Latest facts and figures:
- London Overground Rail Operations are now live on GSM-R
- CA15 Goes live, this concludes South of the Severn-Wash GSM-R network
- Steam locomotives - Flying Scotsman and Olton Hall are now GSM-R ready
Our library of useful documents covers a number of subjects. It is updated regularly to help you keep up to speed with the GSM-R project.
NEW Training videos
Network Rail has produced a range of training videos for GSM-R users that show details on how to use the fixed terminal.
8 December 2011
Support team news
Matthew Hancock joins the team
The National Rollout Group (NRG) has strengthened its support team with the appointment of Matthew Hancock as Scheme Project Manager, who joins NRG from the FTN/GSM-R Project’s Sponsor Group. Neil Ramsey, NRG Deputy Leader, says Matthew's new role reflects recent restructuring aimed at providing the specialist project management support required to implement GSM-R with maximum efficiency across the network. He comments: “GSM-R rollout activity is gathering speed as we journey towards the crucial end-2012 first deadline. This year has brought a number of new challenges for the programme, such as heritage fleet fitments, making it even more critical that we deliver support services as efficiently as possible.” One of Matthew Hancock’s first responsibilities in his new role has been to oversee the introduction of the new GSM-R design contract, which has been awarded following competitive tender to Interfleet Technology. “Interfleet is delighted to have been awarded this contract to support Network Rail with the design, installation and approvals of GSM-R equipment for heritage fleets”, says UK Regional Director Jonathan Wragg. “We have a proven track-record of successfully working with a wide variety of heritage rolling stock owners and operators, together with demonstrable expertise and experience of design and turnkey installation for many UK train operators, including TPWS, OTMR and ERTMS systems. We look forward to working with Network Rail and the heritage fleet owners to ensure the successful implementation of this important project”.
Raquel Rebelo moves to sunnier climes
The NRG team has bid farewell to Assistant Project Manager, Raquel Rebelo (right), who has moved to sunnier climes on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Raquel played a pivotal role in a number of key GSM-R initiatives during her time with NRG, including the Operator Phonebook Process and TOC-centric mapping. “Raquel was a very popular and proactive member of the team,” says Neil Ramsey, “and we wish her well in her new career in HR management in Malta.” Deepti Tailor (below, right), currently one of NRG’s Team Leaders, takes over from Raquel on 1st December 2011.