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TRU Railway Operations Expertise

Project Transpennine Route Upgrade programme-wide
Client Various
M3C service Railway operations expertise
Completion date May 2017 - present

The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) programme is a £2.9bn programme of works, tasked with delivering various strategic outputs including journey time improvements and capacity increases between Manchester and York, as part of the overall Northern Powerhouse works. In order to deliver these works, the programme is split into alliances and project teams.

Our operations team has cumulative experience of almost 200 years. Not only is this extensive, but it covers much of the railway spectrum from: operations and route control/performance manager; to station and area freight manager; to engineering access planning and project interface; to even teaching signalling principles to all levels. Which is why we have our highly experienced railway operations professionals embedded in the various teams across the whole TRU programme.

Our team are deployed to advise, assist, drive and develop the multitude of schemes which make up the TRU programme.

Key achievements / functions to date include:

Chair of the European Train Control System (ETCS) national rule review group.

Development of Concept of Operations (conventional, ETCS and Traffic Management) with significant stakeholder recognition received.

Project interface and representative in various operations steering groups (route/national/digital).

Key Operations Interface for the delivery of Christmas 2019 Leeds Station improvement works.

Project Operations Interface for York to Leeds, developing the Operational Requirements.

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