Detailed Design

Following from the early stages of feasibility and initial design specific design packages are required for the implementation of a system.

Our Detailed Design offering is a fundamental element in our design, plan, build approach to projects. This applies equally to the CCTV camera over the ticket gateline, or a country-wide radio based signalling system coupled with the capability to deliver packages for standalone telecoms renewals and complex inter-disciplinary schemes. The engineering competencies required are predominately in-house, fully assessed against industry recognised frameworks, with a capacity to meet the current demands of the Rail market.

telent’s experience and capabilities brings many added values to the solutions we design which in turn translate into operational and business benefits for you. These include:

  • Cost effective designs – we take a Whole Life Cost approach to designs as we understand the implementation and ongoing operational maintenance costs in a rail environment
  • Enabling timely network implementation – our designs can minimise potential disruptions to programmes as we understand your processes and pitfalls in relation to network possessions, approvals, testing and access.

Technical Capabilities

  • Command and Control
  • Radio
  • Networks
  • Signalling
  • ICT
  • Acoustics
  • Electrical
  • Civils

Our engineering processes have been developed through the successful delivery of numerous projects, establishing a sound understanding of standards, legislation and customer processes such as GRIP and RIBA. This ensures designs are not only safe, but are compliant, economical, fit for purpose and maintainable. Where operational systems are undergoing a renewal or enhancement, we have key skills in developing packages to support a migration path that minimises impact on operational requirements, even when they provide 24/7/365 availability.

Innovation is fundamental to ensure we can offer ‘best in class’ solutions. Our engineering community focuses on continual improvement, technology awareness, sharing best practice and efficient use of common resources, tools and services.

Customer References

Scotland Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB)

Network Rail’s RETB Next Generation project replaces the current Band III sub-band 2 radio equipment with new radio equipment. This is used to provide the voice and data bearer for RETB schemes operating on the West Highland Lines and the Far North Lines operating on Band III sub band 1.

The project involves the installation of new radio equipment at hilltop sites, installation of new RETB radio equipment and Cab Display Units, provision of new audio consoles for signallers and modifications to the existing radio control racks at the Banavie and Inverness Signalling Centres to accommodate the changes to the radio network.

East Anglia Line

We have recently begun the upgrade of DOO CCTV systems on the East Anglia Line for Network Rail, covering 60 platforms at 30 stations. The project showcases the latest in our own survey and design tools which cut valuable time from the process. This scheme requires complete design packages covering telecoms, civils, electrical and signal sighting.

London Underground Asset Performance JNP

We provided PAVA design and build across 75 London Underground stations, covering amplifier and speaker configuration, AFIL product design and radio microphone planning.

First Great Western

Our work for First Great Western centred on the acoustic design for 57 stations between London and Penzance, to determine the location, type and tapping of each speaker, with associated amplifier configuration.

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