North Hertford Telecom Design

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


Network Rail

Project Completed

November 2023

The Challenge For Softech

The work entailed the construction of a new Platform 1 Lift, encompassing the installation of a lift tower, machine room, and access stairs to facilitate seamless accessibility within the station premises. Additionally, our commitment extended to the installation and commissioning of new SISS assets, including CCTV, PA (Public Address), and Autodialler systems. One of the most challenging aspects of this endeavor was addressing the obsolete nature of the existing systems. Many of the systems currently in operation exceeded 20 years in service and were deemed expired and no longer supported by the manufacturer, necessitating careful planning and strategic implementation to ensure seamless integration of the new assets.

Telecom Design



Site Survey

Lift Tower Installation

Commissioning Plans

Softech’s Solutions

Softech excelled in executing the Telecoms design for North Hertford station. We began with a detailed site survey, documenting infrastructure intricacies and compiling a comprehensive report on proposed alterations. Our design, aligning with Network Rail standards, prioritised an unobstructed “accessible route”.

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

We proposed enhancements, particularly between the car park and lift entrance, for improved accessibility and efficiency. Post-IDC, our designs received approval without comments, reflecting our precision. Additionally, we developed a meticulous test and commissioning plan, ensuring seamless installation phases.

The Result

Foremost among these advantages is the significant increase in connectivity and the subsequent reduction in traffic congestion. By enhancing transportation infrastructure, the project not only facilitates smoother movement but also opens up new avenues for commuting, particularly under the AfA initiative.



How would you rate the technical knowledge and skills of Softech Rail’s staff?


How Satisfied are you with the quality of work delivered by Softech Rail?


"Every person I have spoken to in Softech Rail from enquiry to design have been very professional from the outset"...

Peter Bennett

“The designers had a great depth of technical knowledge in the area and the level of detailed required for an approval in principal design…Overall Softech have been good to work with and have helped deliver a successful design for this project with the designers well experienced and providing an excellent all-round service…”

Senior Design Engineer Network Rail

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