concept who subsequently went on to build and manage many more examples around the UK, most closed many years ago but today’s Docklands Light Railway is a modern example of the concept. The railway is now one of Britain’s most loved and original heritage railways, running trains as a popular tourist attraction, from Tenterden, capital of the Kentish Weald through ten miles of countryside, to Bodiam, Sussex in the shadow of the 600 year old National Trust castle. The vision of the organisation is to preserve the line as living history…making memories that matter and the railway provides a number of experiences and products for a wide audience. The popular Wealden Pullman Dining trains offer six course evening meals and three course Sunday lunches and was the first on-train

dining experiences offered by any heritage railway in the UK when launched in 1974. The railway usually operates steam services at weekends and on some weekdays March to October with services increasing through the summer months, including some diesel services. Tickets should be pre-booked online in advance for peace of mind and additional dining packages are available on many of these services. During December the Railway operates the ever-popular Santa Specials for families, many of whom have been returning year after year. Customers of the railway bring back their children and grandchildren to experience the unique atmosphere and share the quality memories these days out provide for all. The Railway is a registered charity and one of the principle objectives is to provide educational opportunities leading to a greater understanding and appreciation of this key piece of British industrial history. This is achieved in a number of ways; recreating the unique style of country stations in the area to create an immersive environment upon arrival, visual

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interpretation and engagement with volunteer staff across the railway during a visit, information available to customers via digital media and a number of specific interactive educational experiences offered to the young and young at heart!


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The Railway also include in their annual programme a number of events that centre around educating visitors; to name a few the popular 1940s early Summer event followed by school’s wartime evacuation days. September sees Hop-picking take centre stage for the month, celebrating the role the railway played in what was once a key part of the agricultural story of the south east of England. An additional suite of educational products that are very popular as gifts for friends and family are the Railway Experience Days and Behind the Scenes tours that the Railway offers. These packages include a locomotive cab ride, signalling on the railway, driving a steam or diesel locomotive and undertaking other important support roles. These experiences offer a unique and often hands-on way to find out what is involved in running a heritage railway to modern safety standards. Over the years, the volunteer team has been boosted by those participants who wish to continue to contribute in their own way and can get regularly involved in a diverse range of volunteering activities across the railway. The railway has a small, dedicated team of paid staff across the commercial, operations and engineering functions to support the passionate and driven volunteer workforce and a significant number of the volunteers have chosen over the years to pursue a career in the wider railway industry and have found the skills and knowledge that they have gained as volunteers to be invaluable to their employment and development prospects. One of the challenges in developing a modern railway professional is the everreducing amount of infrastructure that

permits easy demonstration of basic railway operational and engineering principles. Whilst modern systems incorporate evermore-advancing technology, there can be a disconnect in relating this to the basic principles. Based on the knowledge volunteers gain in their duties, the Kent & East Sussex Railway believe that it offers opportunities to gain underpinning knowledge for the next generation of Railway professionals and this is a key area of development for the business. Similarly, the heritage sector welcomes the experience and skills that established railway professionals can bring and are keen to recruit such individuals as volunteers. Likewise, there has been a long tradition of the railway hosting groups of staff from Rail businesses across the sector to provide an opportunity to refine and develop their

skills in the basics of operations and engineering. This type of collaboration has mutual benefits and is another facet that the Kent & East Sussex Railway are keen to continue and grow. The wider industry can also deliver on their corporate and social responsibility objectives offering donations and loans of resources and materials and providing expertise and goodwill, of significant benefit to their smaller historic counterparts. Needless to say, the effects of the Covid pandemic have severely restricted operations and opportunity to generate income in the past twelve months but the railway has a pioneering spirit and will weather the storm with the support of its stakeholders and is keen to develop the opportunities described in this article going forwards. The purpose of the Kent & East Sussex Railway is to preserve, restore and operate any part or parts of Britain’s first light railway extending from Robertsbridge in Sussex to Tenterden in Kent as a permanent public exhibition and museum for the advancement of technical, historical and general education and for the permanent preservation, display and demonstration of steam and other railway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment and relics of historical value. Enquiries regarding the activities mentioned here should be directed to Helen Douglas, Sales & Marketing Manager in the first instance using the contact information below. Tel: 01580 765155 Email hdouglas@kesr.org.uk Visit: www.kesr.org.uk Registered charity No. 262481. Address: Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE

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Maintenance and Refurbishment

FlixTrain refurbishment project German start-up FlixMobility is a mobility provider, offering travel service FlixBus and more recently FlixTrain, which operates its own distinctive lime-green branded trains

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s FlixTrain continues to expand they have added to their fleet of refurbished vehicles. Forbo Flooring Systems has played a key part in the FlixTrain refurbishment project of 135 cars, providing floor covering solutions for saloons and vestibules areas. The refurbishment project will take place between March 2020 and May 2021. There can be few environments more challenging for floor coverings than inside busy saloon carriages and vestibules, where a hard wearing yet attractive textile floor covering is required, that also works well with the interior design scheme. It was highlighted by FlixTrain that it was important for the floor coverings to be hardwearing and able to withstand heavy foot traffic, wheelchairs, wheeled luggage and standardised cleaning methods. Two products were specified for the refurbishment project to meet FlixTrain’s requirements, the first being Coral Classic FR to be used in the vestibules. Coral Classic FR is the ultimate moisture absorbing entrance system meeting the

European fire regulation EN45545-2 (HL2), preventing up to 95 per cent of dirt and moisture entering the saloon from passengers’ feet and luggage at point of entry. Coral Classic FR provides an effective entrance system to help reduce premature wear and tear to interior floor coverings, minimising cleaning and maintenance costs and protects passengers by reducing slip hazards. Coral Classic FR is available in a range of colourways, but Raven Black was selected to fit the interior design scheme and help hide dirt and soiling. Flotex FR Metro Anthracite was also specified to be used in the saloons. This unique, textile, flocked floor covering combines the cleaning properties and durability of a resilient flooring with the comfort, slip resistant and acoustic properties normally associated with textile flooring. It also meets EN45545-2: HL2 standard. Flotex FR offered several unique advantages which were of importance to FlixTrain. Excellent acoustic properties up to

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22dB along with Flotex FR’s impervious backing making it suitable for wet cleaning when required. Thomas Vetter, Procurement Manager for FlixTrain commented: ‘We hadn’t worked with Forbo before this project but were happy with the finished refurbishment and were very pleased with the great service Forbo were able to offer.’ Coral FR The market leading textile entrance flooring brand for over 50 years, offering more choice than ever before with attractive and sustainable clean-off systems in styles and constructions to suit all rail applications. Benefits include: • Stops up to 95 per cent of dirt and moisture • Excellent dirt storage/soil hiding • Available with Pro-Fit backing for quicker installation • Reaction to fire EN45545-2: HL2/ HL3 (depending on design) • Cut to size/shape option


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Flotex FR There are two collections within the Flotex FR product range: Flotex Colour FR and Flotex Vision FR. Flotex Colour FR consists of four semi-plain type designs (Metro, Penang, Calgary and Canyon) that are rotary printed. Together they form a rhapsody of colour across a broad spectrum, to work with most interior design schemes. Flotex Vision FR is digitally printed with high definition quality allowing for large pattern repeats and vivid lifelike colours. This provides a new dimension for Flotex FR and provides ultimate design flexibility for rail environments.

Benefits include: • Bespoke design service • Lightweight at approximately 1225g/m2 • Excellent acoustic properties up to 22dB • Impervious backing making it suitable for wet cleaning • Improved indoor air quality (independently proven by Allergy UK) • Reaction to fire EN45545-2: HL2 • Cut to size/shape option Tel: +44 (0)1773 744121 Email: transport@forbo.com Visit: forbo-flooring.com/rail

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Manufacturing

Turned parts and presswork supplies CAP Productions Limited supplies turned parts, metal pressings with ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic materials from their base in the Midlands

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AP Productions Limited is a privately owned company formed in 1945 that is a subsidiary of G.V. EHRHARDT & HEREWARD LIMITED, which was formed in 1854 to provide quality turned parts and presswork to a range of industrial sectors. The company has developed into a quality turned parts and presswork supplier to specialist first tier automotive companies and end users. Fundamental to the company’s operations is the use of the wealth of practical experience and expertise to provide a first class service and to work in partnership with all customers regardless of size. CAP are BSI registered to BS EN ISO 9001, their quality system is open for all their customer base to view, and is controlled by an IQA registered quality manager. CAP takes pride in the fact that all orders are treated with the same importance regardless of size and cost, they give the same quality representation to all orders received.

The company has the following capacity which is not limited and can be expanded upon to customer requirements: • Single Spindle Autos – Bar feed diameters up to 50mm • Multi Spindle Autos – Bar feed diameters up to 89mm • CNC Machining – sliding heads Bar diameters up to 32mm, Fixed Spindle Bar diameter up to 76mm, Chucking Billet diameter up to 250mm In addition, the Press shop, has a capacity up to 100 tonnes. Steel Stockholders and Saw shop up to 24˝ diameter. CAP Productions Limited undertakes assembly work and some light fabrications as well as manufacturing and distributing standard and specialised fasteners. Tel: 0121 5549811 Email: sales@capproductions.co.uk Visit: www.capproductions.co.uk

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Bridging the Gap DJ Civil Engineering pride themselves in offering the full-scope of specialist civil engineering services to the rail industry. Our guiding principles are to achieve excellence with clients through cultivating relationships, and providing highly-skilled, multi-disciplined & well-equipped site teams 24/7 across a range of civils, safety critical and permanent way duties.

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Manufacturing

Door to door brush solutions Founded back in 1923 and now part of the KOTI group of companies, Kleeneze-KOTI are the leading manufacturer of brush strip products in the UK

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rom humble beginnings selling household brushes door to door around Bristol, Kleeneze-KOTI now design and manufacture flexible brush strip seals and solutions for all aspects of the rail, automotive and aerospace sectors. Brush strip is one of the most adaptable sealing products available and much like Bristol’s own industrial heritage and evolution, Kleeneze-KOTI are continually developing practical solutions to today’s problems. Many of their dedicated team have over 30 years’ experience in providing bespoke solutions, and because they focus entirely on brush strip, Kleeneze-KOTI have built up an unrivalled knowledge and expertise that enables them to provide innovative solutions across all industries. Minding the gap Wherever there are sliding or pivoting parts, brush strips seals the gap perfectly. From cab control levers to signalling and points covers, brush strip seals prevent the intrusion of rodents, dirt and contaminants. Sliding platform screen doors fitted with fire retardant brush strip seals, suppress underground train noise, improve station climatic control and help keep platform environments cleaner. Gaps between sliding train carriage doors and internal panels are discretely sealed with custom formed brush strip, preventing accidental entrapment and foreign objects fouling the door operating system. Passenger safety Escalator Safetystrip is a durable brush deflector designed to provide a tactile reminder to passengers to keep away from the hazard zones between the moving step

Rodent brush protects network cables

Custom formed brush strip seals

and the stationery sidewall and reduce the risk of an entrapment incident. First installed on London Underground escalators in 1982, Escalator Safetystrip has been protecting passengers from sidewall entrapment for over 35 years. Successfully fitted to over 400 escalators across the existing network, Escalator Safetystrip and platform screen door seals will also protect the expected 200 million passengers on the new Elizabeth Line due to open in 2022. Trackside cable protection Electrical enclosures, junction boxes and trackside ducting are warm dry places, irresistible to rodents. There are many points of access through which a determined rodent can squeeze and make a nest and problems occur because rats love to chew. As they gnaw through the protective plastic casing they dangerously expose the vital electrical and data cable. Specially designed RODENTBRUSH is easy to use, and incredibly effective in deterring rodents. Unlike other forms of

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pest control, RODENTBRUSH can be easily removed for routine maintenance and then replaced for ongoing cable protection. Rodent brush can be exposed to all elements, allows air to circulate and water to drain away. Always here to help As a close knit and dedicated team, Kleeneze-KOTI are proud of the products and service they provide. They offer a complete design, advisory and manufacturing service, providing friendly assistance in all aspects of problem solving with brush strip technology. So whether you are a designer, specifier or end user, their brushes may provide the perfect solution. Simply contact their friendly customer service team or ask one of the technical team to visit via the contact information below. Tel: 01179 582 450 Email: sales@ksl.uk.com Visit: www.kleenezekoti.co.uk


Brush strip solutions from Kleeneze-KOTI are perfect for sealing doors, compartments and sensitive equipment against uncontrolled air infiltration, energy loss, rodents, dirt, noise and cold smoke without impairing moving parts. Escalator SAFETYSTRIP™ helps prevent sidewall entrapment on escalators and walkways. Simple to install and maintain, SAFETYSTRIP complies fully with EN115 and A17 codes. Trackside ducting and electrical enclosures are irresistible places for determined rodents to squeeze in and make a nest. Approved by Network Rail, RODENTBRUSH™ protects vital signal and electrical cables from gnawing rodents. Whatever you need to seal or protect, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help

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Manufacturing

On track for a superior finish Joseph Ash Galvanizing are a UK leader of steel finishing services and a proud supplier to the railway industry

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ounded by Joseph Ash in 1857, their services include galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings. Joseph Ash Galvanizing have eight plants in the UK (in Bilston, Bridgend, Chesterfield, Corby, Hull, Medway, Telford and Walsall). As well as servicing the railway industry, they also provide steel finishing treatments for large construction companies and fabricators, fencing and agricultural specifiers, and metal sculpture artists. The position as a steel finishing UK leader stems not only from Joseph Ash Galvanizing’s industry-leading levels of customer service – which meet the most exacting requirements of customers and end users – but also from an ethos of outstanding technical knowledge and additional services which include: • Collection and delivery • On-site storage facilities • Passivation post galvanizing • A range of different bath sizes and lifting capabilities • Additional paperwork if requested • The ability to powder coat aluminium as well as steel With a number of different bath sizes at the various plants (including the largest crosssectional galvanizing bath in the UK at the Telford plant), everything from lighting columns to staircases, gantries to bridges, and structural sections to access support steelwork can be treated. Small specialist parts such as hinges, nuts and bolts can also be galvanized in the company’s spin line galvanizing baths. Joseph Ash Galvanizing also offer a onestop-service for shot blasting, galvanizing and

Hot Dip Galvanizing Hot dip galvanizing provides a long-life, low-maintenance corrosion protection which safeguards steel from atmospheric attack. Applying a hot dip galvanizing process to steel provides fabrications with a robust, durable and corrosion protective finish that under normal conditions will last for many years without maintenance of any sort. Spin Galvanizing

powder coating from their Medway plant, with all services provided from under one roof. When it comes to corrosion protection, the dedicated workforce and large and modern HGV fleet enable them to provide the highest standards of galvanizing quality and service available. Sustainability Many suppliers to the railway industry use steel galvanized by Joseph Ash Galvanizing. When processing steel – for example gantries, station canopies, car parks, bridges, fencing, lineside cabinets, cantilevers and CCTV posts – the team works hard to protect the environment as well, through an ever-growing list of recycling activities with processes supported by an Environmental and Sustainability Policy. For example, the company supports waste minimisation through recycling and the recovery of zinc from the waste stream. They also operate within a framework of a self-imposed Environmental Management System based on internationally recognised standards. For information about steel finishing services for the railway industry, contact Joseph Ash Galvanizing today via the contact information below. Tel: 0121 504 2573 Visit: www.josephash.co.uk

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Small items such as nuts, bolts, chains and screws need to be as rust resistant as the steel structures they support, however they are too small to galvanize in a hot dip galvanizing bath. With spin galvanizing, small items can be placed in a perforated basket and immersed into molten zinc. Once the zinc/alloy layers form, the basket is centrifuged at high speed so that the spinning action removes the excess zinc and creates a clean profile. Powder Coating Powder coating is a type of paint that is mainly applied to metals to provide a harder finish than a normal paint. The paint is applied as a powder electrostatically from a spray gun and is cured in an oven under a high heat to form a tough, durable skin. Powder coating paints come in many colours and can be used to create different finishes such as textured or metallic. Duplex Coatings Duplex coatings are a synergy of hot dip galvanizing and powder coating. Used independently, a galvanized coating and a powder coat provides a good level of protection for steel. However, as steel begins to age, the galvanized zinc coating erodes, making the steel more susceptible to weather damage. If, however, the steel has also been painted or powder coated, the synergistic effect acts as an extra barrier, which slows down the zinc erosion rate and provides a far superior level of protection to extend the life of steel.


On track for a superior finish

With eight strategically located plants and a large transport fleet, we offer technical expertise, premium quality, and a first-class service when galvanizing, shot blasting and powder coating steel for the UK’s railways. From station canopies to platforms, gantries to staircases, lineside cabinets to cantilevers, and lighting columns to bridges we’re experts in treating all types of railway steel fabrications.

Joseph Ash Galvanizing: we’re your next stop for metal finishing services. Tel 0121 504 2573

Fax 0121 504 2599

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Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a verified member of RISQS (the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme).

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Joseph Ash Galvanizing The Alcora Building 2 Mucklow Hill Halesowen B62 8DG


Manufacturing

Majorlift Hydraulic Engineering Majorlift Hydraulic Engineering are a Bristol based manufacturer of specialist lifting equipment

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stablished in 1971, Majorlift have been designing and manufacturing their own range of machinery for use in automotive, aerospace and defence applications. Increasingly, they are being asked to supply specialist lifting equipment for rail applications and have developed a range of tools for handling accessories up to one tonne in weight, such as accumulators, air conditioning fans, couplings and gearboxes, although they have the technology to lift up to 40 tonnes. The first application they were asked to supply was nearly 20 years ago for a Siemens depot in Manchester. The application was to manufacture a bespoke lift for the removal and replacement of engines, gearboxes, cooler and fuel units from the Siemens Class 185 Diesel Train. The underbody lift would allow the whole engine to be supported while unbolted and then be lowered out of the way and slid out from under the carriage. After 20 years of hard work, the entire unit was removed and returned to Majorlift for refurbishment. In under a month, the whole unit was resealed, rebuilt and resprayed before being returned to site and recommissioned. Other applications have been for selfsupporting jacks, using a three-stage ram with a mounting plate that allows awkwardly shaped units to be secured and lowered safely, such as brake cylinders and couplings. The technology is well proven as they have been developed from Majorlift’s successful Vertical Transmission Jacks, used in automotive garages for removing gearboxes and transmissions from Heavy Goods Vehicles. Design and manufacture of all of Majorlift products happens in their factory just outside of Bristol. They used 3D Computer modelling to ensure that components are not over stressed and will be stable in use. Majorlift can also use the same software to model the underside of the rail vehicles and the pit to ensure they have the necessary space to carry out the work and to design mountings to fit the unit being serviced. The manufacturing facility uses modern CNC technology to machine 95 per cent of the product from raw materials – including all the rams and cylinders, power packs and air motors. Retaining this inhouse allows the Page 182 Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021

company to rigorously control the quality of the products and the lead times to their customers. Majorlift have invested in a highly flexible manufacturing process that allows cost effective manufacture of small volumes of products. Examples include their robotic welding cell, built for them by ABB in the Czech Republic last year and their new spray bay, installed last Easter. By using a standard parts list for their products, customers share the benefits of volume manufacture on many of the components, even if the final assembly is a ‘one off’. In addition, they have often been able to standardise the fittings of the mounting plates so that a single base unit can complete several different servicing jobs. One recent, new product is a turnbuckle, used for securing the trailing arm on bogies being moved for servicing. These are in use in the GWR depot at Exeter. Majorlift products are in use all over the world and by such well known groups as the AA and the RAC, SKF bearings, Ryder group and Snap on. Majorlift are happy to brand for customers and most of their automotive product is sold through distributors in their own colours. Majorlift have built a business on a foundation of quality and customer service and would be happy to demonstrate these to you. Tel: 01454 299299 Email: Info@majorlift.com Visit: www.majorlift.com


KEEPING YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Specialists in bespoke hydraulic lifting equipment for the rail industry. A well-established, British manufacturing company, whose top priorities are safety and quality. Approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality standard (BSi reg FM 22284). We will be pleased to quote, design & build hydraulic lifting equipment to suit your individual needs. Majorlift Hydraulic Equipment Ltd. . Arnolds Field Estate . Wickwar . Wotton-Under-Edge GL12 8JD

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Manufacturing

Business growth prompts Totalkare relocation to accommodate larger product portfolio Totalkare’s investment in state-of-the-art facility is the latest phase in a five-year expansion plan that sees the introduction of a new IT as the company continues recruiting despite Covid-19 pandemic

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n the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare relocated to a new, purpose-built facility on Monday 21 September 2020. The modern facility, located at Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford, near Dudley, will enable Totalkare to optimise the workflow on the shop floor and increase capacity for holding stock of mobile column lifts, in-ground and mobile brake testers, headlamp testers, smoke meters, railway lifting jacks and other future products. The move comes at a time when Totalkare is also implementing a new ERP system expected to drive a lot of internal and external efficiency improvements for the business. Alongside these, a further investment in enhanced service management software is expected to further improve the company’s service capabilities. These developments signal the beginning of a five-year expansion that will see more than £750,000 invested into the business. ‘Following the introduction of testing products to our portfolio of heavy-duty workshop solutions, Totalkare has outgrown its current premises’ said Managing Director David Hall, whose two years in the business have overseen substantial growth. The last 18 months has seen Totalkare add brake testers (mobile and in-ground), headlamp testers, diesel smoke meters and galvanised mobile column lifts to its portfolio. Most recently, the company has introduced vehicle inspection pits to support

customers seeking a pit in addition to the purchase of an in-ground brake tester. ‘Moving to the new premises – approximate four times the size of our Halesowen site – is a necessary move to facilitate further development. The additional space gives us room into which we can expand, not just in terms of headcount but also product portfolio and shop floor processes. It enables us to build on our founding principles of customer care and being experts in our field – it’s an exciting moment for Totalkare.’ Pedigree This year marks the 40th anniversary of the company supplying its first mobile column lifts in the UK. Many of its clients have benefited from Totalkare column lifts for 40 years, including some of the biggest names in the bus and coach, commercial vehicle, heavy haulage and rail sectors. ‘Unfortunately, because of Covid-19 we’ve had to curtail some of the events we had planned to mark this major milestone, but we remain intent on celebrating next year when – hopefully – normality has been restored’ explained David. Social distancing Increased office space will also enable more staff to return to the office while observing proper social distancing rules. In addition to non-contact anti-bacterial hand gel dispensers installed at the new premises’ entrances, the business has also invested in

anti-viral fogging machines, forehead infrared thermometers and desk partitions are being extended with perspex dividers. ‘We’d introduced Microsoft Teams into the business in 2019, so were already set up to work in an agile capacity before lockdown happened in March’ said David. ‘But the absence of social interaction in an office environment can negatively impact on one’s mental health, so it’s important we get people back in – safely of course – as soon as we can. Where it is possible for staff to continue to work from home, they will be able to do so, but those coming into the office will be able to do so with the peace of mind that Totalkare has taken every step to ensure their safety.’ Recruitment drive While Totalkare has not been immune to the impact of Covid-19 this year, recent months has seen headcount increased with several key appointments aimed at further improving the way the business supports its customers. A product manager has been recruited to identify and source products to complement Totalkare’s portfolio of heavy duty lifting and testing products, while the business has also appointed a new sales manager following a restructuring of its sales team. ‘I’m proud to say that, while it hasn’t been easy, we’ve been able to navigate 2020 without making anyone redundant due to Covid-19’ said David. ‘Expanding and restructuring the sales team will enable us to give our customers more attention and respond swiftly to their needs, enhancing the excellent relationship we currently enjoy with them.’ Tel: 0121 585 2724 Visit: www.totalkare.co.uk

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Manufacturing

Innovative material solutions for rail The rail sector is a core business focus for TRB Lightweight Structures, but the company has also diversified into other markets, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, and medical devices, the lighter, more environmentally friendly materials developed for these sectors are now finding new applications in rolling stock

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RB Lightweight Structures Ltd. (TRB), based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, is a leading tier 1 manufacturing and engineering company that offers a complete concept to delivery service using in-house production, engineering and laboratory testing facilities. The company has been working with train builders and operators for more than 40 years, designing and manufacturing a wide range of interior and exterior components – such as floors, partitions, galleys and storage units, driver cab doors, main passenger doors and emergency detrainment door systems – for both new build and refurbished rolling stock. Today, TRB enjoys a strong reputation as an International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) approved supplier of engineered parts and complete systems to leading train builders worldwide, including Hitachi and Bombardier. The company – which was listed as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 – is also DIN 6701 certified, and is a Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) registered and approved GB rail supplier, working on major UK rail projects including Hitachi’s Class 800/801 high-speed train, West Midlands Railway, the London Victoria Line, and UK West Coast Main Line. One of TRB’s core strengths is its capacity to develop, test and validate innovative lightweight metal and composite materials, which can be supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as either individual components or fully assembled, ready to install units. In recent years, the company has focused on developing new

lightweight products based on more environmentally friendly materials for use in the rail sector.

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New sustainable materials and capabilities The 2016 Paris Agreement to reduce CO2 emissions has resulted in numerous mergers, collaborations and major capital investments by the global transport industry to develop new hybrid and allelectric cars, buses, trams and trains. Transport companies have needed to rapidly rethink, redesign and retool in response to ever-tighter environmental legislation and growing socio-economic pressures for cleaner, less polluting passenger cars, vans, lorries and public transport.


Manufacturing

The use of lightweight advanced composites in the next generation of highperformance trains offers a number of lifecycle cost benefits, helping to make rolling stock lighter, faster, more energy efficient and cheaper to maintain. In recent years, TRB has made key investments at its Huntingdon facility – including the creation of an ISO 14644 standard 4,000 sq. ft clean room, along with a 3.0 x 1.5 m autoclave – to enable the manufacture of high quality prepreg composite components meeting the exacting needs of the rail industry. TRB’s ultimate strategic goal – which is central to its business ethos – is to help reduce transport emissions by offering OEMs low weight alternative solutions based on sustainable materials. This led to a number of innovations for the rail sector, including the development of an awardwinning* sandwich panel rail carriage door leaf. This lightweight and sustainable option combines biocomposite resin-based carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) with a foam core produced from one hundred per cent recycled plastic packaging. This novel design is 35 per cent lighter than an equivalent aluminium door, helping to reduce train energy consumption with no cost premium for switching to a more environmentally friendly material.

Advanced composites for the rail industry TRB’s design and materials processing capabilities now include a broad range of alternative lightweight composite materials for the rail sector – including modified epoxy glass prepreg, fire retardant foam cores and select thermoplastic materials – that comply with the latest and most stringent fire, smoke and toxicity guidelines detailed in EN 45545. The company’s main production facility in Huntingdon is also DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certified for the bonding of safety-critical rail vehicle parts. Switching to bonding where possible eliminates the need for many fixings – further reducing weight, while improving assembly productivity and reducing overall production costs – and this comprehensive certification allows the construction of bonded rail vehicle products under any of the four DIN 6701 A1-3 and Z type classifications. This

includes safety-critical products requiring A1 approval for applications where part failure during use risks endangering passengers, and TRB currently manufactures and supplies emergency detrainment door systems, driver cab doors and passenger exit doors.

Weight and cost-saving rail projects TRB works in close partnership with its rail customers to devise new designs that minimise weight, reduce maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) costs, and improve safety. This service covers a wide range of potential applications, with past projects including the development of a new lightweight composite antenna cover for Hitachi and Alstom Transport, and the reverse engineering of a stiffer and lighter coupler hatch for the West Coast Pendolino. In 2019, TRB collaborated with CAF to produce 17 new trains for West Midlands Railway. Each four-car train is designed to operate as either a standalone vehicle or be coupled with additional units to increase passenger capacity. CAF required a UK-based partner and approached TRB due to its expertise in composite materials and extensive history in the manufacture of high quality rail interiors. TRB designed and produced new gangway doors that could be used to section the cab off from passengers in driving mode, or to create additional corridor space allowing passengers to move between coupled trains. Each of the 136 carriage doors – four per cab, eight per train overall – is rigid, strong and lightweight, with an aluminium external skin and aluminium honeycomb core. This design meets all CAF’s cost, weight and regulatory specifications – including GM/RT 2100 Rev 5 regulations – and is impact tested to BS EN15152 standards to ensure the door meets the stringent safety requirements of the UK rail sector. Revolutionising rail refurbishment TRB also has extensive experience in the refurbishment of trains and carriages, providing high quality, lightweight solutions for doors, internal partitions, floors, toilet units and roofs. This expertise covers everything from assessment and reverse engineering of components to improving

maintenance efficiency, while reducing the overall cost of components. TRB’s comprehensive service offering comprises all manner of processes to ensure that refurbished products stand up to the demanding rail environments. This includes stripping down panels, replacing worn materials, fixing water ingress problems, filling dents, replacing handles and rubber trims, repainting and additional services to precisely meet customer needs.

Ready for future rail needs TRB has made major strategic investments to grow its capabilities, while also running continuous improvement programmes across the business to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and raise quality even higher. Over the last four years, the business has expanded by approximately ten per cent annually, adding around 4,000 sq. ft. of new factory space per annum. Looking forward, the TRB management team plans to make further strategic investments and establish additional partnerships with specialist technology providers that complement its capabilities. Richard Holland, Managing Director of TRB, explained: ‘We will continue to invest in product innovations and technologies to meet the needs of rail and other transport markets. By supplementing our extensive in-house engineering and production capabilities with strategic collaborations with business partners who can bring innovative, added value technologies, we aim to continuously improve our ability to offer customers end-to-end solutions, including more environmentally friendly materials.’ The clear aim is for TRB to continue to grow by focusing on providing its customers with complete solutions that meet their evolving needs, responding to the growing global socio-economic pressure for greener, more sustainable products. Tel: +44 (0) 1480 447400 Email: sales@trbls.com Visit: https://trbls.com * TRB Lightweight Structures was the outright winner of the Composites UK 2018 Environmental & Sustainability Industry Award.

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Power Supply

DIN-Rail power supplies for railway applications PULS DIN-Rail power supplies are authorised by NRAP for use on railway infrastructure for which Network Rail is the manager under ROGS regulations

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ULS Power the specialist manufacturer of high reliability DIN-Rail power supplies provides a range of reliable, efficient and robust DIN-Rail power supplies specifically for railway applications. Using technology based on designs already proven in tens of thousands of industrial applications worldwide PULS power supplies also feature DIN-Rail mounting to enable simple integration into cabinets and enclosures both on board rolling stock and trackside. Performance requirements for electronic systems in railway applications are challenging on several fronts; failures cannot be tolerated, even under extreme mechanical stress over an extended temperature range. Further, the input voltages in railways differ from those experienced in industrial applications ruling out the use of standard commercial grade devices. PULS railway approved power supplies are ideally suited to the latest infrastructure projects such as HS2 and extensions to underground rail networks. PULS railway specific power supplies may be used in a wide range of applications within the train and on the track including, central power, air conditioning, communication and infotainment systems, signaling technology and train protection systems. PULS products are deployed in major infrastructure investments such as the SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) where power supplies have been installed along the railway track in some 800 electrical cabinets all over Switzerland for the control of power lines for the trains. Critical to this contract was the ability of PULS to deliver and support the chosen product types for many years after design-in, while also delivering cost savings over the existing installation. PULS continue to innovate and have recently introduced the new FIEPOS range of rugged IP67 rated power supplies which need no protective enclosure. These power supplies provide an intelligent distributed power solution and may be mounted in close proximity to, or actually on, the load. This reduces installation costs and simplifies

commissioning while introducing increased flexibility and the ability to easily reconfigure systems. PULS railway range of power supplies provide one hundred per cent greater mains failure bridging time than required by the railway standard EN 50155 (S2), are weather resistant with all PCBs having conformal coating as standard and are completely convection cooled simplifying installation, further increasing reliability and minimising system noise. Fully EN 50155 certified PULS DIN-Rail power supplies are classified according to T3, TX, C2 and S2 for use on rolling stock. They also meet EN 61373 for shock and vibration, EN 50121-3-2 for EMC requirements and EN 45545-2 for fire protection on a railway vehicle according to hazard level HL3. Five models from the PULS QS Series have been awarded full acceptance certification by Network Rail for use with signaling equipment in environments not exceeding 95 per cent relative humidity. The Network Rail product acceptance process is required for products intended for use on or about rail infrastructure and ensures they

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are safe, reliable, fit for purpose, compatible and do not export unacceptable risks to the infrastructure. Only accepted products, (except those allowed by NR/L2/ RSE/100/05) may be used on rail infrastructure. Three of the Network Rail approved PULS DIN-Rail power supplies feature the advanced PULS ‘Hiccupplus’ overload protection mode. These employ technology innovations to overcome the problems associated with early hiccup protection circuits which were considered too sensitive when used in conjunction with motors or loads that are equipped with large input capacity, running power supplies in parallel or battery charging. These are the QS40.241 with a DC output of 24V/40A, and the QS20.481.C1 and QS20.241.C1 with outputs of 48V/10A and 24V/20A respectively and feature conformal coating. The two other approved DIN-Rail power


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Key features of the PULS QS Series of DIN-Rail power supplies include a wide input range from 100 to 240Vac, and a very wide operating temperature from -40⁰C to +70⁰C (depending on model) without derating (+60⁰C to +70⁰C with derating), typical efficiency greater than 94 per cent and operation in environments with up to 95 per cent maximum relative humidity. All models have a nominal 110Vdc input with a wide voltage fluctuation tolerance of -30 to +40 per cent and are available with an output voltage range from 24 to 28VDC with power ratings of 100, 200 and 400W. For more information on PULS DIN-Rail railway power supplies, get in touch with them via the contact information below. Tel: 01525 841 001 Email: sales@puls.co.uk Visit: www.pulspower.com supplies are the QS10.481.C1 providing an output of 48V/5A and the QS5.241.A1 rated at 24V/5A, which are also conformal coated. PULS DIN-Rail power supplies offer system designers and installers’ uncomplicated assembly and permits flexible

positioning of the devices. Optional wall and side mounting brackets offer alternative mounting options. Spring-clamp terminals provide shock and vibration resistance, making installation intuitive and facilitates simple wiring without tools.

