Border Rail, Scottish Borders
Client: Kent PHK
The high profile reinstatement of the Scottish Borders railway was the longest reopened domestic railway in the UK since the 1969 Beechings closures and created seven new stations while also improving transport links for the South East area of the country. SVM played an important part in this ground breaking project undertaking the detailed design of the E&P elements of the seven stations along the route with works including lighting, using latest range of energy efficient LEDs; points heating; junction lighting; and signalling power distribution modules. Station water points and train servicing across the platforms was provided at the terminal station of Tweedbank while electrical distribution, DNO supplies, water infrastructure, lighting, CCTV, CIS supplies, points heating, signalling distribution, trackside equipment, generators and third party supplies all formed part of the project. SVM remained throughout the project including E&P O&M review and input. This project has won multiple awards both from an engineering and tourism standpoint including the prestigious Saltire Society Project Commendation Award 2015.