Whiteley firm keeps trains on track

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POWER outages won’t be an issue at a new rail training and operating centre, thanks to a Whiteley-based firm.

The company Powertecnique has installed a standby generator at the centre in York to minimise unplanned downtime or disruption to critical power.

The centre is to become the largest in the country, controlling signalling and operations along the east coast from King’s Cross Station to the Scottish border.

Powertecnique sales and marketing director Peter Chai-Tsai said: ‘There has been a huge nationwide upgrade on operating centres and the site in York will bring in signals from across the region through large central technologies.

‘It is imperative that the site’s power is supported continuously to keep operations running as smoothly as possible.’

The generator is rated at 1,250 volt-amperes.