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PPE

EXCELLENCE programme by Bollé Safety As one third of the world’s population has vision problems, both safety and productivity may be at risk if companies do not take action to provide their employees with the correct prescription safety eyewear

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ndeed, recent studies show that productivity loss due to poor vision costs £225 billion. From this research it is clear that plano safety eyewear is no longer a one product fits all option. Because many companies do not have the expertise nor the time to manage the prescription needs of all their employees, Bollé Safety launched a turnkey solution adapted to companies of all sizes – the Excellence programme. Simple, reliable, and accessible, the Excellence prescription programme focuses on three pillars:

all of Bollé Safety’s expertise. With over 130 years of innovation, Bollé Safety offers various lens materials that fit the specific needs of each sector. All of Bollé Safety’s frames are also available within the Excellence programme for companies to choose from, within its regular and office ranges. Bollé Safety’s coatings are also available to ensure a perfect vision with the exclusive B-zen (anti-reflect & blue light protector) or Platinum (ultimate and permanent double-sided K and N antifog/anti-scratch coating).

• Selection with the help of Bollé Safety’s experts of a range of frames and coatings adapted to the company’s needs that employees can choose from • Access to a network of partner opticians to provide local and customized services to each employee, guaranteeing a perfect fit of both the lens and the frame • Management of every employee’s spectacles through an online platform, accessible 24/7 that simplifies the administration and ensures the optimal protection of each employee Because a great service requires a great product, the Excellence programme includes

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Protect people’s unique vision in the workplace with Bollé Safety’s Excellence prescription programme. Tel: 0208 391 3194 Email: rebecca.francis@bolle-safety.com Visit: www.bolle-safety.com


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Project Management

The connection between services JCK Ltd are the complete mechanical, electrical, HVAC and steelwork turnkey solution focussed on building long lasting relationships with their clients

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stablished in 2003, with over 17 years’ experience, JCK are a fully integrated, privately owned building services engineering and steelwork business. JCK have grown year upon year both in turnover and geographical spread and have successfully and consistently been delivering excellent services to clients in their areas of specialism: • Professional Building M&E Services • Rail • Steelwork • Specialist Airport Installations • Data Centres • Professional workforce sourcing • Sustainability and best practice The company is driven by the leadership and extensive experience of directors, Adam Crangle and Terry Brown and their expert, highly regarded teams of project management, design, craft and technical specialists. Always passionate about completing projects to the highest standards, on time and defect free, the company ethos is very

much focused upon project delivery and client expectation, and it is this that has enabled JCK to enter into long term strategic partnerships with some of the biggest clients in our industry.

their engineering teams on site with qualified planners, design engineers, and document controllers, as well as commissioning and close out managers

JCK’s people The success of JCK is, and will always be built on the quality of their people, they have a diverse and enthusiastic team of project managers, engineers, surveyors and planners as well as trainees across the business and are actively developing the next generation to continue and build on this success. The exceptional levels of service they provide and the seamless way that JCK integrate with the client team is evidenced by the high volume of repeat business achieved through recommendation and satisfied clients. Providing staff training at all levels right through to professional recognition, the company has extensive proven capabilities enabling them to take a ‘lead coordination’ role on major projects. JCK complement

How JCK add value? JCK are passionate about the multidimensional important challenges that local and international clients and their service partners bring to them, meeting these challenges with broad, highly integrated capabilities across the organisation, over a decade of concentrated experience and profound commitment to being an unquestionably reliable partner that they believe all infrastructure projects require, together creating safe cost-effective solutions to sustain, revitalise and advance the communities and industries they serve. Specialist installations JCK are a specialist contractor, providing a host of services from supplying experienced reliable personnel, through to management, installation and delivery of projects, playing

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an integral role in the successful delivery of major projects, whilst demonstrating their reputation for quality, consistency, reliability and ultimately delivery to programme, resulting in expansion of clientele. Understanding the complexities of working in a secure environment and appreciating the need for a strict protocol around programme, design changes and delivery logistics to a secure site, JCKs attention to detail and high-quality delivery make them the partner of choice. With the ability to provide independent and comprehensive project management capability across the full scope of development cycles, a proven track record, along with intimate knowledge of the market, JCK are able to develop unique solutions to each project, focused on the delivery of value and assured outcomes, in terms of budget, programme, schedule, quality and sustainability. JCK can also offer turnkey solutions and consultancy dedicated to producing outstanding results for customers with engineering, construction and property related ambitions. With a vast building services technical capability, JCK have established a reputation through the successful delivery of many complex mechanical and electrical solutions from new build through to the refurbishment of prestigious buildings, establishing a reputation that has generated repeat business clientele, JCK are proud to have long standing relationships with many blue-chip clients. Having the capability to provide full mechanical and electrical survey services as

well as investing in cutting edge hardware, software and training resulting in the knowledge and experience required to carry out 3D scans and import the data into 3D models for clash detection, JCK have the ability to present the results in real time thought JCKs dedicated customer portals. The preferred approach of JCK is partnering, which delivers mutual best value, reduced risk, continual improvement and sustainable, profitable growth. Sustaining a healthy future Committed to driving revolutionary change in the industry, JCK promote the sustainability agenda through their own business operations and supporting their clients to achieve their sustainable business goals. JCK want to create a place for people to thrive in their business, deliver performance they can be proud of, support communities who are better for knowing them, and ensure environments are both protected and enhanced. Corporate social responsibility JCK take full responsibility for ensuring all activities have an affirmative impact on people and the environment. This is not merely by self-regulation, but also by proactively seeking out ways to create positive opportunities for the communities where they have a presence, and for the people who work with them. JCK have been lucky enough to partner with many charities and continue to strive to support the local community.

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Building partnerships with local colleges and organisations, JCK regularly invest in the future of young apprentices and trainees. Bespoke web applications Through the skills of an in-house development team, JCK are able to integrate their Internal Construction Management System (ICMS) and web applications, allowing clients a more efficient online experience. A key element of the ICMS system is that it has been built to bring together all aspects of project information in one place, at each key stage, to ensure that all parties have the information and tools necessary to successfully complete a project safely, on time, on budget and with the upmost transparency. Health safety and environment JCK afford the highest priority to delivering exemplary standards of quality, health, safety and environmental management in all aspects of their operations, priding themselves on their exemplary HS&E record and committing to ensuring that this high standard is maintained by implementation of best practice, delivery of effective training, encouragement of learning and involvement, and by an integrated and proactive approach with clients, partners and people. If you would like to find out more, please contact JCK via the information below Tel: 0207 100 3783 Email: info@jckltd.com Visit: www.jckltd.com



Network Railway Productions from Kingfisher Suppliers of book and DVD productions to the UK railway and heritage sector Kingfisher pride themselves in having many DVDs and books covering the whole spectrum of railways in Britain. Our long list of cab rides which cover most parts of England, Scotland and Wales now number over 70 programmes. Some are pictured here but the remainder are on our web site or within our catalogue available through the post. We were commissioned by Virgin Trains and the Railway Magazine to film the record run achievement when the non-stop charity special broke all records between Glasgow Central and London Euston. Filmed from every angle and the buildup to the day and use of Network Rail’s helicopter footage, the cab ride from the Pendolino became one of the highlights of the year. Many of our cab rides have been used for crew training purposes and Kingfisher can arrange these carefully with the TOC’s when required. One of our most popular recent DVD titles has been the ‘Story of the Oxford to Cambridge Railway’. This is a very timely production due to the route being treated as a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with central and southern England - East West Rail.

‘Ribblehead’ One of our popular books is the history of the Ribblehead area on the Settle-Carlisle line. The hardback book delves into the history and building of the railway, viaduct and Blea Moor Tunnel. The final chapters show the refurbishment works completed in the late 1980s and early 1990s which secured the line from closure. Many detailed photographs of the works completed on the piers and arches accompanied by text from the site engineer make this book a fascinating historical document. Hardback book, £18

A look back at heritage traction - ‘Blue

Pullman’ A tribute to the 1960-built Blue Pull-

man trains in the year that sees the introduction of a modern Blue Pullman by LSL at Crewe using an HST set. Three colour archive films show the trains being constructed and in service until their demise in 1973. DVD £14.95

‘BR in 1990’ A reflection on British Rail just five years before

privatisation. Sprinterisation, Sectorisation and Modernisation were the buzz words of 1990. The DVD examines Network South East two years after its inception; Scotrail with Class 37s and 47s very much in charge; Intercity services; Railfreight and the many loco-hauled services at the time using Class 20s, 31s, 45s, 47s, 56s in Scotland and much more. Included are diesel events in East Anglia and many loco-hauled specials.

1 hour 55 minutes duration £14.95

Our heritage titles include a series which examine in detail the history of a railway bring it up-to-date with the current operations and survey of its structures. Such titles include -

‘The Story of the Settle-Carlisle Railway’

which in its 90-minutes duration surveys the route all the way from Settle Junction to Carlisle stopping off at all the stations and main structures. Our best-selling guide book to the line is now in its fourth reprint.

Coming soon - A DVD programme about the rise of Arlington Fleet Services at Eastleigh. From the desolation of the Eastleigh Railway Works site in 2006, Arlington have gradually brought back railway engineering to the town.

Our new full catalogue covering a wide selection of books and DVDs is available by post or online. Contact telephone for any enquiries - Tel 0333 121 0707

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Kingfisher Productions – Quality DVD and Book producers Established for over 40 years, Kingfisher Productions have published hundreds of books and DVDs in speciality areas

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heir main areas are in railway history utilising all forms of archive material and up-to-date footage shot by their professional cameramen and equipment. Kingfisher pride themselves with their personal knowledge of the national network and strengths in research. They have for instance been formulating and producing programmes and books about the SettleCarlisle line not only for the enthusiast market but for the visitor and dedicated railway professional.

Their large range of cab rides throughout the UK is one of their main areas with over 70 DVDs now in their portfolio. Kingfisher were pleased in 2006 to be commissioned by Virgin Trains and the Railway Magazine to cover the three-hour 54-minute cab ride in the Record Run successful attempt aboard a Pendolino from Glasgow Central to London Euston. When it comes to production, Kingfisher have the latest Premier Pro editing system which allows for a whole range of abilities

and special effects. Their vast range of stock archive also contributes to various programmes they produce where a mixture of heritage and contemporary footage is required. Over the years they have found that a good insight of the railway network as a whole provides a knowledgeable and therefore a cost-effective way to produce a project to its conclusion. Many of their large list of titles are directed towards the tourist market. From colourful guidebooks to their ‘stories of’ DVD series such as the Story of the Swanage Railway and Story of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, create an awareness of the background history and then the more upto-date aspect of the railway. This approach is being adopted by Kingfisher on several other projects at present. So, whether you require a record of an important railway infrastructure project, a cab ride for training purposes or a mixture of historical content with the scene as

it is today, contact Kingfisher as they will be pleased to help and talk through your requirements. Tel: 0333 121 0707 Email: sales@railwayvideo.com Visit: www.railwayvideo.com

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Rail Delivery Group

Rail Delivery Group Born out of privatization, the Rail Delivery Group provides strategic and tactical services for the whole rail industry

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n 1993 ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) was set up to bring together all train companies to preserve and enhance the benefits for passengers of Britain’s national rail network. In 2011, it was joined by the Rail Delivery Group and five years later, the two bodies merged to become one organisation, known as Rail Delivery Group. Overall goal RDG brings together all passenger and freight operators with Network Rail and HS2 to provide oversight of all activities delivered by the organisation on behalf of its members. It provides governance in relation to the voice for the railway as a whole and also for the railway as a whole but also for passenger and/or freight operators separately where necessary. Vision in action RDG sees Britain’s railway as one of the safest and most intensively used rail networks in the world. Its vision is of a system operated by a number of organisations with clearly defined roles that work closely together to deliver a successful railway for passengers, freight customers and the public. Passenger and freight services are provided by train companies who operate over infrastructure provided by Network Rail. These organisations collaboratively deliver the timetable and customer service. Through the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), they also develop strategies and plans to improve the railway.

The strategy element of this comes from the appropriately named Strategic Boards which bridge the gap between the RDG vision for the industry and how that vision is delivered by the industry. They have been formed to give line of sight, alignment, and joining up of activities for all the groups charted to them. They also provide a point of escalation that can determine between competing priorities and, if needed, can give direction to their charted groups.

Membership The train companies and infrastructure provider are serviced by a large and specialist supply chain who provide everything from new trains to signalling systems and catering services. Members of RDG and RSG also work with Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB). RSSB supports the industry to help them achieve their objectives – particularly in regard to efficiency and safety. RSSB is independent, works across the whole rail network and facilitates cross industry collaboration. The RDG membership comprises the passenger train operators and their owning groups, freight operators and Network Rail.

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RDG provides governance in relation to the voice for the railway as a whole and also for the railway as a whole but also for passenger and/or freight operators separately where necessary

Paul Plummer, Chief Executive – Rail Delivery Group

Key Personnel CEO: Jacqueline Starr Director General: Andy Bagnall Director of External Communications: Seb Gordon Director of People, Operations and Railway Strategy: Susie Homan Chief Information Officer: Simon Moorhead Director, Nations & Regions: Robert Nisbet Chief Financial Officer: Ola Ogun Director of Policy: John Thomas Contact Information Address: 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD Tel: 020 7841 8000 Email: info@raildeliverygroup.com Visit: www.raildeliverygroup.com


Railway Industry Association

Railway Industry Association The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is the voice of the UK rail supply community, helping to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products abroad

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t promotes and represent its members’ interests to policy makers, clients and other stakeholders in the UK and overseas. RIA has 300+ companies in membership in a sector that contributes £36 billion in economic growth and £11 billion in tax revenue, whilst employing 600,000 people – more than the workforce of Birmingham. It is also a growing industry with the number of rail journeys expected to double over the next 25 years and freight set to grow significantly too. RIA’s membership is active across the whole of railway supply, covering a diverse range of products and services and including both multi-national companies and SMEs (60 per cent by number). RIA works to promote the importance of the rail system to UK plc, to help export UK expertise around the globe and to share best practice and innovation across the industry. Background The Railway Industry Association can claim to be almost as old as rail itself. In 1875, a number of independent steam locomotive builders grouped together to petition Parliament. They won their case and decided that it would be valuable to create a formal body for their mutual benefit. It was first known as the Locomotive Manufacturers Association of Great Britain and proved to be very effective in promoting its members’ interests, both at home and overseas, and in such areas as coordinating development of technical standards. Membership was widened to include manufacturers of all forms of rolling stock, including components suppliers, with a change of name to the Locomotive and Allied Manufacturers Association in 1957. Finally, the change to the Railway Industry Association was completed in 1971 with the inclusion of all parts of the railway supply industry. With the break-up and privatisation of British Rail in the 1990s, many of the resulting supply-side companies joined RIA as they moved into the private sector.

Membership Its membership is active across the whole range of railway supply – including infrastructure, rolling stock, signalling, and consultancy – and incorporates many skills and resources which were previously part of the national railway undertaking but which now operate commercially in the private sector. RIA members represent the greater part of the UK railway supply industry by turnover. Most large firms are members, as well as a wide range of smaller companies. Services RIA provides its members with extensive services, including the provision of technical, commercial and political information every week. It also represents the supply industry’s interests to the Government, Network Rail and others. As with most groups with large and diverse memberships, the main advantage of membership is the opportunity for dialogue and networking between members. RIA also has lobbies Government for sectoral growth and has a keen interest in promoting the UK around the world. It does this by exporting promotional activity through briefings and visits overseas as well as hosting inwards visits. It also organises a UK presence at exhibitions overseas.

Unlocking Innovation The Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Unlocking Innovation programme is back in 2021, with another strong line-up of events planned throughout the year. The overarching theme for this year Unlocking Innovation’s programme will be Railway of the Future - to look at how innovation can help spur a recovery from Coronavirus in the short-term, and build a greener, passenger-focused and more reliable network in the long run. The full programme for the year includes: • Talks on Building Back Better at the Rail Innovation Exhibition with DfT, KTN and Innovate UK – 9-12 February 2021, Online • RIA’s Innovation Conference – 28-30 April 2021, Online • Whole System Innovation – 13-14 May 2021, Online • Data Driven Maintenance – 5-9 July 2021 • UI Knowledge Hub at Railtex/Infrarail 2021 – 7-9 September 2021 • Climate Change and Resilience – 11-15 October 2021 • CP6 Half-way Portfolio Review – 13-16 December 2021 Contact For more information, you can contact Gaynor Pates, Operations Director on 0207 201 0777 or at gaynor.pates@riagb.org.uk.

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Rolling Stock

Providing quality, British made braking products From humble beginnings back in 1983 in Northampton, UK, EBC Brakes was established and initially based out of one of Northampton’s many, now defunct, shoe manufacturing buildings. EBC is proud to be a worldleader when it comes to technology, quality control, and product performance

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uality has always been the watchword for EBC Brakes. With eight dynamometer systems in its two factories, millions invested in research, and a 60-year pedigree of brake material blending, this company’s name is synonymous with excellence. EBC Brakes is an independently owned and managed manufacturer employing over 400 people across the UK and US, and produces the world’s largest range of brake pads and discs – indeed, over 5,000 part numbers are catalogued for every conceivable type of moving vehicle, with continuous research and development ensuring that this figure is always growing to suit consumer demand. The majority of EBC braking products are made in the UK, and the range extends from cars, bikes and trains to tanks, wind turbines, industrial machinery – wherever friction material is required, you’ll find EBC operating with class-leading efficiency. Similarly, pads are manufactured to all manner of formulations depending on consumer, industrial or military application: be it aramid brake pads, sintered, ceramic or carbon, any and every requirement is catered for. EBC strongly believes that safety products such as these need to be handcrafted to ensure maximum focus on unimpeachable quality, and this approach – combined with constant development and testing – results in an unbeatable and growing product range. Working in synthesis with these product values is European Friction Industries (EFI), the Bristol-based manufacturing arm of EBC Brakes, where all of the company’s pads are

made. EFI has been part of EBC since 2001, and has a history stretching back to 1986. From humble beginnings in a storage building at Bristol City Docks, the five-strong team acquired and prepared machinery for production of brake pads for the off-road market, rapidly upscaling to larger premises in Brislington as demand soared. By the

railway requirements: the E308 material is an asbestos-free pad rated up to 120 kph, offering superior braking while also extending disc life – these pads provide better disc life and cleaner operation than the equivalent metallic-based materials. The E349 is rated to 140 kph, again asbestos-free and containing no heavy metals or other

EBC Brakes World Headquarters Northampton, UK

1990s, the company was operating out of two large factory premises, branching out into areas such as trains, trucks and wind turbines, evolving into the largest independent friction manufacturer in the UK with a skilled workforce of over 200 employees. The partnership between EBC and EFI in 2001 made perfect sense, as the two operations share identical values of obsessive quality and attention to detail. When it comes to rail applications, EBC has been supplying braking components to the industry since the early 1990s. EFImanufactured products can today be found in use in many rail and rapid transit applications, including the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London, the Tyne & Wear Metro, and light railways in Denver, Washington and Sacramento. The EBC/EFI product portfolio is impressively broad, catering From wind turbines to bicycle pads, and everything in-between, EBC Brakes for all manner of believe they have the largest range of brake pad designs in the world Page 200 Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021

materials known to be environmental hazards, and it’s this product which can be found in rail applications requiring frequent stops – rapid transit, underground and metro systems. EFI has developed the E400 material range to meet the specific criteria of UIC code 541-3, the materials will be suitable for use for use on high-speed intercity passenger coaches, suburban multiple units and freight vehicles braking from speeds sometimes in excess of 200 kph. Research and development sits at the very core of EBC’s operations, the extensive facilities at its Bristol manufacturing plant including full chemistry, friction development and testing facilities with numerous dynamometers. The R&D engineers are responsible for researching, testing and homologation of not just established production formulations, but new elements and ingredients and production methods that can manufacture pads more consistently and with higher quality thresholds; once formulated, every EBC Brakes compound is subject to conformity-of-


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production tests, and is also fine-tuned within the parameters of industry-standard guidelines to constantly ensure that the product performs to exacting standards. The methods are extremely rigorous: every batch of brake pads made at EBC is subjected to thorough interrogation, including destructive sheer testing, density testing, sonar and ultrasonic testing, compressibility testing, and friction level testing to ensure that every batch that leaves the factory is perfect.

Typical materials used in brake pad development

EBC has never used asbestos, cadmium, nickel, lead or mercury, and has developed new copper-free formulations which offer environmental benefits as well as working in-line with forthcoming legislation in global markets. When it comes to selecting, developing and testing new materials for braking products for rail systems, EBC has a clear process and set of protocols. Friction materials are complex composites made from ingredients

which can be broadly divided into four families: the first of these is binders, which are rubbers and resins that give the finished products their structure and act as a matrix to surround the other ingredients. The second is fibres, acting to reinforce the matrix and thereby improve toughness – for example, steel, aramid, or mineral fibres. The third family is friction and wear modifiers – this group can include abrasives and lubricants such as silicon carbide and graphite, which are adjusted to tune the frictional and wear characteristics as required by the individual application. And finally there are functional fillers; different types of filler will increase or decrease the density and porosity of the final product. Within each of these families there are hundreds of possible ingredients, which are selected based on the performance characteristics required from the final product. This is an iterative process requiring analysis of multiple dynamometer test results, and relying upon the experience of the compounder. Rail pad development work is carried out on a full-scale rail dynamometer, running a full-size railway brake disc and a calliper that can accept UIC200-shape pads. Depending

on application, the process usually begins with benchmarking existing approved materials; the results of this testing, along with any input from the marketplace or customer, will form the performance requirements of any new product. Development then begins, generally starting with an existing material and modifying the formulation to tune the friction and wear characteristics as required. Test routines depend on application and any customer or regulatory requirements; EBC/EFI often uses the Europe-wide UIC test routines, but can also use route simulations which replicate as closely as possible the speeds, decelerations, pressures and temperatures seen in the real world for a given route. Development is an iterative process with many cycles of ‘test – analyse – re-formulate – re-test’ until the pads are performing to the standards required. As with everything at EBC, quality is always the watchword. Jonathon Fox Tel: 01604 583 344 Email: rail@ebcbrakesuk.com Visit: www.ebcbrakesrail.com

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Rolling Stock

Rail refuelling by Jigsaw When it comes to managing rail refuelling, Jigsaw are in a class of their own

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he Jigsaw system was the first of the new generation of real time, web-based fuel management systems and remains at the forefront of the fuel management industry, leading the way with innovative new features specific to the requirements of rail refuelling. Depot stock control There are two main aspects to any fuel

management system. The first is stock management; making sure the stock you are invoiced for actually gets into your holding tanks, monitoring stock levels whilst it’s there, and making sure that fuel stays there securely until it is used. Secondly, as stock is removed from the tanks, the system should be able to account for every drop, identifying who took the fuel, when, and what it was used for.

The Jigsaw system can monitor all deliveries and drawings using normal book stock management techniques, but the system is enhanced greatly when a Tank Gauge system is connected so that readings are directly taken with each refuelling. Rolling stock refuelling The Jigsaw system can interface to a wide range of dispensers so there would be no

Graphing the Gauge (Green) and book stock (Blue) figures in real time gives a clear view of any stock issues:

Good TS – The site above is almost perfect. The blue and green lines are virtually in the same place and there is little discernible drift over three months in the red discrepancy line. The red peaks showing the time between the gauge seeing deliveries and them being entered are minimal and the steady rate of fall means it is simple for the system to calculate when the stock will next need reordering.

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need to change any of the existing pumps. Once installed the system identifies the fueller and the loco being fuelled, measures the amount of fuel, time stamps the delivery then passes it straight to the host server where it may be viewed from any web enabled device. A list of rolling stock allowed to fuel is maintained on the server and fuelling can easily be allocated to the different Train Operating Companies making cross billing simple. The Jigsaw system has rail specific features designed into it and can, for example, monitor train units in sets. All units in a set are travelling the same distance for the same amount of time, so should take roughly the same amount of fuel. The Jigsaw system highlights any sets where a unit is using much more, or much less than its peers in a clear graphical tile so that possible maintenance issues may be addressed.

the front of the loco and displays the amount of fuel being delivered from each dispensing point in real time. This also has a green/red signal to verify that the nozzles have been removed and stowed, and it is safe to proceed at the end of fuelling. Although the Jigsaw system can be interfaced to most currently installed pump types, we are also working with the rail refuelling pump suppliers to fully integrate the Jigsaw systems in new pumps so that installation on site is easier as the pumps and system are already tested together and the system can be preconfigured. The integrated units have the emergency stops and other controls are integrated in to the same unit so all they need on site is fuel and power. Tel: 01942 616 278 Email: sales@jigsawfuel.com http://jigsawm2m.com/fuel_for_trains.html

Rail construction fuel management Because the Jigsaw system uses the mobile data network and doesn’t rely on being connected to the user’s IT infrastructure, mobile or temporary fuelling installations are as easy to manage as static sites. The problems of stock management and fuel tracking don’t go away on mobile and temporary sites, they usually just get harder to achieve. The Jigsaw system may be fitted to temporary fuel tanks fuelling plant equipment, or to mobile bowsers doing the same. In either case, stock management and delivery monitoring are not compromised, and security may be enhanced by the integration of nozzle-based ID readers and automatic hours/mileage capture. Ongoing rail system developments Jigsaw are already working with many of the train operators and are constantly being asked to develop new systems to enhance rail refuelling and maintenance. They have developed Auto ID systems where a long distance tag reader is used to read an RFID tag on the locomotive unit so that there is no need for the fueller to type in the loco ID. This same system has been used as the basis of a system to identify loco’s entering train washing systems. As the driver will most likely remain in the loco during fuelling, it is not possible to be able to directly see the quantity of fuel delivered to each locomotive unit. To ensure that fuel was delivered to each unit and to be able to verify the quantity without leaving the cab, a driver display has been developed which is positioned at

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Rope Access

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eweltone is an industry leading provider of specialist property, industrial rope access solutions throughout London, the South East, East of England and the Midlands. We work for clients and suppliers alike in some of the UK’s strictest regulatory environment including rail, construction, aviation, maritime and nuclear power generation. Rope access offers clients a responsive and adaptive solution when compared to traditional methods of working at height such as scaffolding or access platform. Our vertical solutions provide clients, in most cases, with a faster time to overall project completion, are unobtrusive and able to get to those hard to reach areas, causes minimal impact at ground level, require less setup/ build time, is extremely cost efficient and totally flexible. In addition, rope access is a much safer way of undertaking work at height, when compared to traditional methods, with all staff being trained to the internationally recognised IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) standard. In fact, Jeweltone are one of only a handful of

IRATA Corporate Members within our sector in the south of England to have achieved this accreditation. This means that all our rope access technicians are trained to IRATA standards and that our systems and processes are regularly audited by IRATA as a company, to operator standard. We are also a RISQS approved supplier with our own inhouse Health, Safety and Compliance Manager who’s gained many years of experience whilst working exclusively in the rail sector. We also hold accreditations and memberships with; Constructionline (Gold member), CHAS, SafeContractor, CIRAS, and the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT). The company’s industry leading health and safety processes and systems are complimented by a state-of-the-art field based mobile survey and briefing tool, providing real time updates and GPS position of our teams. With our management systems certified to

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ISO9001:2015 standards as well Jeweltone are a trusted partner for any job. For over 30 years Jeweltone has had a long and established presence in the rail sector winning several industry awards. During this time, we have worked extensively on London’s Underground network playing a major part in enhancing the passenger experience of the Jubilee line. Initially contracted directly to Tubelines before working for successive contractors, Jeweltone’s IRATA trained staff have been cleaning the voids and steelwork, changing the lamps and ballasts, wiping down the grills and louvers and cleaning the glass and canopies along the Jubilee line. We have also taken on other tasks across the London Underground network replacing glass in canopy roofs, cable laying down vent shafts, installing safety restraint eyebolts and more. Most recently Jeweltone has completed a number of high-level graffiti removal projects for our clients. On a recent project we worked closely with the client in providing a safe route of access for the removal of graffiti above the mouth of a tunnel. The team worked during engineering


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hours to move and erect a portable counter weighted system onto the street above and then abseiled down to the work area to paint the graffiti above the month of the tunnel, completing the task and moving all equipment back off site in time for traffic hours. Our rail experience doesn’t stop there as Jeweltone is a trusted partner in the overground network as well, having completed numerus projects at major station in the past few years. Some of the projects we have undertaken on behalf of our clients include: St Pancras Station – a full roof inspection of window beading including photographing and mark up plans of each and every loose or missing window bead. Undertaking a full clean of the gable end glazing and structure along the St Pancras Square elevation of the station. Kings Cross Station – the removal of pigeon guano from and around the vent shafts which were causing a danger to health and a slip hazard, following which we installed netting to the areas to eradicate the problem in the future. Blackfriars Station – completed the cleaning of glass curtain walling to the front of the station.

The range of activities Jeweltone can assist with include: • Abseiling/High level rope access tasks • High level cleaning • General and access window cleaning • Builders cleans and sparkle cleans • Building/Structural surveys • Guano removal • Bird proofing – netting, spikes, etc. • Commercial pest control • Construction site pest control • Gutter and roof inspections and cleaning • Safety netting – installation and testing • Glass inspection and installations • Access/Mansafe system • Latchways systems and eyebolts installation and testing • External building/structural cleaning – materials include stone, brick, render, cladding, concrete, etc • De-vegetation of structures, bridges and banks • High level/access constraint graffiti removal • Silo and confined space cleaning • Painting high level/access constraints

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Supply Chain

The Rail Alliance In March 2019 the Rail Alliance and Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) formally integrated setting out a powerful new approach where industry and academia work in partnership to directly address real railway challenges

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uilding on its reputation as the largest b2b rail community in the UK and the go-to organisation for doing business in rail, the Rail Alliance has gone from strength-to-strength. Spanning the entire rail supply chain, the community forms a rich and diverse network and as it grows, so does the knowledge within and also the connections to be leveraged. Sitting at the very heart of the rail supply chain, the Rail Alliance acts as a valuable resource for UK rail businesses, and provides a number of high quality business focused benefits from networking opportunities, knowledge transfer, market intelligence, company profile raising in addition to access to business advice specific to rail or international programmes and much more. We are also very proud of the representation within the community from other sectors – such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and nuclear to name but a few. This adds even greater diversity to the community, bringing fresh innovation and new ideas to further enhance and enrich the R&D/I processes within the sector. The Rail Alliance’s revised business model allows organisations to select a level

of service that meets individual business needs – from a freemium option right up to a full service, gold package. This provides new options and offers increased flexibility to join the community and has resulted in exponential growth. We have been extremely encouraged by the value the community has placed on joining the Rail Alliance with many choosing to move from a freemium option to full community partner status which reflects a true endorsement from the sector. With the backing of the University of Birmingham via BCRRE, the Rail Alliance is in an even stronger position to support the rail supply sector and assist organisations within the community to navigate what can often be a complex market environment – whether a company is new to the sector or looking to develop rail business as an established organisation in rail. The Rail Alliance is fiercely proud of its community – a community with a passion to thrive and achieve through collaboration, networking and innovation. Our mission is to be the UK’s number one rail supply chain partner of choice – the critical link between rail buyers and suppliers. Silver Membership – exclusive content for all of the Rail Alliance Community In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCRRE Rail Alliance has given all Community members access to exclusive, online, digital content, free of charge. This has been rapidly implemented so that the whole Community can utilise the platform to engage digitally, access content that would otherwise be a paid-for commodity, so that they can keep abreast of business opportunities and news. The BCRRE Rail Alliance will ensure

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that it continues to support the railway Community, especially SMEs, and help companies navigate the complex rail landscape during these particularly difficult circumstances. The BCRRE Rail Alliance has a number of webinars available to view online right now. Members can access sessions planned around decarbonisation, digitalisation and many more; additionally, we will be releasing short rail sector general knowledge videos aimed specifically at those companies new to rail or who are considering diversifying into rail. As part of a wider plan, membership packages have been categorised as Gold, Silver and Bronze in order to offer membership programmes tailored to business needs as follows: • Gold membership reflects the traditional package previously offered by the Rail Alliance which includes access to all networking events in addition to the online portal. • The Silver package is a new level of membership that can be taken advantage of by those organisations preferring to only access the online platform. The portal includes webinars and recorded events with the additional option of purchasing tickets to attend networking events, if they choose to. • Bronze replaces the freemium option and provides companies an online presence on the Rail Alliance website directory and a subscription to the newsletter to keep-up to-date with industry news and events. Alex Burrows, Managing Director BCRRE Rail Alliance comments about these membership packages: ‘The BCRRE Rail Alliance continues to be dedicated to meeting the needs of its Community and recognises this as an evolving set of needs and requirements. This move ensures that all members gain maximum value from being part of this proactive and engaged cluster of rail businesses. ‘We recognise that every company is in a difficult position right now and we want to


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extend our support to any organisation in our Community that needs it and try to get through this testing time together as best we can. ‘While we recognise that the current economic and social climate is very challenging and uncertain, our ability to remain agile as an organisation and rapidly adapt to these trying circumstances in a way that effectively serves the needs of the Rail Alliance Community is a testament to the qualities of the whole BCRRE team. ‘We are working on a number of initiatives that will engage the whole Community, allowing businesses to raise their concerns and questions, providing tools for learning and development, remain the point of contact to connect businesses together and establish new relationships and projects.’ Email: info@railalliance.co.uk Visit: www.railalliance.co.uk

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Surveying

Beware drones – especially for surveying and mapping There is no doubt that the drone, or to use the CAA preferred terminology, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), has made a dramatic impact on the business of surveying but don’t be seduced by everything you read or are told

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s potential users of UAS technology in producing the CAD models on which your designs (and reputations) are based you need to be aware of where and when it can be used and, more importantly, where and when it should not be used. The traditional aerial survey technique carried out by a photogrammetrist using photogrammetry has been around since 1850 and is a tried and tested mapping solution that has been used by Network Rail for the past seventy years. However, the cost of the data capture, requiring a twin-engine aircraft, a £500,000 camera and crew, restricts its use to the larger projects like asset management or aerial survey mapping of intercity routes. The introduction of the UAS and associated software has made photogrammetry affordable for even the smallest of projects although whether it is the right solution is a topic we shall explore later. This article explains the pros and cons of using UAS technology and is split into several sections which cover: 1. The science behind a traditional photogrammetric solution. 2. The art behind a traditional photogrammetric solution. 3. The difference between UAS and tradition. 4. Where it can go wrong. 5. What ABA can do about it. The science behind photogrammetry Photogrammetry can be defined as being the art and science of taking off measurements from a series of overlapping photographs. For survey purposes this photography would historically have been captured by a metric camera having a calibrated lens with high accuracy. A typical aerial survey comprises a run of photography (fig 1) with forward gain of 40 per cent of the distance between the exposures (a forward overlap of 60 per cent). If the area is wider than one strip, then more strips are flown with a typical side-lap of 25 per cent.

