March 12, 2018

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Sirenum Client GWR Named Rail Business of the Year at Rail Business Awards

UK Division of World’s Number One Surface Transportation Group, a Longtime Sirenum Client, Garners Big Award

London, UK–Sirenum client Great Western Railway (GWR), a division of The First Group, won awards for Rail Business of the Year, Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence at the Rail Business Awards held in London on 22 February 2018.

GWR Rail Business of the Year 2018

Rail Business Awards: GWR was named Rail Business of the Year 2018

The Rail Business Awards are 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 year, GWR was named a finalist for Technology Innovation, recognising the implementation of Sirenum to manage rosters with integrated fatigue management.

This year GWR was named Rail Business of the Year for having shown an ‘incredible versatility and resilience through a very difficult period’, despite the disruption caused by electrification and upgrading works. GWR has also won the Rolling Stock Excellence and Safety & Security Excellence categories.

“We’re very proud of our partnership with GWR, starting with Ajmal Akram from Old Oak Common believing in us back in 2014, and now continuing all the way up to First Group headquarters,” said Sirenum Founder and CEO Benjamin Rubin, who developed Sirenum after nearly a decade in the transportation staffing industry. “We have learned so much from Ajmal and the rest of the team at GWR and First Group over the past three-plus years, and our whole client base benefits from the advancements in our product that are the fruits of our longtime relationship.”

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.

Sirenum is proud to service The First Group with Workforce Management across its organisation, including GWR and First Bus.

To learn more about Sirenum’s solutions for the transport industry, visit sirenum.com/transport.

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.