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International Women’s Day 2024

March 8, 2024 at 3:42 PM

In honour of this year’s theme for International Women's Day (IWD) ‘Inspire Inclusion’, we wanted to recognise some of the inspiring women within Network Rail Consulting across the globe. We spoke with @Helen Speirs, @Katherine Stowe and @Lu Wang who provided their personal responses on what IWD means to them, what drives and inspires them, and some of the best career advice they’ve received along the way. Click the link below to read the full article.

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The Role of a Shadow Operator

January 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM

A Shadow Operator performs a key role in the definition, planning and delivery of new rail projects in situations where an actual rail operator has yet to be appointed. Network Rail Consulting (NRC) recognises that early operator engagement or input is crucial to ensure "best for business" decision making and outcomes throughout the course of the project lifecycle.

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Network Rail Consulting Wins Key Role in Development of High-Speed Railway in California, USA

January 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Network Rail Consulting US has been awarded a $73.2m (£57.5m) contract to provide systems engineering services to California’s High-Speed Rail Program.

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The Importance of Operational Readiness and its Impact on a Project’s Success

December 4, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Operational Readiness refers to the transition phase in which an enterprise, its people, processes, technology, and systems are fully prepared to accept and operationalise the outputs and outcomes of a project. It’s a pivotal factor in determining the success or failure of a project.

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Best Practices in Configuration Management for Railway Infrastructure Projects

November 23, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Configuration Management is the backbone of efficient railway projects. It ensures accurate design translation, controlled changes, and consistent documentation, vital for seamless operations, regulatory compliance, and delivering reliable rail systems.  

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Considerations of Timetables in Rail Development Projects

November 8, 2023 at 3:40 PM

If you are not already doing so, for any rail development project, no matter how small the change, a question should be asked not only on the impact of the change on the operation of the railway, but equally important 'What is the impact of the change on the timetable?

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Network Rail Consulting Welcomes Sharon Mawhinney as State Manager – New South Wales, Australia

October 31, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Sharon Mawhinney joins Network Rail Consulting (NRC) Australia in the role of State Manager – New South Wales.

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Transit State of Good Repair - West 2023 Conference

September 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Network Rail Consulting, Inc. (NRC), is excited to participate at Global Mass Transit’s second annual Transit State of Good Repair West conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, September 20-21, 2023.

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The Future is Off-Peak: A Discussion of Passenger Growth Opportunities

September 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Whilst there has been a shift away from the weekday peaks, NRC is observing major new opportunities for rail to grow at other times.

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California’s $100 Billion Electric Bullet Train Will Be Fully Solar Powered

June 28, 2023 at 9:00 AM

“No one has done it, but everybody's starting to think about” relying solely on renewables, said Ryan Scott, director of high-speed systems for Network Rail Consulting, a U.K. firm that’s helping California plan its power system.

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