Annat East and West Level Crossings

GRIP stage 4 (Single Option Development)

Client: First Engineering

Date: July 2007

Project Overview

MCB’s at Annat East and West were required to be renewed to modern equivalent form as per the current standards.

This work involved the renewal of Manually Control Barriers (MCB’s) at Annat East and West Level Crossing, which was operated from Annat Gate Box. Those were replaced as per RSPG guidelines. This work involved the replacement of both, crossings and their associated equipment including barriers, road light, treadles, control equipment, signage, fencing and telephones.

There was also a requirement to replace existing track circuits to medium voltage DC, AC immune type throughout the level crossing areas. Controls of crossing were transferred to Banavie signal Centre where it become CCTV monitored crossings.
This project was undertaken by Softech to develop GRIP stage 4 single option development.

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What our clients say

"Network Rail has hardly issued any error report, this is an indication of the work produced by Softech. Softech seems to be very proactive in following issues and coming back with solutions."

Afshin Persian
Senior Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering 

"Softech are very good at delivering work. Many thanks for all of your help in meeting the demanding challenges faced on the Stalybridge Re-signalling project."

Richard Green
Principal Project Manager, Amey, Uk

"Softech have made every deadline put to them, provided excellent conduct and good working relationships, Softech understood Network Rail requirements and risks associated with taking GRIP4 designs from another party.

Andy Chaplin
Senior Programme Engineer, Network Rail, UK

 "There can be difficulties when trying to integrate a team of designers into both a design house and a running project.
It is therefore a great credit to Softech that they were able to become part of the Gatwick team and integrate themselves so easily to enable the successful completion of the Gatwick project."

Chris Morgan
Design Delivery Manager, Alstom

 "Softech has a good understanding of client requirements, providing excellent service, very satisfied, met all deadlines."

Duncan Lyons
Project Manager, Tata Steel Projects, UK

"Softech understood exactly the level of expertise required. All tasks were delivered in the timescales required some of which at short notice. Completely satisfied with the services provided."

Paul Waby
Signalling And Systems Design Engineering Manager, Alstom

"I am very happy with the quality of work supplied by Softech and would not hesitate to recommend them to other companies."

Andrew Thomas
S&T Standards Manager, Network Rail (High Speed), UK

"The Contract Responsible Engineer for this package of work has done a fantastic job in delivering the full scope of work. The Crossrail Signalling Engineering team has found Softech to be very thorough with their work. The number of design comments raised have been minimal. It has been a real pleasure working with them."

Sean Tarpey
Senior Project Engineer, Crossrail (Network Rail)