The area of the overlap between any two exposures is therefore recorded from two different camera positions having different perspectives and can, because of this, be viewed stereoscopically as a 3D model. The lens projects the image of the ground and detail onto a flat plane called the image plane. Put simply, parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object relative to other objects when viewed from two different viewpoints. This can be simply demonstrated by holding one finger in front of your face at a distance of, say, 30cm (1ft). Now open and close each eye alternately and the position of the finger appears to move against the background view. Now extend your arm and move the finger to a distance of 60cm (2ft) and repeat opening and closing alternate eyes. The apparent movement of the finger against the background image is now significantly less. This is parallax difference and is caused by the differences in the angles subtended at the eye base in the two views. Due to foreshortening, nearby objects show a larger parallax than distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax differences can be used to determine distance differences. Of course, the distance between our eyes (our eye base) is measured in just centimetres whereas the distance to the background may be anything from a few metres to a few kilometres. The assessment of the relative distances of distant objects is therefore more difficult for us than close objects because our eye base is small compared to the distance away. In conventional aerial photography the distance between the images (the air base) corresponds to the eye base and the height above ground corresponds to the distance away from the object. A common ratio for

the base to height ratio is 1:4 which gives a much-exaggerated impression of height differences and which in turn facilitates a high accuracy in the derived measurements. Consider a chimney captured in two successive aerial photographs. If we knew the distance between the exposures, the airbase, we could calculate the height of the chimney by measuring the two different displacements a1-a2 and b1-b2 corresponding to the differences between the two parallactic angles α and β. Of course, nothing is quite as simple as this. In real life the two images, taken from different camera positions, will be at different elevations and each will have a different roll, pitch and yaw which will all affect the position of the point as recorded in the image. Not a problem. We use a procedure which basically consists of adjusting the roll, pitch and yaw of both images until every point in the overlap has a single unique 3d position when viewed stereoscopically as a 3D model. This is called Interior or Inner Orientation. Once the interior orientation process is completed, each overlap (60 per cent of the ground covered by each image) can be viewed stereoscopically as a 3D model. But, at this stage the 3D model has no scale, has no orientation and has no

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relation to a horizontal datum. This is the time to identify points in the model, called ground control points or GCPs, that have or will have coordinates and or levels and which will be used to ‘level and scale’ the model to datum and grid. The process is called Exterior Orientation. In order to reduce the number of control points needed, or to provide QA for the GCPs, a process of aero-triangulation has become the norm over the past thirty years ever since office computational power has become much more available. Aerial triangulation traditionally meant choosing a number of additional control points to be selected between the models, known as ‘pass points’. These were carefully chosen clear points of detail, usually six per overlap, that could be observed in the forward overlaps and for the wing points in the lateral side-laps. The photogrammetrist will now observe each pass point and GCP by essentially recording the x and y coordinates of the point as seen in each image. A process called aero-triangulation is now used to ‘tie’ the models together using the observed x, y values to derive a unique set of coordinates and levels for the pass points and GCPs using a least squares solution. The art behind a traditional photogrammetric solution The art is the contribution made by the photogrammetrist to select precisely the pass points and GCPs to firstly achieve the interior orientation and secondly the exterior orientation, but, most importantly, to then go on to interpret the model correctly to extract detail and contours to the required accuracy. The extraction of the detail and contours is a very subjective process during which the photogrammetrist will continuously make judgements for the correct interpretation of the image. An example would be the crop that typically covers farmland for six months of the year. A photogrammetrist, confronted with this situation, would simply look round the field and measure the crop height at several places where the ground was clearly visible. Using the mean of these measurements he or she would then contour the top of the crop allowing for the height. During this detail abstraction process the skill of the photogrammetrist will also add considerable value. For instance, the ground footprint of the face of a building may only be visible in one image. In this case the photogrammetrist will set the reference mark to ground level clear of the building face and ‘drive’ to the face to record its position using just one image.

The difference between UAS and tradition For a start most UASs use non-metric and uncalibrated cameras although the high-end cameras from Phase One and Hasselblad have quality lenses which have been tested and are close to being as distortion free as metric cameras. When using a UAS it is normal to increase the fore and aft and lateral overlaps significantly. Typical UAS sorties would be flight planned to give forward overlaps of 80 per cent and side laps 60 per cent. Therefore, on a traditional flight a typical detail point will fall on at least one model and maybe on up to four models if it is in the side lap as well. With a UAS flight a typical detail point will fall on a minimum of three models and maybe on up to nine models if it is in the side lap as well, thereby offering more opportunities to compute a solution for the point. The larger overlaps also provide a much greater possibility of capturing all the ground detail especially in towns where taller buildings can obscure the roads and pavements. However, the base to distance ratio in these models is significantly reduced which then degrades the ability to measure accurately. The UAS therefore makes up for the loss of this geometric accuracy to some extent with numerical statistics. Measure more times less accurately and then take the mean. Whereas traditionally the inner orientation, the exterior orientation and the aero-triangulation to establish 3D models are all processes performed by the photogrammetrist, in the UAS world the 3D models are formed and the aero-triangulation is all done by a computer. Pix4d, AgiSoft, DroneDeploy, Context Capture and SimActive are probably the most used professional packages for mapping. All software packages replace the photogrammetrist with a technique of pixel

matching to derive the x and y positions for the pass points, now increased in numbers and in geometrically fixed positions, that tie the images together and the GCPs that establish the orientation and scale. The various software packages use different patterns of pixels to search for a match. Once the inner and exterior orientations are computed we then need to convert the 3D model data to a useable form for mapping purposes. The two datasets we most work with are ortho-photos and a point cloud. Where it has been able to, the software will have calculated an x, y and z coordinate for each pixel. The point cloud is therefore a simple output of these points together with their RGB values. The ortho-photo is formed by dropping each point to ground level or a base plane so that the resulting scaled image can be used like a plan and scaled from. Where it can go wrong Unfortunately, pixel matching is not infallible especially when the pixels move, and the pixels can move. The images are collected by digital sensors that are themselves moving and the combination of shutter speed and aperture to get a balanced exposure must allow the shutter speed to minimise any ground movement of the image. Fixed wing aircraft present the biggest challenge. Fixed wing aircraft must have a forward airspeed capable of supporting their flight otherwise they fall out of the sky – simple. Consider a wind speed of only ten knots. A fixed wing UAS with a stall speed of 15knots must therefore cover the ground at 25-30 knots minimum when flying with the wind but could have a groundspeed as slow as five knots when flying into wind.

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Flying at 30 knots will equate to an image movement of 15mm with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second. With wind speeds in excess of ten knots we would therefore advise that all photo strips are flown into wind. Other instances when pixel matching fails are when the pixels are all similar and moving like a cropped field or the detail being captured is featureless like still water. The mathematics behind pixel matching can be seriously challenged for certain linear features that run parallel to the direction of flight. Railway lines are a classic case in point although the comment could equally apply to overhead lines. The reason is that the success of height determination depends on an accurate determination of the differences of the parallactic angles subtended at the air base as we saw in Fig 2. In the case of photography along a railway route the tops of the rails are all made up of identical shiny pixels running parallel to the air base. In these circumstances the computer finds it difficult, if not impossible, to pixel match and thereby derives an incorrect position and height value. When compared to traditionally surveyed points we have found random height differences of up to +/-50mm which a photogrammetrist would have identified and rejected. The following is an example of where pixel matching has gone wrong.

We have invested heavily in developing new UAS technology and recognise the benefits to ourselves and our clients from its correct usage. It has become an essential tool in our toolbox and stands alongside and compliments our other total station, static and mobile scanning and GNSS techniques. ABA Surveying operates at the high accuracy end of the dimensional surveying spectrum. We work almost exclusively in the railway infrastructure and highway sectors with more than a few structures thrown in and where 5mm survey accuracy is our target. We have been using aerial survey for non-spatially critical detail for more than thirty years and have always considered it an invaluable tool in our armoury so when UASs offered a more practical solution we were early

2. Mark the chainage points across the top of the rail using spray paint. Option 1 can only sensibly be done with a multi-rotor aircraft. A fixed wing aircraft flying this pattern would risk overflying significant areas outside the railway boundary which would not be under control of the pilot. Option 2 requires track access time which is something we are trying to minimise by using a UAS approach in the first place. Our conclusion is that the use of the UAS for survey of railway tracks themselves is not our preferred option. The UAS however can provide a most cost-effective solution for the survey of all non-spatially critical detail. Trackside detail and detail on the lineside between the

An example of an ABA orthophoto from a recent project

Definitely not fit for purpose – especially surveying. Blurred and double imaging visible over whole orthophoto image. What ABA can do about it So, has the development of the UAS for surveying killed off the role of the photogrammetrist? In our opinion – the answer is undoubtedly YES. But – all is not lost. The so-called game changer has certainly changed the game. The game now requires us to be aware of these shortcomings and put procedures in place to stop them affecting the deliverable. At ABA the skill and expertise of the photogrammetrist is replaced by the skill of the surveyor but after the computer has done its job. Our production process now includes for a skilled field surveyor or even a survey team to validate the output from the computer at the same time as completing the survey detail that has not been possible from the imagery – contours in wooded areas etc.

adopters and developers of the technology. In planning UAS imagery suitable for surveying purposes our first requirement is to know the accuracy expected of the final deliverable. Informed thinking is that the best horizontal accuracy that can be achieved will be 1½ times the GSD (distance between pixel centres on the ground) and the best height accuracy will be 2 ½ times the GSD. ABA have carried out extensive testing over a three hundred metre by 20metre test area capturing precisely surveyed targets at five-metre intervals. Our tests show that flying at a height of 35 metres we can determine heights better than 5mm RMSE from the imagery even when the control is up to 50m spacing. But this is when the points being determined are pre-marked with 40x40mm targets. Railway lines running in the direction of the flight are not good targets for the reasons we have explained earlier. We have found there are two options for improving the determination of railway lines: 1. Fly in a pattern that is at right angles to the track – rather like a cross-stitch pattern.

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track and the boundary fence can be better and more safely surveyed using a UAS. Using the right tool for the job is critical We capture the track alignment, gauge and cant together with the OLE and gauge critical detail using a state of the art TMD fitted with 3D profiler. For absolute precision in location of the TMD we use a mix of total station and rail-shoe observations and offtrack targets where possible in order to minimise the track access needed. We survey the structures using static scans and fill in the on-track and off-track lineside detail between the track and the boundary using kinematic scanning supplemented with the aerial photography from the UAS. We hope that this article has given you an insight into UAS technology and if you are considering using it for accurate survey and want peace of mind our final piece of advice would be to use a survey company that has adopted drone technology and not a drone operating company that ‘does’ survey. Tel: 01483 797111 Email: info@abasurveying.co.uk Visit: www.abasurveying.co.uk


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Surveying through all stages PBH have a long history in railway surveying and have always ensured that our teams have expertise in both innovative surveying techniques alongside track safety training.

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his has enabled PBH to expand our survey team to include COSS, ES, SWL1, SWL2 and Protection Controllers, all supported by five experienced Safe Work Planners providing quality access planning. This experience enables us to internally plan, manage and safely deliver surveys to support tight programme constraints in all parts of the UK. Planning With extensive knowledge of track access planning requirements, our RISQS accredited planning team are fully trained and competent with the expertise needed to support delivery of all workstreams safely. The knowledge and experience of working nationally allows our team of professionally qualified staff to provide a full spectrum of planning support services. We can support the delivery of programmes of all sizes in all corners of the UK. We have the capability to plan long and short-term track access using all resources available to keep your programme on track. PBH Planning also pride ourselves on the production of quality safety critical paperwork compliant with NR/L2/OHS 019 to ensure the safe delivery of all work on site. The wealth of knowledge and experience within our team allows us to offer bespoke services enabling the planning and management of tailor-made programmes to suit your requirements and ensure a service of the highest standard. We can also look at alternative approaches to help deliver challenging programmes. PBH Planning has over 40 years combined experience working with Network Rail Maintenance, Track Renewals and many principal contractors and we have helped to deliver many programmes on behalf of all of our clients safely and on time.

Plain Line Surveys PBH have surveyed plain-line sites across the UK supplying data to many of the principal contractors. Each PBH surveyor has extensive componentry knowledge which, coupled with modern surveying techniques, ensures a final deliverable that meets and often exceeds the current Network Rail standards. S&C Surveys Complex S&C surveys require the highest degree of knowledge and understanding of the permanent way infrastructure. The PBH team is highly skilled and trained in carrying out S&C surveys, with many years of experience of working closely with our in-house design teams to undertake these projects. Our survey teams work efficiently with single-operator robotic instrumentation and mass data capture systems to ensure that track access is utilised in the most efficient way possible. Gauging Surveys PBH Surveys provide structure gauge clearance surveys in compliance with Network Rail Standard NR/L2/TRK/3203. To ensure the safe passage of trains, surveys are carried out as part of the suite of gauging standards which manage risk relating to gauging compatibility, structural clearances, passing clearances and calculation of stepping clearances on the infrastructure. All gauging surveys are carried out with the latest compliant equipment utilising track mounted Abtus Routescans, Balfour Beatty Lasersweep, Robel Platform Gages and track mounted laser scanners on Track Measuring devices (TMDs). Gauging surveys include rail geometry collected from both TMDs and conventional topographical methods. The Permanent Way Design team within PBH Rail offers full clearance analysis through ClearRoute providing Network Rail National Gauging Database reports. Laser Scanning Surveys When surveying some of the largest and most complex structures on the network, PBH harness the benefits of laser scanning to ensure a more robust deliverable. Some of the benefits of laser scanning include: • Entire and accurate dimensions

• A repeatable 3D environment allowing for easy navigation • Geo-referenced information which can be linked to design projects • Provision of an accurate basis to build infrastructure models • Safe non-contact data capture even in difficult or dangerous places to access • A ‘Capture-All/Capture-Once’ methodology to reduce the need for site revisits • An insurance policy against future scope creep – the data is there even if not required at the project outset

Utilities PBH Surveys offer PAS128 compliant Utilities Surveys to allow designers to know what is potentially beneath them when preparing and working on a site. This can help mitigate potential issues when breaking ground or positioning large plant and machinery during construction works, which may cause damage to services passing through the site. PBH use the latest detection techniques including Electromagnetic Detection, signal induced threading and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to locate utilities. Monitoring At PBH, we provide a range of monitoring services which can be tailored to suit the requirements of our client. Utilising a range of techniques, we are currently involved in monitoring track, structures and embankments on the railway infrastructure throughout the UK. The techniques deployed on these projects range from traditional track monitoring using retro reflective targets and total stations, to automatic

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wireless mesh networks which can deliver movement information in real time via an online web portal. Our tender stage consultation services aid our clients to consider monitoring provisions and solutions at the procurement and bid stages. The PBH Monitoring team have close working relationships with several leading global suppliers of monitoring equipment to provide monitoring solutions through all stages of construction and maintenance. UAV UAV surveys collect data using small remotely piloted aircraft systems, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). PBH UAV operational platforms can be legally flown in wind speeds up to 20mph, and at heights up to 400 feet. UAVs will be operated within line of sight of the pilot, or within 500 metres, whichever is the lesser of the two. PBH Surveys operate UAVs under a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with permission to operate multi-rotors (≤20kg). The platforms currently utilised to carry out work are either: A. A multi rotor UAV with a payload operating a 100mp camera, or B. A multi roto UAV with a 20mp camera/ HD .mp4 video recorded UAV Surveys are a fantastic way to record orthomosaics and detailed 3D models of areas where poor quality, outdated or limited data is available. Rail depots Depots, although part of the railway infrastructure often pose a different set of challenges. Some examples of this would be: • Typically, depots are open when the railway network is closed • Generally, tracks are in a poor condition as maintenance is reduced due to the low speeds permitted • Often depots have a collection of varying materials and S&C ages which requires a wealth of experience when trying to identify Some depots have stabled stock that cannot be moved – PBH are well versed in selecting appropriate survey techniques to minimise the problems this may cause for a complete survey deliverable. Depots also require staff to communicate with depot managers to agree local safeworking arrangements on closed/open lines within the depot. This requires a clear

understanding of depot layouts to work in close proximity to stabled trains and ensure minimal gaps are left in survey data. Deliverables PBH Surveys can deliver outputs directly tailored to client requirements: • ‘Traditional’ Linework/linestyles 2D Drawings – dgn/.dwg • ‘Traditional’ 3D Wireframe Drawings –.dgn/.dwg • ‘Simple Hybrid’ 3D Wireframes/Solid Models – combining traditional track surveys with 3D Solid models of complicated structures - dgn/.dwg/ .rvt/.msh • ‘Complex Hybrid’ 3D Wireframes/Solid Models – Full solid models of all infrastructure supplemented with traditional topographic surveys - dgn/ .dwg/.rvt/.msh • Total 3D Solid Models – No traditional Linework. - dgn/.dwg/.rvt/.msh All deliverables can be tailored to suit time/ cost budgets. • Outline Detail – Building Shapes/ groundforms – representative components • Medium Detail – Building Shapes/Features – basic componentry accurately depicted. • High Detail – WYSIWYM “What You See Is What You Model” Accurate depictions of all features required in specification. • Rendered High Detail – Photorealistic Models used for heritage grade/planning applications etc Case studies Below are some examples of different projects that PBH Rail has worked on. Kilsby Tunnel Network Rail realised that the Covid-19 pandemic would cause a reduced train service. As a result, a potential blockade could be secured on the West Coast Mainline covering Kilsby Tunnel to undertake the renewal of 800 yards of drainage and 870 yards of track. PBH got the call ten days before the blockade was due to start, requesting a full survey and design. PBH mobilised survey resources to complete the survey over one weekend night shift, processed the data and delivered to the design team within three days. The design team turned the design around within a week in time for the renewal to start. Central Rail Systems Alliance S&C PBH is delivering detailed S&C surveys for the CRSA Alliance across multiple regions. PBH undertake all access planning, paperwork and Safety Critical Staff for the

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client to ensure efficient delivery of both surveys and client design. A large percentage of PBH’s staff have extensive experience in this type of work which is demonstrated by our capacity to supply the large amount of survey data that is required when renewing S&C. Our regional based survey teams and internal planning resource services allow any changes to the delivery programme to be actioned quickly and safely. Central Rail Systems Alliance Plain Line Workbank and Network Rail Workbank Through CP6, PBH Rail is delivering Plain Line surveys across LNE, LNW, Anglia and Scotland for CRSA and Network Rail Works Delivery. This results in an annual combined workbank of circa 300 sites, ranging from Plain Line, Gauge Clearance, Drainage and S&C. Our in-house Planning, Survey, Track Design and OLE Design allows one point of contact for the client which ensures the demanding delivery timescales are met. Monitoring PBH are regularly commissioned to undertake monitoring across a variety of projects. We are experienced in the use of remote web-based monitoring and conventional monitoring. Projects range from the monitoring of tracks, buildings, embankments and railway infrastructure such as tunnels, bridges and arches. PBH have developed bespoke monitoring solutions to meet the client’s needs. Depot Newton Heath was surveyed by PBH due to various concerns raised by the Depot Manager regarding the condition of the structure, therefore a survey was required to assess what repairs were needed to be undertaken. We installed and coordinated a new grid tied to Snake Grid TPEN11 utilising six-hour GNSS observations as per the Northern Programmes standard. A mix of traditional topographical survey, UAV survey and terrestrial laser scanning was undertaken in order to deliver this project in the most efficient manner. The final deliverables were delivered to LOD300 standard along with our usual 3D dgn, registered point cloud and full NR3100 standard survey report. A flythrough of the site was created in order to assist the client with their design from the comfort of their own desk, minimising the need for further site walkouts. Tel: 07487 717 900 Email: matt.chilton@pbhrail.com Visit: www.pbhrail.com



Sustainability

Scaffolding with an environmental focus The importance of safety, versatility and cost effectiveness relating to the use of scaffolding is quite clearly not in dispute and can be demonstrated across a wide range of rail applications

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very installation – from building and construction to maintenance and refurbishment – has to meet the highest standards in these key areas. ‘There is, however, a further dimension which is invariably being highlighted by all users of our equipment and systems’ says Sean Pike, UK Managing Director of system scaffolding, access and weather protection specialist, Layher Ltd. ‘Optimising environmental performance has now become a factor that is not only called for by our customers but one which, vitally, we demand of ourselves.’ Layher’s view reflects today’s greater emphasis on the achievement of greener performance. This, the company believes, impacts not only on the broad need to ensure that its methods always take account of environmental effect but also on the advantages that can then be realised from a competitive point of view. ‘Every aspect of our activity now accommodates this consideration – from manufacturing and production processes to optimising our broad association with local, national and international communities’ adds Sean Pike. This philosophy at Layher extends to both economic and ecological sustainability. The organisation ensures, for example, that it not only utilises resource-preserving production processes but also focuses its commitment on areas such as facility construction and transport. ‘For example, we have created a dedicated Energy Management Team at our

manufacturing plant near Stuttgart’ continues Sean Pike, ‘which uses the international standard ISO 50001 as the basis for all activities and processes that call for the use and consumption of energy.’ Layher has identified several areas where the obligations associated with environmentally responsible activity should be applied. The sustainability of its production processes, the means of measuring performance and the design of the products themselves – all come under the green spotlight. ‘We have committed to a ten per cent reduction in energy consumption across our production processes over the next ten years’ explains Sean Pike by way of example. ‘This includes a move towards optimising movement between manufacturing locations to help reduce CO² emissions, the acquisition of raw materials that themselves are ecologically sustainable and the use of machinery which operates within the highest energy efficiency class.’ The use of new production technologies and processes that look to ensure the preservation of resources can also be seen through the company’s focus on utilising innovative technology such as combined heat and power and heat recovery facilities. ‘It is vital that this approach is continually subjected to a reliable means of measurement’ continues Sean Pike, ‘not just in order to demonstrate our performance, but also to identify areas where further improvements can be made.’ Replacing diesel forklift trucks with electric alternatives, installing photovoltaic

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systems and incorporating green spaces in new building plans are all factors that the company applies and adheres to wherever possible. The reduction of waste materials, often to create an alternative energy source, is a further demonstration of this principle in practice. Layher also believes that product design, much of which has long represented benefits to users in the rail sector should, itself, reflect the green imperative. For example, being able to combine new equipment with existing materials and stocks can help to optimise the long-term use and versatility of scaffolding, weather protection and access solutions. It is a view that is echoed by the organisation’s commitment to ensuring equipment approvals remain applicable across successive design generations. ‘The use of lightweight materials also plays an important role not only by helping with operations on site but also because they can contribute to minimising transportation needs – with, again, a beneficial impact on emissions’ continues Sean Pike. He points out that this can accommodate often restricted space alongside rail tracks during building or refurbishment operations. Moreover, easier equipment handling can reduce project time requirements – of particular note where, so often, possession is key. Perhaps one the most dramatic recent developments by Layher has been its Scaffold Information Modelling (SIM) software and, here too, environmental gains can be noted. ‘The design tool, which interfaces directly with BIM, provides a highly versatile planning method which offers enhanced presentation opportunities, communication with mobile devices via cloud-based mixed reality and even VR-modelling’ explains Sean Pike. ‘In turn, this can reduce the need for multi-party meetings and operations which, once again, can help cut down on travel requirements and consequent emissions.’


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The company also places great emphasis on its ongoing commitment to product innovation which, they emphasise, continues despite today’s considerations. Often the result of customer feedback, the introduction of new equipment ranges from major developments – such as the Allround Bridging System which offers key gains for passenger and workforce access and movement during, for example, station refurbishment – to individual, one-off component innovations. ‘Our new FlexBeam is also a prime example in this regard’ continues Sean Pike. ‘Designed for use with gantries, cantilevered or suspended scaffold structures, the Layher FlexBeam achieves a 40 per cent higher bending load capacity – crucially without the need for compression cross bracing.’ Significantly for

the rail sector, greater radii can be achieved with curved structures such as bridges, eliminating the need for extensive material usage and minimising manpower time. Today, use of the full range of Layher’s equipment and support services is enhanced by, not only, its head office in Letchworth, which they moved into in 1997, but also via satellite depots in Livingston in Scotland, Eggborough in Yorkshire, Dublin in Ireland and, most recently, West Bromwich in the West Midlands. ‘This means that regional customers can not only enjoy direct access to our design and technical capabilities in the UK – and, indeed, from our manufacturing plant and headquarters near Stuttgart in Germany – but also to the full range of Layher systems and equipment’ continues Sean Pike. In the current climate, he believes the latter to be of particular importance. The company maintains extensive stockholding in each location to enable delivery and collection commitments – both planned and ad hoc – to be fully realised. ‘This is especially relevant to our rail industry customers because, by definition, they are located throughout the country’ adds Sean Pike. ‘The focus on environmental performance

– in all its aspects – is, today, high on the agenda of all responsible companies and, in our sector, we believe we take a committed and proactive approach to the issue’ says Sean Pike. ‘We have recently marked our 75th anniversary since we began the production of ladders in little more than a small hut and throughout that time, our belief in quality, innovation and working closely ‘in partnership’ with customers has been well recognised. This is now being enhanced by our belief in meeting our green obligations.’ In the rail sector, Layher believe its approach and methods have allowed the company to develop a detailed understanding of the specific needs of the industry – from the importance of safety and system versatility to the gains that can be realised by optimised project control and management. ‘This, together with the added emphasis we place today on optimising our, and our customers’, environmental performance results in a level of capability and service which, I am sure, will be recognised and appreciated by all concerned,’ concludes Sean Pike. Tel: 01462 475100 Email: info@layher.co.uk Visit: www.layher.co.uk

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Technology

Synoptix on the right track SYNOPTIX are an engineering consultancy that have been solving their customer’s problems since 2011

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hese solutions range from technical issues with in-service systems, to supporting the development of new concepts and designs. Synoptix contribute to some of the foremost engineering projects in the UK, typically supporting large and complex engineering programmes through the application of systems engineering principles. Their customers benefit from their lean delivery of agile projects, utilising best practice developed across a range of industries. Their experience enables Synoptix to deliver solutions to their customers, working collaboratively with their in-house experts and Synoptix’s solutions-oriented services. Synoptix support companies in the development of modular platforms to provide scalability to their products. This facilitates shorter product development lead times and de-risks complex Engineering Programmes. Synoptix can develop the

Systems Engineering Architectural building blocks and processes, giving greater confidence for companies to re-use technologies costeffectively without the need for prohibitively expensive bespoke solutions. Synoptix have a unique capability to access subject matter expertise in the Systems, Safety and Reliability arenas. They have a number of partnership schemes with leading UK Universities, and promote the development of innovative technologies by bridging the gap between early research and development projects and major Blue-Chip Engineering companies, helping them to drive innovation into industry. Synoptix operate a lean organisation, allowing the experience of the Senior Management team to be directly available to a project. Synoptix develop a high value team solution to provide their customers with highly skilled engineers in a costeffective manner. This audited process ties

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the experience of senior managers and engineers together to provide the ideal combination that delivers high quality solutions at the best value. Synoptix staff are either Chartered with an institute or working towards Chartership and they support continued professional development. This enables the engineers to stay abreast of technologies, principles, techniques, and tools applicable to their area of expertise. As an agile SME, Synoptix are well placed to anticipate issues and challenges facing UK engineering. A unique and imminent challenge is the implementation of the new OPWR legislation and they are confident their proven mechanism of delivering projects will drive them seamlessly through any disruption and continue to grow the organisation. Synoptix’s engagement across multiple industries allows them to draw upon many


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examples of best practice and develop innovative engineering techniques to support and enhance their Customers’ capabilities to deliver Programmes and Projects. Aiming to streamline and enhance engineering processes so that deliverables and deadlines are met without compromising the quality of engineering and constraining budgets. So, what core rail expertise have Synoptix delivered over the past three years? Authorisation and customer approvals There are many obstacles to overcome when developing a system; two of which are also the most critical milestones for the duration of the project: authorising the design with an independent organisation who have been accredited by the government; and customer acceptance. Each of these ‘phases’ have individual hurdles, and Synoptix have combined their core strengths of systems engineering and their rail expertise to overcome them. As an example, Synoptix were tasked by a customer who were expanding their platform, and as such had extensive compliance reports to be managed before sending to the NoBo/DeBo for approval. Deploying a small team and utilised lean process techniques to track each deliverable throughout its lifecycle. Development and application of this process enabled different departments within this company to communicate more effectively, allowing a shared vision to be provided on what inputs were required from who and when. The fully implemented process was then rolled out across the platform benefitting the customer in saved time and effort across multiple projects. In addition, Synoptix identified a number of issues which were halting these deliverables from being sent to the authority board. One of the fundamentals of systems engineering is traceability, a pragmatic approach was taken to ensure all the relevant information was populated. The relationships developed were utilised for

Synoptix embraced start-up methods of ‘rapid prototyping’ to keep costs low and provide options to the user which led to producing early validation, having only spent several weeks working with the customer

Unlike authorising which ensures the manufacturer is conforming to regulations, customer acceptance focuses on if the design will be able to provide the passengers with the service they are expecting, maintenance features and usability for staff. Taking this into consideration means completing this process takes a longer time than authorisation. Synoptix were tasked to work alongside the Chief Engineer to negotiate the approval of requirements quick turnaround time, this is essential as there are numerous work streams that are required to be closed for the trains to be authorised. Improved productivity and efficiency in this phase will ultimately lead to time scales staying within boundaries, saving money and allowing the project to be delivered on time. Unlike authorising which ensures the manufacturer is conforming to regulations, customer acceptance focuses on if the design will be able to provide the passengers with the service they are expecting, maintenance features and usability for staff. Taking this into consideration means completing this process takes a longer time than authorisation. Synoptix were tasked to work alongside the Chief Engineer to negotiate the approval of requirements. This has led to working in an agile team, who are able to deliver bespoke solutions that satisfy the customer but also are feasible and cost-effective to the manufacturer. Synoptix were given the responsibility to react to the customers’ feedback accordingly, it freed up their customer’s key internal resources to divert their attention to larger ongoing issues which required immediate attention. Applying a systems engineering framework to key work streams have allowed the risks to be minimised whilst increasing the quality of the output. Delivering innovation in rail Synoptix believes innovating with state-ofthe-art technologies can maximise benefits for users or stakeholders who are facing unconventional or complex problems. At Network Rail, they deployed an Artificial Intelligence Tool to increase safety and reduce cost. The initial workshops focused on mapping out the ‘user journey’ to interpret the functional needs of the user. Synoptix utilised systems thinking to determine how functions were interconnected and the impact of each on other systems. Utilising lean systems engineering to elicit user requirements produced a clear understanding of how

their proposed solutions could be validated early and reduce the number of iterations required to go through verification. Synoptix embraced start-up methods of ‘rapid prototyping’ to keep costs low and provide options to the user which led to producing early validation, having only spent several weeks working with the customer. Trade studies were conducted to critically assess each solution and determine the routes to benefit realisation. Synoptix’s solution to fulfil the user’s requirements resulted in developing a Machine Learning model which automated a repetitive and costly task. Synoptix were conscious of applicable safety standards and certification routes so they placed bounding requirements to maintain the focus on innovation whilst maintaining a vision of the end goal of an in-service product. What outcomes has this achieved? By utilising ‘light touch’ systems engineering, Synoptix deliver to time, cost, and quality. Combining the latest technology and utilising tried and tested processes, they were able to reduce their customers staffing workload by automating repetitive tasks and reduce costs on outsourcing mundane work packages. What are the steps to achieving something similar? Synoptix strive to solve complex problems by deploying agile teams to rapidly prototype solutions and provide the valid and verified evidence required to overcome any stakeholder or investment hurdles. Synoptix are offering a free of charge workshop to work through any complex problems you may be facing, get in touch via the contact information below. Tel: 0117 943 0707 Email: Rail@synoptix.co.uk Visit: www.synoptix.co.uk

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Legato blocks – case study Elite Precast Concrete Ltd and RSG Structures have once again joined forces to deliver an innovative and great value solution for a client

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SG Structures operate as an independent designer, supplier and installer of all manner of precast, prestressed concrete as well as traditional steel frame and also membrane covers/canopies. They use a network of carefully vetted suppliers to ensure only the highest quality products are included in the portfolio and by offering a completely impartial service, there is no bias toward any one particular product, as all are considered on their individual merits and their suitability. This gives clients the confidence they are not just being sold to by a salesman but receiving sound advice from a company that have been working in this industry for a long time. This particular project involved an existing slab with many different levels, a client requirement for high walls (six to seven metres), a cover over the whole bunker and formed part of larger works including demolition and groundworks. As the slab was good, it would have been foolish not to use it, but varying levels meant putting walls directly onto it

would be an issue. Using a varying height plinth caters for the different levels of the existing slab and allows a level surface for walls and the roof to be formed. This particular plinth was 0.4 metre at its shallowest and just over 1.2 metre at its highest. There aren’t too many options available at this sort of height, L walls or horizontal panels are a possibility but the foot on an L wall at this height is around 2.6 metre which increases the footprint dramatically and panels would require either stub stanchions or a heavy-duty steel frame with corresponding large foundations. Options for the division walls are also very limited at this height and wouldn’t be operator friendly with feet or steelwork in the way.

