RT Infrastructure Solutions is delighted to announce it has been awarded a prestigious contract to support Keltbray with platform extension upgrade works as part of Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA)’s multimillion pound New East Anglia Trains (NEAT) Programme.

The package involves RT Infrastructure Solutions providing support on platform extension upgrade works at St Margaret’s, Ware and Hertford East Stations.

As Keltbray’s collaborative partner, RT Infrastructure Solutions will deliver all the associated signalling and telecoms works associated with the three stations, with responsibility of managing the complete construction through to test and commissioning phases.

All signalling and telecoms works will be undertaken either during planned midweek possessions or within a single blockade planned in August 2022. Throughout the works, RT Infrastructure Solution’s signalling and telecoms engineers will also provide input into MSRP and IDC meetings with the relevant design teams and provide Signalling CRE support when required.

Discussing the contract award, RT Infrastructure Solutions Managing Director Andy Thorpe said:

“This package of works is a fantastic win for RT Infrastructure Solutions and will see our teams deployed to provide our wide-ranging signalling and telecoms management services, including the development and implementation of a robust programme and methodology, procurement strategy and test & commissioning plans, while our on-site signalling and telecom installation and testing teams will undertake the construction and testing activities of numerous trackside, four foot and station assets across all three stations.”

Andy added:

“The award of this contract is a testament to our capabilities to support large scale projects such as Abellio Greater Anglia’s NEAT Programme and we believe our honest and collaborative approach is key to our partners choosing to work with RT Infrastructure Solutions. We look forward to starting work on this transformational scheme soon.” 

As part of the East Anglia franchise, Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) Ltd is delivering a complete renewal of the passenger rail stock, with two new fleets totalling 1,043 carriages (169 trains) targeted to be introduced to the franchise whilst phasing out the old rolling stock.

AGA is introducing the new trains into operational use in line with the Access for All (AfA) Programme (Trains) legislation regarding Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) and Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI) Standard.

AGA’s New East Anglia Trains (NEAT) Programme represents the largest fleet introduction programme in the UK franchise history, with every single carriage/train currently running on the Greater Anglia network today set to be replaced with brand new carriages/trains.