It was a fantastic night for Porterbrook at the National Rail Awards 2023 as we took home the awards for Safety Achievement of the Year and Fleet Achievement of the Year.
The Safety Achievement of the Year Award was for the Safer Switches and Crossings Project with Network Rail, DG8, Machines with Vision and One Big Circle. The train-borne monitoring technology developed by this partnership is transformational in addressing one of the highest risk assets in track engineering, with a significant number of inspections now carried out by engineers remotely instead of on-foot.
The Fleet Achievement of the Year Award is for Project Aurora with Govia Thameslink Railway and Alstom. The project to upgrade GTR’s entire Electrostar fleet is significantly improving reliability and passenger experience. At the end of July 2023 the programme reached the mid-way point and the 135th unit, out of 270 units, was delivered on time.
Porterbrook was also a finalist in the Freight and Logistics Achievement of the Year Category for the successful delivery of freight wagons to GB Railfreight with Greenbrier, and a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution to Society Category.