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This is where Elite Precast’s high strength Legato block comes into its own. The standard blocks are cast from high quality 50N/mm2 concrete and are 1.6m x 0.8m x 0.8m, weighing 2,400kgs. When designed and installed correctly they can form very large walls to take large loads, including roof canopies on top. The use of double thickness walls at the base allows the walls to take the product loading and impact loading of the operating machinery with ease. With the division walls, a ‘footblock’ is


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used which creates a very neat detail and is also self-cleaning of material. The cover for all of this is formed using a steel monopitch frame which is founded to ground externally and to the top of the walls internally and includes a spill flashing at the top of the wall. Using this combination of products gives the client huge versatility as the concrete plinth is the only part of this bunker complex that can’t be unbolted and taken away to be reconstructed on another site. The legato blocks are very simple to reconfigure into different heights and layouts which is what makes it such a versatile product. Times change very quickly and the ability to have an easily adaptable walling system is invaluable. RSG Structures are also pleased to announce the launching of an industry first inspection service called SiteSafe. Where clients have existing walls (constructed from interlocking blocks, timber sleepers, L shapes, panels or anything else) they can organise a SiteSafe report which includes a site survey to observe current wall layouts, systems, the types, designs and how walls are being used. The client then receives a factual report which will note where systems in place are working within design capability, highlight any areas of concern and recommend remedial actions to make the site safe, this is then signed off by an RSG Director and Structural Engineer.

For more information on any of the products offered by Elite Precast get in touch with them via the contact information below. Tel: 01952 588885 Email: sales@eliteprecast.co.uk or call

For more information about the wide range of services offered by RSG Structures (including the new SiteSafe service) get in touch with Gareth via the contact information below. Tel: 08452 997597 Email: gneale@rsgstructures.co.uk Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 221


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Arcosystem with Technocrete™ – efficient troughing application It is common practice to protect lineside cables in troughing routes and it is fast becoming best practice to protect them in Arcosystem

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ffering installation efficiencies of over 40 per cent compared to ground-based systems and traditional elevated offerings, Arcosystem has made a significant impact on the UK market following its introduction six years ago. These efficiencies are found through a significant reduction in site preparation required to install ground-based systems and with six-metre post centres replacing traditional two-metre centres for elevated route. Of course, this also reduces the manual impact on our workforce, protecting them from accidents and injuries. The manual process of installing Arcosystem has been made easier still with the introduction of Technocrete™, a sustainable and lightweight alternative to traditional cement based post mix. With 1.8kg of Technocrete™ replacing 60kg of post mix and mixing water it protects our workers from fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries while also protecting our

environment by omitting the use of cement. In fact, this innovative product is manufactured using recycled vegetable oil from the catering sector which allows it to provide a huge 70 per cent carbon saving in comparison to standard post mix. Scott Parnell are now frequently supplying major programmes of work which have switched from ground route to Arcosystem with Technocrete™ and with feedback like this it’s easy to see why ‘The Arcosystem holds around four kilometres of 3x240mm Aluminium cable, the six-metre system has allowed for a speedy install reducing the time staff are required to spend trackside and reducing manual handling risks as

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Technocrete has been utilised. With track access being at a premium on most rail projects this application has allowed the team to cover more meterage than traditional methods in less time.’ To learn more, get in touch with Scott Parnell Rail via the contact information below. Tel: 0208 805 5797 Email: rail@scottparnell.com Visit: www.scottparnellrail.com


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Training

Training is key to success High quality, responsive training is key to a competent and more productive workforce and the development of a workforce is important

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kills and competence come hand in hand to make a safer industry. Trust Seaton Rail to deliver – from the classroom to the front line. Seaton Rail’s Railway and Track Safety Training Courses provide their own workforce, companies and individual contractors with the skills, knowledge and certification to ensure that rail works are carried out efficiently and safely as well as in full compliance with Network Rail Standards. Ensuring that people are safe whilst working in a high-risk environment is imperative, on the contrary, there is the need for people to not only be aware of how to keep themselves safe on the railway but how to safely and competently complete works – often to strict and demanding timescales. Seaton Rail’s subject area of expertise is railway track safety training and compliance. The courses and assessments they deliver range from Personal Track Safety (PTS) up to Safe System of Work Planner (SSOWP) including Controller of Site Safety (COSS), Engineering Supervisor (ES) and Person in Charge of Possession (PICOP). Seaton Rail have full nationwide coverage and full-time trainers and assessors which allows them to meet their clients demands and needs. Courses are often tailored to suit individuals, meaning that the content is relevant whilst still delivering the knowledge as per Network Rail standards. Working alongside other departments within the organisation, they strive to enrich the lives of others by delivering high quality, responsive training – the aim is to be inspiring, innovative and outstanding. Recently graded as a GOLD (outstanding) Network Rail training and assessment provider by the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), Seaton Rail are rigorously inspected and adhere to the relevant Network Rail standards. In addition to railway track safety training, they deliver level 1-4 OFQUAL accredited health, safety and compliance training raining from Health and Safety, First Aid, Functional Skills, Customer Service, teacher/assessor qualifications, Food Safety & Business Skills. Seaton Rail form a collaborative partnership with all their clients to achieve maximum productivity and performance

metrics to get the job done! Of course, safety is paramount and as members of the British Safety Council they are committed to working towards Health, Safety and Environmental best practice. Their industry specialists have a combined 120 years of railway experience and in partnership with the training division, they offer Safe Work Planning, track access, the booking and

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management of isolations and possessions, on track protection and warning services, labour supply and Drugs and Alcohol screenings and medical screenings. Creating a safe working environment track side ‘on or near the line’ requires careful planning before work can begin. A job that is planned well is more likely to make full use of available resources, be more


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cost-effective and above all be safer to implement. Seaton Rail form a collaborative partnership with all their clients to achieve maximum productivity and performance metrics to get the job done. Seaton Rail can quickly provide a bespoke, dedicated and experienced workforce of the highest quality to their clients thus enabling maximum possession utilisation and project delivery within agreed budget and time constraints. In addition, all of their staff have extensive route knowledge, dramatically reducing the risk of any of your works being aborted. Seaton Rail have a full time, directly employed On Track Division, together with their large database of Support Staff they can offer full UK nationwide coverage of contingent on-track labour and protection and warning staff for safety critical manpower requirements covering all aspects of rail work. The railway industry no longer simply requires recruitment agencies to supply a labour force, the rail industry requires qualified and experienced staff to assess and resource the needs of individual clients on a project to project basis. Seaton Rail offer dedicated industry specialists to resource and supply

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Supporting the rail industry amidst growing demand Complete Training Solutions (CTS) is a Liverpool based, specialised Health and Safety training provider, with over 24 years of combined industry experience

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he training provider offers a range of qualifications suitable for those in the rail industry, including IRATA Rope Access, CITB and IOSH training courses. The in-house training and bespoke training facilities on offer, allows CTS to run courses that accommodate the schedules and training needs of employers and individuals alike. In recent years, the rail industry has been affected by the lack of skilled labour, hampering productivity within the industry, and with an increased demand for track maintenance, and new major rail projects over the horizon the need for skilled labour is more crucial than ever. It is vital businesses can employ skilled professionals who will effectively support the demands of the industry.

Government capital expenditure is expected to increase resulting in raising of departmental budgets, providing an opportunity for pipeline rail construction projects and greater maintenance. For businesses, now is the time to invest in their workers, ready for the upcoming demand. At CTS their courses support rail professionals and business. Offering a wide range of health and safety training in the likes of rope access, confined space and first aid, CTS is accredited to deliver IOSH, IRATA and City and Guilds courses to name just a few. All courses take place at one of two waterfront training facilities, which are conveniently located close to Liverpool City Centre. Their specialist trainers support delegates for their journeys in the rail

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industry. Delegates can become experts in Health and Safety measures and procedures through undergoing IOSH or CITB courses, or undertaking a level 1, 2 or 3 IRATA Rope Access Course. All courses support professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills to work safely in rail maintenance or construction. Their City and Guilds training course is ideal for delegates who will be embarking on a career in confined spaces, while IRATA and Rope Access Training will enable learners to work safely at height using rope access. With three levels of IRATA Rope Access Courses to choose from, Complete Training Solutions can help delegates progress to the next stage of their careers – and climb the next rung on the rope ladder.


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Testimonials ‘We all thoroughly enjoyed the course and the level of presentation, probably the best instructor I have ever come across in 45 years in the business. Thank you CTS, excellent facilities and staff.’ ‘Always down to earth instructors who know what they are talking about. Complete always cater for our lastminute needs with no problems.’

As a successful long standing training provider, Complete Training Solutions has built an impressive and loyal customer base. Their ongoing dedication to providing highquality training across the four sectors in which they operate has helped delegates enter the industry with the necessary skills. Their operations continue to grow and evolve offering a first-class service to individuals and businesses.

‘With everything going on, I was quite nervous about attending this course but after seeing all the Covid-19 precautions that have been put in place, it filled me with confidence. CTS have gone above and beyond to ensure our health and safety during these uncertain times.’ ‘Instructors were very knowledgeable and reassuring. I felt very comfortable as this is something I haven’t experienced before.’

The course catalogue displays a variety of course options available for people looking to get into the rail industry, with all levels available there is something to suit the needs of every business and individual. Tel: 0151 708 9785 Email: info@completetrainingsolutions.co.uk Visit: www.completetrainingsolutions.co.uk

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Training

Creating a skilled workforce through innovation Sustainability, flexibility and investment into the next generation. This is what gave PM Training and Assessing the idea to approach signalling training in a creative way

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M Training and Assessing are a micro business making a big impact in the rail sector, particularly in signalling. We have worked in the signalling sector for the past ten years; providing IRSE (Institution of Railway Signal Engineers) assessments and training up new assessors. In 2018, after the collapse of Carillion Rail, one of our founders was made redundant, and we made the decision to move into technical training. We wanted to provide a unique service that was able to be flexible and meet the needs of companies within the rail sector. After communicating with the managers from a number of high profiled companies, we realised that there was a large issue with staff having to travel for training. This in turn meant that staff were often away from work for long periods of time and was costing companies vast amounts of money in terms of travel, accommodation and lost shifts. Our solution was to take the training to the companies. We looked at a variety of ways in order to achieve this, and finally came up with the idea of converting a bus into a mobile training room. The result of our new venture would mean that we could take the technical classroom anywhere in the country.

Turning the dream to a reality Like most innovative ideas, it was a simple idea but needed a lot of time, resources and creative thinking to turn it into a reality. We told others within the industry what our plan was, and Arup were keen for their design apprentices to get involved and do the design for the bus. As a company we are very keen to bring on young people and give them opportunities, so we readily agreed. The apprentices then had the opportunity to take the lead on managing a mini project. During the life of the project they had to work with us to understand our limitations in space and how everything was to work within the bus. We were able to work with the apprentices to install a fully working relay interlocking with an NX push button panel that will set routes and operate the equipment installed on the bus. The equipment that is based on the bus includes cabling, TPWS, track circuit and a signal head. The circuitry can also drive a double ended set of clamplocks via plug couplers that are connected externally on a trailer. Environmental sustainability As we are going to the client it means that

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there is a reduction in the carbon emissions, as you don’t have each person driving to the training school in their own vehicle. There is just one vehicle on the road. This also helps with the wellbeing of candidates as they can stay at home. We are also using iPads for training and assessment instead of lots of paperwork for each trainee, therefore we are saving our use of paper and printer ink. We are also keeping all the trainee’s assessments electronically, without the need for printing. Case study: using our mobile classroom to deliver SMTH training to Cleshar In 2019 PM Training and Assessing delivered a full SMTH (Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook) certification course to Cleshar, in London, using our new mobile technical training bus. On this course we had a wide variety of learners from different backgrounds and of different ages. We gave them each an iPad, onto which we had pre-loaded all of the course notes. We gave them an Apple Pencil so they could personalise their notes. For those whose handwriting was not legible and preferred to type, they could do this using the iPad keyboard. Once they had completed their training


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and were ready for assessment, they completed the knowledge test using an online version of the exam. This was marked automatically so the trainer knew straight away who had passed and which questions they had got right. For their practical learning they were able to use the equipment which they would find in the live track environment. The trainer was able to set up the equipment in the bus so that he could simulate different scenarios that may happen in the course of their work. As the learners were based at their normal place of work, they were mentally refreshed each day as they could go home to their families. While the course was a success it also reduced the potential ecological impact by removing the need for multiple candidates making 180-mile car journeys to our centre in Wales. This saved 876kg of CO2 emissions just from using our bus. This also saved a collective 41 hours of driving required, improving the wellbeing of all involved. Cleshar estimated that we had saved them £9,000 in travel, accommodation and lost shifts.

equipment on it as the bus. With the trailer however, we have created more space so that we have a small classroom area, which means both knowledge and practical training can be delivered from the trailer. We are also exploring the use of virtual reality training with our local university to complement our training. We plan to have this working on the trailer by the end of summer 2021.

What the future holds As with many businesses during the covert pandemic we have had to be creative about how we deliver training and assessments. We have used an online learning platform to deliver our assessor training and made use of ‘Teams’ for delivering technical knowledge training. This has included new cohorts of Signalling Apprentices that we are delivering training for. However, we have also invested during this time in a new project, which is a converted show trailer with the same

Summary As a micro business, we are very proud of what we have achieved and we love it when people come onto the bus or trailer and are genuinely surprised about how good it looks, and the creative way we have used the space. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and the way we can harness new technology. If you want to know more about what we do, get in touch via the contact information below. Tel: 01874 620704 Email: enquiries@pmtanda.co.uk Visit: www.pmtanda.co.uk

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Consultancy Support Services

Training support services Walker Training & Consultancy Ltd are a customer focused, training provider and compliance consultants

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ith over 20 years’ experience supporting businesses within the rail and construction sector, providing workplace health and safety consultancy, training, and risk management throughout the United Kingdom, Walker Training & Consultancy offer competitively priced support packages, including:

place for all the requirements contained within the relevant protocols. RISQS Protocol – CORE Requirements This Protocol will look at the ensuring organisations have a robust documented management system in place, along with its supporting procedures – all suppliers to Network Rail must achieve this certification.

achieve this certification. In addition to RISQS, Walker Training & Consultancy are currently supporting numerous businesses in a range of schemes including, Builders Profile, SMAS, CHAS, Constructionline, Safe Contractor, Achilles Building Confidence, UVDB, Scaffolding Association & FORS.

• Dedicated email and telephone support • NR Standards, legislation and rule book updates • Management system development and audits • Construction, rail and scaffolding site safety inspections

RISQS Protocol – Sentinel This Protocol will look at the ensuring organisations have a robust documented Management system in accordance with Sentinel Scheme Rules – suppliers intending to sponsor individuals to work on NRMI must achieve this certification.

They can assist with initial development of bespoke easy to navigate, user friendly management systems, through to audit and beyond, gap analysis and pre-audits. Specialising in RISQS – Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, their consultants have the experience and knowledge of the processes involved to lead your business to a successful outcome. The RISQS Audit process is intended to facilitate the validation of information developed and submitted by organisations on to the RISQS platform at the prequalification stage and to assess additional areas of compliance. Auditors shall verify that the organisation has fully documented arrangements in

RISQS Protocol – SWP (Safe system of work planning (SSOW) This Protocol will look at the ensuring organisations have a robust documented Management system in accordance with Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/019 Safety of people at work on or near the line – suppliers intending to plan safe access requirements must achieve this certification.

ISO Assurance ISO Assurance is a systematic process of checking to see whether a product or service being developed is meeting specified requirements, such as ISO Quality Management system 9001:2015, ISO Environmental Management system 14001:2015 & ISO Occupational Health & Safety Management system 45001:2018. Walker Training & Consultancy can develop and assist in the implementation of compliant system enabling you to achieve and maintain ISO certification. This bespoke service ensures they provide, user friendly, easy to use processes and procedures that reflects the context of your organisation and meets the needs and expectations of clients and interested parties.

RISQS Protocol – CDM This Protocol is applicable where the supplier discharges a duty defined within the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) – suppliers facilitating construction works must

New for 2020 – access to the client portal Throughout their client base, and many years’ experience of providing compliance services, Walker Training & Consultancy have found that some organisations struggle in several key areas. To address these, they

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have developed an online compliance client portal offering solutions to address each of these shortfalls. Each designed to save time, money and unnecessary effort involved with endless site visits, trawling endless spread sheets, and reems of paperwork, and of course eliminating human error. Competence management The system replaces the need for a training matrix/database, as all the information, certs and expiries, etc. are all maintained within the system which provides registered users with a unique QR codes and auto expire notifications to both the user and company administrator at 60 and 30 days, ensuring deadlines are no longer missed. The system uses RAG, with a count down from 60 days to expiry – see example QR code (scan to view), Individual training certificates can be viewed directly by the user. Additionally, the administrator of the system can run competency reports and download, by username or certificate name – which can be conveniently shared with clients, so no more sending actual certificates. Fatigue management and hours worked Users are required to login to record their hours worked/timesheets and travel times on a weekly basis, which can be set to specific times i.e., between 16:00 and 23:00 on a Friday, ensuring no late submissions and effective fatigue monitoring. Once submitted hours are analysed by the system, identifying potential and actual exceedances, again using colour coding for ease of use. Hours worked reports can be reviewed either individually by submission, by week number, or by totals showing all user submissions over a rolling 14-day period. The system also identifies level 1 and level 2 exceedances. Hours worked submissions can also be linked to daily form filing requirements, example being PUWER or vehicle forms, users can only record hours, where there is a corresponding form submitted, ensuring the requirements are met. Close call reporting system With the ability to upload photos and instantly share with company managers. These can be converted to PDF and instantly re-distributed on the system with the workforce. Close calls can be categorised in accordance with RSSB criterion. Toolbox talk/safety briefing This has gone down particularly well with social distancing requirements. The company admin has the ability to upload briefings to either individuals, groups, or the entire

workforce, instantly or on specific dates (according to schedules – weekly, monthly etc). Once uploaded the user receives a notification email that there is a new message available within their portal. Users login, download, read and then accept the briefing, providing a full audit trail, from upload to confirmation. A document library facility This can be used to upload things like company forms, policies and procedures, NR handbooks, standards, technical guidance, key point cards, designs, user manuals, risk assessments, WPP etc. These can be conveniently stored within project specific folders or individuals. Forms section This has been developed to enable our clients to have their own management system forms added to the system, an example being periodic medical questionnaires. In its current state, the system has been through several RISQS Audits, with multiple positives, which are usually hard to achieve, as this identifies that the required standards have been exceeded. Access to the portal is provide for a single monthly or annual fee. Training Walker Training & Consultancy offer H&S training at our training & assessment centre in West Sussex. Training packages include: • HV Training & Assessment services – Being one of just two training providers in the UK, Walker Training & Consultancy offer HV competent person and assessor training in accordance the Southern region HV system and Network rail standard NR/L3/ ELP/22001 Procedure and Competence Requirements for Persons Undertaking Works in the Vicinity of High Voltage Cables. Additionally, our experienced HV assessors provide HV cable assessment

services for works being undertaken within one metre of the southern region HV cables • Small tools – packages tailored to your specific requirements. • Manual handling • Track trolley • First Aid – emergency, full and mental health Tel: 01403 452406 Email: info@walkertraining-consultancy.co.uk Visit: www.walkertrainingconsultancy.co.uk

Testimonials I cannot recommend Walker Training & Consultancy highly enough. As a consultancy, they have developed & maintained my organisations BMS & RISQS compliance for 5 years now. During that time, we have not received a single non-conformance from RISQS. With the introduction of the compliance portal our organisation has gone from strength to strength. (Rail User)

Initially Walker Training & Consultancy was contracted under a retained service for H&S support, however after a short time this has moved on to a full package, of taking care of all our compliance, including ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, RISQS, Constructionline, CHAS, SMAS, UVDB. We have developed the compliance portal to enable payroll, saving valuable administration time. (Rail and Highways User)

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Tunnelling

The future of tunnelling Professor Colin M Eddie FREng, expert in the Design and Construction of tunnels at CECL Global looks at the bigger picture

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ur planet is changing more rapidly than at any other time in human history. It took 200,000 years of human evolution to get to a population of one billion in the 1800s; in the 200 years since we have seen a seven-fold increase, with the population expected to rise to ten billion by 2050. Associated with this population growth is explosive urbanisation: in 1800, three per cent of the world’s population lived in urban environments and by 2050, 70 per cent of us will be city dwellers. Megacities are defined at conurbations of more than ten million people. In 1950 there was only one (New York) and today we are approaching 50, both in industrialised and in developing countries. Where are we today? Associated with explosive urbanisation, we are seeing cities with inadequate shelter, insufficient infrastructure and services, overcrowded transportation systems, inadequate water supply and sanitation, increasing pollution and increasing consequences from natural disasters. This all means one thing: we are rapidly running out of space and this is fuelling an insatiable appetite to utilise the space beneath our feet. The tunnelling and underground space sector is currently estimated to be worth $100bn/annum and at nine per cent growth per year is one of the fastest growing sectors of the construction industry. Today however the cost of tunnelling, particularly on major projects is much higher than it needs to be in many parts of the world and perversely often in those countries with the most ‘mature’ construction industries. In recent years we have seen major tunnelling projects suffer significant and unnecessary cost over-runs due to poor procurement choices compounded by poor contract administration. Tunnelling projects are often procured using an incomplete reference design which is then to be developed by a design and construct entity. All too often however, tensions exist in this procurement process between the reference design, planning conditions, the Client’s unnecessary technical specifications and the functional requirements for the project. Couple this with excessive red tape, multiple tiers of management, a lack of a controlling

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mind and excessive man marking, and we have the perfect storm. In many countries (including the UK) planning of underground space is extremely poor or even non-existent. No effective space reservation policies exist, and no single body is responsible for the coordination of underground space. Space is therefore allocated on a first come first served basis with no coordinated plan for the future. In cities such as London this will inevitably mean that future tunnels will be driven at ever increasing depths. Despite significant improvements in tunnelling technology in recent years we are still essentially scratching at the ground with tools that all too quickly wear out and then invariably supporting the ground with conventional concrete made from Portland Cement (one of the least sustainable construction materials, which is currently responsible for about 8 per cent of the yearly global CO2 emissions). New thinking is desperately required. The efficient and sustainable development of underground space is imperative if we are to maintain or even arrest the decline of the quality of the lives of our urban populations. In Elon Musk’s inimitable fashion, he recently challenged the world’s tunnellers to reduce the cost of tunnelling by 90 per cent. A headline grabbing soundbite no doubt, but actually a more legitimate aspiration that you must at first think. If we are able to implement emerging technologies together within more effective contractual

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frameworks, a big bite could be taken out of this 90 per cent. If we sprinkle over the top, effective and pro-active risk management strategies, then confidence in the out-turn delivery will be also be greatly enhanced thereby improving much needed public and investor confidence in the future. Future tunnelling and underground space applications New and innovative technologies and materials will bring about a paradigm shift in tunnelling in the near future. Couple these with exciting new applications for underground space and we will soon be seeing major societal benefits around the globe. High-speed passenger transportation Travelling at high speed through the air at atmospheric pressure is highly energy inefficient. Power consumption is a function of drag and proportional to the cube of the speed and this explains why super cars have needed to double their horsepower to achieve top end speed increases of only a few kilometres per hour. At 400 kph the air feels like butter and very difficult to persuade to move out of the way. Most of us would have heard of Hyperloop or similar such systems. The concept is to travel at high speed (up to say 800 kph or even more) through a tube which has had most of its air sucked out to create a vacuum. Hyperloop is normally portrayed in an above ground tube, but for engineering and resilience reasons it is quite clear that

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such systems will need to be built in tunnels. Over 20 years ago, scientists in Switzerland developed the Swiss Metro Concept. The concept was to utilise trains engineered to aircraft standard and run these in evacuated tunnels. The concept was to join each of the major cities in Switzerland and have commuting times measured in minutes rather than hours. Using linear induction motors the trains would effectively levitate and in the evacuated tubes would be virtually frictionless. As acceleration and deceleration rates would need to be limited for passenger comfort, the concept does need to be of sufficient length to be viable (i.e. you need a long enough length running at high speed to deliver the maximum benefit). Underground freight transport (UFT) systems The conveyance of freight underground is an obvious and cost-effective solution to the problems of increasing congestion on our cities’ roads, increasing pollution of the atmosphere and alarming rise in the fatality of cyclists. A high proportion of the goods

transported on the roads around the world is conveyed on pallets and roll container trolleys. These could easily be conveyed underground on autonomous smart pods powered with linear induction motors. Logistics centres on the outskirts of major conurbations would be used to facilitate just in time delivery via comparatively small diameter tunnels to underground distribution centres in the city centre. Tertiary delivery could be via a secondary capsule system, or more likely on the surface using electric vehicles or even in the air using drones. In Switzerland, Cargo sous terrain (CST) plans to transport and distribute small goods via a UFT system. The backbone of the system will be a 490 km long tunnel system stretching from Geneva to St. Gallen and from Basel to Lucerne, with an additional branch connecting Bern to Thun. The CST city logistics system will seamlessly link the tunnels with cities via the connecting hubs and will rely on synergies with existing transport modes for the supply of goods and disposal of waste (such as dry packaging materials). In 2021 the Swiss Parliament will be considering the changes to

its legislation required to enable effective delivery of a UFT network. In the UK, the government are currently funding the development of much needed harmonised standards for the design, construction and operation of UFT systems. This works is being led by engineering entrepreneurs from MoleSolutions and supported by Arup. As a keen supporter of this concept, I was delighted to be invited to chair the steering committee for this project and we look forward to publishing our findings later this year. A variant of this system will be used to convey 20ft and 40ft shipping containers from busy ports. Many cities around the globe suffer from the same challenge. Ports were often established hundreds or even thousands of years ago, with cities then growing around the port. Moving goods from these city ports often creates conflict and congestion on the existing road network. Existing technologies have been developed to solve these challenges and it is becoming increasing clear that the business case for such facilities is extremely compelling. Couple this with the

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sustainability, environmental and safety benefits these systems will bring and you must conclude that it is a question of when – not if – these systems will be built. The way forward New machines, materials and applications will radically change how we think about investing in underground infrastructure. These big ideas however need to be promoted by strong and determined champions who can win the confidence of investors, the public and politicians. I am sure that if visionary engineers such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel were alive today, we would already be benefitting from this revolution. Company profile CECL’s staff can demonstrate an unparalleled track record of bringing innovative ideas to market. We are currently engaged with the research and development of new methods of tunnelling and new materials which will drastically

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Mobil Baustoffe on-site concrete Since its foundation in 1998, Mobil Baustoffe has produced well over 14 million m³ of concrete: all on-site and all for major infrastructure projects in many parts of the world

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lmost all new rail projects include tunnels. Sometimes these are small, not very newsworthy tunnels; sometimes they challenge existing limitations. When it comes to rail projects, long tunnels crossing through difficult geological conditions often get a lot of publicity. To enable engineers to construct these underground wonders, one material is of vital importance: concrete. Whether sprayed concrete (often called shotcrete), concrete for prefabricated tunnel segments called tubbings, or concrete for the inner lining with or without steel or PP fibres – the availability, quality and price of the concrete plays a key role in the success of the project. This is where Mobil Baustoffe comes into play. Since 1998, the specialist company has supplied concrete to a large number of infrastructure projects, many of them rail projects and most of them tunnels. From the North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project in northeastern England to the E78 Grosetto– Fano Project in Italy, from the Alto Maipo

Hydropower Project in Chile to the Ras Laffan Gas Harbour project in Qatar – Mobil Baustoffe is your global and independent concrete partner all over the world. Mobil Baustoffe designs and builds optimised mixing equipment with harmonised logistics concepts., Smart solutions are developed together with the clients and tailor-made solutions found for everything related to concrete. Being independent from any raw material producer, the most suitable constituents are found and concrete mix designs developed. Mobil Baustoffe’s deep understanding of concrete technology is one of the pillars of its success. The required facilities are installed directly on site, operated during the construction period and dismantled once construction is complete. Any other amount of service or desired interface is possible, from full service “one stop shop” solutions to sole consulting by Mobil Baustoffe’s experts. As an example, Mobil Baustoffe was involved in the construction of the Gotthard

Base Tunnel in Switzerland. For the Amsteg and Erstfeld sections of the tunnel, Mobil Baustoffe produced about 930,000 m³ of concrete. To ensure the smooth operation of the construction sites, the Mobil Baustoffe JV organised the delivery of cement by rail. The required rail wagons were parked on dedicated “cement tracks”. The cement was then blown directly into the cement silos of the batching plants through long pipes. Thanks to the large storage capacities and precise coordination between the supplier and our qualified personnel, the construction sites were continuously supplied with concrete. The concrete was also transported by rail. Tunnel trains were loaded using special mobile concrete hoppers. It was possible to load the train from two mixers, each with a capacity of 3 m³, simultaneously. The loading system, including train shunting yard, was developed by Mobil Baustoffe in cooperation with our partners.

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Here the fully automatic cover lifting device deserves special mention. The transport hoppers of the concrete trains were closed with covers. The system automatically recognised the cover, released the latches, removed the cover and put it aside while the concrete was loaded. After loading, the automated system replaced the cover and closed the latch. Thanks to Mobil Baustoffe`s know-how and dedication, the concrete specialist company was able to make a significant contribution to the success of the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which at the time was the longest traffic tunnel in the world Another project worth mentioning is the Crossrail project in London. Mobil Baustoffe developed a tailor-made concrete mixing plant to produce concrete for the C410 lot of the Crossrail project right in the middle of the British capital. A 3.33 m³ batching plant with enough on-site storage to cover three working days of concrete demand was planned, produced and installed for an initial amount of 57,000 m³ of concrete. The smooth delivery of all constituents to Oxford Street was assured by the close

communication and coordination with the supply chain partners. The concrete batching plant with a 3.33 m³ twin-shaft mixer was designed to have the smallest footprint possible in order to fit in the available space. Using an overhead silo for aggregates and a large screwed cement silo, Mobil Baustoffe was able to store the raw material needed for 300 m³ of concrete as specified by the client. The material was delivered smoothly right into the heart of London via Oxford Street, London’s busiest shopping road. Operating the plant in a 24/7 shift system, Mobil Baustoffe was able to supply concrete directly into the client’s concrete pump (placed beneath the batching plant) at any given time. Mobil Baustoffe does not only produce on-site concrete; the company also makes prefabricated concrete segments and annular gap filling materials. One of the segment productions was for the Cityringen project in Copenhagen. Here Mobil Baustoffe successfully produced over 125,000 high-precision segments for about 30 km of tunnel. To do so, the company

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installed a production yard within the confines of Sassnitz Ferry Port on the island of Rügen in Germany. Reinforcement cages and segments were produced in two separate sheds. The planned output of segments was exceeded by up to 35 %. The client shipped the finished segments via ship to a storage yard in Copenhagen and eventually by truck to the respective sites along the tunnel line. 140,000 m³ of high-quality concrete was used to pour the 125,000 segments in a carousel system. Mobil Baustoffe’s concrete experts developed special concrete mix designs with a very low chloride ingress. The client had the optimal supply at any given time. Producing the segments in Germany had a valuable price advantage for the client. Mobil Baustoffe is your partner of choice for any infrastructure project with a high concrete demand, to find out more get in touch with them using the contact information below. Tel: +49 89 89 54 57 411 Email: office@mobil-baustoffe.com Visit: www.mobil-baustoffe.com


Because success comes from working together. STRABAG subsidiary Mobil Baustoffe specialises in the production of on-site concrete for large scale construction projects such as tunnels but also produces high precision prefabricated segments for TBM drives. www.mobil-baustoffe.com

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Sovereign Hydroseal Water sealing technology Sovereign Hydroseal has developed and successfully implemented state-of-the-art solutions to stop water infiltration into underground structures based on half a century of experience

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well as impact performance of equipment and machinery. Sovereign design and sealing solutions are used for: • Ground water control • Contaminant containment • Soil improvement • Void filling Pre-grouting design Sovereign Hydroseal analyse geotechnical data and reports then design a mine grouting program to deal with the area prior to excavation – mineshafts, declines or tunnels. This results in a stable and dry formation prior to mining.

