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Blackfriars Bridge by the Thames, London

Thameslink program, UK

Mott MacDonald has provided multidisciplinary engineering services to infrastructure owner Network Rail to improve safety and increase capacity on the vital London Thameslink rail route. As part of our role we provided systems engineering services.

Opportunity

The £5.5 billion Thameslink program has involved major remodeling of the Farringdon, Blackfriars and London Bridge stations and infrastructure upgrades throughout.

A key aim is to offer more frequent services: for example, 24 12-car trains per hour by 2017.

Solution

Our experts have been incorporated within Network Rail's in-house Thameslink central engineering team to provide niche specialists and resources as required.

Our requirements management services involved improving the design specification, defining and developing requirements specifications for the RAM design and program, and providing verification and validation.

A scoping exercise was used to assess the approach for verification and validation, configuration, and change control across the route.

Outcome

Mott MacDonald's role so far has been key to identifying and ranking technical interfaces for various projects.

Our multidisciplinary expertise and long history of developing rail projects of all types has enabled us to provide effective and practical solutions to cut costs and ensure the timely delivery of the program.

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