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The Early Contractor Involvement program supports Digital Railway’s to achieve its strategic business objectives

"We’ve identified how to deliver projects more effectively at lower costs with minimal service disruption, which translates into benefits for all our stakeholders."

Stuart Calvert Head of Early Contractor Engagement Digital Railway Programme Network Rail

The Early Contractor Involvement program supports Digital Railway’s to achieve its strategic business objectives

Customer

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales. That’s 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of tunnels, signals, level crossings and points. It also manages rail timetabling and 18 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

Challenge

The UK’s rail network is vast, complex and difficult to maintain. Network Rail, the body responsible for the infrastructure wanted to take a new approach to reduce costs, enhance productivity and improve the passenger experience. The Digital Railway programme, an industry-wide initiative led by Network Rail, looks at digital innovation to unlock capacity and maximise performance within the network.

Solution

It created the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) programme, which invites suppliers to collaborate and solve problems via nine workstreams. Fujitsu contributed directly to six of these workstreams, focusing solution ideas on delivery of business outcomes.

Benefit

  • Passengers will enjoy better service availability, improved quality, accurate timetables and less disruption
  • The Government will see better employee productivity, reduced cost and acceleration of digital
  • It will deliver high level skills investment and create export opportunities for the supply industry

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