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Professional Organisations and collaboration. The AFI continually works to raise the profile and image of the UK fencing industry. www.afiorg.uk Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) The Association is dedicated to promoting safety and professionalism throughout the licensed asbestos removal industry. As the UK’s leading association representing the interests of asbestos removal contractors and associated businesses ARCA provides guidance, asbestos training and support on all legislative requirements for members and their clients. www.arca.org.uk

Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) ASLEF is Britain’s trade union for train drivers. Its 23,500 members are employed in the train operating companies, the freight companies, London Underground and some Light Rapid Transport. The first recorded meeting was held on 7 February 1880. www.aslef.org.uk

Associated Train Crew Union (ATCU) ATCU, an accountable and democratic independent Union founded to address the issues affecting all our colleagues and to meet the aspirations of all those working in the rail industry. www.atcu.org.uk

Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) is the association for the UK’s professional consultancies and engineering companies operating in the social and economic infrastructure sectors. ACE champions infrastructure to government and other stakeholders, representing the views of around 450 members. www.acenet.co.uk

Association for European Transport (AET) The Association for European Transport is a European organisation for transport professionals. It provides networking opportunities to enable the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities among its 300 corporate and individual members, who are based in more than 35 countries. www.aetransport.org/en-gb

Association for Project Management (APM) APM the chartered body for the project profession, is committed to developing and promoting the value of project management to deliver improved project outcomes for societal benefit. With more than 30,000 individual members and over 500 organisations participating in its Corporate Partnership Programme, APM is the largest professional body for project management in Europe. www.apm.org.uk

Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a non-profit making trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The membership comprises UK organisations and individuals having a common interest in the business of site investigation, geotechnics, geoenvironmental engineering, engineering geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and other related disciplines. www.ags.org.uk

Association of Railway Training Providers (ARTP) The ARTP is the trade association for suppliers of training, assessment and development services to the rail industry and has more than 50-member organisations. www.artp.co.uk

with strategic policy development and implementation for securing passenger transport services for a wide range of public authorities. www.atco.org.uk

Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) The Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) formed in 1985 to ensure that its member companies offer superior levels of safety for pedestrian automatic doors. The members can advise on every aspect of automatic doors, from the initial selection and specification, through to installation. www.adsa.org.uk

British Drilling Association (BDA) The British Drilling Association (BDA) is a trade association with 125-member companies, representing all aspects of the drilling sector. Committed to Improving Standards in Health & Safety, Quality of Workmanship and Technical Proficiency for the Benefit of the Drilling Industry and its Clients. www.britishdrillingassociation.co.uk

Community Rail Network (ACoRP) Community Rail Network is the membership body for over 70 community rail partnerships, representing over 80 community rail lines across the UK, as well as more than 1,000 station adoption groups. It supports its members to be effective in benefiting their communities and railways, socially, environmentally and economically. www.communityrail.org.uk

Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) ATLAS has been representing the leading players in the lightning protection and specialist access sector since 1946. At the forefront of all industry developments, ATLAS is committed to improving working practices, technical excellence and the skills of the workforce to provide the highest quality service to the industry’s clients. www.atlas.org.uk

British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) Representing and supporting businesses in the hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control industries in the UK. The only voice for the industry in the UK, the BFPA encourages all organisations or individuals to explore the options open to them through the Association. www.bfpa.co.uk

Association of Fencing Industries (AFI) AFI exists to promote safety, quality and professionalism throughout the UK, working to make the fencing industry stronger. We support our members with expert advice, exclusive benefits and encourage inter-member trading

Association of Transport Coordinating Officers (ATCO) The Association of Transport Coordinating Officers was formed in 1974, joining together senior public transport officers of local government across the UK. ATCO’s members include staff directly concerned

British Geomembrane Association (BGA) British Geomembrane Association, the trade association of specialist Geomembrane installers operating in the UK. Set up over 10 years ago, the BGA represents the interests of its members and their clients and

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Professional Organisations stands for quality installation work, cost effective service provision and, above all, technical excellence in environmental protection. www. britishgeomembraneassociation.co.uk

British Geophysical Association (BGA) The British Geophysical Association is a Joint Association of the Geological Society of London and the Royal Astronomical Society. Its aims are to promote the subject of geophysics, and to strengthen the relationship between geophysics and the other natural sciences in the UK. Membership of the BGA is open to Fellows of either of the Parent Societies. www.geophysics.org.uk

British Geotechnical Association (BGA) We are the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom. We also perform the role of the Ground Board for the Institution of Civil Engineers, as well as being the UK member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). www.britishgeotech.org

British International Freight Association (BIFA) The British International Freight Association is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by rail, air, road and sea. It has around 1,500 corporate members who offer a wide range of services within these various modes of transport. www.bifa.org/home

British Parking Association (BPA) We are a not-for-profit organisation representing the UK parking and

traffic management profession. We work with our 750 plus corporate members and stakeholders to support their communities, improve compliance by those managing and using parking facilities, and encourage fairness to achieve our vision of excellence in parking for all. www.britishparking.co.uk

British Pest Control Association BPCA is the leading UK trade association, representing organisations with a professional interest in the eradication and management of public health pests. We’re a not-for-profit organisation acting in the interests of our members and on behalf of the pest management industry in the UK. www.bpca.org.uk

British Precast Tracing its roots back to 1918, British Precast is the trade association of precast concrete manufacturers. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies. www.britishprecast.org

British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) As the lead association for the PPE (personal protective equipment) directive, the BSIF has active links with a range of government departments and more than 130 representative trade bodies. It has around 300 members, ranging from manufacturers and distributors of safety products to test houses and certification bodies. www.bsif.co.uk

British Security Industry Association (BSIA) The BSIA is the trade association representing the UK’s private security industry. Its members

provide more than 70 per cent of the UK’s security products and services (by turnover) including electronic solutions such as access control and CCTV, as well as security guarding and consultancy services. www.bsia.co.uk

British Standards Institution (BSI) BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 182 countries worldwide. www.bsigroup.com

British Transport Police (BTP) British Transport Police is responsible for policing the UK rail network nationally, protecting passengers, rail operators and their staff across the country. It also covers the London Underground, DLR, Midland Metro tram system, Croydon Tramlink, Sunderland Metro, Glasgow Subway and Emirates Airline. www.btp.police.uk

British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) BTPA is the independent body responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective police force for rail operators, their staff and passengers. Its duties and functions are like those of the Scottish Police Authority or a police and crime commissioner in England and Wales, but it oversees a force that is responsible for policing a much wider area – the railways of Great Britain. www.btpa.police.uk

British Tunnelling Society (BTS) The BTS is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). With a current membership of 802 individual members and 96 corporate members, it is one of the most vibrant gatherings of professional tunnellers in the world. www.britishtunnelling.org.uk

Campaign for Better Transport Campaign for Better Transport is a national charity which works to make sustainable transport available to all and encourage its use. Campaign for Better Transport’s vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. www.bettertransport.org.uk

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a professional body and unifying voice within the construction sector. Bringing together members, who work across the life cycle of the built environment, specialising in a wide range of disciplines, CABE shares knowledge, raises standards and develops professional building engineers. www.cbuilde.com

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is an international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through our global network of more than 21,500 members, students included. www.ciarb.org

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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology. Founded in 1965, it represents those working and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT. www.ciat.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) We are the leading professional membership body representing ecologists and environmental managers in the UK and Ireland. We are passionate about nature and pragmatic about the need to manage it in ways that add value to society. Our Registered Practices deliver the best outcomes for biodiversity, whilst supporting successful development. www.cieem.net

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) A membership organisation for professionals leading supply chain operations for the movement of goods and people. Members of the Institute working in the rail sector are supported by specialist forums including the Association of Railway Executives, the Railway Study Forum, the Rail Freight Forum, the Strategic Rail policy group, in addition to many cross-sector communities where they can share ideas and build powerful networks. www.ciltuk.org.uk

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The registered charity champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has a community of more than 150,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development. www.cipd.co.uk

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) CIPS is the largest organisation in the world dedicated to the procurement and supply profession and acts as the profession’s voice, supporting individuals and organisations to achieve excellence and providing the Global Standard in Procurement and Supply. It is the awarding body regulated by OFQUAL in England for procurement and supply management qualifications. www.cips.org

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) CIBSE is the standard setter and authority on building services engineering. It publishes Guidance and Codes which are internationally recognised as authoritative and sets the criteria for best practice in the profession. The Institution speaks for the profession and so is consulted by government on matters relating to construction, engineering and sustainability. It is represented on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. www.cibse.org

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energy, water, waste and communications. It has more than 300 members who are estimated to carry out around 70 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK. www.ceca.co.uk Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. It has relevant competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers, leading to grades of membership and professional registration as chartered or incorporated engineer. www.cices.org

Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is the professional body for experts in quality management. We support individuals and organisations to improve the performance of their business through quality management. With 19,000 members located in 130 countries, the CQI is uniquely placed to lead the global quality profession. We encompass the whole quality community, including quality management professionals (CQI members) and management systems auditors, through our International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) members. www.quality.org

City & Guilds of London Institute (C&G) We are a global leader in skills development and training delivery across several sectors. Our recent acquisition of Intertrain, one of the UK’s leading training providers, together with Gen2, allows us to offer Ofsted graded “Outstanding” technical training, assessment and certification in the engineering, rail and construction sector nationwide. www.cityandguilds.com

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Representing civil engineering contractors, CECA builds and maintains the UK’s critical infrastructure networks in transport,

Community Transport Association (CTA) The Community Transport Association (CTA) is a national charity that represents and supports providers of community transport: thousands of local charities and community groups across the UK that all provide transport services that fulfil a social purpose and community benefit. www.ctauk.org

Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) The Confederation acts as the voice of the bus and coach industry, and the focus for consultation on national and international legislation, local regulations, operational practices and engineering standards. It has direct access to politicians and policy advisors, ensuring its members’ voices are heard and their interests safeguarded. www.cpt-uk.org

Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service (CIRAS) CIRAS is a confidential incident reporting and analysis service that delivers assurance for member organisations across the UK. It is a totally independent service governed by the ‘CIRAS Committee’, comprising representatives from the UK rail industry, TfL, UK Light Rail, Trams and other UK transport modes. www.ciras.org.uk


Professional Organisations

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) CIRIA is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit body that links organisations with common interests and facilitates a range of collaborative activities that help improve the industry. www.ciria.org

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) supports the skills needs of British construction - in England, Scotland and Wales. It attracts talent to the construction sector, so employers have an adequate recruitment pool, and encourages employers of all sizes to access the skills training necessary to grow their businesses. www.citb.co.uk

Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is the leading trade association for the plant hire industry in the UK and CPA Members supply 85% of hired plant to the construction industry. Established for 75 years, the CPA has over 1,600 members, with premises in the City of London, and a permanent staff of experienced employees. The Association is governed by a Council of Members, who represent of plant-hire companies of all types and sizes throughout the country. www.cpa.uk.net

Construction Products Association (CPA) The Construction Products Association represents the UK’s manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials. The sector directly

provides jobs for 373,000 people across 23,884 companies and has an annual turnover of £61.2 billion.The Construction Products Association is the leading voice to promote and campaign for this vital UK industry. www.constructionproducts.org.uk

Contract Flooring Association (CFA) Members of the Association include Flooring Contractors, Manufacturers, Distributors and Consultants– large and small, operating from locations throughout the UK. Members work across a wide range of flooring finishes including carpets, underlays, vinyl, rubber, timber, adhesives and flooring accessories. www.cfa.org.uk

Cycling UK Formerly known as the CTC, Cycling UK has championed cycling for more than 140 years. Founded in Harrogate on 5 August 1878 by Stanley Cotterell, we promote all forms of cycling, inspiring people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling. As well as supporting our members, we also play a prominent campaigning role, fighting to defend cyclists’ rights for safer roads, better infrastructure and legal protection. www.cyclinguk.org

Delay Attribution Board (DAB) The Delay Attribution Board is an industry body established under the Network Code to ‘Lead, Monitor and Advise’ the Rail Industry on the attribution of train delays. The Board comprises representatives from Network Rail and Train Operators, with an independent Chair, providing knowledge and experience from across the industry. www.delayattributionboard.co.uk

the prediction and of the development of measures for prevention or remediation of geological hazards. www.geolsoc.org.uk/engineering Department for Transport (DfT) The government department, which is run by the Secretary of State for Transport, is responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Among the DfT’s aims are to sustain economic growth, improve productivity through reliable and efficient transport networks and to enhance access for all to jobs, services, and social networks. www.dft.gov.uk

Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA) The DSA’s mission is to promote the work of professional drilling and sawing contractors by highlighting the main advantages of cutting concrete with diamond tools, which include precision cutting within the shortest time scale, reduced noise, dust and debris and maintenance of structural integrity. www.drillandsaw.org.uk

Engineering Council The regulatory body for the UK engineering profession, it holds the national Register of 230,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech). The Council also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. www.engc.org.uk

Engineering Industries Association (EIA) The EIA has more than 70 years’ experience in promoting trade and representing the interests and aspirations of the UK engineering manufacturing sector, particularly SME’s. It’s an accredited trade organisation for Department of International Trade, assisting UK SME’s in their participation at overseas engineering trade shows. www.eia.co.uk

European Passenger Transport Operators (EPTO) EPTO is the trade association of the European Passenger Transport Operators, whose members are the six largest private public transport companies in Europe. Established in 2006, EPTO promotes the development of a competitive market structure for the supply of public transport services. EPTO has worked closely with the European Commission in the development of transport policy particularly in the field of opening of the passenger transport market and competition law and membership is available to qualifying operators. www.epto.net

Engineering Group The Geological Society Engineering Geology is the science devoted to the investigation, study and solution of the engineering and environmental problems which may arise as the result of the interaction between geology and the works and activities of man as well as to Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 245


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Excellence Achievement Learning (EAL) EAL is the specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for industry. EAL develops and awards industry qualifications through industry partnerships and years of experience supporting the Engineering and Building Service Engineering sectors, we have built unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs. We have a range of qualifications which have been developed in conjunction with rail industry experts with a depth of rail sector knowledge, expertise, and experience. Our portfolio covers all six recognised industry engineering disciplines (track, traction and rolling stock, signalling, telecoms, electrification, and overhead line). Contact us for a highly responsive skills solution service, from strategy to delivery. www.eal.org.uk

Federation of Master Builders (FMB) The Federation of Master Builders is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry, representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit making, lobbying for members’ interests at both the national and local level. www.fmb.org.uk

Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) The FPS is the industry body for foundation contractors. Members undertake piling and geotechnical works on construction projects. All FPS members are independently and regularly audited to ensure they represent the best quality in the industry. The standards expected are rigorous and encompass technical ability, quality management, sustainability, safety and training. www.fps.org.uk

Fire Industry Association (FIA) The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 700+ members. We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major provider of fire safety training. Our objective is to promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus. We achieve this through the representation of our members, providing technical support, guidance and opportunities for professional advancement through education and appropriate regulation. www.fia.uk.com

Galvanizers Association (GA) Galvanizers Association is the representational body for the hot dip galvanizing industry in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Galvanizers Association (GA) has provided authoritative information and advice on hot dip galvanizing to users and potential users since it was first established in 1949. www.galvanizing.org.uk

Greengauge 21 Greengauge 21 aims to promote a network approach to Britain’s railways, through extending the reach of high-speed services (to Scotland, North Wales and across England) and showing how the existing network can best be freed up to improve local and regional services. It also carries out research to support the case for investment in rail in rural areas and improving freight and logistics services and links to ports and airports. www.greengauge21.net

Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) was formed in June 2006 to serve as the focal point for organisations with business interests in Ground Source Energy. The GSHPA encourages the growth and development of the ground source heat pump industry. www.gshp.org.uk

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Guild of Master Craftsmen (GMC) The Guild of Master Craftsmen is the UK’s most established trade association, representing craftspeople recognised for their skill, integrity and expertise. See how we can support you at www.guildmc.com Or to find a craftsperson in your area go to www.findacraftsman.com www.guildmc.com

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) We’re Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety, preventing work-related death, injury and ill health. Our activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise. HSE does not endorse commercial products or companies including the Rail Professional reference book or other products or companies within this publication. www.hse.gov.uk

Heritage Railway Association The HRA is the UK’s trade association for heritage and minor railways, heritage tramways, cliff railways, and related museums and organisations. We represent our 300 members to national and regional government; provide business support, guidance and technical advice; and we help promote heritage rail which attracts 13million visitors each year. www.heritagerailways.com

High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) Representing companies with relevant experience and an interest in high speed rail, High Speed Rail Industry Leaders is committed to supporting the successful delivery of a world-class high-speed rail network in Britain. Our members have helped deliver major infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world, and the group actively welcomes interest from a broad range of companies. www.rail-leaders.com

Hire Association Europe (HAE) SafeHire is a Private Standard developed by Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) with the assistance of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA). All HAE EHA members have to be SafeHire Certified to demonstrate competence and compliance in all the key areas of business activity, particularly H&S legislation. www.hae.org.uk

INCOSE UK Ltd INCOSE UK is the UK Chapter of The International Council on Systems Engineering. It is a not-for-profit membership organisation that focuses on the development of Systems Engineering. INCOSE UK offers members: professional development pathways, contact with local working and interest groups, INCOSE UK publications and networking events such as the Annual Systems Engineering Conference. www.incoseonline.org.uk

Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) The rope access technique developed by IRATA is used in a wide range of repair, maintenance, inspection and access work. Rope access methodology boasts an unrivalled safety record, short set-up and dismantling time, positive environmental benefits and removes the need for invasive access equipment or disruption to a worksite. www.irata.org


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Institute of Acoustics (IOA) The Institute of Acoustics is the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration. It was formed in 1974 from the amalgamation of the Acoustics Group of the Institute of Physics and the British Acoustical Society (a daughter society of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers). The Institute of Acoustics is a nominated body of the Engineering Council, offering registration at Chartered and Incorporated Engineer levels. www.ioa.org.uk

Institute of Asset Management (IAM) The Institute of Asset Management (the IAM) is the international professional body for people and organisations involved in the acquisition, operation and care of physical assets. The IAM is dedicated to furthering knowledge and understanding of Asset Management. www.theIAM.org

Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) Our members include foundry men, design engineers, metallurgists, moulders, patternmakers, CAD technicians, methods engineers, researchers, students and suppliers to the industry. The aim of the institute is to bring together people from all sectors and levels, to offer help and advice, technical support and professional development opportunities, helping our members make the most of their careers in the castings industry. www.icme.org.uk

Institute of Construction Management (ICM) Open Door to all construction sector s, learn more about the Institute of Construction Management, your invite – contact the membership department for an ICM Information Pack. We will provide you with information about an Institute that cares about you, your profession, your employer and your customers in competent safety! National CDM Competence Registry™® launched 2018 – CDM4BIM Gateway™ launched 2019. www.the-icm.co.uk

Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) The UK’s professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability. ​We help Individual members develop their careers by setting professional standards, qualifying their experience, recognising their achievements and supporting them through CPD. We help Organisational members by enabling them to demonstrate their organisation’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business, share best practice and build their CR and sustainability capacity through dedicated member events. www.icrs.info

Institute of Corrosion (Icorr) The institute is a learned body, offering training and certification in various corrosion mitigation disciplines. In addition to regional branches, it has two technical divisions: Corrosion Science and Corrosion Engineering, which provide an informal forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to corrosion engineering issues. www.icorr.org

Institute of Customer Service The Institute of Customer Service is the professional body for customer service delivering tangible benefit to organisations and individuals so that our customers can improve their customers’ experience and their own business performance. The Institute is a membership body with a community of over 400 organisational members – from the private, public and third sectors – and many individual memberships. www.instituteofcustomerservice.com

Institute of Directors (IoD) The IoD represents, supports, and develops directors. With branches across the UK, membership provides access to information and professional advice, networking, and flexible working spaces, alongside influence on issues from tax to infrastructure. The Institute, a Royal Charter body since 1906, offers in-company training and professional development for individual directors, with the Chartered Director programme at its pinnacle. www.iod.com

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. We provide resources, tools and knowledge sharing along with high-quality formal training to meet the needs of our members. We believe that together we’re positively changing attitudes to sustainability as a progressive force for good. Together we’re transforming the world to sustainability. www.iema.net

Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) To provide a focus for Surface Engineering and Finishing activities worldwide through the fulfilment of the technical, educational and professional needs at all levels for both the individuals and companies involved in the coatings industry. www.materialsfinishing.org

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) IOM3 is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompasses the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community. www.iom3.org

Institute of Rail Welding (IoRW) Set up in 2002 by TWI (The Welding Institute) and Network Rail in the aftermath of the Hatfield disaster. The IoRW is a focal point for good rail welding practice, development and competence and aims to raise awareness of rail welding throughout the industry. www.iorw.org

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Institute of Risk Management (IRM) IRM is the leading professional body for risk management. We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation that champions excellence in managing risk to improve organisational performance. We do this by providing internationally recognised qualifications and training, publishing research and guidance and raising professional standards across the world. Our members work in all industries, in all risk disciplines and across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We’ve recently launched our new Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management. www.theirm.org

Institute of Spring Technology (IST) IST are at the forefront of the spring making industry developing Spring Calculator Professional (SCP) the leading, go-to, spring validation software. Used to design, test and adapt springs under real world constraints. We also provide ISO 17025 accredited testing, technical training, failure analyses and consultancy; giving impartial and informative advice to the world’s spring making industry. www.ist.org.uk

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) A global professional engineering institution that promotes and advances civil engineering. Established in 1818, ICE has more than 90,000 members, around a third of whom are based overseas. ICE qualifies civil engineering professionals, helps them exchange knowledge and best practice, and promotes their important contribution to society. www.ice.org.uk

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. www.theiet.org

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) Founded in 1945, Chartered in 2012, the IED is the premier membership body representing engineering and product designers. We aim to support and inspire our members to achieve their career goals and professional aspirations. www.ied.org.uk

Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) The IES represents professionals from fields as diverse as air quality, land contamination and education – wherever you find environmental work underpinned by science. We utilise our network of professionals, educational institutions, researchers, and policymakers to stand up for science, scientists and for the natural world. www.the-ies.org

Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) The IFE is a global professional membership body of fire experts striving to build a safer society. As a registered charity founded in 1918, the IFE assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. The IFE delivers over 6,000 exams annually which are recognised in the UK and internationally. www.ife.org.uk

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Established in 1847, the Institution has some of the world’s greatest engineers in its history books. It is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions with operations around the world and more than 120,000 members working at the heart of the most dynamic industries. www.imeche.org

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. With more than 47,000 members in 130 countries, it’s the world’s biggest professional health and safety organisation. IOSH sets standards, and supports, develops and connects its members with resources, guidance, events and training. It’s the voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people. www.iosh.co.uk

Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) IRO exists for its members and the rail industry, promoting best practice and representing the interests of railway operators at all levels. It delivers membership services, learning opportunities and courses that are tailored specifically to the needs of the industry, many of which lead to internationally recognised qualifications. www.railwayoperators.co.uk

Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Protecting the safety of all those who travel and work on railway systems worldwide. The IRSE is the professional institution for all those engaged in or associated with railway signalling and telecommunications, train control, traffic management and allied professions. www.irse.org

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) IStructE is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to structural engineering. The Institution leads and supports the development of structural engineering worldwide, in order to secure a safe and resilient built environment for all. www.istructe.org

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) ITS United Kingdom, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members’ subscriptions and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. www.its-uk.org.uk

International Air Rail Organisation (IARO) The IARO is a worldwide organisation dedicated to spreading best practice and workable ideas for rail links to airports. The organisation enables the exchange of experience, ideas and information through access to its databases, workshops, seminars and via fellow members. www.iaro.com

International Geosynthetic Society (IGS UK) The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products. www.igs-uk.org


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International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) GRC is a material that has been widely used within the railway industry, ranging from permanent formwork for bridges through to decorative cladding on stations and buildings. Many GRCA members have knowledge and experience of working within the rail sector and we would recommend contacting them using our members contact information which is available via our website. www.grca.online

International Institute of Obsolescence (IIOM) The International Institute of Obsolescence Management (IIOM) is a not for profit professional body for those involved in, or interested in, Obsolescence Management. The Institute is for professionals worldwide who are dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding of the Obsolescence Management discipline and who wish to network with a wide group of companies from a global membership. www.theiiom.org

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) IIRSM is the professional home for everyone involved in managing risk. Our members work across all sectors of industry, worldwide and they lead the way in managing risks to benefit people, society, government and business. We welcome individual and corporate members from all sectors of industry, including: construction; oil and gas; engineering; public sector; facilities; hospitality and healthcare, and more. www.iirsm.org

International Liaison Group of Government Railway Inspectorates (ILGGRI) ILGGRI is an informal platform for contact between the independent European railway inspectorates and its representatives, the national safety authorities (NSA’s). Its aim is to be an effective forum for European safety authorities that can be consulted on railway health, safety and interoperability matters. www.ilggri.org

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is a democratic global union federation of nearly 700 transport workers trade unions representing around 20 million workers in 150 countries. The ITF works to improve the lives of transport workers globally, encouraging and organising international solidarity among its network of affiliates. The ITF represents the interests of transport workers’ unions in bodies that take decisions affecting jobs, employment conditions and safety in the transport industry. www.itfglobal.org

Landscape Institute (LI) The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. The LI provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers. www.landscapeinstitute.org

Lead Contractors Association (LCA) The Lead Contractors Association was formed in 1984 to promote and protect quality standards in working with lead sheet. The LCA consists of specialist installer members and Industry associate members. All members are vetted, and their work graded on a regular basis. Only LCA members can provide a 25-year guarantee of their work. www.leadcontractors.co.uk

Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSTA) The Lead Sheet Training Academy is at the forefront of training for those using lead or hard metals in the construction industry. LSTA operates from a modern purposebuilt training facility in Kent that includes full scale training rigs and a well-equipped environment in which to learn, re-creating real-life situations. www.leadsheet.co.uk

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) With origins dating back to 1943, the LEEA represents all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. Some of the key areas that it operates in include training services, industry representation, technical support, health and safety and marketing. www.leeaint.com

Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA) Free of any trade or political affiliation, the UK-based not for profit is among the world’s leading organisations concerned with bringing better public transport – through light rail, tramway – to towns and cities worldwide. www.lrta.org

Locomotive & Carriage Institution (L&CI) The Institution was founded in 1911 and was then known as the Institution of Locomotive Inspectors and Foreman. Our present title was adopted in 1931. Since then we have continued to provide a knowledge of and interest in all aspects of the railway industry. Whilst based in Britain, we also have members in Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. www.lococarriage.org.uk

Logistics UK Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is the voice of the UK logistics industry, representing the transport interests of companies that move goods by road, rail, sea and air. The Organisation delivers safe, sustainable and efficient logistics, raises awareness of the industry, informs its members about the latest compliance requirements and provides training schemes to improve the skills and knowledge of drivers and industry managers. www.logistics.org.uk

Mineral Products Association (MPA) The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. It has a growing membership of 530 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of most independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. www.mineralproducts.org

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Professional Organisations to ensure its members are at the forefront. www.nfrc.co.uk

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) Founded in 1945 the NASC membership now accounts for a significant share of the UK’s total industry workload and is increasingly making its mark in Europe. Our members operate from locations throughout the UK. www.nasc.org.uk

National Federation of Builders (NFB) The National Federation of Builders (NFB) represents sole traders to large, billion pound construction companies and house builders across England and Wales, with turnover ranging from below £500,000 to £1.1 billion. As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, it was created to represent the building profession and to promote conditions its members need to thrive and contribute to the economic success of the UK. www.builders.org.uk

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) The most powerful voice in the demolition industry, the NFDC has championed the standards and professionalism of its members for more than 75 years. Backed up with regular member audits to assure expertise is maintained and reinforced, NFDC’s added value lies in the peace of mind and reduced risk it strives to assure for anyone planning or commissioning a demolition project. www.demolition-nfdc.com

National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing trade association. With a history spanning 128 years, NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation

National Railway Museum Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering marvels behind the railways, we put our passion for amazing stories into everything we do. www.railwaymuseum.org.uk

National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) The National Skills Academy for Rail is an organisation established to enable the sector to deliver a modern and efficient, world class railway through the development of a highly skilled and productive workforce. www.nsar.co.uk

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) Formed after a merger of the National Union of Railwaymen and the National Union of Seamen, The RMT is a British trade union for workers from almost every sector of the transport industry. Protecting its members’ pay and conditions, it currently represents more than 80,000 people. www.rmt.org.uk

Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) NSGG aims to advance, encourage and support the study and practice of near-surface geophysics, predominantly restricted to depths of investigation down to 500m. Areas of application include

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hydrogeology, engineering, archaeology, forensic science, environmental investigations and monitoring, mineral exploration, hazard assessment and geological mapping. www.nsgg.org.uk

Network Certification Body (NCB) Network Certification Body (NCB) provides a system-wide approach to railway assurance and certification on infrastructure, vehicle and freight projects, both UK and worldwide. Our knowledge of the processes and our connections throughout the railway industry give us the unparalleled ability to provide solutions that work for you. www.net-cert.co.uk

Office of Rail and Road (ORR) The ORR regulates the rail industry’s health and safety performance, holds Network Rail and HS1 to account and makes sure the rail industry is competitive and fair. It protects the interests of passengers and oversees a number of consumer facing obligations which sit in train companies’ licences. It’s also the independent monitor of Highways England. www.orr.gov.uk

Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) The UK’s largest trade and employers’ Association for painters and decorators in the industry. The Painting & Decorating Association has members across the length and breadth of the country and has been committed to encouraging best practice since1894. www. paintingdecoratingassociation.co.uk

Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA) The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA) is the trade

association for companies manufacturing, installing or supplying independently tested and rated high security perimeter protection products. PSSA members undergo strict vetting and criteria checks ensuring that accepted industry requirements are met to give end users confidence in the product received. www.pssasecurity.org

Permanent Way Institution (PWI) The Permanent Way Institution is a modern professional technical engineering institution for rail engineers. Its main objectives are to collect and share technical knowledge and best practice from and within the rail industry; contribute to the raising of standards through professional registration and increase the competency of rail engineers at all levels through its services. Individual & corporate membership available. www.thepwi.org

Pipe Jacking Association (PJA) Dedicated to best practice for the cost effective and environmentally sensitive installation of utility services underground. The PJA provides: Detailed design advisory publications based on industry best practice. Case studies covering a range of applications and typical carbon savings. CPD lectures for clients and design teams. Presentations and animations to explain the technology. Research at leading universities and student teaching resources. Carbon calculator demonstrating carbon savings of non-disruptive methods. www.pipejacking.org

Rail Alliance The Rail Alliance sits at the very heart of the rail supply chain by bringing rail customers, suppliers and supply chain opportunities together. As the UK’s fastest growing B2B rail community it spans all aspects of the rail sector and is now part of the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Centre for Rail Research (BCRRE) www.railalliance.co.uk


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Rail Delivery Group (RDG) The Rail Delivery Group brings together Britain’s rail companies to deliver a better railway. All passenger and freight rail companies are members of the RDG, as well as Network Rail and HS2. RDG provides services and support to our members enabling them to transform and deliver a successful railway, benefiting customers, taxpayers and the economy. www.raildeliverygroup.com

Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) Rail Forum Midlands brings together rail businesses with national and regional government supporting them to grow, export, innovate and create skilled employment. Owned and governed by our members we provide unrivalled networking opportunities encouraging collaboration across the regional supply chain and beyond. www.midlandsrail.co.uk

Rail Freight Group (RFG) The leading representative body for rail freight in the UK, RFG’s members include ports, terminal operators, equipment suppliers and support services. It campaigns to ensure politicians and key decision makers are well informed, enabling them to make the right decisions for rail freight and UK logistics. www.rfg.org.uk

Rail Industry Contractors Association (RICA) RICA was established in 1999 to represent the interests of small and medium enterprises in the rail industry. Its focus is on helping member companies grow through active engagement with major customers as well as influencing the direction of the industry on safety and commercial matters. www.rica.uk.com

Rail Plant Association (RPA) Set up by members of the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA), the Rail Plant Association’s (RPA) main purpose is to look after the interests of its members that hire plant and equipment for use on railway infrastructure. The CPA conditions under which plant owners generally provide their services assist in protecting and safeguarding owners, while remaining compliant with railway standards. www.cpa.uk.net/rpa

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) RSSB provides research, analysis, and insight to help the industry work together to deliver a better, safer railway. As a membershipbased rail industry body, RSSB includes train and freight operating companies, infrastructure managers, contractors, rolling stock leasing companies and suppliers, and our work involves partnerships with academia and other railways across the world. www.rssb.co.uk

Rail Supply Group (RSG) The Rail Supply Group (RSG) is the leadership body for the rail supply sector, working in partnership with Rail Delivery Group to set the direction for the industry. We bring Government and the private sector together to champion the rail supply chain, focusing on four areas of work: driving growth; accelerating innovation; doubling exports and improving skills. www.railsupplygroup.org

and individual members. Over the past 50 years it has played a major part in getting more than 370 new and reopened stations and more than 500 miles of route to join the network. www.railfuture.org.uk

Rail Wagon Association Limited (RWA) A rail industry trade body whose members have a commercial interest in the safe and efficient operation of railway wagons in the UK. It engages with developments and initiatives by participation in industry committees and liaising with government, standard setters, Network Rail and regulatory bodies. RWA is a member of UIP, the European grouping of wagon trade bodies. www.railwagon.org

Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) The Railway Benefit is the only charity that supports railway people and their families. Nobody can predict the future and offering that peace of mind within your industry is a charity that may be able to help you. The charity has been helping railway people for nearly 160 years, improving the quality of life of current and former railway people in the UK. www.railwaybenefitfund.org.uk

Railway Children Every day vulnerable children and young people end up at UK railway stations with no one else to turn to. We’ve teamed up with the British Transport Police (BTP) to create a safety net – and a safety network – for those children who need our help the most. And we’re here to help them for as long as it takes. www.railwaychildren.org.uk

