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Network Rail / Babcock International - Great North Rail Project

Background

Network Rail's GNRP is a vast programme of improvements to transform train travel for customers in the North.

It will enable 2,000 extra services each week and allow 40,000 more passengers to travel each day. More trains with more seats, running more quickly and more reliably. Train customers are the immediate beneficiaries of improved transport links (or connectivity) between towns and cities in the North.

As new opportunities, including jobs, are created and businesses get access to a greater pool of talent, local communities and the wider regional economy will feel the knock-on benefits of GNRP. This will boost growth regionally and nationally.

The Project

WCCTV were contracted by Babcock International as a specialist provider of wireless video solutions.

WCCTV provided a range of rapid deployment video solutions that delivered multiple benefits, including:

 

WCCTV also provided Network Rail trackside workers with Body Worn Video cameras for a range of applications, including: 

  • Safety and Security

  • Track and Structural Inspections

  • Mobile Operations Management

  • Health and Safety

  • Remote Project Overview

  • Recording Activities for Training

  • Review of Procedures and Practices

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WCCTV also provided Network Rail with five WCCTV Network Rail Type Approved Tower - the only rapid deployment CCTV Tower with PADS approval for trackside deployment.

It is non-conductive, easy to install, and its redeployable design means it can be quickly moved to a new location as requirements change.

The Network Rail Tower integrates wireless technology (4G and 3G) to transmit live and recorded video and alarms, a market leading Predator camera with infrared imaging and 360 degree pan, tilt and 36x zoom, audio speakers to enable a remote challenge to occur and a removable hard drive (up to 4TB) for local storage.

It features multiple powering options for complete flexibility, including:

  •    Mains – 110/240v

  •    Eco long-run battery - allowing generator shutdown at nights/weekends

  •    Methanol Fuel cell - autonomous power for up to 8 weeks

Network Rail

WCCTV were also tasked to provide time lapse video production from five locations, to encapsulate the transformation work in an engaging video format.

WCCTV has a strong pedigree, working with blue-chip organisations such as Balfour Beatty, Skanska, BAM, VolkerFitzpatrick, NMC and AMCO - capturing some amazing projects from start to finish. 

As well as providing a stunning, fully-edited finished product, WCCTV also provides you with access to a secure portal where you view live progress images from the site and even create your own video clips.

The Result

The infographic below, released by the S&C Alliance breaks down the many successes on a project which was delivered safely and on time.

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