Gryphon is pleased to announce that it has entered into a formal advisory and consultancy contract with First Group to support both their Group Property function and their current railway operating companies.
The range of services provided by Gryphon relate to specialist technology and property advisory work through to the provision of project delivery resources within the operating companies and local teams.
Gryphon will provide expert support across a number of technology and property themed projects including;
Gryphon have been working closely with the South Western Railway Property Team who are underway with a major transformational programme of station enhancement and renewal initiatives. This includes £30m of Group investment relating to station security and information systems, station lighting and energy controls, station and train borne WiFi services.
Gryphon Principal, Mark Dougill commented “It is a really exciting prospect to be supporting First Group and their successful rail businesses. The level of investment being made by First Group should be applauded and it is our job to make sure all the local delivery teams and stakeholders associated with these workstreams achieve the success we are all aiming for”.
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Gryphon Management is pleased to announce that new Automatic Ticket Gates (ATG) at Blackburn Station entered into service earlier this morning. Gryphon Management were appointed as Principal Designer and Principal Contractor by Arriva Rail North (Northern Railways) with Blackburn being the 15th station to have ATGs installed under this programme of work.
Aside from our own professional management and design services, the Gryphon team worked very closely with both Cubic and D-SEC who undertook the supply, installation and enabling works respectively. It was a real team effort of collaboration and support by all.
The programme to introduce new ATGs at Blackburn station was part of a wider range of retailing enhancements by Northern, namely the installation of a ‘Retailing Smart Wall’ within the station entrance. This concept incorporates 5 interactive Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) along with a large format customer information display.
Commenting on the success of the Blackburn ATG go-live, Gryphon Managing Director, Mark Dougill commented, “Blackburn is probably the largest deployment of Automatic Tickets Gates we have so far undertaken on behalf of Northern, so I am delighted that we have repeated the success of the preceding stations. It is testament to the teamwork and collaborative approach that exists between all of Northern’s partners”.