SRA 2024 Shortlist

2024 Shortlist

ACTING AS ONE TEAM

Craidd Alliance – South Wales Metro – Core Valley Lines, an innovative partnership between Transport for Wales, Amey Infrastructure Wales, Alun Griffiths Ltd, Balfour Beatty and Siemens

Diamond Rail – working with Siemens to deliver a refurbishment to the Class 350/3 units for West Midlands Trains.

GoMedia – The development of visor, developed in conjunction with RNIB

HS2 Ltd – The creation of the Supply Chain Collaboration Hub

Incremental Solutions Ltd – The Embedded Technology project was undertaken by Incremental Solutions on behalf of Network Rail (NR) Eastern Region

Mott MacDonald – High Speed 2, Phase 2b Parliamentary Programme

Network Rail – Cambrian Local Railways, formed in April 2023 as a joint team between Network Rail and Transport for Wales

Network Rail – Devon and Cornwall Local Railway – formed in late summer 2022 as a joint team between Network Rail and GWR

Petards Rail – Petards, CrossTech and “a Client”. Petards Rail’s innovative partnership to address industry-wide vegetation management issues through the application of next generation technology.

QTS Group – Working in partnership with Network Rail, MHB, Fairhurst and COWI on the CP6 Scotland Earthworks and Drainage Framework

Siemens Mobility – Birmingham New Street Resignalling Project, a collaboration with Network Rail

South Western Railway – South Western Railway and Network Rail Wessex’s Joint Performance Task Force

 

ASSET MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE

Incremental Solutions Ltd – OLErt – a real-time remote conditioning monitoring system which aims to reduce incidents where overhead catenary lines cause an issue with the trains pantograph.

Petards Rail – Petards, CrossTech and “a Client”. Petards Rail’s innovative partnership to address industry-wide vegetation management issues through the application of next generation technology.

South Western Railway – SWR Fleet Maintenance – maintaining a fleet of over 400 trains

 

BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Angel Trains Ltd – Western Route Lidar Capture and Use Cases – capturing data to engineering and safety benefits for Network Rail

AtkinsRéalis – National European Train Control System (ETCS)Test Laboratory

GoMedia – The development of visor, developed in conjunction with RNIB

Incremental Solutions Ltd – RAPPORT – providing a powerful digital incident management tool to Train Operating Companies and Network Rail

MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL) – Crew Management Displacement Tool – a first for the rail industry and has fundamentally changed how our control room works

QTS Group Ltd – Perth North DrainageThe Perth North Drainage project required a detailed assessment and survey of the condition/functionality of the existing drainage systems outfall chamber.

West Midlands Trains – LED Lighting – WMT’s LED Station Lighting Project was a project to replace the lighting in all 150 of their stations involving the replacement of over 12,000 old, inefficient incandescent lights which the Government has prohibited the manufacture and import of from August 2023

Zebraware Limited – Lineardraft – a revolutionary piece of design software for Overhead Line Electrification, that empowers expert engineers to work smarter.

 

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

Frauscher UK Ltd – Frauscher UK Rail Safety Day – held on February 16th, 2023, was to systematically impart railway signalling and safety knowledge to our broader Frauscher teams worldwide.

RSS Infrastructure Ltd and Tended Ltd – Transforming Worker Safety through Geofencing Technology

Siemens – Birmingham New Street Resignalling Project

South Western Railway – Safeguarding on Rail Scheme, White Ribbon Campaign

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

AtkinsRéalis – STEM Governors at the heart of under-represented communities to transform futures

Avanti West Coast – Feel Good Field Trips

Frauscher UK Ltd – Frauscher Impact

Greater Anglia – Continuing to proactively operate in the interests of the customers and communities

Heathrow Express – Supporting adults with autism

South Western Railway – SWR Defibrillator rollout to all staffed stations

TransPennine Route Upgrade – TransPennine Upgrade Social Value Programme

Transport for Wales – ‘No Second Chances’

 

DELIVERING FOR THE CUSTOMER

Avanti West Coast – Superfare – an innovative low-cost ticket that Avanti West Coast created for 16-34 year olds.

Diamond Rail – working with Siemens to deliver a refurbishment to the Class 350/3 units for West Midlands Trains.

GoMedia – The development of visor, developed in conjunction with RNIB

MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL) – Customer Experience Business Plan

South Western Railway – SWR iQR Dashboard – with just a scan of a QR code, customers can instantly access live information relevant to their specific location or journey.

