S&C North Alliance wins ‘Infrastructure Project Excellence’ Award

S&C North Alliance (partnership between Amey and Rhomberg Sersa) wins ‘Infrastructure Project Excellence’ Award 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.

Typically, after engineering work, a temporary speed restriction is put into place to allow the ballast to settle, which can cause disruptions and delays to passenger journeys. After two years of making incremental increases to the handback speed after engineering work, the S&C North Alliance delivered the UK’s first S&C 125mph line speed by maximising the use of technology, precision engineering techniques and partnership working to embed a progressively assured ‘right first time’ approach.

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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