SWGR’s OHL team commended by Siemens

A team of engineers from SWGR’s overhead line (OHL) division has been praised for its rapid response to an issue that arose on one of Edinburgh’s tram lines.

The team, led by Head of Electrification Frank Tierney, was recognised by Siemens staff for the vital role it played in ensuring the tram network suffered minimal down time, helping to keep the city of Edinburgh on the move.

In particular, it was noted that SWGR’s call out process worked incredibly well, with engineers arriving promptly after receiving the call, allowing Frank to quickly assess the situation and mobilise the team accordingly.

As a result of SWGR’s quick and effective work, the line was reopened and running as normal the very next morning, causing little to no disruption to passengers using the Edinburgh tram.

Siemens Infrastructure Maintenance Manager, Gail Blythe, said: “I would like to thank you for the excellent response your team provided to us and Edinburgh Trams last night. We have received nothing but praise from Edinburgh Trams and the City of Edinburgh council regarding our response to the incident.”

Since its founding in 2006, SWGR’s OHL division has seen impressive growth, carrying out isolations, construction and maintenance for a number of large contractors, including CPMS, BAM Nuttall, CPR, Amey Sersa and Volkerrail, among others.

Image: Frank Tierney, Head of Electrification, SWGR

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