Western and Wales

ESR TSR Designs

Client: Network Rail

Date: August 2020

Project Overview

Emergency or Temporary Speed Restrictions are imposed as measures to ensure the safety of train operations and the integrity of the Rail infrastructure. These speed designs are required commonly for following reasons:
• Track Maintenance or Repair Works
• Track Defects or Failures
• Extreme Weather Conditions
• Signalling or Signage Issues
• Emergency Situations
• Temporary Operational Changes

Softech won a framework agreement to delivery TSR and ESR designs for the entire Wales and Western route. We have a dedicated team of Designers and Verifiers to produce Emergency and Temporary speed restriction designs.

This framework agreement underscores our commitment to enhancing rail safety and infrastructure across the region leveraging our expertise to produce comprehensive designs aimed at optimizing speed restrictions during maintenance, emergencies, and various operational scenarios.

Delivered Projects

We have successfully delivered over 115 projects, on time and in budget over the last 18 years.

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
Shenfield Station
Seamless rail systems at Shenfield Station enhanced with expert signalling design solutions. Optimise operations with precision rail design services.
Jan 11, 2023
Clacton-on-Sea
GRIP3 and GRIP4 project development and design to build a new depot for Rail Wheel Lathe facility.
Apr 22, 2022
Radlett
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
Littlehaven
Enhanced platform extension at Littlehaven for seamless 8 and 12-car services. Softech's signalling design ensures efficient rail operations.
Aug 12, 2014
Fishbourne
Fishbourne Miniature Light (MWL) Footpath crossing had a history of misuse and vandalism causing disruption.
Apr 16, 2014
Jhansi
Civils/track/electrical/mechanical signalling items for replacement of turnouts at various station in BINAGC section of Jhansi division.
Mar 19, 2014
Swindon & Slough
Softech provided design support and production from GRIP stage 5 onwards. As part of delivery, the design was produced in 3 phases.
Oct 29, 2013

Testimonials

What our clients say

"Network Rail has hardly issued any error report, this is an indication of the work produced by Softech. Softech seems to be very proactive in following issues and coming back with solutions."

Afshin Persian
Senior Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering 

"Softech are very good at delivering work. Many thanks for all of your help in meeting the demanding challenges faced on the Stalybridge Re-signalling project."

Richard Green
Principal Project Manager, Amey, Uk

"Softech have made every deadline put to them, provided excellent conduct and good working relationships, Softech understood Network Rail requirements and risks associated with taking GRIP4 designs from another party.

Andy Chaplin
Senior Programme Engineer, Network Rail, UK

 "There can be difficulties when trying to integrate a team of designers into both a design house and a running project.
It is therefore a great credit to Softech that they were able to become part of the Gatwick team and integrate themselves so easily to enable the successful completion of the Gatwick project."

Chris Morgan
Design Delivery Manager, Alstom

 "Softech has a good understanding of client requirements, providing excellent service, very satisfied, met all deadlines."

Duncan Lyons
Project Manager, Tata Steel Projects, UK

"Softech understood exactly the level of expertise required. All tasks were delivered in the timescales required some of which at short notice. Completely satisfied with the services provided."

Paul Waby
Signalling And Systems Design Engineering Manager, Alstom

"I am very happy with the quality of work supplied by Softech and would not hesitate to recommend them to other companies."

Andrew Thomas
S&T Standards Manager, Network Rail (High Speed), UK

"The Contract Responsible Engineer for this package of work has done a fantastic job in delivering the full scope of work. The Crossrail Signalling Engineering team has found Softech to be very thorough with their work. The number of design comments raised have been minimal. It has been a real pleasure working with them."

Sean Tarpey
Senior Project Engineer, Crossrail (Network Rail)