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VA Rail’s Jon Wiseman and James Burt provide support to Network Rail Anglia’s assurance process for major bank-holiday infrastructure works programmes.

VA Rail has provided, since early 2016, chairmanship of Network Rail Anglia’s cross-industry Assurance Review Panel assessing upcoming major bank holiday infrastructure works programmes.  Typical bank holiday works programmes include signalling commissioning, bridge reconstructions, over-head line renewal works and track and S&C renewals.

Reviews typically include:
  • Possession and Worksite planning
  • Scope of work and delivery responsibilities
  • Overall design, approvals and construction programme
  • Major milestones before, during and after the work
  • Functional stage-gate reviews held
  • Review of quantified schedule risk assessment (QSRA)
  • Critical resources
  • Site logistics
  • Engineering train plans
  • Site preparation and method statements
  • Contingency plans
  • Neighbour and third-party consultation
  • Amended train plan and passenger handling
  • Arrangements for progress reporting
  • Hand-back
  • Risks, issues and mitigations