Abellio’s subsidiary company, Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA), was awarded a nine-year contract by the Department for Transport (DfT) in August 2016 for the provision of passenger rail services to and from London across Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (Greater Anglia Route). As part of the contract Abellio undertook to carry out a £1.5 billion fleet and infrastructure upgrade. Abellio have awarded contracts to Stadler and Bombardier to replace all the existing rolling stock within the Abellio East Anglia franchise. This will create an estimated increase of 10 per cent in the fleet size, the fleet will be equipped with air conditioning, free high speed WiFi and power sockets for customer.
The main items of works are as follows:
AGA approached Vertex to undertake a study of the mobilisation and delivery plan for the New Fleet Programme (NFP). Utilising our previous experience of infrastructure and rolling stock delivery, AGA are interested in Vertex assessing the engineering integration, competence and compliance of the New Fleet Programme.
Major change to infrastructure and rolling stock
Safety Engineering and Product/Vehicle acceptance
Utilising benchmark information
Project duration is from April 2017 June 2017.
Vertex utilised its team of Railway Systems, Rolling Stock and Safety Engineers and Project Managers for this project. Qualification held includes membership of the Institution of Railway Signalling Engineers, membership to the Association of Project Managers (MAMP), Project Management Professionals (PMP) and professional Chartership (C.Eng.).