I left the S&T on the 12th of February 2020 and joined the Op's department as a Mobile Operations Manager, so the site will no longer be updated.

I had 26 years+ experience on working on most signalling equipment from mechanical to most electrical types. I had experience working with maintenance teams, New works, Locking Fitters, Pointcare (team leader for 10 years) and faulting teams.

As part of my former S&T experience, I was involved in various projects over the years and received recognition in the following achievements: 

  • 2001 – 2011 Recognition for new mechanical points design to reduce weight and heat issues.
  • 2005 Recognition for designing unique points double acting drive crank.
  • 2005 Part of Steering Group for RIMINI safe system of work packs.
  • 2008 Recognition and monetary award for stretcher detection system.
  • 2009 Winner of Network Rail Determination Award.
  • 2009 Created the UK’s only dedicated S&T website.
  • 2015 Created UK’s first dedicated S&T Facebook group.
  • 2016 – 2018 Organised 30 LED and semaphore signal upgrades.
  • 2017 Chosen in Network Rail LNE Talent Programme.
  • 2017 Working Group looking into Tubular Stretcher issues.
  • 2018 Chosen to be part of LTIFR working group.
  • 2018 Project Leader in Brigg Line points upgrade.
  • 2019 Chosen to be part of the 019 Safe Work Pack evaluation team.

F. M. Spowart.