Mace Guides Network Rail’s Project Alpha Improvement Plan

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Network Rail to provide consultancy services on its railway improvement
Mace Guides Network Rail’s Project Alpha Improvement Plan
Mace Network Rail Project Alpha

programme for the North West and Central Region, known as Project Alpha. Project Alpha is a Network Rail initiative, put in place to improve train performance and customer service. The move follows discussions with key stakeholders such as the Office of Rail and Road and an agreement that the sector has the opportunity to do things differently.

Mace is supporting Network Rail in improving the reliability of railways with project and portfolio management services, including Project Management Office services, to ensure best practice controls are implemented across the scheme.

The programme of works will upgrade the railway in the North West and Central region by solving common causes of delay, including resilience to extreme weather impacts, operational recovery times following incidents, and structural timetables.

As part of the new contract, Mace has already implemented a structured governance system for portfolio management and managed the scope development for track upgrades.

The Network Rail appointment follows Mace’s recent wins on the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme and the Brent Cross West train station in London, further strengthening its track record in the UK’s transport sector.

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