M5, Frome Business Park
Marston Road
Frome, BA11 4FN


Local Office

Gary Hirons

Head of Rail Systems UK
T: +44 7966 312 363


The team in our Frome office specialises in rail signalling, providing consultancy and design services for both mainline rail and metro systems. They work with clients such as TfL, Network Rail, Thales, Ansaldo, Amey and Siemens and have recently completed projects including the concept design for an alternative signalling protection system on London Overground interoperable lines and are also working on the Thameslink Resilience Project, primarily on the Brighton Main Line. 

The team supports Ramboll’s broader transport business that is playing a major role in the development of modern rail systems both in the UK and overseas.


Richmond station, showing TfL District line (left) and TfL Overground train

Train Protection Enhancement Programme - Richmond Station

Richmond station features Transport for London (TfL) District line and Overground trains alongside each other on adjacent platforms. This DEG Signal Ltd project assessed options for the fitment of alternative train protection systems at the station. This will offer TfL full operational flexibility for their Overground fleet across London's suburban rail network.

The three bearer assembly used in the trial installation of Repoint. Photo: Loughborough University

Repoint – Railway point innovation

Repoint is an electromechanical device designed to improve the reliability of the points in the railway network where trains transfer from one line to another. Based on fault tolerant engineering principles, it is an alternative to conventional track switches. It has the potential to reduce track maintenance costs and increase capacity on rail networks in the UK and around the world by reducing disruption to train traffic at signals and points. Ramboll supported the development with all aspects of signalling design, from lab-tests to full scale demonstration.


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