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Gosforth Metro Depot

“The expertise and support provided by RSS Infrastructure has been invaluable in ensuring the successful delivery of the Gosforth Metro Depot signalling project. Our staff has been involved at every stage of the project, from design to installation and testing, and has helped to address any issues swiftly and efficiently.”

Sean Harrison, Managing Director, RSS Infrastructure

Services Delivered

Fenix Rail Systems and Volker Fitzpatrick were awarded the contract to build a new Metro Train Depot at Gosforth Park in Newcastle. As partners, Fenix Rail Systems are responsible for the signalling side of the development, and RSS Infrastructure is providing support by creating Test Strategies and Test Plans, as well as providing signalling teams for the first few stages of the works. This includes modifications to the existing infrastructure and the installation of new point machines, cables, location cabinets, signage, and cable modifications in the relay room.

Key Actions

  • Provided a TIC to create the Test Strategy and Test Plans for each stage
    of the project.
  • Supplied signalling teams to carry out modifications, install new equipment, and make cable modifications.
  • Tested and commissioned new equipment and made modifications
    to the local operating panel to reflect changes.
Gosforth Metro Depot | Infrastructure Services & Solutions | RSS Infrastructure
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Location

Newcastle

Project Value

£131,000

Division

Civils & Construction

Project Duration

Ongoing

Project Delivery

Fenix Rail Systems and Volker Fitzpatrick were awarded the contract to build a new Metro Train Depot at Gosforth Park in Newcastle. Fenix Rail Systems is responsible for the signalling side of the development, and RSS Infrastructure is providing support to ensure the project’s successful delivery.

To begin, RSS Infrastructure provided a TIC to create Test Strategies and Test Plans for each stage of the project. This involved a comprehensive testing plan to ensure that the new equipment was functioning as intended.

RSS Infrastructure also supplied signalling teams to carry out modifications and install new equipment, including point machines, cables, location cabinets, signage, and cable modifications in the relay room.

This involved working closely with Fenix Rail Systems’ design and management team to ensure that any issues were addressed quickly and efficiently.

Once the new equipment was installed, RSS Infrastructure’s testing team tested and commissioned it, making modifications to the local operating panel to reflect any changes. This ensured that the new signalling system was functioning correctly and met the demands of the train operating company for the Newcastle Metro at the first stage of an ongoing project spanning several stages.

As the project development continues, RSS are assisting with the installation side working closely with Fenix and other contractors currently delivering the next stages. This project is expected to be ongoing for a further year approximately.

About Us

RSS Infrastructure (RSSI), based in Birmingham, Cwmbran, Doncaster and Tonbridge, provides infrastructure services for the rail, civil, and utilities sectors. We serve clients like Network Rail, WMCA, HS2 and Tier 1 & 2 contractors. Our services include Arboriculture, Civils and Construction, Geofencing, Industrial Rope Access (IRATA), Magnetic Track Safety, Rail Operations including Possession Management and P/Way, Rail Welding, Signalling, and Track Warning Services.

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