Railway Civil Engineers’ Association (RCEA) The RCEA exists to foster professional development and exchange knowledge and experience between railway engineers. The Association’s main areas of expertise include main line, London Underground and light rail. It works with other engineering disciplines through the Railway Engineering Forum and Young Railway Professionals to develop strategies for the UK network. www.rcea.org.uk

Railway Employees & Public Transport Association (REPTA) REPTA (Railway Employees & Public Transport Association) was established in 1893 to offer rail workers travel concessions. It now offers a full benefits package for its membership and is open to all personnel and families in the transport industry. REPTA is managed by officers and trustees, area councils and local collectors. www.repta.co.uk

Railway Enginemen’s Assurance Society The Railway Enginemen’s Assurance Society was established in 1865 and its ethos is the same today as it was then: to provide financial security through Savings Plans and to support to its members and their families affected by death or injury that permanently prevents them from carrying out their duties. www.enginemens.co.uk

Railfuture Railfuture is the UK’s leading independent organisation campaigning for better rail services for passengers and freight. The voluntary group represents rail users and has around 20,000 affiliated Rail Professional Industry Reference Book 2021 Page 251


Professional Organisations makers, clients and other stakeholders in the UK and overseas. www.riagb.org.uk Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board The Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board has 12 members, consisting of individuals in the rail industry, archives and records offices, museum world, and heritage railway. It meets three times a year to recommend artefacts and records for designation by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ about_us/smg/corporate/railway_ heritage_designation_advisory_ board

Railway Heritage Trust The Trust gives grants towards the restoration and regeneration of historic (listed) buildings and structures on the national network and is often consulted on applications for listed building consent and planning. Now in its 35th year, it has awarded more than 1,700 grants worth in excess of £57 million since its inception. www.railwayheritagetrust.co.uk

Railway Housing Association (RHA) Railway Housing Association owns over 1,500 rented homes in 24 local authority areas in addition, we also manage 73 leasehold properties for older people. We are proud of our heritage and retain our charitable values whilst being committed to the future provision of accessible homes and services to meet housing need. www.railwayha.co.uk

Railway Industry Association (RIA) RIA is the voice of the UK rail supply community, with over 300 companies in membership. We help to grow a sustainable, high-performing, railway supply industry, and to export UK rail expertise and products. We promote and represent our members’ interests to policy

Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) RISAS ensures key suppliers can become recognised as best-in-class at delivering the most challenging and high-risk products and services for the GB mainline railway. The scheme currently covers suppliers of critical products and services for the overhaul of rolling stock assets and components in the rail vehicle after-market sector. Work is now underway to transform RISAS including an expanded scope. www.risas-online.org

Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) The official rail industry scheme for supplier assurance. Buyers of products and services throughout Great Britain’s rail industry – including Network Rail, TfL, train and freight operating companies and rolling stock organisations – use RISQS as its supplier qualification service. The scheme helps suppliers sell into the industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services. www.risqs.org

Railway Mission Railway Mission provides independent, impartial, confidential short-term pastoral support to all railway staff and members of the public affected by railway operations. Our work complements the welfare services provided by rail employers. Our chaplains also act as chaplains to British Transport Police and support suicide prevention and mental health. www.railwaymission.org

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Railway Study Forum (RSF) The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s latest professional forum has been created following a merger with the Railway Study Association (RSA). The Forum offers RSF members a forum for the exchange of knowledge on issues relating to all aspects of the rail industry. www.ciltuk.org.uk/RSF

Railway Tie Association (RTA) The Railway Tie Association is the forum for the interests and needs of all groups that depend on the wood crosstie for their business success. Our mission since 1919: To ensure that the engineered wood crosstie system continues to evolve and improve in order to remain cost-effective and meet the ever-changing requirements of track systems around the world. www.rta.org

Retired Railway Officers Society (RROS) Consisting of retired senior managers from the wider rail industry, the society has more than 700 members with meetings on a monthly basis. There are regular talks and discussion on current topics, and updates on news of colleagues, pensions and travel facilities. www.rros.org.uk

Royal Academy of Engineering As the UK’s national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the profession to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society. www.raeng.org.uk

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was founded in 1916 as the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment. The RIAS offer a wide range of services and products for architects, students of architecture, construction industry professionals and all those with an interest in the built environment and the design process. www.rias.org.uk

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. We serve our members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative underpins all that we do. www.architecture.com

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) We are RICS. Everything we do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments. Through our respected global standards, leading professional progression and our trusted data and insight, we promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. www.rics.org


Professional Organisations

Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) Semta – The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance – is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK’s most advanced sectors. Led by employers, our job is to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage. www.semta.org.uk

Scottish Association for Public Transport (SAPT) The association campaigns for an efficient, world-class transport system for Scotland; sustainable public transport for rural and urban communities; city streets free from road traffic pollution and congestion; coordinated train, bus and ferry services; and high-speed rail for Scottish InterCity and Anglo- Scottish routes. www.sapt.org.uk

Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) SOE works to advance Operations Engineering for the benefit of everyone through education, training, study and research. SOE also establishes and maintains standards of competence and conduct for those engaged in Operations Engineering professionally, with an emphasis on enhancing public safety. Through its Professional Sectors of IRTE, IPlantE and BES, SOE directly influences the road transport, plant and engineer surveying sectors, developing best practice and improving compliance across the board. www.soe.org.uk

Structural Timber Association (STA) As the UK’s leading organisation representing the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research underpinned by education, training and event programmes. www. structuraltimber.co.uk

The Survey Association (TSA) The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies. www.tsa-uk.org.uk

Trades Union Congress (TUC) The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. We exist to improve working life and promote equality for everyone. The TUC brings together more than 5.5 million working people who belong to our 48-member unions. We support trade unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. Every day, we campaign for more and better jobs, and a more equal, more prosperous country. www.tuc.org.uk

Transport Benevolent Fund CIO The Transport Benevolent Fund CIO, known as TBF, is a non-profit making membership charity offering a wide range of financial, health and welfare benefits to those working in public transport, should need, hardship or distress arise.

Membership costs just £1 a week, covering the member, their partner and dependent children. Registered charity in England and Wales no. 1160901, in Scotland SC047016. www.tbf.org.uk

Transport Focus We are the independent transport user watchdog. Our mission is to get the best deal for passengers and road users. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based campaigning and research, we ensure that we know what is happening on the ground. We use our knowledge to influence decisions on behalf of passengers and road users to secure improvements and make a difference. www.transportfocus.org.uk

Transport for London (TfL) Transport for London (TfL) is the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s strategy and commitments on transport. It runs the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network, including London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, London Buses and TfL Rail services, as well as managing London’s main roads. www.tfl.gov.uk

Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) Founded in 1897, the union for transport and travel employees represents around 30,000 administrative, managerial, professional and technical workers, ranging from engineers and senior managers to booking office staff and call centre workers. www.tssa.org.uk

Transport Trust The Trust is the only British charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of the UK’s transport heritage, including rail, road and air. Founded in 1965, it provides advice and assistance, organises public events and works to secure suitable accommodation and maintenance facilities for historic items. www.transporttrust.com

UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) is a powerful collaboration between academia and industry, providing a stepchange in innovation in the sector and accelerating new technologies and products from research into market applications globally. www.ukrrin.org.uk

UK Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) The UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology) is a registered charity involved in the development and promotion of Trenchless techniques, sometimes termed No-Dig techniques.We should be of interest to all people involved in the installation of new and renewal or replacement of, pipes, sewers or cables. It should also be of special interest to government bodies, environmentalists, or anyone with concern over street works or traffic congestion. www.ukstt.org.uk

UK Tram UK Tram was established to enable key stakeholders in the UK tramway industry to present a single voice in dealing with government and statutory bodies to enable it to develop a coordinated and structured approach to regulation, procurement and standardisation within the industry. www.uktram.co.uk

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Professional Organisations

UNIFE UNIFE – the European Rail Supply Industry Association, directly represents European companies responsible for the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE’s mission is to foster an environment where its members can provide railway systems to cater for the growing demands of rail transport. Twitter: @UNIFE www.unife.org

Unite the Union Unite, the country’s largest union, represents 12,000 members working in the rail industry, mainly in engineering and maintenance roles. The union engages with Network Rail and the railway employers to advance the pay and employment conditions of its members. www.unitetheunion.org

United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. UKAS is independent of Government. www.ukas.com

Urban Transport Group The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport. Our full members are Transport for West Midlands, Merseytravel (Liverpool City Region), Nexus (Tyne and Wear), South Yorkshire PTE (Sheffield City Region), Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority. We also have associate members between them our members serve over 24 million people. www.urbantransportgroup.org

Women in Rail Women in Rail is a charity comprising men and women from the UK rail sector, working alongside undertakings and stakeholders in the industry to support the development, promotion and attraction of women in the railway and, more broadly, improve gender balance, equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK rail sector. www.womeninrail.org

Young Rail Professionals (YRP) In order to secure the future of rail, YRP promotes the rail industry as a great place to work, inspires the next generation of railway talent and develops the future leaders of the industry. www.youngrailpro.com

Not listed here? Please call us on 01268 711811 or visit the website www.railpro.co.uk

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GOVERNMENT / REGULATORY / STAKEHOLDER Academic & Research Institutions National College for High Speed Rail TECHNO CTA Limited University of Birmingham Central / Local Government Department for Infrastructure (Belfast) Department for Transport (DfT) Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) London TravelWatch National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) North East Combined Authority (NECA) Office of Rail and Road (ORR) r2p GmbH South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Transport Focus Transport for Greater Manchester Transport for London (TfL) Transport for the North Transport for Wales Transport Scotland West Midlands Combined Authority Franchise Owners Abellio UK Arriva UK FirstGroup PLC Go-Ahead Group Plc Keolis (UK) Ltd Mitsui & Co / East Japan Railway Company MTR Corporation Limited Serco Group Plc Stourbridge Shuttle - Pre Metro Operations Ltd Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) Infrastructure Owners Crossrail Ltd East West Rail Getlink (formerly Eurotunnel) High Speed 1 (HS1 Ltd) High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd London Continental Railways (LCR) Midland Metro Alliance Network Rail Professional Organisation Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen (ASLEF) Associated Train Crew Union (ATCU) Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) Association for European Transport (AET) Association for Project Management (APM) Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACORP) Association of Fencing Industries (AFI) Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) Association of Railway Training Providers (ARTP) Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) Association of Transport Coordinating Officers (ATCO) Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) British Drilling Association (BDA) British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) British Geomembrane Association (BGA) British Geophysical Association (BGA) British Geotechnical Association (BGA) British International Freight Association (BIFA) British Parking Association (BPA) British Pest Control Association (BPCA) British Precast British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) British Security Industry Association (BSIA) British Standards Institution (BSI) British Transport Police (BTP) British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) British Tunnelling Society (BTS) Campaign for Better Transport Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) City & Guilds of London Institute (C&G) Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Community Transport Association (CTA) Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service (CIRAS) Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA) Construction Products Association (CPA) Contract Flooring Association (CFA) Cycling UK Delay Attribution Board (DAB) Department for Transport (DfT) Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA) Engineering Council Engineering Group - The Geological Society Engineering Industries Association (EIA) European Passenger Transport Operators (EPTO) Excellence Achievement Learning (EAL) Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Fire Industry Association (FIA) Freight on Rail Galvanizers Association (GA) Greengauge 21 Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) Guild of Master Craftsmen (GMC) Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Heritage Railway Association High Speed Rail Industry Leaders (HSRIL) Hire Association Europe (HAE) HKA Incose UK Ltd Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) Institute of Construction Management (ICM) Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) Institute of Customer Service Institute of Directors (IoD) Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Institute of Materials Finishing (IMF) Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Institute of Rail Welding (IoRW) Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Institute of Spring Technology (IST) Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) International Air Rail Organisation (IARO)

International Geosynthetic Society (IGS UK) International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) International Institute of Obsolescence (IIOM) International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) International Liaison Group of Government Railway Inspectorates (ILGGRI) International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Landscape Institute (LI) Lead Contractors Association (LCA) Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSTA) Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Light Rail Transit Association (LRTA) Locomotive & Carriage Institution (L&CI) Logistics UK Mineral Products Association (MPA) National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) National Federation of Builders (NFB) National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) National Railway Museum National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) Network Certification Body (NCB) Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA) Permanent Way Institution (PWI) Pipe Jacking Association (PJA) Private Wagon Federation (PWF) Rail Alliance Rail Delivery Group (RDG) Rail Forum Midlands (RFM) Rail Freight Group (RFG) Rail Industry Contractors Association (RICA) Rail Plant Association (RPA) Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Rail Supply Group (RSG) Railfuture Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) Railway Children Railway Civil Engineers Association (RCEA) Railway Employees & Public Transport Association (REPTA) Railway Enginemen’s Assurance Society Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board Railway Heritage Trust Railway Housing Association (RHA) Railway Industry Association (RIA) Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) Railway Mission Railway Study Forum (RSF) Railway Tie Association (RTA) Retired Railway Officers’ Society (RROS) Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) Scottish Association for Public Transport (SAPT) Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) Stone Federation Structural Timber Association (STA) Survey Association (TSA) TECHNO CTA Limited Trades Union Congress (TUC) Transport Benevolent Fund CIO Transport Focus Transport for London (TfL) Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) Transport Trust UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) UK Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) UK Tram

UNIFE Unite the Union United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Urban Transport Group VVB Group Women in Rail Young Rail Professionals (YRP) Regulatory British Transport Police (BTP) British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service (CIRAS) Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) Rail Delivery Group (RDG) Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme (RISAS) Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) TECHNO CTA Limited

RAILWAY OPERATORS Leasing / Hire Locomotives Browns Fasteners Ltd Direct Rail Services Ltd Eversholt Rail Limited Loram UK Ltd Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited r2p GmbH Leasing / Hire Rolling Stock Browns Fasteners Ltd Direct Rail Services Ltd Eversholt Rail Limited Loram UK Ltd Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited r2p GmbH Light Rail, Tram & Metro Browns Fasteners Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd E-Tech Components UK Ltd GHD Greenwood Engineering Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Leewood Projects Ltd Parry People Movers Ltd r2p GmbH Xrail Group Train Operator (Freight) Browns Fasteners Ltd Colas Rail Ltd DB Cargo (UK) Limited Direct Rail Services Ltd Forwardis UK Ltd Freightliner Group Limited GB Railfreight Mendip Rail r2p GmbH Rail Logistics Company Rail Operations Group Ltd Riviera Trains Ltd Victa Railfreight Ltd Train Operator (Passenger) Alliance Rail Holdings Blackpool Tramway Browns Fasteners Ltd c2c Rail Ltd Caledonian Sleeper Chiltern Railways CrossCountry East Midlands Trains Edinburgh Trams Elizabeth line Enterprise Eurostar International Ltd Gatwick Express Glasgow Subway (SPT) Govia Thameslink Railway (London) Grand Central Rail Great Northern Rail Great Western Railway Greater Anglia Heathrow Express Hull Trains KeolisAmey Docklands Ltd London North Eastern Railway (LNER) London Overground London Tramlink London Underground Ltd (TfL) Merseyrail Metrolink Northern Northern Ireland Railways Nottingham Express Transit

r2p GmbH Scotrail South Western Railway Southeastern Southern Stagecoach Supertram Stansted Express Stourbridge Shuttle - Pre Metro Operations Ltd TransPennine Express Tyne & Wear Metro Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Wales and Borders West Midlands Metro West Midlands Trains

OPERATION & MANAGEMENT Accreditation / Compliance / Assessment Adfil AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) ARC Academy UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arup (Head Office) AssessTech Aura Brand Solutions Book my Course Training Courses Bridgeway Consulting Limited C2E Consultancy Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Daventry Business and Consultancy Services Limited DGauge Ltd Ebeni Limited Electromagnetic Testing Services Ltd Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Eurofins York Everlast Group Ltd GHD HaRMUK Ltd Ideagen Ltd Kilborn Consulting Limited Lambert Smith Hampton McCrory Training NTS Premier Services Qualification for Industry Rail Operations Group Ltd Railmed Ltd Railweight Ricardo Rail Seaton Rail Limited Serco Rail Technical Services SGS Correl Rail Limited SOCOTEC UK Limited T&RS Engineering Ltd TECHNO CTA Limited The QSS Group Limited Trimble UK TRL UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Warringtonfire Watson & Watson Health and Safety Consultants Limited Xrail Group Acoustic Consultants KP Acoustics Architectural Services Adaptive Modules Ltd Adfil Aecom Crestwood Environmental DCA Design International GHD Jacobs UK Ltd JHP Design Ltd JNP Group Legion Limited McNealy Brown Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Murphy Surveys UK Nicoll Russell Studios Purcell Royal Haskoning DHV Sadler Brown Architecture Schoenemann Design Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd TSP Projects Viztek Ltd

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Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Asset Management ABB Electrification Products Aecom Alchemy Metals Ltd Allan Webb Ltd Amey TPT Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arup (Head Office) AssessTech Aura Brand Solutions Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Babcock International BMT Asset Performance Ltd Bombardier Transportation Bridgeway Consulting Limited Concrete Repairs Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Ensafe Consultants Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Firstco FREQUENTIS UK Limited Fugro Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GeoAccess GHD Ground Control Limited Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK Henderson Thomas Associates Limited HUB Auto ID Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Intertek - Production and Integrity Assurance Jacobs UK Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Kilborn Consulting Limited Kluber Lubrication Lambert Smith Hampton Leadec Leica Geosystems Ltd Loram UK Ltd Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Murphy Surveys UK Omnicom Engineering OSL Rail Limited PBH Rail PBWel Perpetuum Ltd Petrotechnics Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Project Control Tools PSG Ltd Quartix Ltd r2p GmbH Rail Operations Group Ltd Resonate Group Ltd RS Clare & Co Limited Serco Rail Technical Services Severn Partnership Skanska Construction UK Ltd Snap-on Industrial SOCOTEC Monitoring UK Ltd Sonatest Ltd Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK telent Technology Services Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited Torrent Trackside Trackmaps Trimble UK TRL TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services UKDN Waterflow Ltd Unipart Rail Upshot UK Ltd VGC Rail Projects Warringtonfire Xeiad Xrail Group Clearance Services Grange Archive Services MAL Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ltd Orbis Protect Collaborative Working ABB Electrification Products Adfil Aecom Amey TPT Andrew Reid Arup (Head Office) Aura Brand Solutions Babcock International Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd C2E Consultancy Cygnet Projects Ltd Daventry Business and Consultancy Services Limited DM Development Coaching Ltd

Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Excell Rail Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd GHD Gleeds Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK Harmonic Limited Imtech/Dynniq J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd JFC Civils UK Journeycall- Part of the ESP Group Kiepe Electric UK Ltd LogiKal Projects Lundy Projects Morson Human Resources Ltd t/a Morson Talent National Composites Centre Novus Rail Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Project Control Tools Purcell Royal Haskoning DHV Schoenemann Design Serco Rail Technical Services Severn Partnership Siemens Signature Rail Limited Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Steelway Fensecure Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd TBAT Innovation Limited TEAL Consulting Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited The Consultancy Company TRL TSP Projects TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail University of Birmingham Van Elle Rail VGC Labour Solutions VGC Personnel VGC Rail Projects Warringtonfire Welding Alloys Group Xrail Group Commercial Financial & Technical Advisor Adfil Arburies Ltd Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Schoenemann Design TBAT Innovation Limited TenBroeke Company Limited Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Commercial Management Adfil Arburies Ltd C2E Consultancy Core Systems Software Ensafe Consultants First Class Partnerships Limited Gardiner & Theobald LLP GHD Harmonic Limited HKA Legion Limited Real-Time Consultants Ltd SpaceandPeople Standish Engineering Co Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited Commissioning Solutions Andrew Reid Conferences European Transport Conference - Training for Transportation Professionals Consultants Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd Adfil Aecom AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Altran UK Arburies Ltd Arup (Head Office) Astley Signs ATA Recruitment Ltd Augean Plc Aura Brand Solutions

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Baker Consultants Ltd Baqus Group Plc BMT Asset Performance Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited CADFEM UK CAE Ltd CECL - Global Cogitamus Core Systems Software Crestwood Environmental Crouch Waterfall Cundall Lift & Escalator Consultants Cygnet Projects Ltd D2 Rail & Civils Ltd Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Daventry Business and Consultancy Services Limited Design and Analysis Ltd DGauge Ltd Direct Rail Services Ltd DM Development Coaching Ltd Ebeni Limited Electromagnetic Testing Services Ltd Ensafe Consultants Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Eurofins York Excell Rail Ltd Executive Compass® First Class Partnerships Limited Firstco Fourway Communication Ltd Freshwater GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Gatecare Ltd Solar Powered Gate Systems Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GHD Gleeds Harmonic Limited HaRMUK Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited HKA HPC Asset Services & Hygiene Pro Clean Ltd Innova Care Concepts Intermodality Ltd Intertek - Production and Integrity Assurance IPEX Consulting Limited Jacobs UK Ltd James Fisher Testing Services JHP Design Ltd JOBSON JAMES RAIL - INSURANCE Kilborn Consulting Limited KP Acoustics LC Switchgear Limited Leadec Leewood Projects Ltd LogiKal Projects Lundy Projects MAL Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ltd Martin Castle Ltd Met Office Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd MobiHub MTag Composites Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Newgate (Newark) Ltd NewRail Nicoll Russell Studios Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd Novus Rail Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd Onis Consulting Limited Overhead Line Engineering Limited Parry People Movers Ltd Pennant PLC People 1st Peter Staveley Consulting Piper Recruitment Limited Power Testing Limited PSG Ltd Purcell Qualification for Industry Rail Operations Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Red Viking Rail Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Royal Haskoning DHV RSK SAP Ecology and Environmental Ltd Schoenemann Design Seaton Rail Limited Semcon Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services Severn Partnership SGS Correl Rail Limited Signature Rail Limited SLC Rail Smartwater Technology Ltd

Softech Global Ltd Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Spitfire Steer Davies Gleave Syntax Consultancy T&RS Engineering Ltd TEAL Consulting Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited The Consultancy Company The Ecology Co-op The Ecology Consultancy The Rail Estate Consultancy Ltd The Railway Consultancy Ltd Thomson Ecology Ltd Trackmaps Transport Investigations Ltd Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Trimble UK TRL TSP Projects TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Vettica BV VGC Personnel Vigier Rail AG WAGO Limited Walker Training & Consultancy Ltd Warringtonfire Waterman Group Watson & Watson Health and Safety Consultants Limited Wilde Analysis Ltd Xeiad Xrail Group Zetica Rail Operation & Management > Contract Delivery AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd Aecom Alan Dick Communications Ltd Atom Training Centre Babcock International Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd C2E Consultancy Core Systems Software Cygnet Projects Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Emico Limited Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Excell Rail Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GHD Gleeds Global Rail Construction Ltd Harmonic Limited HKA J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Lambert Smith Hampton Lundy Projects Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morrison Utility Services Limited Neary Rail and Construction Novus Rail Ltd NRL Oakes Power Services Ltd Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd Rail Operations Group Ltd Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd Seaton Rail Limited Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Smartwater Technology Ltd Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited The SES Group Torrent Trackside TRL TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Van Elle Rail Vettica BV VGC Rail Projects Viztek Ltd Xeiad Xrail Group Contract Operations / Fleet Management AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Amida Ltd Atom Training Centre Aura Brand Solutions Babcock International

Bombardier Transportation Core Systems Software Emico Limited Galldris Services Ltd Harmonic Limited Jacobs UK Ltd Loram UK Ltd Millcroft Group Newgate (Newark) Ltd NRL PSG Ltd Quartix Ltd Rail Operations Group Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services Signature Rail Limited TrAchem Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Van Elle Rail Vettica BV VGC Rail Projects Cost Management Adaptive Modules Ltd Arburies Ltd Core Systems Software Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Gardiner & Theobald LLP GHD HKA Legion Limited Petrotechnics Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services Signature Rail Limited Standish Engineering Co Ltd Unipart Rail Vettica BV Data & Information Systems 21st Century Technology 3SL ABB Electrification Products ABI Electronics Adaptive Modules Ltd Advanced New Technology Aecom AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) AssessTech Axiomtek UK Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Belden Bernstein Ltd Blue Chip Technology Captec Coeval (Ltd) Common Time Ltd Core Systems Software Crittall Windows Limited Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Diamond Point International FDB Electrical Ltd Ferrograph Limited Finance Birmingham - National Rail Supply Growth Fund FREQUENTIS UK Limited Freshwater Fujikura Europe Ltd GAI - Tronics (A division of Hubbell Limited) Galldris Services Ltd GHD Glow New Media Ltd HaRMUK Ltd HARTING Ltd HORIBA MIRA Ltd HUB Auto ID Ltd Human Reliability Ideagen Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jaltek Systems Kadfire Limited Kilborn Consulting Limited Legion Limited Magrenko Ltd Maker Coating Systems Ltd Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Pandrol Petards Postfield Systems Ltd PRBX (Powerbox) UK PSD Group r2p GmbH RAILTEX 2021 - Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd RCU Solutions Real-Time Consultants Ltd Schaltbau Transportation UK Ltd


Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Serco Rail Technical Services Signature Rail Limited Sirenum SNC - Lavalin (formerly known as Interfleet) Sqills Sunbelt Rentals Triscan Systems Ltd Trueform TSG Fleet TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Unipart Rail Unistrut University of Birmingham Vettica BV Xanta Limited Xrail Group Data & Information Systems 19 Inch Racks, Enclosures & Cabinets ABB Electrification Products ABI Electronics Andrew Reid Bernstein Ltd Cannon Technologies Group Limited Captec Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Fujikura Europe Ltd Harland Simon Power Solutions HARTING Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jaltek Systems Piper Recruitment Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Unipart Rail DATA Systems / Management 3SL ABB Electrification Products Adaptive Modules Ltd Amaro Group Andrew Reid Arup (Head Office) AssessTech Belden Brand-Rex Ltd Captec Common Time Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Data Techniques Dorma Kaba Ltd Electroustic Ltd Emico Limited Eurotech Firstco FREQUENTIS UK Limited Fujikura Europe Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GHD Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK HaRMUK Ltd HARTING Ltd Ideagen Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Jaltek Systems Journeycall- Part of the ESP Group Kadfire Limited Kiepe Electric UK Ltd MacRail Systems Ltd Met Office Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems Ltd Oltec Group Omnicom Engineering Pandrol PD Devices Ltd Penton UK Ltd Perpetuum Ltd Postfield Systems Ltd PULS UK Ltd Railweight Scisys UK Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services Smartwater Technology Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Tracsis Plc Trolex Ltd TSG Fleet TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Unistrut University of Birmingham Zircon Software Ltd Fare Collection Common Time Ltd

GHD Parkeon Ltd Scheidt & Bachmann UK Ltd Transport Investigations Ltd Vettica BV Intelligent Transport Systems Adaptive Modules Ltd Andrew Reid Axiomtek UK Coeval (Ltd) Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Diamond Point International FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd HARTING Ltd HORIBA MIRA Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jaltek Systems r2p GmbH Signature Rail Limited University of Birmingham Vettica BV IT Hardware / Software / Consultancy 3SL ABB Electrification Products Adaptive Modules Ltd AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Arup (Head Office) AssessTech Axiomtek UK Azteq Solutions Ltd Belden CADFEM UK CAE Ltd Captec Common Time Ltd Core Systems Software Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Diamond Point International Electroustic Ltd Eurotech Forgetrack Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Freshwater Fujikura Europe Ltd Galldris Services Ltd HaCon (UK) Hawkgrove Limited HUB Auto ID Ltd Human Reliability Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jabero Consulting Journeycall- Part of the ESP Group Kadfire Limited Legion Limited LogiKal Projects MacRail Systems Ltd Met Office Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems Ltd Omnicom Engineering Penton UK Ltd Primary Image Ltd Project Control Tools Project EU Ltd Propeller Studios Real-Time Consultants Ltd Resonate Group Ltd Schneider Electric Ltd Scisys UK Ltd SeSys Ltd Signature Rail Limited Sirenum Sqills telent Technology Services Ltd The Bionic Eye Tracsis Plc Trimble UK TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Xrail Group Zircon Software Ltd Online Rail Booking & Fulfilment Common Time Ltd Evolvi Rail Systems GHD Passenger Information Systems 21st Century Technology ABI Electronics Acorel Adaptive Modules Ltd AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Andrew Reid

Arup (Head Office) Babcock International Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Bosch Security Systems UK Captec Coeval (Ltd) Common Time Ltd Electroustic Ltd Emico Limited ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Eurotech FDB Electrical Ltd Ferrograph Limited Firstco Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd GHD Glow New Media Ltd Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK HaCon (UK) HARTING Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Industrial Communication Products Ltd Infotec Ltd Jaltek Systems Journeycall- Part of the ESP Group Kadfire Limited Kiepe Electric UK Ltd LPA Connection Systems LPA Group Plc Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems Ltd Parkeon Ltd Penton UK Ltd Petards r2p GmbH Schaltbau Transportation UK Ltd Siemens Signature Rail Limited Stadler Rail Management AG Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Telegartner UK Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Teleque Ltd Televic Rail NV Tracsis Plc Trainfx Ltd Trolex Ltd Unipart Rail Vettica BV Wabtec Rail Limited Xrail Group Radio Communications & Equipment ABI Electronics Alan Dick Communications Ltd Andrew Reid Babcock International Belden Chatterbox Limited Co-Channel Electronics Ltd Common Time Ltd DAC Limited Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Data Techniques dBD Communications DNH WW Ltd Electroustic Ltd Emico Limited ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Firstco Fourway Communication Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK HARTING Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Industrial Communication Products Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jaltek Systems Kiepe Electric UK Ltd LPA Connection Systems LPA Group Plc Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Ogier Electronics Limited OSL Rail Limited Siemens Stadium IGT Sunbelt Rentals Swann Group Ltd Telegartner UK Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Teleque Ltd Televic Rail NV Trainfx Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Unipart Rail Upshot UK Ltd Wabtec Rail Limited Wrekin Circuits Ltd

Real Time Information Systems ABI Electronics Adaptive Modules Ltd Andrew Reid Coeval (Ltd) Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd HARTING Ltd Jaltek Systems Project Control Tools r2p GmbH Sirenum Triscan Systems Ltd

telent Technology Services Ltd Teleque Ltd Televic Rail NV Trainfx Ltd Transport Investigations Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Upshot UK Ltd

Renewable Energy Power Supplies ABI Electronics Andrew Reid Galldris Services Ltd Jaltek Systems Marlec Engineering Co Ltd PRBX (Powerbox) UK Tyrone Fabrication Vettica BV

Ticketing / Ticketing Systems 21st Century Technology ABI Electronics Adaptive Modules Ltd Captec Common Time Ltd Evolvi Rail Systems FDB Electrical Ltd GHD HaCon (UK) HARTING Ltd Jaltek Systems Journeycall- Part of the ESP Group Parkeon Ltd Scheidt & Bachmann UK Ltd Stadium IGT STEGO (UK) Ltd Trainfx Ltd Vettica BV

Technology finance ABB Electrification Products Andrew Reid Econocom Finance Birmingham - National Rail Supply Growth Fund Telecommunications Design Services Adaptive Modules Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Fujikura Europe Ltd Jaltek Systems Kilborn Consulting Limited Tyrone Fabrication Telecommunications Systems & Equipment ABB Electrification Products ABI Electronics Adaptive Modules Ltd Aecom AEG Power Solutions Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Amaro Group Amida Ltd Azteq Solutions Ltd Babcock International Belden Captec Common Time Ltd Craig & Derricott Ltd Crittall Windows Limited DAC Limited Data Techniques Digital Barriers Services Ltd EasyStart Batteries Electroustic Ltd Emico Limited Eurotech Firstco Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Fujikura Europe Ltd GAI - Tronics (A division of Hubbell Limited) GHD Giffen Group Ltd Ground Transportation Systems, Thales UK HARTING Ltd Hosiden Besson Ltd Icomera iLECSYS Rail Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Industrial Communication Products Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jaltek Systems Jumo Instrument Co Ltd Kilborn Consulting Limited Lantech Communications Global Inc LPA Connection Systems Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems Ltd OSL Rail Limited Passcomm Limited PD Devices Ltd Penton UK Ltd Perpetuum Ltd RCU Solutions Ricardo Rail Schneider Electric Ltd SeSys Ltd Siemens STEGO (UK) Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Swann Group Ltd Telegartner UK Ltd

Telematics Adaptive Modules Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Jaltek Systems r2p GmbH

Design Services ABB Electrification Products Actavo Building Solutions Adaptive Modules Ltd Adfil Aecom AJC Trailers Ltd Amida Ltd Andrew Reid Arktis Endurance Textiles Ltd Arup (Head Office) Astley Signs Aura Brand Solutions Babcock International Baqus Group Plc Belvoir Rail Ltd Bender UK Ltd CADFEM UK CAE Ltd CECL - Global Craig & Derricott Ltd Creactive Design Crouch Waterfall Cundall Lift & Escalator Consultants Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd DCA Design International Design and Analysis Ltd DGauge Ltd Dura Composites Ltd Ensafe Consultants ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Everlast Group Ltd Firstco Fourway Communication Ltd Freshwater Furrer + Frey GB Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Gatecare Ltd Solar Powered Gate Systems GHD Giffen Group Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Human Reliability iLECSYS Rail Ltd ISC Best Practice Consultancy J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Jafco Tools Ltd Jaltek Systems James Fisher Testing Services JFC Civils UK JHP Design Ltd Kadfire Limited Kiepe Electric UK Ltd Legion Limited Lundy Projects Magrenko Ltd Marchantcain Group Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morrison Utility Services Limited Murphy Surveys UK National Composites Centre Newgate (Newark) Ltd Nicoll Russell Studios Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd Novus Rail Ltd

