Weidmuller was delighted to be present with Amey, Network Rail and Cablecraft at the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards, organised by Rail Technology Magazine on Thursday 20th February, to celebrate Amey’s win of the Rail Asset Security category. The awards recognise the achievements of organisations making a significant contribution to the effective and efficient running of the UK rail industry.
Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider and is one of the UK’s leading engineering and technical consultancies. Their key objective is to deliver innovative and versatile design and build rail solutions to their clients who include Network Rail, Transport for London, train operating companies and other rail providers.
The Amey win was for innovative design work at rail crossings in Llanelli, which has seen improved object detection by using radar to tell when a crossing is clear, and the introduction of new anti-theft and vandalism measures.
Network Rail commissioned Amey to renew two level crossings at Llanelli, in South Wales and the Award submission highlighted how working in close partnership with Weidmuller and Cablecraft, demonstrated a first-rate example of collaboration and best practice.
Dave Baston, Managing Director, Weidmuller UK, summarised the evening from Weidmuller’s perspective, “This award is a great testimony to the power of partnership working to tackle operational problems. All the parties involved benefitted from sharing their knowledge and skills and in being able to provide different contributions as part of a whole, which ultimately added superior value to the final solution now in place at Llanelli.”
Lee Jones, Rail Operations Director for Amey said: “This industry recognition helps further strengthen our position as a leading rail services provider. My congratulations and thanks to the teams from Weidmuller and Cablecraft for their invaluable support on this project.”
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The image shows, from left to right: Mark Challinor – Cablecraft, Nigel Young – Weidmuller UK and Mark Bushnell – Amey, holding the UKRIA Award for the Rail Asset Security category. This post was updated by Lesley Young from Weidmüller UK.