West Midlands Trains – Accessibility Schemes

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Heathrow Express – Celebrating Heathrow Express’s incredible team for diversity and inclusion excellence

Skills 4 Limited – THRIVE Career Development programme – to ensure minority groups realise their true potential

South Western Railway – South Western Railway’s Reverse Mentoring Programme

West Midlands Trains – West Midlands Trains embraces the principles of FREDIE: Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. The company’s overriding ambition has been to exceed the expectations of customers, colleagues and communities.

 

INNOVATIVE ROLLING STOCK

Angel Trains Ltd – Western Route Lidar Capture and Use Cases – capturing data to engineering and safety benefits for Network Rail

Chiltern Railways – Implementation of HVO Fuel on Class 68 Locomotives

Heathrow Express – Self service ticket machines

 

NET ZERO PIONEER

7N Architects – Hub Station – a blueprint for sustainable, community focussed transport hubs

Amey Consulting – ‘SMART’ Electrification of Core Valley Lines

AtkinsRéalis – AtkinsRéalis: Decarbonising the Railway

Greater Anglia – Continuous improvement of environmental and sustainability performance over the last 12 months

Mott MacDonald/WSP Joint Venture – MWJV – HS2 Crewe to Manchester, Phase 2b

SPL Powerlines – Meeting net zero through multiple projects within the UK, including reducing operational carbon by more than 500 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide on MML

South Western Railway – SWR Journey to Net Zero

Torrent Trackside – Zero Emission tools and equipment for the rail industry

 

OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Greater Anglia – Delivery of an excellent customer-focused service over the past year

MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL) – Opening the Elizabeth line

South Western Railway – Delivering for our customers

West Midlands Trains – The Commonwealth Games 2022

 

OUTSTANDING PROJECT – OVER £20M

AtkinsRéalis & Network Rail – Feltham and Wokingham Re-signalling Programme – a 4-year programme of works to upgrade and renew level crossings and signals in the Feltham and Wokingham area

Avanti West Coast – Avanti West Coast Fleet Refurbishment Project – refurbishing the entire Pendolino fleet to create an exceptional travel experience for passengers

Siemens Mobility – Birmingham New Street Re-signalling Project – Delivering a 21st century system to improve passenger experience throughout the station.

 

OUTSTANDING PROJECT – UNDER £20M

7N Architects – Hub Station – a blueprint for sustainable, community focussed transport hubs

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd – Thameslink ARS

SPL Powerlines – Delivery of The Electrical Control Room and Emergency Electrical Control Room that controls and monitors traction power along the ECML routes.

 

PLANT EXCELLENCE

Aquarius Railroad Technologies Ltd – Aquarius Sand R2R 4×4

SPL Powerlines – A multi-million pounds investment from June 2022-June 2023, enabling the vision to provide innovative options within Plant

WM Plant Hire Ltd – Collaborative, Solution Focused Specialist Plant Supply

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Concrete Canvas – CCT-Series – For Slope Protection – is part of a revolutionary class of construction materials produced by Concrete Canvas Ltd.

Gramm Barriers – POLYSoundBlok® noise barrier system

Scott Parnell Ltd – FlexMSE – A vegetated retaining wall system, with proven 120 design life. Builds without steel or concrete and planted to provide carbon offset against the project and promote biodiversity.

Zebraware Limited – Lineardraft – a revolutionary piece of design software for Overhead Line Electrification, that empowers expert engineers to work smarter.

 

TRAINING EXCELLENCE

AmcoGiffen – The AmcoGiffen COSS Academy – aiming to improve the quality and consistency standards of Controller of Site Safety delivery.

Frauscher UK Ltd – Frauscher UK – Customer training with Frauscher Academy

MPI Ltd – MPI Training Scheme – ensuring new skills are continuously developed into the industry through training and education

MTR Elizabeth line – Opening the Elizabeth line

Scotland’s Railway – Customer Service Academies – Putting Passengers First

 

YOUNG RAIL PROFESSIONAL

Mithun Nair – Electrical Engineer – AECOM

Aamina Shah – Systems Engineer – Angel Trains

Aishah Latif -Assistant Engineer, AtkinsRéalis

Dominic Todd – Engineering Manager – Avanti West Coast

Tom Jerrard – Senior Consultant – BTTC Infrastructure

Aaron Howard – Consultant Analyst – First Rail Holdings

Emily Yolland –Assistant Project Manager – First Rail Holdings

Euan McPherson – Senior Consultant Writer – First Rail Holdings

Sven Koster – Head of New Business Development and Innovation – GoMedia

Scott McLeod – Head of Customer Information, Customer Experience Team – MTR Elizabeth line (MTREL)

Charlie Hatcher – Head of Train Presentation – South Western Railway

Bryce Hunt – Station Manager – South Western Railway

Lucy Davison – Engineer – Track, SYSTRA and President’s Future Leader, ICE – SYSTRA