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Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Oakes Power Services Ltd Oltec Group OSL Rail Limited Parry People Movers Ltd PBH Rail Piper Recruitment Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Power Jacks Priestman Goode Purcell Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Remedy Geotechnics Ltd Ricardo Rail Royal Haskoning DHV RSS Infrastructure Ltd Sadler Brown Architecture Schoenemann Design SLC Rail Softech Global Ltd Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd Standish Engineering Co Ltd Stewart Signs Rail Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd SubVision Surveys Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions TSP Projects Tyrone Fabrication UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Van Elle Rail VGC Rail Projects Waterman Group Wentworth House Rail Systems Limited Xeiad Xrail Group Driver Only Operations HARTING Ltd r2p GmbH Engineering Consultancy ABB Electrification Products ABI Electronics Adfil Alan Dick Communications Ltd Allan Webb Ltd Andrew Reid Bender UK Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited CECL - Global Core Systems Software Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd D2 Rail & Civils Ltd Design and Analysis Ltd Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited EH Hassell & Sons Ltd Ensafe Consultants ESR Technology Fairway Hydraulics Limited Furrer + Frey GB Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GeoAccess GHD Harmonic Limited HBI Haerter AG Henderson Thomas Associates Limited HKA HYTORC Leadec Leewood Projects Ltd Legion Limited Marchantcain Group McCrory Training Newgate (Newark) Ltd Novus Rail Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd PBH Rail Piper Recruitment Limited Provertha Connectors, Cables & Solutions GMBH Qualification for Industry RCU Solutions Real-Time Consultants Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RINA RSS Infrastructure Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services Shire Structures Ltd Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Standish Engineering Co Ltd TBAT Innovation Limited TenBroeke Company Limited Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Unipart Rail University of Birmingham Warringtonfire Xrail Group

Tunnel Design Core Systems Software Environmental Protection and Control 4 Acre Ecology ACCON UK Limited ACS Testing Ltd Adfil AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arrow Solutions Bridgeway Consulting Limited CCS Jeweltone Ltd CF Booth Limited Cirrus Research Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Coeval (Ltd) Cygnet Projects Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited Electrosteel Castings (UK) Ltd Encompass Environmental Ltd Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Keystone Environmental Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Marshalls CPM Martin Castle Ltd NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Northern Divers Orbis Protect Pandrol Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Pulsar Instruments Plc Reactive Group Services RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS SAP Ecology and Environmental Ltd TCS Geotechnics The Ecology Co-op TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Vigier Rail AG Yara UK Limited Anti-icer Arrow Solutions Asbestos Services B&B Industrial Dismantling Limited CF Booth Limited Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Bird Control Reactive Group Services Bulk Sample Analysis Ensafe Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Ecological Services 4 Acre Ecology Coeval (Ltd) Environment Protection 3M ACCON UK Limited Aecom APPS UK Ltd Arup (Head Office) Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Baker Consultants Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Coeval (Ltd) Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Ensafe Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GHD Ground Control Limited Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Jumo Instrument Co Ltd Keystone Environmental Ltd Lambert Smith Hampton Middlemarch Environmental Ltd MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd

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Royal Haskoning DHV RS Clare & Co Limited RSK RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS SAP Ecology and Environmental Ltd SOUNDEX Temporary Noise Control The Ecology Co-op The Ecology Consultancy Three Shires Ltd TSP Projects UK Power Networks Services Vigier Rail AG Yara UK Limited Geotechnical Equipment / Services Aarsleff Ground Engineering ABG Geosynthetics ACS Testing Ltd Aecom Amida Ltd Arup (Head Office) Babcock International BAM Ritchies CAN CC Ground Investigations Ltd Coffey Geotechnics Ltd Concept Engineering Consultants Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Dr. Sauer & Partners Ensafe Consultants FLI Structures Fugro Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GeoAccess Geotechnical Engineering Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Ischebeck Titan Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Keller Ltd Korec Group Live Trakway | Barriers | Bridges | Lights MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Neary Rail and Construction NTS Premier Services OSL Rail Limited Plowman Craven Ltd Prolec Ltd Quantum Geotechnical Limited RSK RUAS Severn Partnership SOCOTEC Monitoring UK Ltd SOCOTEC UK Limited Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited Sonic Drilling Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited TCS Geotechnics Tencate Geosynthetics Terram & Tubex The Bionic Eye Topdrill Ltd TSP Projects Upshot UK Ltd Uretek UK Van Elle Rail Verdant Solutions Ltd ZF UK Laser Limited Noise & Vibration Control 3M A-Plant Rail ACCON UK Limited Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arup (Head Office) British Steel Cirrus Research Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited Galldris Services Ltd GHD GMT Rubber-Metal-Technic Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Ischebeck Titan Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Nord-Lock Group NRL Pandrol Piper Recruitment Limited Pulsar Instruments Plc RSK SBC Rail Schaeffler (UK) Ltd Selectequip Ltd SOUNDEX Temporary Noise Control Strail (UK) Ltd

Tiflex Ltd- Trackelast Specialist Rail Solutions TSP Projects Tufnol Composites Ltd Van Elle Rail Vigier Rail AG WAGO Limited Whitmore Europe Ltd Pest Control AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited CCS Jeweltone Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Encompass Environmental Ltd Ensafe Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Ground Control Limited Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Mitie Pest Control Ltd Oltec Group Orbis Protect Reactive Group Services SMP Electronics / Samalite Products Polymers Adfil Bitrez Limited Dexine Leyland Rubber Technology Limited DWG Resins Galldris Services Ltd Scott Bader Co Ltd TCS Geotechnics Root Barriers ABG Geosynthetics Galldris Services Ltd Liniar t/a HL Plastics TCS Geotechnics Seasonal Arrow Solutions Stormwater Control Products ABG Geosynthetics ACO Technologies Plc Adfil Althon Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Marshalls CPM Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation TCS Geotechnics TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Surface Water Management ABG Geosynthetics ACO Technologies Plc Adfil Althon Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation TCS Geotechnics Sustainable Procurement Adfil Aecom Alan Dick Communications Ltd Charcroft Electronics Galldris Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Olleco Piper Recruitment Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) RSK RSS Infrastructure Ltd Sill Lighting (UK) Ltd Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail The Consultancy Company TRL TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd VGC Rail Projects Vigier Rail AG Underwater Inspections / Services Bridgeway Consulting Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess GPS Marine Contractors Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Jumo Instrument Co Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Northern Divers

OSL Rail Limited Upshot UK Ltd Vivax- Metrotech Ltd Xeiad Vegetation Control AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Babcock International Bodacc Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buck & Hickman CAN CCS Jeweltone Ltd Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Elcot Environmental Encompass Environmental Ltd Enduramaxx Limited Epicuro Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess Ground Control Limited Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jafco Tools Ltd Keystone Environmental Ltd Korec Group Liniar t/a HL Plastics Martin Castle Ltd Mitie Pest Control Ltd MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Neary Rail and Construction NTS Premier Services OSL Rail Limited Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Red Viking Rail Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RTG Rail Services Limited Running Rail Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited STEGO (UK) Ltd Stobart Rail TCS Geotechnics The Bionic Eye Three Shires Ltd Trackmaps Verdant Solutions Ltd Vital- Head Office Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Wrekin Products Ltd Xeiad Winterisation Arrow Solutions Facility Management Alchemy Metals Ltd Andrew Reid Armorgard Security Products Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd CCS Jeweltone Ltd Core Systems Software Cygnet Projects Ltd Eldapoint Ltd Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd HBI Haerter AG Leadec Lista UK Ltd Newgate (Newark) Ltd Premier Pits Pulsar Instruments Plc Snap-on Industrial The SES Group Facility Management Equipment A-Plant Rail Alan Dick Communications Ltd Aqua-Solv Solutions Ltd Armorgard Security Products Autodrain Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Captec Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Dura Composites Ltd Eldapoint Ltd Enduramaxx Limited Eurotech Everlast Group Ltd Furse Gemma Lighting Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jafco Tools Ltd Klingspor Abrasives Limited Lambert Smith Hampton Leadec Lista UK Ltd


Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Millcroft Group Newgate (Newark) Ltd NTS Premier Services Office Depot Oltec Group Premier Pits Pulsar Instruments Plc Serpro Ltd Severn Partnership Skanska Construction UK Ltd Snap-on Industrial Sonatest Ltd Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Facility Management Services Airguard Filters Ltd AJC Trailers Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alchemy Metals Ltd Andrew Reid Atom Training Centre CCS Jeweltone Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Core Systems Software CP Plus Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Eldapoint Ltd Ensafe Consultants Eurotech Firstco Gemma Lighting Glasdon UK Ltd Ground Control Limited HBI Haerter AG Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Lanes for Drains Leadec Leica Geosystems Ltd Millcroft Group Mitie Pest Control Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Newgate (Newark) Ltd NTS Premier Services Oltec Group Premier Pits REACT Specialist Cleaning Ltd RTG Rail Services Limited Smartwater Technology Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited telent Technology Services Ltd The SES Group Trackmaps TSG Fleet UK Power Networks Services Upshot UK Ltd Viztek Ltd Thermal Management GeoAccess HBI Haerter AG Leadec STEGO (UK) Ltd Financial Services Finance Birmingham - National Rail Supply Growth Fund Rail Manche Finance SLC Rail TenBroeke Company Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Franchise Bid Support ABB Electrification Products Amey TPT Aura Brand Solutions Cogitamus First Class Partnerships Limited GHD HaRMUK Ltd Schoenemann Design TenBroeke Company Limited Thornton & Lowe HR, Recruitment and Training Adfil AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Atom Training Centre Bridgeway Consulting Limited C2E Consultancy CCL Rail Training Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Core Systems Software Critical Project Resourcing Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Equipe Group Excell Rail Ltd Harvey Thomas

Intertrain UK Ltd McCrory Training MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Pendersons Ltd PM Training and Assessing Ltd Pulsar Instruments Plc Qualification for Industry Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Samuel Knight International - Rail Recruitment Tec Training (GB) Ltd The SES Group Trackmaps TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Walker Training & Consultancy Ltd Assessment Qualification for Industry Education Training ARC Academy UK Ltd Atom Training Centre Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Babcock International C2E Consultancy Cleshar Contract Services Ltd DM Development Coaching Ltd Equipe Group Era Technology Essempy European Transport Conference - Training for Transportation Professionals Freshwater HPC Asset Services & Hygiene Pro Clean Ltd HSS Hire PLC Infrastructure Training Services Ltd McCrory Training Multimodal NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd NewRail NTS Premier Services Pendersons Ltd Pennant PLC People 1st PM Training and Assessing Ltd Qualification for Industry Rail Operations Group Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RT Training Solutions Ltd Seaton Rail Limited Smartwater Technology Ltd TEAL Consulting Ltd Tec Training (GB) Ltd Trackmaps Transport Investigations Ltd TXM Academy University of Birmingham Xeiad Labour Supply AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd Alma Rail Limited Amaro Group ATA Recruitment Ltd Atom Services Atom Training Centre Auctus Management Group Axis Recruitment UK Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Data Techniques Excell Rail Ltd Ganymede Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Linear Recruitment Maple Resourcing McCrory Training McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd Millcroft Group Morson Human Resources Ltd t/a Morson Talent Neary Rail and Construction NRL NTS Premier Services OSL Rail Limited Pendersons Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited ProActive Recruitment Services PSR Solutions Rail Operations Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Red Viking Rail Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RT Training Solutions Ltd RTG Rail Services Limited Running Rail Ltd

Samuel Knight International - Rail Recruitment Seaton Rail Limited Selective Recruitment Solutions Ltd Smartwater Technology Ltd TECHNO CTA Limited telent Technology Services Ltd Trackwork Ltd Transport Investigations Ltd Van Elle Rail VGC Labour Solutions Vital- Head Office Xrail Group Media Training Atom Training Centre Freshwater Recruitment / Personnel Services Advance Training & Recruitment Amida Ltd ATA Recruitment Ltd Atom Services Atom Training Centre Auctus Management Group Axis Recruitment UK Ltd Blueprint Recruitment Solutions C2E Consultancy Caval Limited CCL Rail Training Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Collingwood Executive Recruitment Commercial Consultants (UK) Ltd Coyle Personnel Limited Critical Project Resourcing Ltd Eden Brown Excell Rail Ltd Ford and Stanley Ltd Foxwell Brown Ltd Future Talent Recruitment Ltd Harvey Thomas HPC Asset Services & Hygiene Pro Clean Ltd Impact Executives Ltd Intec (UK) Ltd Jonathan Lee Recruitment Linear Recruitment Maple Resourcing McCrory Training McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd Morson Human Resources Ltd t/a Morson Talent Newsom Consulting Ltd Nexus Recruitment Solutions NRL NTS Premier Services PFB Recruitment Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Platinum Resources Primat Recruitment PSR Solutions PWS Technical Services Ltd Rail Operations Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Resourcing Solutions Limited Rex Advertising Limited RSS Infrastructure Ltd Samuel Knight International - Rail Recruitment Seaton Rail Limited Selective Recruitment Solutions Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Syntax Consultancy Technology Resourcing Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition The SES Group VGC Personnel Vital- Head Office Xrail Group Training Services ABB Electrification Products Adfil Advance Training & Recruitment AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd ARC Academy UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Atom Training Centre Auctus Management Group Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Babcock International Benchmark Training Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited C2E Consultancy Cable Detection Ltd CCL Rail Training

Cleshar Contract Services Ltd DM Development Coaching Ltd Equipe Group Era Technology Eurofins York European Transport Conference - Training for Transportation Professionals Forgetrack Ltd Freshwater Great Central Railway Plc HaRMUK Ltd HKA HPC Asset Services & Hygiene Pro Clean Ltd INFRA Skills Ltd Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Intertrain UK Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Kopta Training Korec Group McCrory Training McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd Morson Human Resources Ltd t/a Morson Talent MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Multimodal NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Neway Training Solutions Limited NewRail North Yorkshire Moors Railway NRL NTS Premier Services Oltec Group Pendersons Ltd Pennant PLC People 1st PM Training and Assessing Ltd PPS Rail Pristine Condition Ltd ProActive Recruitment Services PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd. Pulsar Instruments Plc Qualification for Industry Rail Operations Group Ltd Real Skills Training Limited RSK RSS Infrastructure Ltd RT Training Solutions Ltd Schaeffler (UK) Ltd Seaton Rail Limited Siemens Signet Solutions SKF (UK) Limited Smartwater Technology Ltd Spitfire Tec Training (GB) Ltd TECHNO CTA Limited The Consultancy Company The QSS Group Limited The SES Group Trackmaps Trackwork Ltd Transport Investigations Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd TXM Academy Van Elle Rail Victa Railfreight Ltd Vivax- Metrotech Ltd Waterfront Conference Company Watson & Watson Health and Safety Consultants Limited Wilde Analysis Ltd Xeiad Inspection Services ABB Electrification Products AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Aura Brand Solutions Bridgeway Consulting Limited Clow Group Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Ensafe Consultants Era Technology Forecourt Installations Services Ltd Fugro Geismar UK Ltd GeoAccess Giffen Group Ltd HaRMUK Ltd Intertek NDT & Materials Testing James Fisher Testing Services Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Kiepe Electric UK Ltd Kilborn Consulting Limited Manchester Metrology Ltd Martin Castle Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Murphy Surveys UK

NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Northern Divers Novus Rail Ltd Omnicom Engineering Perpetuum Ltd QRail NDT (Quantum Rail Limited) SGS Correl Rail Limited SOCOTEC UK Limited Standish Engineering Co Ltd Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK T&RS Engineering Ltd Trackwork Ltd UK Power Networks Services Upshot UK Ltd VGC Rail Projects Warringtonfire Waterman Group Xeiad Xrail Group Zetica Rail Training, Leasing and Onsite Inspection Services Intertek NDT & Materials Testing Manchester Metrology Ltd Insurance JOBSON JAMES RAIL - INSURANCE SJL Insurance Services Square Mile Broking Ltd Insurance & Risk Management HaRMUK Ltd JOBSON JAMES RAIL - INSURANCE Square Mile Broking Ltd Legal Services Clifford Chance LLP Dentons DWF LLP Ensafe Consultants Freeths LLP HaRMUK Ltd Kennedys Law LLP Norton Rose Fulbright Simmons & Simmons SLC Rail Transport Investigations Ltd Lone Worker Protection Orbis Protect Marketing and PR Services Advanced Engineering 2021 APPS UK Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Cogitamus Kingfisher Productions RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople Tecocraft LTD Wonderland Agency Advertising APPS UK Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Ferrograph Limited Freshwater Kadfire Limited Rex Advertising Limited RSS Infrastructure Ltd Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople The Write Angle Wonderland Agency Crisis Management Cogitamus FREQUENTIS UK Limited Freshwater Event Management APPS UK Ltd Cogitamus FREQUENTIS UK Limited Freshwater Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople Wonderland Agency Graphic & Digital Design Astley Signs Aura Brand Solutions Freshwater Galldris Services Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople Internal Communications FREQUENTIS UK Limited

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Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Freshwater Schoenemann Design Livery Arlington Fleet Group Arriva Traincare Astley Signs Atlantic Design Aura Brand Solutions Brodie Engineering Limited Datum Composites Freshwater Lexicraft Ltd Loram UK Ltd Novograf Piper Recruitment Limited Primary Image Ltd Schoenemann Design Stewart Signs Rail Trolex Ltd Wabtec Rail Limited Marketing APPS UK Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Freshwater Kadfire Limited Rex Advertising Limited RSS Infrastructure Ltd Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople Public Relations Aura Brand Solutions Cogitamus Freshwater RSS Infrastructure Ltd Schoenemann Design SpaceandPeople Rail Photo Library APPS UK Ltd Rail Images RSS Infrastructure Ltd Video Production APPS UK Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Cogitamus Freshwater Kingfisher Productions RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Schoenemann Design Monitoring Services ABB Electrification Products ACCON UK Limited Andrew Reid APPS UK Ltd Bender UK Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited CCTV Drainage Surveys- Midland Survey Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd Freshwater Gardiner & Theobald LLP Geo-Environmental Services Ltd HaRMUK Ltd Instrumentel Ltd KJ Hall Surveyors Ltd LC Switchgear Limited Murphy Surveys UK Novus Rail Ltd Orbis Protect Pandrol Senceive Limited Serco Rail Technical Services Topdrill Ltd Non Destructive Testing ACS Testing Ltd Out Of Hours Response Centre Orbis Protect Procurement Services Alan Dick Communications Ltd Allan Webb Ltd APPS UK Ltd C2E Consultancy Excell Rail Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Gardiner & Theobald LLP GHD HKA Schoenemann Design Standish Engineering Co Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Unipart Rail

Project Management ABB Electrification Products Aecom AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Amida Ltd Andrew Reid APPS UK Ltd Arup (Head Office) Atom Training Centre Aura Brand Solutions Babcock International Baqus Group Plc BMT Asset Performance Ltd Bombardier Transportation Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Civil Rail Solutions Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd CPC Project Services LLP D2 Rail & Civils Ltd Dartford Composites Ltd Data Techniques Emico Limited Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Everlast Group Ltd Excell Rail Ltd Firstco Forgetrack Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Furrer + Frey GB Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Gardiner & Theobald LLP GHD Giffen Group Ltd Gleeds Global Rail Construction Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Harmonic Limited HaRMUK Ltd HPC Asset Services & Hygiene Pro Clean Ltd Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jabero Consulting Jacobs UK Ltd Kiepe Electric UK Ltd Lambert Smith Hampton Leadec Leewood Projects Ltd LogiKal Projects Lundy Projects Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morrison Utility Services Limited MTag Composites Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Novus Rail Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd Oltec Group OSL Rail Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Power Testing Limited Rail Operations Group Ltd Rainford Solutions Ltd RCU Solutions Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Red Viking Rail Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Ricardo Rail Royal Haskoning DHV RSS Infrastructure Ltd RT Training Solutions Ltd Running Rail Ltd Sadler Brown Architecture Schoenemann Design Serco Rail Technical Services SGS Correl Rail Limited Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Smartwater Technology Ltd Softech Global Ltd Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Standish Engineering Co Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd T&RS Engineering Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited The Consultancy Company TRL TSP Projects TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services UKDN Waterflow Ltd Unipart Rail Van Elle Rail VGC Personnel

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VGC Rail Projects Viztek Ltd Wabtec Rail Limited Waterman Group Xeiad Xrail Group Property / Estate Management AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) Amey TPT Amida Ltd Avondale Environmental Services Ltd BNP Paribas Real Estate Cygnet Projects Ltd Ensafe Consultants GHD Ground Control Limited J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Lambert Smith Hampton Leadec Murphy Surveys UK Oltec Group Sadler Brown Architecture Selectaglaze Ltd Smyth Composites Limited TenBroeke Company Limited Trackmaps Trimble UK UK Power Networks Services Upshot UK Ltd Research Services Alliance Rail Holdings ATA Recruitment Ltd Aura Brand Solutions CECL - Global Creactive Design Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd DGauge Ltd Human Reliability Jungle Green MRC Ltd MobiHub Multimodal NewRail Purcell Standish Engineering Co Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Transport Investigations Ltd TRL UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Wilde Analysis Ltd Research Testing AMG Superalloys Ltd Axis Test Laboratories Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd EMC Hire Ltd Eurofins York Firstco Great Central Railway Plc Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Kiepe Electric UK Ltd National Composites Centre NewRail Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) RSK SLC Rail Standish Engineering Co Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd TRL UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail University of Birmingham Van Elle Rail Wilde Analysis Ltd Xeiad Safety and Security AbsTracked Solutions Ltd ACCON UK Limited Adfil Advanced New Technology AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alchemy Metals Ltd Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arctic Air Solutions Ltd Arktis Endurance Textiles Ltd Armorgard Security Products Atex Global Ltd Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Barkers Fencing Bernstein Ltd Bolle Safety Bradgate Containers C.Scope International Ltd Cable Services Group

CAP Productions Limited Coretech Solutions Ltd Creative Composites Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd E2S Warning Signals Elite Precast Concrete Ltd Encompass Environmental Ltd Engineered Composites Ltd ESR Technology Everlast Group Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd HARTING Ltd Haywood & Jackson Fabrications Ltd HBI Haerter AG Industrial Communication Products Ltd JSP Limited Kee Systems Key Fasteners KITE Projects Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Leadec LKQ Coatings Martin Castle Ltd McCrory Training MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Newgate (Newark) Ltd Orbis Protect PBWel Pramac-Generac UK PRBX (Powerbox) UK Protec Direct PULSAR® Qualification for Industry Railway Safety Solutions Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Serco Rail Technical Services SG System Products Limited Sirenum Smyth Composites Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK Sunbelt Rentals Teleque Ltd The SES Group Torrent Trackside Transport Benevolent Fund CIO Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Triptex Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Warringtonfire Accident Investigator / Investigations Aecom Dellner Ltd Galldris Services Ltd HaRMUK Ltd Human Reliability Kilborn Consulting Limited MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Rail Operations Group Ltd Ricardo Rail RSK Seaton Rail Limited Serco Rail Technical Services The QSS Group Limited TRL UK Power Networks Services Zetica Rail Acoustic Barrier ACCON UK Limited E2S Warning Signals Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Sunbelt Rentals Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Anti-Slip Safety Solutions Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Haywood & Jackson Fabrications Ltd Heskins Ltd Impreglon UK Maker Coating Systems Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Rust-Oleum UK Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Step on Safety TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd CCTV & Video Analytics 21st Century Technology 360 Vision Technology Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Atex Global Ltd Axis Communications (UK) Ltd Babcock International

Bosch Security Systems UK Captec Coretech Solutions Ltd Data Techniques Digital Barriers Services Ltd Emico Limited Firstco Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GHD HARTING Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd Kiepe Electric UK Ltd Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Ogier Electronics Limited Oltec Group Omnicom Engineering Orbis Protect OSL Rail Limited Passcomm Limited Penton UK Ltd Petards r2p GmbH Schaltbau Transportation UK Ltd Schneider Electric Ltd SeSys Ltd Sunbelt Rentals Swann Group Ltd telent Technology Services Ltd Teleque Ltd Televic Rail NV The Bionic Eye Tracsis Plc Trainfx Ltd TRL Unipart Rail Upshot UK Ltd Wrekin Circuits Ltd Zircon Software Ltd Control & Automation Equipment ABB Electrification Products AMELEC Instruments Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Atex Global Ltd Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Bernstein Ltd E2S Warning Signals FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd HARTING Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Moorecorp Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited PRBX (Powerbox) UK Real-Time Consultants Ltd Schaltbau Transportation UK Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Control Panels ABB Electrification Products AMELEC Instruments Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Austin-Lenika Project Services Ltd Axair Fans UK Limited Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Bernstein Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd Harland Simon Power Solutions HARTING Ltd Human Reliability Industrial Communication Products Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd LC Switchgear Limited Moorecorp Ltd Morris Line Engineering Piper Recruitment Limited R Baker (Electrical) Ltd Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Derailment Investigation & Re-Railing of Derailed Vehicles Alma Rail Limited Galldris Services Ltd Railway Support Services Disabled Refuge Systems Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd RCU Solutions Disabled Toilet Alarms Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Drug / Alcohol Testing Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd ARC Academy UK Ltd


Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Atom Training Centre Ayrshire Medical Services Ltd Galldris Services Ltd McCrory Training NTS Premier Services Railmed Ltd SOCOTEC UK Limited TECHNO CTA Limited VGC Labour Solutions VGC Rail Projects Enclosures ABB Electrification Products Alltask Armorgard Security Products Barkers Fencing Bernstein Ltd Blok ‘N’ Mesh Bradgate Containers Bradleys Metal Finishers BTRoS Interiors and Cabling Division Cable Services Group Cablecraft Limited Cannon Technologies Group Limited Charles Endirect Ltd Creative Composites Ltd Dartford Composites Ltd Dorma Kaba Ltd Emico Limited Ferrograph Limited g2 Energy Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Giffen Group Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Henry Williams Ltd iLECSYS Rail Ltd Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kadfire Limited Kleeneze - Koti Ltd LC Switchgear Limited Liniar t/a HL Plastics Lucy Zodion Ltd Mardix Rail Midland Alloy Ltd Millcroft Group Morgan Marine Ltd Mors Smitt (A Wabtec Company) MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Nord-Lock Group PACE Networks Passcomm Limited Phoenix Contact Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Portastor Ltd PRV Engineering Ltd Quinshield Ltd Rail Waiting Structures Rainford Solutions Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Rittal Limited RS Electrical (RSE) Ltd Schneider Electric Ltd Schroff UK Limited Sheerspeed Shelters Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Steelway Fensecure Ltd STEGO (UK) Ltd Torrent Trackside TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd WAGO Limited Fencing A-Plant Rail Alma Rail Limited Amaro Group Armorgard Security Products Auctus Management Group Barkers Fencing Blok ‘N’ Mesh Britannia Construction Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited Chris Wheeler Construction Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Dorma Kaba Ltd Dura Composites Ltd Elite Precast Concrete Ltd Encompass Environmental Ltd Engineered Composites Ltd Everlast Group Ltd FP McCann Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Gatecare Ltd Solar Powered Gate Systems Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Ground Control Limited GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Had-Fab Limited Imtech/Dynniq Infrastructure Training Services Ltd

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Kee Systems KITE Projects Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Lanes for Drains Leadec Level Crossing Installations Ltd Liniar t/a HL Plastics MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Neary Rail and Construction Newgate (Newark) Ltd NTS Premier Services Orbis Protect Powdertech (Corby) Ltd Premier Rail Services PRV Engineering Ltd RCU Solutions Red Viking Rail Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Running Rail Ltd Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Steelway Fensecure Ltd Stobart Rail Sunbelt Rentals Swann Group Ltd Three Shires Ltd Torrent Trackside Triptex Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Warringtonfire Zaun Limited Fire Protection / Detection / Control 3M AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd Adfil AEI Cables Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited Colt Construction Limited E2S Warning Signals Emico Limited ESB Environmental Ltd ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Everlast Group Ltd FP McCann Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Giffen Group Ltd HBI Haerter AG Hilti (GB) Ltd Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Leadec Legion Limited MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Nobel Fire Systems Oltec Group Platipus Anchors Ltd Schneider Electric Ltd Sunbelt Rentals telent Technology Services Ltd Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions Tufnol Composites Ltd Unipart Rail Warringtonfire Zollner UK Ltd Fire Telephone Systems Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Health / Wellbeing APPS UK Ltd Ayrshire Medical Services Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd HaRMUK Ltd Pramac-Generac UK Railmed Ltd Staff Absence Solutions Limited Transport Benevolent Fund CIO Healthcare / Medical Screening Amtrain (Midlands) Ltd Atom Training Centre Ayrshire Medical Services Ltd Galldris Services Ltd McCrory Training NTS Premier Services Rail Operations Group Ltd Railmed Ltd The QSS Group Limited PPE - Personal Protective Equipment 3M Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arctic Air Solutions Ltd Arktis Endurance Textiles Ltd Ballyclare Limited

Bolle Safety Brammer Galldris Services Ltd HSS Hire PLC Jafco Tools Ltd JSP Limited Lindström Group LKQ Coatings MC Electronics Ltd McCrory Training MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Optical Coating Technologies PBWel Pronto Direct Protec Direct PULSAR® Safeaid LLP Spartan Safety Ltd Techpol Ltd Tower Supplies TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Public Address Systems Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd Rescue Services Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Crittall Windows Limited Cygnet Projects Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Martin Castle Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Trackmaps Xeiad Risk / Safety Assessment 1st Line Defence Ltd 3M Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd Advanced New Technology AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Atex Global Ltd Auctus Management Group Barkers Fencing C.Scope International Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd DGauge Ltd Ebeni Limited Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Firstco Galldris Services Ltd Gleeds HaRMUK Ltd HBI Haerter AG Ideagen Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Intertek - Production and Integrity Assurance J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Kiepe Electric UK Ltd Kilborn Consulting Limited Lambert Smith Hampton Martin Castle Ltd Met Office Millcroft Group MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Murphy Surveys UK NewRail NTS Premier Services Oltec Group Omnicom Engineering Paperless Construction Petrotechnics Ltd Pristine Condition Ltd Qualification for Industry Rail Operations Group Ltd Railmed Ltd Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Ricardo Rail Royal Haskoning DHV RSK RSS Infrastructure Ltd Seaton Rail Limited Severn Partnership Sirenum Smartwater Technology Ltd SOCOTEC UK Limited Sonatest Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd T&RS Engineering Ltd The QSS Group Limited The SES Group TRL UK Power Networks Services

Unipart Rail Van Elle Rail VGC Labour Solutions VGC Rail Projects Walker Training & Consultancy Ltd Warringtonfire Watson & Watson Health and Safety Consultants Limited Wilde Analysis Ltd Risk Management 1st Line Defence Ltd Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd AbsTracked Solutions Ltd Aecom AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Alan Dick Communications Ltd Atex Global Ltd BMT Asset Performance Ltd C.Scope International Ltd DM Development Coaching Ltd Ebeni Limited ESR Technology Forgetrack Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Gardiner & Theobald LLP Gleeds HaRMUK Ltd HBI Haerter AG Ideagen Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Kiepe Electric UK Ltd LogiKal Projects Martin Castle Ltd Millcroft Group Murphy Surveys UK NTS Premier Services Oltec Group Omnicom Engineering Orbis Protect Paperless Construction Petrotechnics Ltd Pramac-Generac UK Rail Operations Group Ltd Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd Real-Time Consultants Ltd Ricardo Rail RSK RSS Infrastructure Ltd Seaton Rail Limited SLC Rail Smartwater Technology Ltd SOCOTEC UK Limited TenBroeke Company Limited The QSS Group Limited The SES Group Trimble UK TRL UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail VGC Rail Projects Walker Training & Consultancy Ltd Warringtonfire Watson & Watson Health and Safety Consultants Limited Wilde Analysis Ltd Security Equipment / Services AJC Trailers Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alchemy Metals Ltd Andrew Reid Arktis Endurance Textiles Ltd Armorgard Security Products ATEC Fire & Security Atex Global Ltd Blok ‘N’ Mesh Bosch Security Systems UK Brammer Buck & Hickman Dorma Kaba Ltd Emico Limited ExMesh Security Products Fone-Alarm Installations Ltd Galldris Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Leadec Legion Limited Lingwood Security Management Limited NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Newgate (Newark) Ltd NTS Premier Services Oltec Group Onis Consulting Limited Orbis Protect Pragmasis Limited ProActive Recruitment Services Quartix Ltd r2p GmbH

Red Viking Rail Ltd Smartwater Technology Ltd SMP Electronics / Samalite Products Steelway Fensecure Ltd The SES Group Trackmaps Transport Investigations Ltd Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Unilite Limited Vital- Head Office Security Fasteners Barkers Fencing CAP Productions Limited Galldris Services Ltd Key Fasteners MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Uniforms/Staff Wear Arktis Endurance Textiles Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Galldris Services Ltd Jermyn Street Design MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Pronto Direct Protec Direct PULSAR® Spartan Safety Ltd Tower Supplies TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Voice Alarm Systems Baldwin Boxall Communications Ltd FREQUENTIS UK Limited Stakeholder Engagement Andrew Reid Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Cogitamus Freshwater Galldris Services Ltd Gardiner & Theobald LLP Harmonic Limited SpaceandPeople TenBroeke Company Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Translation Services AST Language Services Ltd Vacant Property Screens Orbis Protect Value Management Andrew Reid Arburies Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Gardiner & Theobald LLP GHD TenBroeke Company Limited Vehicle Certification / Assessment AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Design and Analysis Ltd DGauge Ltd Era Technology ESG Rail/Deutschebahn Galldris Services Ltd Loram UK Ltd Railweight Ricardo Rail Schoenemann Design SGS Correl Rail Limited Unipart Rail

INFRASTRUCTURE Adhesives 3M Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aura Brand Solutions Bitrez Limited Galldris Services Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Maker Coating Systems Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Scott Bader Co Ltd Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Bespoke M+E Services ABB Electrification Products Accurate Section Benders Andrew Reid Bingham Rail (DS) Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd

