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High Speed Rail Solutions to Exhibit at TRACCS Rail Day 2022

Posted - 25/05/2022


We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at TRACCS Transit & Rail Association Rail Day, Toronto from the 15th – 16th June. For more details about TRACCS Rail Day, visit We look forward to seeing you there!

High Speed Rail Solutions Exhibits at Railtex/Infrarail 2022

Posted - 10/05/2022


The HSRS team succesfully exhibited at Railtex/Infrarail 2022, Olympia, London. The event not only gave us great insight into the many different projects, companies, and people that make up the railway industry; but also gave us an opportunity to show the industry at large who we are, what we do, and why what we do is so vital to the success of railway infrastructure projects. To find out more, click here.



High Speed Rail Solutions Exhibits at the Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) Event 2022

Posted - 10/03/2022


The HSRS team successfully exhibited at the Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event  in London. It was great to meet the people that make up the rail industry and to give those people some insight into who we are and what we do. To find out more, click here.

Alstom 'Paddington Train Detection' Project Successfully Commissioned

Posted - 03/01/2022


The Paddington Train Detection Project was succesfully commissioned for the 25th December 2021. 777 axle counter wheel sensors, 12 new REBs, 131 Lightweight enclosures, 220,000 metres of cable, and 4 new Smartlock Interlockings were all installed over a 2 year period that will vastly improve the reliability and performance in the region.

This is the first time the new Smartlock Interlocking baseline has interfaced with the Frauscher Axle Counter subsystem and the currently commissioned Alstom Radio Block Centre and also the first time Supervisor Track Sections and Counting Head Control functionality has been deployed.

We're very proud of the efforts the HSRS team played in completing the Alstom safety assurance activities and developing the joint Alstom and Network Rail assurance glidepath that culminated in early acceptance of the safety argument being presented and endorsement from the Wales and Western System Review Panel, prior to the commissioning at Christmas.

The specific application safety case needed to account for the outputs from specific application safety analysis included:

  • Impact analysis on the RBC led by Alstom Charleroi,
  • STS and CHC risk assessments led by Network Rail,
  • Frauscher Product Safety Related Application Conditions and Smartlock Application Conditions that were developed in parallel at Generic Application Safety Case level.

All of these fed into updates to Product Acceptance Certificates.


This wouldn't have been possible without the massive inputs from the technical and safety assurance staff at Alstom, collaboration with the Network Rail safety assurance team, and a huge amount of hard work from all involved.

High Speed Rail Solutions Presents for National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.

Posted - 30/06/2021


The HSRS team hosted a presentation to students from the . The main topics for the presentation were Railway Engineering Safety Management as well as compliance with the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM RA) Regulations.

The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure has been established to provide highly skilled technicians, project managers, and apprentices to lead the UK’s rail, transport and infrastructure sectors. We were therefore proud to provide insight into the importance of engineering safety management and the processes to be followed.

Launch of HSRS CSM-RA Surgery sessions

Posted - 04/05/2021


High Speed Rail Solutions is delighted to launch its FREE CSM-RA Surgery Sessions. You can book a 15 minute surgery session where you can ask our team general or project specific questions on complying with the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM-RA) Regulations.


We hold our CSM-RA surgeries once per calendar month and you book your slot here.



Another major milestone for ETCS in the UK

Posted - 10/04/2021


The April Bank Holiday saw another major milestone with the "over and back" testing of the next stage of ETCS on the Great Western Mainline as ETCS L2 overlay progresses towards Paddington.


This would not have been possible without the fantastic cross-industry collaboration.


A member of the HIgh Speed Rail Solutions team assisted in the development of the safety analysis activities and Safety Justification Report that allowed dynamic testing to  be undertaken. Find out more here.

Successful Commissionings for Brent Cross

Posted - 07/04/2021


The last few weekends have seen a number of successful commissionings as part of the Brent Cross project. This has included a major slew of one of the mainlines that will allow for the construction of the new station island platforms; as well as the commissioning of a new AHB Level Crossing within the Cricklewood Sidings. A great job by Network Rail, Amey Rail and Mace amongst many others.


High Speed Rail Solutions is delighted to have led the System Safety Engineering
(CSM RA) activities across the project. Find out more about our involvement here


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