The roll-out of digital signalling which is set to improve safety and reduce delays, has been accelerated through £1.2 million of new government funding announced by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris.
Feasibility work for digital signalling is to be implemented on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route, including Peterborough to Kings Lynn on the Anglia route, and in the Warrington and Wigan area on the West Coast Mainline North.
This work will identify the most effective way to apply this type of technology to the railway and new way of working, capitalising on early engagement with the supply chain, and creating further opportunities to encourage innovation and drive efficiencies across regions.
A reminder that NSAR is aware that the application of digital technologies will be integral to the future of rail and people will need the right skills to adapt. That is why NSAR now provides external quality assurance across 13 digital apprenticeship standards.
To find out more about NSAR DIGITAL EQA visit https://nsar.freshdesk.com/support/home and log an inquiry.