Tram simulator idea gives Milton Keynes firm another award chance

From left Nicholas Owen, news reader;Russell Stuart (Colas Rail, Programme Director Light Rail ' Projects); Peter Cushing (Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester); Ian Rowe (Director, IRAL);Norman Baker MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport)
From left Nicholas Owen, news reader;Russell Stuart (Colas Rail, Programme Director Light Rail ' Projects); Peter Cushing (Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester); Ian Rowe (Director, IRAL);Norman Baker MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport)
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A Milton Keynes company has its fingers crossed for this Thursday after being shortlisted for a third major award for its tram driver training simulator.

Design and operations management consultancy Ian Rowe Associates Ltd, in Mortons Fork, Blue Bridge, has been shortlisted at the 2013 National Transport Awards in London just days after receiving industry-wide recognition at the 2013 Global Light Rail Awards for Tram-Pro.

Tram-Pro was awarded highly commended prizes in two categories at the GLR awards: Innovation of the Year, and Supplier of the Year (under 10M Euros).

The awards were presented by newsreader Nicholas Owen and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker MP.

With a strong background in the Rail Industry, IRAL was commissioned in 2011 to work with Transport for Greater Manchester and its operator Metrolink RATP Dev. Ltd, to assist with a major programme of network expansion that will result in Manchester becoming the largest tram system in Europe.

As part of this project, IRAL brought together a multi-skilled team of experts to develop Tram-Pro.

On October 17 this year’s National Transport Awards will be held in London.