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28 years in Signalling on the Railway

We would like to congratulate our Managing Director - Pete Lindley for attaining his 28 year anniversary working within signalling on the UK's railway infrastructure. Or as Pete would say "back in 1993 my mum said apply for this role... its a job for life." Why are mums always right? Pete commenced his railway...

Digital Signalling Upgrade for Manchester Rail Route

The UK railway infrastructure has been under immense pressure to meet the ever-growing capacity needs and greater passenger numbers.  So, since 2016 Network Rail have been investing into introducing the latest signalling and control technologies in line with the European Train Control System (ETCS) and Traffic Management Programme.  This means that the traditional and...

Works Continue on the UK’s First Intercity Digital Railway

Teams from Network Rail, Siemens Mobility and Atkins will be working over this Bank Holiday weekend on the latest stage of the East Coast Digital Program.  The works will involve upgrades to the track and signalling systems. The program is the first of its kind to introduce European train control systems within the UK...

We’ve Achieved Constructionline Gold Award

SigTech Rail are proud to announce that it has achieved Gold Membership with Constructionline and is now a verified and pre-qualified contractor providing signalling maintenance and support services throughout the UK rail industry. The Constructionline Gold Award also verifies to PAS91 and includes Acclaim Accreditation which certifies SigTech Rail within (SSIP) Safety Schemes in...

Speed up Rail Electrification Says the House of Lords

The House of Lords Science & Technology Committee is currently calling for the UK's railway electrification to be speeded up. The initial inquiry had concerned hydrogen and batteries as sources of energy, reporting that 'battery strategy goes flat: net zero target at risk - warns that changing from our current dependence on fossil fuels...

ORR to Improve Competition in the Signalling Market

Network Rail Digital Railway Program now presents an opportunitiy for the ORR to take action in order to improve competition levels in the signalling market. This will enable opportunities for the industry to diversity the supply chain, provide a better ROI and drive innovation and new technologies. In November 2020 the Office of Rail...

ORR Review of withdrawal of Hitachi Trains

The investigation and review from the Office of Rail & Road into the impact on passangers in relation to the withdrawal of all Class 80x Hitachi trains and how this crisis was handled by a number of train operators including Great Western Railway, Express & Hull Trains, LNER & TransPennine has just been revealed....