British Construction Industry Awards 2017

S&C North Alliance – a powerhouse partnership between AmeySersa and Network Rail – has won the ‘Infrastructure Project Excellence’ award at the Rail Business Awards 2017.

The award was presented to S&C North Alliance for its delivery of the UK’s first 125mph line speed handback of a switches & crossings (S&C) project on the East Coast Main Line in September 2016

Neil Johnson, Alliance Director at S&C North Alliance, said: “I’m immensely proud to receive this award and to be recognised for a project that was such an important milestone for the Alliance. The award is a real testament to the hard work, commitment and attention to detail shown by the team throughout the project”.

Steve Featherstone, Network Rail’s Programme Director for IP Track said: “Being able to hand back switches and crossing projects at line speed means better track quality, significantly less disruption and better passenger journeys. To receive this prestigious award against tough competition from across the industry is a fantastic achievement”.

In what proved to be a successful evening, Amey was also recognised as ‘highly commended’ in three further categories:

  • Tom Perrin, Civil Engineer for Amey’s Rail Civils design team in the ‘Young Professional’ category for his work in Amey’s design team.
  • Amey’s partnership with world-leading technology firm VTOL in the ‘Technical Excellence’ category for its unique Flying Wing drone which will change the speed by which any railway asset can be inspected. This reduces the requirement for inspectors to be on the live network, bringing enormous benefits for safety and cost savings for the industry.
  • KeolisAmey Docklands in ‘Customer Service Excellence’ for its community ambassadors.


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