News Stories

The Transpennine Route from Manchester to York

D2 Rail engaged by Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) West of Leeds Alliance

D2 Rail is delighted to announce its early involvement with the TRU West of Leeds Alliance, helping create the programme and support constructability through the design phase of the infrastructure option selection process for this route.

The project, which covers upgrades to civils, track, railway systems and electrification aims to deliver faster, longer, more frequent and more reliable services across the north of England, from Manchester and Liverpool via Leeds.

The Alliance, which is between Network Rail, Amey, BAM Nuttall and Arup, is working collaboratively from the earliest stages on the development of potential infrastructure options for the Transpennine Route Upgrade.  D2 Rail’s Information Management team have also supported and co-ordinated the submission of the final options through to the Department for Transport (DfT) for consideration in December of this year.

The works are part of the Great North Rail Project, and Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

Tim Ketteringham, Alliance Manager, West of Leeds, said: “The Transpennine Route Upgrade is a major programme of rail improvement that will have a real and lasting impact on people and communities in the North of England for generations to come:  connecting towns and cities, improving journey times and supporting economic growth.  I am thrilled to be part of the Alliance of companies that is working together as one team to deliver this step change in rail travel.”

D2 Rail’s Project Controls Director Simon Blair, who is working with the Alliance, also added: “Our involvement in this Alliance is testament to the collaborative nature of our people and the expertise provided on previous projects.  Our multi disciplinary programme management offering includes Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Constructability Advice, Information Management and Visualisations.

NEWS

rail programme management

D2 Welcomes Troy Lancaster as Head of Programme Management

D2 is proud to welcome Troy Lancaster as its Head of Programme Management. The appointment comes as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary…

Read more

Reflecting on a decade of D2

Managing Director David Diesbergen talks about the first decade of successful planning for the railways.

Read more

D2 Rail Support Mind in Charity Bingo and Quiz Fundraiser

At D2 Rail our employees physical and mental health is paramount. We have a Health and Safety working group that make sure we work safely, and understand how to assess situations, and challenge anything we deem to be unsafe. We…

Read more

D2 Rail supports the Mustard Tree’s Easter Campaign ‘The Easter Egg Shop ‘n’ Drop!’

After the great success of the ‘Fill a Crate for Christmas’ campaign, the Mustard Tree decided to continue to spread some joy during the Easter season. After discovering that many families relied on the Mustard Tree community shop as a…

Read more