This July TTE were part of the successful commissioning on the Howdon depot in Newcastle. This project saw us working alongside our client Fenix Signalling where we provided the construction manager, Installation staff along with Civils.
TTE were involved with this project from the early grip stages and help build the program ready for delivery.
TTE staff built up and installed all of the Wolber Depot points along with installing Indusi magnets, Signals, REED track circuits as well as extensive works in Wallsend Relay room.
This project was very challenging with regards to timescales but all TTE staff pulled together and showed the spirit that has helped shape our company.
Our MD Callum Finlayson went to site on the final weekend and reported back the following –
‘All staff were in great spirits and have shown great commitment and attitude towards the project. In what has been a very difficult period with Covid-19 I could not be more proud of how our staff have represented the company. We look forward to working alongside Fenix on future projects and building on our working relationship’. Callum Finlayson, Managing Director
Connor Evans who joined Technotrack in February 2019 has successfully completed his IRSE Installers Licence.
Conner is a very driven individual who will have a fantastic career within the Railway industry. Technotrack look forward to supporting Conner with his career development and have already set a training programme in place.
In February the Technotrack team supported Atkins with the NYL (Norwich/Yarmouth/Lowestoft) commissioning.
The commissioning took place over a 17 day blockade and Technotrack supplied S&T Supervisors, Team Leaders, Installers, Civils staff as well as support vehicles and drivers.
Our Level crossing team were also deployed on this project to help throughout to change over numerous new crossing systems.
We have received very positive feedback from the Atkins management team for all of our staff’s hard work and commitment throughout the commissioning which was hit very hard by 2 x storms and very bad weather.
We look forward to continuing to support Atkins with any future projects.
We are very proud to announce that Dai Davies has been awarded the Employee of the month from Atkins on the NYL Project.
Dai was deployed as a Project Supervisor back in July 2018. This is a fantastic achievement and requisition of his hard work and effort he has given to the project.
We look forward to continuing to support the project in preparation for the commissioning in February 2020.
Technotrack continue with our staff development programme and have recently assisted Joe in the successful completion of his IRSE Team Leaders Licence.
Joe joined the company in February 2019 and instantly showed a desire to progress his career and become licenced for a position he had been filling on a temporary basis. We look forward to helping Joe further progress his career and achieve his goals.
If you are interested in joining the Technotrack Engineering team and progressing your career, please contact our office for more details.
On Thursday, 14th March 2019, along with over 300 industry professionals, Chris Stutter and Callum Finlayson, attended the CP6 Launch Event at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool.
Control Period 6 (CP6) is the biggest spending control period network rail have planned in recent times. The five year framework for the rail industry has an investment of over £47bn pounds. The rail infrastructure will see significant improvements to our great industry including new station builds, electrification and signalling schemes.
"We are extremely interested to hear about the CP6 plans and Technotrack Engineering are looking forward to the launch. This is a great opportunity for us to meet and connect with some great people and build on our plans for the next five years." Commented Callum Finlayson, Managing Director.
The guest speaker was Rob Morris, Managing Director of Rail Automation at Siemens who delivered a speech covering the new control period and the long-term plan for the UK Rail Industry.
On Friday, 1st March 2019 a team of 19 strangers grouped together and completed the Social London Marathon Trek.
The trek was organised by Steve Kerslake, the founder of The Let Off Steam Project. The Project has been launched to support and promote the mental health and well being of the workforce, within the rail and construction industries.
Callum Finlayson, Managing Director at Technotrack Engineering was one of the 18 who took on the challenge. "The team at Technotrack Engineering are passionate about this project and what it stands for. When I head about the trek, I jumped at the chance!"
The team set off at 6am from London Liverpool on their 30.6 mile round trip. The chosen charity for the trek was Red Nose Day and they raised £2855 for this incredible charity.
Technotrack are pleased to announce that they are now part of Volker Rail's supply chain.
Technotrack has committed a site supervisor, Installation staff as well as SMTH testers to the Volker Rail Felixstowe Branch Capacity project. This project, for Network Rail, will see an upgrade to the Felixstowe branch line and space built for 1.4km of extra track, built as a loop line, to be laid between Trimley and the level crossing at Gun Lane. The £60m investment is part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan and funded by the Strategic Freight Network with a contribution from Hutchinson Ports UK.
"We are thrilled to have been added to Volker Rail's supply chain. This is another great client adding to our ever growing portfolio." Commented Callum Finlayson, Managing Director
Technotrack is committed to supplying the highest quality staff to the rail sector and look forward to working alongside Volker Rail on this and future projects.
Please contact us if you would like discuss a project or are looking to join our team.
Technotrack Engineering are delighted to have donated gifts to the East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH). We donated toys for a range of ages to offer a little bit of comfort and joy to the children this Christmas.
As a supplier of Volker Fitzpatrick, TTE were asked if we'd like to support their chosen charities EACH and Necton Little Oaks Preschool. The Volker Fitzpatrick Felixstowe Capacity site team, along with their supply chain raised £2570.00 for the Preschool and £2270.00 plus £300.00 in toys for the Hospice.
"We had a very successful raffle and a collection bucket in our SAC office to raise much needed funds for the Nursery and Hospice, with some fantastic support from our supply chain. These donations will make a massive difference to them both." commented Dave Goodey, Works Manager at Volker Fitzpatrick.
Congratulations to Matt, George and Dean on passing their Basic Diagram Reading course.
All three will now progress to the Basic Signalling One course in January, which is part of the learning program to achieve an NVQ qualification.
We would like to thank Mike Knapton of ARC academy and Gary Brackley of Infinity Training for their ongoing support and organising the training courses for our team. #training