Case Study: CRSA Mobilisation

Central Rail Systems Alliance Transition

Case Study: Project Mobilisation

Client: Network Rail / Central Rail Systems Alliance

Project Value – £2bn

Programme: March 2019 – September 2019

Contracting Model – PSA

Axial supported Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO in delivering the transition from the old CP5 contract into a new alliance. Five hundred staff, five depots and five contracts were successfully transitioned onto a a ten year framework that will deliver track renewals throughout CP6 and CP7. The framework will also deliver a number of enhancement schemes including Kings Cross, Leeds Station and Euston.

The transition required transfer of fleet, IT, TUPE’d staff, supply chain (c90 key suppliers) and delivery plans across depots in Peterborough, Doncaster, Preston, Crewe and Saltley to ensure a seamless transition when the contracts changed hands at midnight on 6th August 2019, with no impact to planned works.

Axial provided project and programme management services throughout the transition period and also developed a bespoke procurement solution to ensure labour and plant orders could continue to be placed.

What our client said

“Just wanted to put on record my thanks for the role you played in the recent transition of the Central Alliance track renewal contracts. As we know from 5 years ago, the risks associated with the contract transition are very high. Through the attention to detail of yourself and others in the transition team, we have successfully navigated the contract transition without any impact on the safe delivery of our work programme.

I really appreciate that you went above and beyond and made a real difference, ensuring that we had a successful outcome.”

Steve Featherstone – Infrastructure Projects Track Director – Network Rail

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