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June news update

Throughout June we have been extremely busy supporting our customers with a real mix new signalling installation projects, SMTH/G110 testing works and maintenance type activities.

We have been active in many successful commissioings (and rehearsal commissionings) such as those at Malvern Wells, Chislehurst, Bristol, Abbey Wood and Ilford. Our staff have earned warm praise from our customer’s signalling project managers and supervisors alike, for both their site efforts and high levels of technical competence. 

June has also seen us react quickly to numerous depots run-throughs and faults which we have attended across the UK network. We have often had to re-instate & repair signalling equipment in difficult circumstances, along with installing new point machines to ensure our customer’s rolling stock do not suffer further delays to their services. Once again we have earned praise for our pro-active efforts in this growing area of our business. 

As we move into July we continue to enjoy a vision of long term signalling installation and commissioning works. With this in place we aim to build and continue to develop the skills of our workforce with further planned IRSE, safety critical and technical training. We believe this continual development will ensure that we will continue to be one of the UK’s key signalling SME’s.           



Points teams for Tubular Stretcher Works

With the introduction of Network Rail's SIG58 tubular stretcher bar training within our workforce we are pleased that we can offer our customers 100% industry compliant and fully equipped point fitting teams. Over the past few months we have worked on many different types of points equipment (with many involving tubular stretcher bars) which have included complete set up and testing of new points layouts, to more routine tasks such as Facing Points Lock Tests.

Our points work has been spread across a wide range of customers in many different geographical areas of the UK. RTIS point fitting teams come equipped with full points testing equipment and the new tubular stretcher bar testing equipment as/when required.

Please contact Graham Bennett by e-mail: or call 01473 242330 if you have any requirements in this area.



News update

Over the last 6 week period we have been extremely busy with both on and off track successes.

Our Works Testing Division headed up by RTIS Testing Director John Marshall, and a number of our SWTH testers, have been involved with supporting major commissionings at Stafford and Swindon. In addition to this our team has delivered a number of direct projects at both Earls Court and Worksop, which whilst being extremely challenging, have been succcessful and further cements our position in this sector of the UK signalling market.

Our continued works on the re-signalling schemes at Cross Rail East, East Kent, Bristol, March East, Abbey Wood and Maidenhead, along with the completion of a Network Rail track circuit upgrade project at Horsham have all ensured that our installation, SMTH and G110 competent teams have all been busy. The schemes have been across a wide range of different customers, all of which continues to provide us with the opportunity to support our customers with our highly competent signalling teams. Excellent and well earned praise has been earned by all RTIS teams on all of the schemes mentioned.  

Off the track we have ensured that all our staff remain industry compliant with the completion of Network Rail's ICI course, along with many other re-certable courses such as COSS, PTS & Look-out. Our number of our signalling staff have also become PC trained, enabling them to control multiple COSS's during line blockages.   


RTIS win Colas Rail Signalling Framework

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded a significant labour supply framework to support Colas Rail. The framework was won on a competitive basis and is in place to support Colas Rail with signalling support staff from works arising from their depots at Saltley, Bristol, Tonbridge and Ipswich. The signalling framework will run for the next 3 years and will cover LNW (South), Anglia, Wessex, Kent and Sussex with works arising from Network Rail S&C and Plain Line Renewals programmes.

Simon Jamieson CEO says, “I am extremely pleased to have secured this framework with Colas Rail which will become another key customer throughout the RTIS business. We see our SMTH/G110 testers as an integral part of this support contract, and by securing the framework we now have the platform to develop further key SMTH staff to widen the options that we can offer Colas Rail over the next 3 years.”

Our support work has already commenced with Colas Rail on S&C works at March East and this is ongoing until commissioning in May 2016. Other sites at Battersea, Wimbledon, Millbrook & Teignmouth have also followed since the award of our framework.


RTIS win Network Rail Signalling works

We are extremely pleased to have been awarded a number of Network Rail signalling projects in the South East Area which are to be delivered throughout 2016. The projects range in size and complexity, but fundamentally all fall within installation/SMTH/G110 disciplines. All works were won on a competitive tender basis, supported with programme milestones and written methodology statements.

All works will be managed by a RTIS signalling CRE, and then in-turn supervised and delivered by RTIS signalling personnel. RT Infrastructure Solutions will be undertaking all GRIP 6 works in line with Network Rail signalling standards with the scope of the works as follows:

  • Production of SSOW, WPP, G110, SMTH and Task Briefing documentation.
  • Production of design changes for maintenance records
  • Management & Supervision of all signalling trackside works
  • Installation & G110/SMTH testing of new LED signal heads in Herne Hill Area.
  • Installation & G110/SMTH testing of LED signal heads in Loughborough Junction Area.
  • Testing of Mechanical signalling equipment & EBI 200 Track Circuit Equipment
  • Installation of 72 x Diss boxes and associated HVI equipment in conjunction with NWR TI045.
  • Project hand back & close out documentation