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Network Rail Track Delivery Update from Steve Featherstone 5th September

Date: 05/09/2014

PL and S&C Contracts

It has been a busy few weeks since I last wrote a Track Delivery update: the Plain Line and S&C contracts in the North cut over to Babcock, Carillion and AmeySersa on 19 August. The safe delivery of work started immediately after cut over. Since contract transition we have had two core weekends of work in the North and five core weekends of work in the South.

 

Generally things have gone very well however last Monday we had our first overrun of the new ...

Network Rail Track Delivery Update from Steve Featherstone 25th July 2014

Date: 25/07/2014

Lookout Operated Warning Systems (LOWS)

On many of our Track work sites we use Lookout Operated Warning Systems (LOWS) to warn track workers a train is approaching.  In February one of the systems failed to operate correctly and we had a near miss with a train. The subsequent investigation identified the immediate cause as operator error.

However as we carried on with the investigation to identify the root cause, we discovered that the safety, competency and quality ...