February 24, 2017

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Sirenum Client GWR Named a Finalist at Rail Business Awards

London, UK–Sirenum client Great Western Railway (GWR), a division of The First Group, was named a finalist for Technology Innovation at the Rail Business Awards held in London on 24 February.

The Rail Business Awards is designed to “recognise business, customer service and technical excellence, as well as individual achievements, providing a valuable opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard work that goes on across the UK rail sector, day in, day out.” Last night’s were the 19th annual edition of  the awards and we were proud to be represented for the work we’ve done with GWR.

GWR’s submission highlighted the implementation of Sirenum to manage rosters with integrated fatigue management. GWR uses Sirenum for its staff management platform for its engineering depots, managing thousands of rail engineers across the UK.

Core to the solution at GWR, Sirenum Compliance helps organisations looking to ensure a robust health and safety programme while streamlining operations, especially in highly regulated industries like transportation.

March 2, 2016

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On Our First Day at Hacktrain

Hacking the Rails from Beautiful New Digs

A few weeks ago, Sirenum was privileged to be selected by Hacktrain, a new accelerator project from Hack Partners designed to drivehacktrain white background innovation into the rail ecosystem. As you may know, Sirenum was originally built to manage a staffing agency serving the rail industry–we’ve been known to say that we were built from the tracks up–with a particular eye on the special health and safety concerns of working with trains. But selling into the rail industry is not a piece of cake. A key part of the Sirenum value proposition to train operating companies (TOCs) and others in the rail ecosystem is that we help remove silos that have been built up over decades and have increased costs and inefficiencies. But unfortunately, it’s precisely those silos that make it so hard to sell to these companies!

IMG_5539 (1)Luckily we weren’t the only industry vendors who saw this, and Hacktrain aims to help. Yesterday we kicked off a three-month residence at WeWork’s amazing new Old Street location in the heart of the Silicon Roundabout–London’s answer to the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley and New York’s Silicon Alley. As part of the accelerator, we will work closely with virtually all the key TOCs in Greater London, including two of our current customers, as well as a cohort of ten amazing companies looking to “hack the rails”. The energy yesterday was incredible and the synergies across the accelerator participants were immediately apparent. It’s just the beginning of our time in Hacktrain’s railtech accelerator, but we’re thrilled with the opportunity so far.

We’ve already built into the Sirenum platform a number of features aimed directly at rail industry challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Transec Compliance
  • Lone Worker Support
  • Patrol Management
  • Safety-Critical Worker Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Risk and Fatigue Management
  • Hidden Compliance

But there’s so much more we can do, with the industry’s help, and we think Hacktrain’s innovative mentality is just the ticket to get the industry where it should be going.

To learn more about Sirenum solutions for the rail, please visit our solutions page or contact us at rail@sirenum.com.