Supporting Network Rail Modernise the Great Western Railway


The Great Western Electrification Programme (GWEP) is one of the largest electrification upgrades the UK has ever undertaken. Installing the new Series 1 Overhead Line System, the programme will provide electrification for the latest Hitachi Trains from Maidenhead through Reading, Bristol up to Oxford and out as far as Swansea.

Hedson Rail is providing Network Rail a Project Management and Engineering team to lead and support the safe delivery of the new electrical system. This team comprises of project managers, construction managers, engineers and graduates. The highly skilled and experienced team have completed similar upgrades on a number of different continents and bring a wealth of experience from Europe working with Furrer + Frey, as well as delivering previous OLE upgrades from West Coast and East Coast Mainlines here in the UK.

Hedson Rail are pleased to report that all of the team members are new or returning to the UK rail industry, demonstrating our commitment to helping the UK's resource shortages through key resource management initiatives.

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