We are pleased to announce that OSL have been re-instated as an IRSE Assessing agency (IAA). Thank you to all of those involved for making this happen.
The following individuals are responsible for the day to day management of the IAA:
- Assessing Agency Manager (AAM) – Malcolm Bennett
- Deputy Assessing Agency Manager (DAAM) – Kevin Jack
- Senior Leadership Team Responsible Manager – Paul Taylor
Please could any IRSE Licence related questions/ queries be directed to Malcom Bennett or Paul Taylor as first point of contact.
An interesting historical post that has been shared about our signal box!
“There is a fascinating post by Sybil Ruscoe over on the Wem Shropshire, History & Nostalgia page, about Aston Park, once a US-run military stores centre, but now the Industrial Estate and Lower Lacon Caravan Park. During the war, Aston Park had a considerable rail network for the delivery of materiel for the war effort, with sidings alongside the main line and tracks running down between the lines of buildings where the access roads now run.
“The Camp” was busy enough that it had its own signal box to control access to the internal rail system, which was wood-built and extraordinarily large for the job it was required to do – perhaps it was the first signal box that the LMS Railway had to hand that could be put up at short notice.
Following the war, the signal box became superfluous when the rail link was severed, and at some point thereafter (the date seems unclear) it was moved to a position adjacent to Nantwich station to control the Wellington Road level crossing. It obviously became superfluous at the same time as the Wem town signal box but, unlike our town box, it survived demolition, and is now part of OSL Global’s railway training site at Crewe.”
OSL would like to thank all those involved in our works over the Christmas period for their commitment, hard work and agreeing to give up time during the festive period to support our projects. In addition a big thank you to understanding friends and families during what is always a busy time for the railway. In total over 60 staff were deployed to site with c300 person shifts worked plus the support by the on-call management. Your efforts enabled us to successfully deliver all our targets, plus additional works, supporting major commissioning’s on Network Rail and TfL infrastructure at Southall, Westbury and Redhill plus key install works for Kilkerran. The teams have received very positive feedback from our customers regarding their dedication and skills. There’s no doubt the efforts of our people significantly reduced the impact to the operational rail network. Well done and thank you all again as we begin the start of another busy year for OSL 👷♀️👍