Haxby Telecoms Design

Carrying out site survey and telecoms detailed design for NR owned assets which includes station information and surveillance system.


Network Rail

Project Completed

December 2023

The Challenge For Softech

Work for the Haxby station included a passive provision for a 60m Platform extension, encompasses several key components. Softech was tasked with producing an ES4 telecoms design, incorporating Station Information and Surveillance Systems (SSIS), CCTV, pit and duct route systems, cabinet designs, emergency phone placements, UPS cabinet designs, etc—all in compliance with Network Rail standards and under the AfA guidelines. Furthermore, an assessment was mandated to confirm the conformity of the existing telecom design to the latest Network Rail standards, ensuring seamless integration and adherence to regulatory requirements.

ES4 Telecom Design



Site Survey

Emergency Phone Placements

Commissioning Plans

Softech’s Solutions

Softech meticulously executed the Telecoms design for the Haxby new station project by adopting a structured approach. Initially, we conducted a comprehensive site survey to precisely identify the equipment affected by the proposed changes and to access the existing condition, based on which we formulated a detailed design plan, ensuring alignment with Network Rail (NR) standards and requirements. Moreover, we prioritised safety by developing a detailed risk assessment, aimed to identify, eliminate, or mitigate foreseeable risks that could impact the design, installation or maintenance processes.

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Additionally, we developed a meticulous test and commissioning plan, delineating the changeover process for both pre- and post-installation phases. By proactively addressing potential hazards, we upheld safety standards and minimized disruptions throughout the project life cycle.

The Result

The project offered a multitude of benefits, foremost being the increased connectivity and reduced traffic with increased commuting opportunities under AfA.

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