Northern England Transpennine Route Upgrade

Northern England Transpennine Route Upgrade

Project Scope and Delivery

The Transpennine Route Upgrade will transform the experience of passengers travelling across the north of England through faster, more frequent trains with improved performance and the environmental benefits of electric trains. SYSTRA, working in an Alliance with Network Rail and experienced railway contractors, is delivering the Eastern portion of the route between Leeds and York. From the initial stages SYSTRA was integral in assessing the technical constraints and defining the outputs which could be achieved. From there various high level options were assessed to compare the costs and benefits achieved.

SYSTRA’s Approach

SYSTRA are now developing preferred solutions to outline and detailed designs for construction including:

  • Earthworks
  • Track upgrade and remodelling
  • Overhead Catenary Systems
  • Power Supplies
  • Structures
  • Common Safety Method and Interoperability
  • Requirements and V&V management

SYSTRA also integrate other design to deliver a coordinated solution including:

  • Signalling
  • High Voltage Power supplies
  • Environmental considerations
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction planning
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