Railway Operational Risk (SORA)
Since 2001, we have been appointed as Network Rail's Signal Overrun Risk Assessment (SORA) technical authority. As part of our service, we are the sole training provider for the process and carry out competence verifications on all newly trained assessors throughout the industry. Please click here for more information on our SORA training courses.
Together with Network Rail, we wrote the SORA company standards issued in 2003 and are currently an integral part of their process change – currently scheduled for 2013.
As well as the Training and Verification, we have also carried out the SORA process on a large number of new infrastructure schemes by working with a number of partners. Some of the more recent projects include;
Crossrail NE Sections & Translink Northern Ireland
Huyton Capacity Scheme (Northern Hub) & Bedford
Banbury & Stirling to Dunblane
Tata Rail (Corus)
Westerleigh to Barnt Green & Peterborough Station
Reading re-modelling & Thameslink Inner Area
URS (Scott Wilson)
Stafford & Rochdale
Sleaford & Bury to Chippenham
East London Line Clapham Junction & Thameslink Outer Area
Hertford National Test facility & Sandy
Slade Lane & Waterloo
Stansted Airport & Wessex platform extensions
Gatwick Airport & Stalybridge
Thameslink low level & North London incline
In addition to the new infrastructure schemes, we were appointed by Network Rail, to risk assess 750 signals in the LNW region as part of their steady state risk assessment project.