Vertex Systems Engineering (Vertex) was requested to assist Network Rail in the provision of a Safety Case and Hazard assessment for the demonstration site for ERTMS equipment (both trackside and train borne) known as the ERTMS National Integration Facility (ENIF). The project was required to deliver its outputs and gain safety approval within challenging timescales in order to meet a commitment for the rapid commencement of ERTMS testing, prior to roll-out of ERTMS for large-scale in-service applications.
Vertex employed the following competencies during these works:
As part of the works, Vertex identified additional requirements that follow-on projects would require from the ENIF facility. Where possible, Vertex aligned both technical solution and documentation to ensure their compatibility with the stated requirements of these subsequent projects. This approach minimises knock-on costs to future projects involving the ENIF infrastructure.