Shenfield  Signalling and Commissioning

Site surveys, production of ES4 & 5 deliverablesCarrying out testing & commissioning on platforms for driver’s only operations.

Client

Murphy Group

Project Completed

October 2023

The Challenge For Softech

A new phase in passenger service was inaugurated with the introduction of 9-car FLU 345 trains operating on the eastern route, specifically from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield station. In response to this, a dedicated project was initiated from the operational point of view to enhance the Train Ready to Start (TRTS) Plungers across all platforms at Shenfield station (Platforms 1 to 6) for bi-directional trains.

ES4 & ES5 Designs

CD/RA Indicator Relocation

Signal Relocation

Detailed Site Surveys

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Enhancing TRTS

Testing & Commissioning

Softech’s Solutions

This comprehensive project involves the relocation of signals and associated CD/RA indicators to improve visibility and ensure optimal safety measures. The planning and development of options were meticulously carried out during GRIP stage 4, incorporating detailed site surveys and signal sighting to inform the decision-making process. Detailed designs were produced during GRIP stage 5 to facilitate testing and commissioning.

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

Softech executed the installation phase with precision, adhering to approved designs and safety standards to ensure efficient implementation of project components. We conducted thorough testing and commissioning activities within the designated timeframe and possession limits, ensuring the functionality and reliability of the installed systems.

The Result

This strategic enhancement ensured the smooth functioning and efficiency of the new 9-car FLU 345 service. All operation of all newly installed TRTS plungers were to be managed by the train drivers associated with the recently introduced service.

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"Softech team and CREs were highly experienced and raised issues in advance...Softech has pro-actively worked on this project, for not only design but installation too. This allowed for a timely and efficient resolution."

Sam Adams

“Softech was pro-active in collaborating with all stakeholders including Network Rail and Train Operators to create Operational Requirement Specification. This gave a clarity of the scope which was very sketchybefore Softech was on board.”

Electrical Works Superintendent Murphy Group

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