Frazer-Nash launches railway possession optimisation tool, helping deliver railway construction projects safer, quicker and more cost effectively
On 18th April, Frazer-Nash were delighted to launch and demonstrate an innovative railway possession management forecasting tool, at Network Rail’s Square One office in Manchester.
Developed alongside eviFile, the possession optimisation capability has been designed to help deliver railway construction projects safer, quicker and more cost effectively through generating additional value out of possession data.
The tool has been designed to assist Network Rail, Train operators and others to develop better plans in the face of disruption by enabling decision makers to deliver the scope of projects while ensuring that possessions are handed back on time, and minimising disruption to the passenger public.
The development of the capability was funded by the Small Business Research Initiative as part of its ‘first of a kind’ initiative.
Richard Wheldon, Business Manager at Frazer-Nash commented:
“Frazer-Nash is frequently involved in introducing new technology and new procedures in the railway sector. Our possession optimisation tool, developed alongside eviFile, can help contractors and Network Rail manage their possessions by providing tools to aid complex decisions made during a possession. We work with many organisations in long-life asset sectors with comparable challenges to rail, helping them harness data to make better-informed decisions.”
Luke Allen, Managing Director, eviFile, adds:
"eviFile is focussed on making data collection and reporting for possessions as streamlined and efficient as possible. The opportunity to pair our existing possessions management data and solution alongside Frazer-Nash's data science experience enabled us to enhance this solution further by enabling teams to understand the impact of decisions made and their potential impact on the possession as a whole. This will help support teams to make better decisions and increase the likelihood of right time hand back."