Barnes Signalling and Telecoms Design

Site surveys for the identification of affected cable routes and production of detailed designs. Carrying out testing and commissioning


Network Rail

Project Completed

August 2023

The Challenge For Softech

Under the government’s Access to All (AfA) programme, aimed at enhancing station’s accessibility, Barnes station was required to facilitate with the provision of step-free access, particularly benefiting passengers with reduced mobility, young children in prams, or those laden with luggage. A critical component of this endeavour was ensuring an unobstructed and obstacle-free ‘accessible route’ at Barnes station within the Network Rail controlled infrastructure. This necessitated the relocation of existing cable routes (Signalling, Telecoms, & Power) to accommodate the proposed infrastructure for step-free access on platforms.

Signalling, Telecom, E&P Designs


Installation and Commissioning


Road and Foot Bridges


Softech’s Solutions

Softech expertly diverted existing cable routes, including signalling, power, data and Telecoms cables to make way for the new infrastructure. This intricate task involved replacing these cables with new ones and diverting them to newly installed ducts outside the footprints of lift shafts.

criss crossed rail alignment design engineered by a railway pway design team

From Surveys & initial design to installation and commissioning, Softech managed the entire process with precision and efficiency. Despite the complexity of the project, Softech successfully adhered to the fixed timeline, ensuring timely completion and handover of the work.

The Result

We installed new cable ducts strategically outside the footprints of the proposed infrastructure to facilitate the diversion of cables. New cables were laid according to the detailed design specifications, ensuring proper alignment and functionality. We implemented rigorous testing and commissioning procedures to verify the effectiveness and reliability of the new infrastructure.

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