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Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Galldris Services Ltd JCK Ltd Lucy Zodion Ltd Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Buildings and Structures ABA Surveying Ltd Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Allen Watson Ltd AM1 Projects Ltd Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arrk Europe Ltd Aura Brand Solutions Axminster Carpets Limited Bernstein Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd BWB Consulting Cable Services Group CCS Jeweltone Ltd CECL - Global Clark-Drain Ltd Coeval (Ltd) Concrete Repairs Limited Core Systems Software Coverdale Specialist Contracting Coveya Ltd Creative Composites Ltd Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd Elite Precast Concrete Ltd Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Furneaux Riddall & Co Ltd Furrer + Frey GB Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Haywood & Jackson Fabrications Ltd HBI Haerter AG Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Holemasters Innova Care Concepts JNP Group KITE Projects Kleeneze - Koti Ltd KP Acoustics Layher Ltd Leadec Mabey Hire Limited Maccaferri Ltd Marchantcain Group Martin Castle Ltd McCrory Training MH Southern & Company Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Newgate (Newark) Ltd Nicoll Russell Studios Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd Novus Rail Ltd PBH Rail PBWel Pod-Trak Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Pramac-Generac UK Premier Pits PSG Ltd Pulsar Instruments Plc RCU Solutions Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Roxtec Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Senceive Limited Silenzio Panels Ltd Skelair International Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Snap-on Industrial Sovereign Hydroseal LP Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Structural Soils Ltd Sunbelt Rentals TCS Geotechnics TenBroeke Company Limited Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Twinfix Limited Tyrone Fabrication Vigier Rail AG Warringtonfire

Westcotec Limited BIM (Building Information Modelling) ABA Surveying Ltd ABB Electrification Products ACO Technologies Plc Andrew Reid Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Aworth Survey Consultants Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd BWB Consulting CCTV Drainage Surveys- Midland Survey Crouch Waterfall D2 Rail & Civils Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GHD Layher Ltd Leadec Maccaferri Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC NATAS ASBESTOS Ltd Nicoll Russell Studios Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd Novus Rail Ltd Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation RUAS Sadler Brown Architecture Bridge Building / Maintenance Aarsleff Ground Engineering ABG Geosynthetics Actavo Building Solutions Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aecom Alltask Amida Ltd Andrews Fasteners Limited APB Construction (UK) Limited Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) Arbil Rail Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd BAM Ritchies Bodacc Ltd Bradleys Metal Finishers Bridgeway Consulting Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Browns Fasteners Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited CAN Cintec International Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd Colt Construction Limited Concrete Repairs Limited Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd DGauge Ltd DWG Infraco Ltd Ensafe Consultants Epicuro Ltd FA Clover & Son Ltd Flexcrete Technology Ltd FP McCann Ltd Freyssinet Furse Galldris Services Ltd Gradus Ltd Graham Construction Grenrose Scaffolding Ltd Ground Control Limited Gunform International Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Haywood & Jackson Fabrications Ltd Henry Williams Ltd Hilti (GB) Ltd Holemasters Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Klingspor Abrasives Limited Lanes for Drains Layher Ltd Leadec Lindapter International Liniar t/a HL Plastics Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Mabey Hire Limited Maker Coating Systems Ltd MAL Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ltd Marchantcain Group McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd McNealy Brown Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd

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Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Nord-Lock Group Piper Recruitment Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Pontoon Works Ltd Predator Trailers Ltd Probst Handling Equipment PSG Ltd RUAS Rust-Oleum UK Ltd SBC Rail Severn Partnership Skanska Construction UK Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Snap-on Industrial Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Steelway Fensecure Ltd Stirling Maynard Stobart Rail Taziker Industrial Limited The Bionic Eye Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd TRL TSP Projects Upshot UK Ltd Uretek UK Viztek Ltd Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Warringtonfire Wood Group Industrial Services Ltd Xeiad Car Parks Aarsleff Ground Engineering ABG Geosynthetics Adfil Alma Rail Limited Apcoa Parking (UK) Ltd APT Skidata Ltd Astley Signs Axair Fans UK Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Concrete Repairs Limited Crouch Waterfall Dorma Kaba Ltd Elite Precast Concrete Ltd Emico Limited Ensafe Consultants Epicuro Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Falco UK Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Graham Construction Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Imtech/Dynniq Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd JFC Civils UK JPCS Limited Kier Rail Lambert Smith Hampton Leadec LPA Group Plc LPA Lighting System Maker Coating Systems Ltd McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Neary Rail and Construction Newgate (Newark) Ltd Platipus Anchors Ltd Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Powdertech (Corby) Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Running Rail Ltd Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Smyth Composites Limited Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stirling Maynard Swann Group Ltd TCS Geotechnics Terram & Tubex Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd TPA Rapid Rail Access TSP Projects Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Civil Engineering Design ABG Geosynthetics Adfil Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd BWB Consulting CECL - Global

Coffey Geotechnics Ltd Core Systems Software Crouch Waterfall GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd HBI Haerter AG JNP Group Keltbray Group Kier Rail KP Acoustics Leadec Lowery Ltd Mabey Hire Limited Maccaferri Ltd PBH Rail Pod-Trak Premier Pits Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd SBC Rail Shire Structures Ltd Sovereign Hydroseal LP Civil Engineering Products / Services A-Plant Rail Aarsleff Ground Engineering ABG Geosynthetics ACO Technologies Plc Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aecom Aerco Ltd AJC Trailers Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alma Rail Limited Althon Limited Amida Ltd Andrews Fasteners Limited APB Construction (UK) Limited APPS UK Ltd Arnold Laver & Co Ltd Arup (Head Office) Auctus Management Group Babcock International BAM Ritchies Bridgeway Consulting Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd CADFEM UK CAE Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited CAN Cintec International Ltd Clark-Drain Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Cleveland Steel and Tubes Ltd Core Systems Software Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd Don and Low Ltd Dura Composites Ltd DWG Infraco Ltd DWG Resins Elite Precast Concrete Ltd Epicuro Ltd Everlast Group Ltd FLI Structures Forecourt Installations Services Ltd FP McCann Ltd Freyssinet G-Tech Copers Limited Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd GeoAccess GHD Global Rail Construction Ltd GPS Marine Contractors Ltd Gradus Ltd Graham Construction Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Hilti (GB) Ltd HJ Skelton and Co. Ltd HKA HTL Group Ltd Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd Jafco Tools Ltd James Fisher Testing Services JFC Civils UK Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Kee Safety Keller Ltd Keltbray Group Kier Rail KITE Projects Klingspor Abrasives Limited Korec Group Layher Ltd Leadec Legion Limited

Leica Geosystems Ltd Level Crossing Installations Ltd Liniar t/a HL Plastics LogiKal Projects Lowery Ltd Lundy Projects Mabey Hire Limited Maccaferri Ltd McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd MGF Ltd MH Southern & Company Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Novus Rail Ltd Padley & Venables Paperless Construction Platipus Anchors Ltd Plowman Craven Ltd Pod-Trak Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation POS Services PreCast Advanced Track Ltd Premier Pits Probst Handling Equipment Prolec Ltd PRV Engineering Ltd Quantum Geotechnical Limited Rail Freight Services Roxtec Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Running Rail Ltd Shire Structures Ltd Signal House Group Ltd Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Smyth Composites Limited Snap-on Industrial Soprema UK Sovereign Hydroseal LP Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Steel Line Ltd Steelway Fensecure Ltd Stirling Maynard Stobart Rail Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Sunbelt Rentals SVR Plastics Taziker Industrial Limited TCS Geotechnics Tencate Geosynthetics Terram & Tubex The Bionic Eye The Ecology Consultancy Torrent Trackside TSP Projects Tufnol Composites Ltd Uretek UK Van Elle Rail Verdant Solutions Ltd Vigier Rail AG Vivax- Metrotech Ltd Viztek Ltd Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Wrekin Products Ltd Xeiad Construction / Building Services A-Plant Rail Aarsleff Ground Engineering Actavo Building Solutions Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aecom Airguard Filters Ltd AJC Trailers Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alltask Alma Rail Limited Amida Ltd Anderton Concrete Products Andrew Reid APPS UK Ltd Arnold Laver & Co Ltd Auctus Management Group Babcock International Bradleys Metal Finishers Bridgeway Consulting Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Browns Fasteners Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Core Systems Software


Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Coveya Ltd Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd Data Techniques EHS Holdings Ltd t/as EHS Roofing Emico Limited Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd FLI Structures Forecourt Installations Services Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd FP McCann Ltd Freyssinet Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GeoAccess Giffen Group Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd Gramm Barrier Systems Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Had-Fab Limited Hilti (GB) Ltd HKA Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jacobs UK Ltd John McAslan & Partners Jointing Technologies Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kee Safety Kier Rail Lambert Smith Hampton Lanes for Drains Layher Ltd Leadec Leewood Projects Ltd Level Crossing Installations Ltd Lindapter International Liniar t/a HL Plastics Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Live Trakway | Barriers | Bridges | Lights LogiKal Projects Lowery Ltd Maccaferri Ltd Maker Coating Systems Ltd McCrory Training McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd McNealy Brown Ltd MGF Ltd MH Southern & Company Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd MSA Safety - Latchways PLC Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Newgate (Newark) Ltd Nord-Lock Group Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd NTS Premier Services OSL Rail Limited Padley & Venables Pod-Trak POS Services Premier Pits PRV Engineering Ltd Red Viking Rail Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RTG Rail Services Limited Running Rail Ltd Severn Partnership Shire Structures Ltd Skanska Construction UK Ltd SLC Rail Smyth Composites Limited Sonic Drilling Ltd Sovereign Hydroseal LP Steelway Fensecure Ltd Taziker Industrial Limited TCS Geotechnics TECHNO CTA Limited The Bionic Eye Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd Trackwork Ltd Trendrail Ltd- Specialists in Engineering TSP Projects Tufnol Composites Ltd Twinfix Limited Tyrone Fabrication UK Power Networks Services Van Elle Rail Vigier Rail AG Vivax- Metrotech Ltd Viztek Ltd Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Wood Group Industrial Services Ltd Xeiad

Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers ABG Geosynthetics Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited APPS UK Ltd Arcadia Alive Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited BWB Consulting CECL - Global Concrete Repairs Limited Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd DWG Resins Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess Gurit (UK) Ltd HBI Haerter AG Henderson Thomas Associates Limited HKA JNP Group KP Acoustics Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Maker Coating Systems Ltd McCrory Training Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd Newgate (Newark) Ltd PBH Rail Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Shire Structures Ltd StressMap Structural Soils Ltd TenBroeke Company Limited Vigier Rail AG Contractors Principle ABB Electrification Products Actavo Building Solutions Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited AM1 Projects Ltd Amida Ltd APB Construction (UK) Limited APPS UK Ltd Arup (Head Office) Babcock International BAM Ritchies Bridgeway Consulting Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Emico Limited Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Giffen Group Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd Graham Construction Ground Control Limited Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Kier Rail Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding LogiKal Projects Lowery Ltd Lundy Projects McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd Millcroft Group Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd Morrison Utility Services Limited Murphy Surveys UK Newgate (Newark) Ltd OSL Rail Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) RSS Infrastructure Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stonewest Ltd Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Taziker Industrial Limited TSP Projects UK Power Networks Services Van Elle Rail Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Contractors Specialist ABB Electrification Products Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited AEGIS Certification Services Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES)

Limited Allen Watson Ltd Alltask AM1 Projects Ltd APB Construction (UK) Limited Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) APPS UK Ltd Arup (Head Office) Astley Signs Avondale Environmental Services Ltd BAM Ritchies Bingham Rail (DS) Ltd Bodacc Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd CAN CC Ground Investigations Ltd CCS Jeweltone Ltd Cintec International Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Concrete Repairs Limited Core Systems Software Coveya Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Data Techniques DWG Resins Eldapoint Ltd Electromagnetic Testing Services Ltd Emico Limited Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd FA Clover & Son Ltd Firstco Forecourt Installations Services Ltd Fourway Communication Ltd Freyssinet Furse G-Tech Copers Limited Galldris Services Ltd Gatecare Ltd Solar Powered Gate Systems Geo-Environmental Services Ltd GeoAccess GHD Giffen Group Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd GLS Coatings Ltd GPS Marine Contractors Ltd Grenrose Scaffolding Ltd Ground Control Limited Gunform International Ltd HaRMUK Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Holemasters Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Innova Care Concepts J. Murphy & Sons Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Keller Ltd Lanes for Drains Layher Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Live Trakway | Barriers | Bridges | Lights Lundy Projects Maker Coating Systems Ltd MAL Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ltd Mallatite McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd McNealy Brown Ltd ME Railway Research Group, University of Sheffield MH Southern & Company Ltd Millcroft Group Morrison Utility Services Limited Murphy Surveys UK Newgate (Newark) Ltd Novus Rail Ltd Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Pontoon Works Ltd Premier Pits Quantum Geotechnical Limited Rail Freight Services Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd RUAS Sefac UK Ltd Semmco Ltd SLC Rail SOCOTEC Monitoring UK Ltd Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Steelway Fensecure Ltd Stobart Rail Stonewest Ltd Taziker Industrial Limited

Topdrill Ltd Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd Twinfix Limited UK Power Networks Services Upshot UK Ltd Uretek UK Van Elle Rail Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Cycle Parking Adfil Cyclepods Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Leadec Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation RSS Infrastructure Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited TCS Geotechnics Demolition APPS UK Ltd B&B Industrial Dismantling Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Coveya Ltd Crouch Waterfall Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Holemasters KP Acoustics Leadec Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Dismantling APPS UK Ltd B&B Industrial Dismantling Limited Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd Ensafe Consultants Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Holemasters Leadec Lowery Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd Fabric ESB Environmental Ltd Leadec Powertherm Contracting Services Flooring Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited Coverdale Specialist Contracting Design Flooring Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Forbo Flooring Systems UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Leadec Premier Pits Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RSS Infrastructure Ltd Step on Safety TPA Rapid Rail Access Viztek Ltd Furniture Galldris Services Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Office Depot RSS Infrastructure Ltd Glass Glazing Arlington Fleet Group Belvoir Rail Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Independent Glass Co Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding PSV Glass PSV Wipers Ltd Romag RSS Infrastructure Ltd Selectaglaze Ltd Silenzio Panels Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd Twinfix Limited Unipart Rail Wabtec Rail Limited

GRP Dagger Boards Leadec Smyth Composites Limited Interior Textiles / Finishes Astley Signs Aura Brand Solutions Axminster Carpets Limited Camira Fabrics Ltd ESB Environmental Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Forbo Flooring Systems UK Limited Galldris Services Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Novograf Piper Recruitment Limited RSS Infrastructure Ltd Lifts Bernstein Ltd Facelift Galldris Services Ltd Henderson Thomas Associates Limited Leadec Piper Recruitment Limited PSG Ltd PULS UK Ltd Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Lighting Bernstein Ltd Cable Services Group Dexeco Ltd (subsidary of Dextra Group plc) Everlast Group Ltd Furneaux Riddall & Co Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Goodlight JCK Ltd Leadec Modern Eon | Lighting Services in UK Pramac-Generac UK PULS UK Ltd RCU Solutions RSS Infrastructure Ltd Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Torrent Trackside Lighting Solutions Cable Services Group Designplan Lighting Dexeco Ltd (subsidary of Dextra Group plc) Furneaux Riddall & Co Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Gemma Lighting Global Rail Construction Ltd Goodlight HSS Hire PLC Kent PHK Ltd Leadec Linklite Systems Ltd Lucy Zodion Ltd Morris Site Machinery Optical Coating Technologies Pramac-Generac UK RSS Infrastructure Ltd Sunbelt Rentals Torrent Trackside Westcotec Limited Zeta Specialist Lighting Lightning Protection ABB Electrification Products Andrew Reid Cable Services Group CCS Jeweltone Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Leadec PBWel PD Devices Ltd Torrent Trackside Zeta Specialist Lighting Polycarbonate Glazing Leadec Twinfix Limited Sandel Fabrics ESB Environmental Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Leadec Server Cabinets & Containment ABB Electrification Products Andrew Reid Cannon Technologies Group Limited Captec Creative Composites Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd

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Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Leadec Piper Recruitment Limited Signage ABB Electrification Products Adaptive Modules Ltd Apcoa Parking (UK) Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Astley Signs Aura Brand Solutions Ballast Tools UK Ltd BCM GRC Ltd Brammer Buck & Hickman Coeval (Ltd) Everlast Group Ltd Ferrograph Limited FLI Structures Galldris Services Ltd Giffen Group Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Horizon Group J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jafco Tools Ltd Kadfire Limited Kroy Europe Ltd Leadec Lexicraft Ltd Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding LPA Channel Electric Maker Coating Systems Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Neary Rail and Construction Nord-Lock Group Novus Rail Ltd Ogier Electronics Limited Optical Coating Technologies Powdertech (Corby) Ltd PULS UK Ltd Pulsar Instruments Plc RSS Infrastructure Ltd Running Rail Ltd Rydon Signs Ltd Selectequip Ltd Shire Structures Ltd Smartwater Technology Ltd Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd Stewart Signs Rail Stocksigns Ltd Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Viztek Ltd Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Westcotec Limited Zeta Specialist Lighting Sprayed Concrete Specialist Gunform International Ltd Leadec Structural Engineering Design Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited Arrk Europe Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Browns Fasteners Ltd BWB Consulting CECL - Global Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd Everlast Group Ltd GALL ZEIDLER Consultants Galldris Services Ltd Gurit (UK) Ltd Had-Fab Limited JNP Group Kier Rail Leadec Martin Castle Ltd Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd PBH Rail RUAS Shire Structures Ltd StressMap Temporary Works Leadec Tunnel Monitoring & Ventilation Adfil Andrew Reid Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) APPS UK Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Crouch Waterfall Cygnet Projects Ltd Factair Limited Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess

HBI Haerter AG JCK Ltd KP Acoustics Leadec RUAS Senceive Limited Sunbelt Rentals Torrent Trackside Tunnels Services / Equipment ABB Electrification Products Adaptive Modules Ltd Adfil Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aecom Alan Dick Communications Ltd Allen Watson Ltd Applied Industrial Systems (AIS) APPS UK Ltd Arbil Rail Avondale Environmental Services Ltd Bridgeway Consulting Limited Charles Endirect Ltd Cintec International Ltd Colt Construction Limited Coveya Ltd Cygnet Projects Ltd DGauge Ltd Dr. Sauer & Partners Emico Limited Excalibur Screwbolts Ltd Factair Limited FP McCann Ltd Fugro Furrer + Frey GB Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess GHD Giffen Group Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd Gunform International Ltd HBI Haerter AG Henry Williams Ltd Infrastructure Training Services Ltd Innovative Railway Safety Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd James Fisher Testing Services JCK Ltd Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Jumo Instrument Co Ltd Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd Keller Ltd Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Leadec Liniar t/a HL Plastics LPA Group Plc LPA Lighting System MAL Explosive Ordnance Disposal Ltd McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd MGF Ltd Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Newgate (Newark) Ltd Padley & Venables Predator Trailers Ltd Readypower Rail Services Group Ltd Roxtec Ltd SBC Rail SeSys Ltd Skanska Construction UK Ltd Skelair International Ltd SMP Electronics / Samalite Products Spectrum Contracting Services Limited SRS Rail System International Ltd Steelway Fensecure Ltd Sunbelt Rentals TCS Geotechnics The Bionic Eye Torrent Trackside Total Steelwork & Fabrication Ltd Vigier Rail AG Wood Group Industrial Services Ltd Xeiad Upholstery & Trim Camira Fabrics Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Leadec Novograf Vitreous Enamel Cladding Astley Signs Global Rail Construction Ltd Cleaning and Maintenance Adomast Manufacturing Limited AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arrow Solutions Bridgeway Consulting Limited

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CCS Jeweltone Ltd Concrete Repairs Limited Core Systems Software CryoGen Cygnet Projects Ltd EHS Holdings Ltd t/as EHS Roofing Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Holemasters JSP Limited Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Martin Castle Ltd Pramac-Generac UK RCU Solutions RUAS Smyth Composites Limited Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Structural Soils Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Urban Hygiene Ltd Warringtonfire Wilcomatic Limited Blast cleaning equipment and consumables APPS UK Ltd CryoGen Cygnet Projects Ltd Enduramaxx Limited Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd West London Shot Blast Centre Ltd (WLSBC) Blast work PPE CryoGen Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd JSP Limited Leadec TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd West London Shot Blast Centre Ltd (WLSBC) Building & Structures Maintenance 3M Aarsleff Ground Engineering Adomast Manufacturing Limited Aecom AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alltask Amida Ltd Ampteam Ltd Anderton Concrete Products Andrews Fasteners Limited APB Construction (UK) Limited APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Auctus Management Group Bodacc Ltd Bradleys Metal Finishers Bridgeway Consulting Limited Britannia Construction Ltd Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited CAN Cintec International Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Clow Group Ltd Colt Construction Limited Concrete Repairs Limited Core Systems Software CryoGen Cygnet Projects Ltd Darcy Spillcare Manufacture Ltd Dura Composites Ltd DWG Infraco Ltd DWG Resins Emico Limited Enduramaxx Limited Everlast Group Ltd Flexcrete Technology Ltd FP McCann Ltd Freyssinet Furse Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd GeoAccess Giffen Group Ltd GPS Marine Contractors Ltd Graham Construction Grenrose Scaffolding Ltd Hilti (GB) Ltd Holemasters Impreglon UK

Infrastructure Training Services Ltd J. Murphy & Sons Ltd James Fisher Testing Services Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd Kee Systems Klingspor Abrasives Limited Lambert Smith Hampton Lanes for Drains Layher Ltd Leadec Legion Limited Lindapter International Liniar t/a HL Plastics Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding LogiKal Projects Lundy Projects Maker Coating Systems Ltd Martin Castle Ltd McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd McNealy Brown Ltd Millcroft Group MLM Consulting Engineers Ltd Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd Murphy Surveys UK Neary Rail and Construction Nord-Lock Group NTS Premier Services OCL Regeneration Ltd OSL Rail Limited PD Devices Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Pod-Trak POS Services Powdertech (Corby) Ltd Predator Trailers Ltd Probst Handling Equipment Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd RUAS Rust-Oleum UK Ltd Severn Partnership Skanska Construction UK Ltd Smyth Composites Limited Snap-on Industrial Sonatest Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stannah Lift Services- Major Projects Star Fasteners (UK) Ltd (Huck Fastener Distributor) Steelway Fensecure Ltd Stirling Maynard Stobart Rail Stonewest Ltd Taziker Industrial Limited The Bionic Eye TRL TSP Projects TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Twinfix Limited Upshot UK Ltd Uretek UK Viztek Ltd WAGO Limited Walker Construction (UK) Ltd Warringtonfire Xeiad

Cygnet Projects Ltd Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd Leadec REACT Specialist Cleaning Ltd Structural Soils Ltd

Cleaning Services AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) APPS UK Ltd Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd Arrow Solutions Atom Training Centre Axis Cleaning and Support Services Ltd CCS Jeweltone Ltd CryoGen Everlast Group Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GenAir UK Ltd Leadec Links Signs - Vitreous Enamel Signs & Cladding Martin Castle Ltd Mitie Pest Control Ltd Office Depot QCS (Lanark) Ltd Rail Order Ltd REACT Specialist Cleaning Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited

Drainage ACO Technologies Plc Allen Watson Ltd APPS UK Ltd Excell Rail Ltd Galldris Services Ltd GeoAccess Leadec Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation SBC Rail Specialist Engineering Services Ltd Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd Torrent Trackside TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Complete blast rooms APPS UK Ltd CryoGen Galldris Services Ltd Leadec West London Shot Blast Centre Ltd (WLSBC) Decontamination & Deep Cleans AGS One (Anti Graffiti Systems) APPS UK Ltd CryoGen

Dust extraction APPS UK Ltd CryoGen Galldris Services Ltd HBI Haerter AG Leadec Pramac-Generac UK West London Shot Blast Centre Ltd (WLSBC) Exterior & Interior Train Cleaning Products Arrow Solutions Leadec Urban Hygiene Ltd Wilcomatic Limited Industrial cleaning and maintenance chemicals Arrow Solutions Galldris Services Ltd Leadec Wilcomatic Limited Composites APPS UK Ltd Arrk Europe Ltd Bespoke Composite Panels CCS/Complete Composite Systems Cecence Ltd Concrete Repairs Limited Corex Honeycomb Dura Composites Ltd Evergrip Limited Gurit (UK) Ltd Quinshield Ltd Relinea - GRP Systems Ltd Scott Bader Co Ltd Smyth Composites Limited TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Composite Decking University of Birmingham De-icing Arrow Solutions Brammer Buck & Hickman Enduramaxx Limited Ground Control Limited Harmill Systems Limited Imtech/Dynniq Kilfrost Ltd Met Office Oltec Group Schaltbau Transportation UK Ltd Selectequip Ltd Specialised Tools and Equipment Ltd Spectrum Contracting Services Limited TrAchem Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Electrical AM1 Projects Ltd Andrew Reid Arthur Flury (UK) Ltd Barnbrook Systems Ltd Bender UK Ltd Bernstein Ltd British Cables Company C.Scope International Ltd Cable Services Group CEF CHH Conex Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd EasyStart Batteries Gordon Services UK Ltd HARTING Ltd HGI Generators International Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited HYTORC iLECSYS Rail Ltd


Industry Suppliers by Product/Service Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jaltek Systems LC Switchgear Limited Leadec MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH Oakes Power Services Ltd Overhead Line Engineering Limited PBH Rail PBWel Pfisterer Ltd Pod-Trak Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation PRBX (Powerbox) UK Provertha Connectors, Cables & Solutions GMBH Prysmian UK PSG Ltd PULS UK Ltd RCU Solutions Roxtec Ltd RS Electrical (RSE) Ltd Samuel Taylor Ltd Shenton Group Slingco Limited SPL Powerlines UK Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd Stäubli Electrical Connectors Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK Sunbelt Rentals T-UK Tecnologic UK Time 24 Torrent Trackside Traco Electronic AG Traction Rail Electrical Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Unipart Rail Batteries Alan Dick Communications Ltd DMS technologies EasyStart Batteries Harland Simon Power Solutions Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Moorecorp Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd PB Design & Developments Ltd PULS UK Ltd Rotronics Battery Management Solutions TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Battery Chargers DMS technologies EasyStart Batteries Harland Simon Power Solutions Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Moorecorp Ltd MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH Oakes Power Services Ltd PB Design & Developments Ltd PE Systems Ltd PRBX (Powerbox) UK PULS UK Ltd Rotronics Battery Management Solutions Torrent Trackside TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Battery Manufacturers & Supplies Capitol Industrial Batteries Systems Limited DMS technologies EasyStart Batteries Harland Simon Power Solutions Hoppecke Industrial Batteries Limited Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Moorecorp Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Rotronics Battery Management Solutions Samuel Taylor Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Cable Avoidance Tools C.Scope International Ltd Cables / Cable Accessories AB Connectors Ltd / TT Electronics Aecom AEI Cables Aerco Ltd Alan Dick Communications Ltd Alchemy Metals Ltd Alma Rail Limited AM1 Projects Ltd Amphenol Ltd

BCM GRC Ltd Belvoir Rail Ltd Bernstein Ltd Brand-Rex Ltd Britannia Construction Ltd British Cables Company C.Scope International Ltd Cable Detection Ltd Cable Services Group Cablecraft Limited Cembre Ltd CHH Conex Ltd Cleshar Contract Services Ltd Colt Construction Limited Coulstock & Place Engineering Ltd Data Techniques Draka Dura Composites Ltd Eland Cables Ltd Electroustic Ltd Ellis Patents Ltd Emico Limited ETS Cable Components Flexicon Ltd Giffen Group Ltd HARTING Ltd Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd Imtech/Dynniq Industrial Communication Products Ltd Infrastructure Training Services Ltd IS-Rayfast J. Murphy & Sons Ltd Jaltek Systems JFC Civils UK Jointing Technologies KEC Limited Kleeneze - Koti Ltd Kroy Europe Ltd Leoni Tailor-Made Cables UK Ltd Lindapter International Linklite Systems Ltd Lowery Ltd LPA Channel Electric LPA Group Plc Magrenko Ltd Mettex Electric Co Ltd Mors Smitt (A Wabtec Company) Neary Rail and Construction Oakes Power Services Ltd Onis Consulting Limited Passcomm Limited PBWel PD Devices Ltd Pfisterer Ltd Phoenix Contact Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited Pipex Px (NOV Fibreglass Systems) Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Power Testing Limited Prolec Ltd Provertha Connectors, Cables & Solutions GMBH Prysmian UK Roxtec Ltd RS Electrical (RSE) Ltd Running Rail Ltd SBC Rail Schneider Electric Ltd Siemens Silver Fox Limited Skanska Construction UK Ltd Slingco Limited Spectrum Contracting Services Limited Stäubli Electrical Connectors Strategic Rail Consultants Ltd Sunbelt Rentals Teepee Electrical Telegartner UK Ltd Time 24 Torrent Trackside Transit Cable Products TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Unistrut UNITRUNK Ltd Vivax- Metrotech Ltd WAGO Limited Cables Hoses & Connectors AB Connectors Ltd / TT Electronics AB Hoses & Fittings Ltd AEI Cables Amphenol Ltd Arlington Fleet Group Belvoir Rail Ltd Bombardier Transportation Brammer Brand-Rex Ltd British Cables Company BTRoS Interiors and Cabling Division

Buck & Hickman Cable Services Group CHH Conex Ltd Dellner Ltd Draka Eland Cables Ltd Flexicon Ltd GT Engineering (Markyate) Ltd HARTING Ltd HydraPower Dynamics Ltd IFC Inflow iLECSYS Rail Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd Jumo Instrument Co Ltd KEC Limited LPA Channel Electric LPA Connection Systems LPA Group Plc Mettex Electric Co Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd Parker Hannifin Piper Recruitment Limited Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation Provertha Connectors, Cables & Solutions GMBH Rotec Hydraulics Schaltbau-ME Stäubli Electrical Connectors Sunbelt Rentals Time 24 Torrent Trackside Trolex Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Unipart Rail Wabtec Rail Limited WAGO Limited William Cook Rail Ltd Charger Supplies ABB Electrification Products Capitol Industrial Batteries Systems Limited Gaia Converter Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Moorecorp Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd PRBX (Powerbox) UK Torrent Trackside TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Class ll Power Bender UK Ltd HARTING Ltd Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation PRBX (Powerbox) UK Prysmian UK PULS UK Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Unipart Rail Electrical Contact Materials and Assemblies Samuel Taylor Ltd Electrical Installation Contractor ABB Electrification Products AM1 Projects Ltd Austin-Lenika Project Services Ltd Geismar UK Ltd Global Rail Construction Ltd JCK Ltd Kent PHK Ltd Leadec Lowery Ltd Oakes Power Services Ltd OSL Rail Limited Pod-Trak Solution Rail Ltd SPL Powerlines UK Time 24 Traction Rail Electrical Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Electrical Testing Equipment AM1 Projects Ltd Arthur Flury (UK) Ltd Bender UK Ltd Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd iLECSYS Rail Ltd Leadec Oakes Power Services Ltd PBWel Pfisterer Ltd Stäubli Electrical Connectors Sunbelt Rentals Torrent Trackside Tracklink UK Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd

Electronic Hand Tools Cable Services Group HYTORC Pfisterer Ltd Sunbelt Rentals Torrent Trackside Tracklink UK Ltd TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Pipe & Cable Location Equipment C.Scope International Ltd Power Solutions ABB Electrification Products Andrew Reid Bender UK Ltd Cable Services Group DMS technologies EasyStart Batteries Gaia Converter Global Rail Construction Ltd Harland Simon Power Solutions HGI Generators International Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd Marlec Engineering Co Ltd MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH Oakes Power Services Ltd PBH Rail Pfisterer Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited PRBX (Powerbox) UK PULS UK Ltd RCU Solutions Socomec U.K. Limited Stäubli Electrical Connectors Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK Sunbelt Rentals Torrent Trackside Traco Electronic AG Unistrut Power Supply Equipment ABB Electrification Products AMELEC Instruments Cable Services Group Data Acquisition & Testing Services Ltd EasyStart Batteries Gaia Converter Harland Simon Power Solutions HARTING Ltd HGI Generators International Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd Industrial Communication Products Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd James Troop & Co Ltd Kent PHK Ltd Marlec Engineering Co Ltd Moorecorp Ltd MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH Oakes Power Services Ltd PBWel Pfisterer Ltd PRBX (Powerbox) UK PULS UK Ltd R Baker (Electrical) Ltd RCU Solutions Relec Electronics Ltd Rotronics Battery Management Solutions Shenton Group Sunbelt Rentals Time 24 Torrent Trackside Traco Electronic AG TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Unipart Rail Power Unit / Electric ABB Electrification Products AEG Power Solutions Ltd AEGIS Engineering Systems (AES) Limited Arlington Fleet Group Cabel UK CPC Battery Services Ltd EasyStart Batteries Enersys Limited Gaia Converter Houghton International Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd IXYS UK Westcode Ltd Jumo Instrument Co Ltd Mecc Alte UK MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH

Oakes Power Services Ltd Piper Recruitment Limited PRBX (Powerbox) UK PULS UK Ltd R Baker (Electrical) Ltd REO (UK) Ltd Rotec Hydraulics Shenton Group Siemens Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services UK Torrent Trackside Traco Electronic AG TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd UK Power Networks Services Unipart Rail Wabtec Rail Limited Semiconductors GD Rectifiers Shore Supply Systems ABB Electrification Products Bender UK Ltd Gaia Converter HARTING Ltd Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited LC Switchgear Limited PULS UK Ltd Unipart Rail Switchgear ABB Electrification Products AM1 Projects Ltd AMELEC Instruments Cable Services Group Gaia Converter Harland Simon Power Solutions Hydrostatic Extrusions Limited iLECSYS Rail Ltd JCK Ltd LC Switchgear Limited Morris Line Engineering Oakes Power Services Ltd PBWel Piper Recruitment Limited PSG Ltd Samuel Taylor Ltd Time 24 TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Tyrone Fabrication Transducers & Signal Conditioning Equipment AMELEC Instruments Barnbrook Systems Ltd Bender UK Ltd Jaltek Systems PSG Ltd RCU Solutions TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd Electrification Equipment / Services 3M A-Plant Rail Aecom Amida Ltd Arthur Flury (UK) Ltd Aru