Barnes Signalling, Telecoms and E&P.

Production of ES5 detailed designs, including site surveys for the identification of affected cable routes. We also undertook installation, testing and commissioning (ES6, ES7 & ES8) for this project.



Project Completed

October 2023

The Challenge For Softech

Under the government’s Access for 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 and Power) to accommodate the proposed lift infrastructure for step-free access on platforms. Installation, Testing and Commissioning.

Signalling, Telecom and E&P ES5


Installation, Testing and Commissioning ES6 - ES8


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, testing 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.

Our Work: Case Studies

Haxby Telecoms Design
Carrying out site survey and telecoms detailed design for NR owned assets which includes station information and surveillance system.
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Eastbourne Siding
Softech conducted a condition assessment to confirm that the existing signalling system is capable of performing the required train movements.
Dec 5, 2023
This study was completed to assess how best to path down direction freight trains between the Midland Main Line and the proposed SRFI at Radlett.
Jan 12, 2016
Richmond Platform 3
Enhanced rail signalling for Richmond Platform 3 under LOCIP ensures efficient 5-car operations. Softech's ensures optimal design solutions.
Jul 16, 2015
Clapham Junction Platform 16
difficulties at Platform 16 in dispatching longer trains led to Softech's engagement to look into Signalling alterations to overcome operational issue...
Sep 16, 2014

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