Mace has secured a contract from Network Rail to provide consultancy services on Project Alpha, its railway improvement programme for the North West and Central Region
Project Alpha is a Network Rail initiative which aims to improve train performance and customer service.
Mace is supporting Network Rail in improving the reliability of railways with project and portfolio management services, including Project Management Office (PMO) services, to ensure best practice controls are implemented across the scheme.
The programme of works will upgrade the railway in the north west and central region by solving common causes of delay, including resilience to extreme weather impacts, operational recovery times following incidents, and structural timetables.
As part of the new Project Alpha contract, Mace has already implemented a structured governance system for portfolio management and managed the scope development for track upgrades.
‘Transform rail transport for millions’
Sean Gray, director of transportation at Mace, said: “At a time when the entire transport industry is reflecting and identifying ways to improve.
“We are delighted to have secured a role that ensures Mace can play a part in revitalising the nation’s rail network.
“Project Alpha will transform rail transport for millions of passengers across the North West and Central region of the country.
“It’s excellent to see that our team is already helping Network Rail to make a difference through best-practice project management and PMO expertise, facilitating the improvements as quickly and effectively as possible.”