Network Rail drafts in Mace for Project Alpha

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Mace has been hired to help Network Rail press through its Project Alpha railway improvement programme for the North West and Central Region.

Project Alpha is a Network Rail initiative put in place to improve train performance and customer service.

Around 104 funded and timebound schemes costing £125m are being delivered in a targeted approach across the region to improve the reliability of service for passengers and freight users.

The programme of works will upgrade the railway in the North West and Central region by solving common causes of delay.

These include a whole service approach to renewing track, securing trespass hotspots, preparing infrastructure for extreme weather, quicker operational recovery times following incidents, and structural timetables.

As part of the new contract, Mace is implementing a structured governance system for portfolio management and managing the scope development for track upgrades.

The Network Rail appointment follows Mace’s recent wins on the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme and the Brent Cross West train station in London, further strengthening its track record in the UK’s transport sector.

Sean Gray, Mace’s Director of Transportation, said: “At a time when the entire transport industry is reflecting and identifying ways to improve.

“We are delighted to have secured a role that ensures Mace can play a part in revitalising the nation’s rail network.”

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