Transportation: Rail


Supporting the Delivery of the UK Governments Rail Sector Deal by Leading the Digital Step Change for Training & Operational Performance

PAULEY are unique in working closely with the Rail industry to innovate and bring about process change that allows for the successful integration of immersive technology into training programmes and everyday management processes. PAULEY are leading the digital step change for training within the rail industry, working with Siemens & NTAR, TUCA and NCATI, Hitachi and Alstom, all of whom are embracing the cutting edge of technology throughout their projects. Our aim is to embed AR into everyday working practices in the UK rail industry by end of CP6. Mid CP6 we will move into AI/Robotics ready for innovative adoption end of CP6 and start of CP7.

Addressing The Skills Shortage
& Safety Challenges

Training, Skills Development & Simulation - Providing digital tools required to attract, upskill and reskill new & existing staff.

Developing a Modern Infrastructure & Optimising Operational Performance

Asset & People Management: Predictive Maintenance & Fault Finding, Remote Assistance & Station Operations Centres / Control Rooms

Getting Ahead of The Game & Planning for The Future

Stakeholder Engagement: Digital Twins & Suporting you through the Franchise & Bid Process.

Addressing the Skills Shortage & Safety Challenges:
Training, Skills Development & Simulation


Investment in people and skills is a key theme within the Rail Sector Deal and there is widespread recognition within the industry that a long term skills strategy is required. Supporting the delivery of a modern railway and the need to innovate, PAULEY are pioneering the use of immersive digital technology to ensure that the current and future workforce are better equipped for their job and have access to digital tools and skills that will drive productivity throughout the industry and lead to the delivery of more effective services. Our innovative Holoskills© App is designed to attract a new workforce into the rail industry in a world where leading-edge technology is of paramount importance to our potential apprentices and employees, offering a fully interactive and engaging solution to your training needs.



The cost of skills shortages and gaps to rail industry employers equated to £206m per year (£110m to the direct rail industry and £96m to the supply chain), potentially increasing to £316m per year by 2024 without intervention from industry and the government. (Source: The Rail Supply Group 2016 – Fast Track to the Future)



Case Study: NCATI (now NCATI) – Digital Learning Resource

In 2018 PAULEY and NCATI embarked upon an ambitious programme to take the college’s new curriculum and turn it into a truly inspiring, engaging and highly effective programme delivered through Mixed Reality Technologies – Augmented/Virtual Reality. Harnessing the success of their previous award-winning work (The Learning Awards, Innovation in Learning Gold Award, Gold Winner 2016) with the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) - a joint venture between the UK Government and Siemens Plc, PAULEY set about developing an innovative learning solution capable of addressing a series of challenges.




Case Study: Eurostar Onboarding Programme

Health and safety forms a huge part of the day to day running of Eurostar operations. Their engineering base in London employs NVQ level apprentices and a crew of experienced staff for technical support and maintenance. Every member of staff is required to undergo regular training sessions to ensure they maintain the skills required for the job. Training has always been run on site using a real train. This process can be costly, and tricky, as training has to take place on power cars that are currently in service, and are required on short notice to return to service.....


Asset & People Management: Developing a Modern Infrastructure & Optimising Operational Performance



The future growth of our railway will depend on our ability to utilise the best of modern technologies to develop new digital solutions that can improve the way trains are run and help put passenger and freight users at the heart of railway operations. Having gained expertise and knowledge in rail asset management both with asset operators and owners, PAULEY have devloped digital tools that enable quick and efficient decision making in real time through a collaborative environmet that can be accessed from anywhere.



Predictive Maintenance & Fault Finding

Our Dynamic Schematic tool assists in the move towards predictive maintenance by flagging and helping to resolve defects before they are able to have a signigicant impact on operational performance. The PAULEY Dynamics Schematics allows engineers to learn the functionality of electric schematic diagrams within the train’s power and communication components.

The simulation using AR takes availability of data on to the train or site so that problems can be identified in service, managed in service, or reductions in service planned such that disruption in minimised, and in a depot or on site we move to preventative planned maintenance rather that disrupt the depot or actual delivery




Station Control Centres / Control Rooms

PAULEY have the capability to replicate the current systems and technology seen within physical station control rooms in Augmented Reality format, allowing staff to manage and monitor activity and assets through one headset rather than multiple screens. The visual management system uses a 3D model of the station and all linked assets to create an immersive working environment that enables collaboration and quick and effective decision making. Replacing a series of numbers and words on multiple screens, the AR platform is more engaging and reduces room for error. When a train pulls into the station, rather than seeing dots on your screen you will see a 3D locomotive asset pull into the 3D station model, and when a fault is identified, the visual asset will flash at you.


Working with HS2, we have recently built a digital Twin and Control Room Setting for the proposed Old Oak Station.



Rail investment in the UK is at record levels with nearly £53bn to be spent on the railway in England, Scotland and Wales from 2019 to 2024.
(source: Network Rail, Statement of Funds Available (2017) and Transport Scotland Statement of Funds Available (2018))

Getting Ahead of The Game & Planning for The Future



Stakeholder Engagement: Digital Twins

Building a Digital Twin of an existing or proposed asset enables you to engage stakeholders in the planning process and to change components to see what impact it may have, without affecting the real thing.


PAULEY have recently worked with HS2 to build a digital twin of the proposed Old Oak Common Station using Augmented Reality. The primary aims of this project were to be able to train staff ahead of the station opening and to allows stakeholders to view and interact with the station ahead of its construction. Allowing all stakeholders to engage with projects before any building work commences, gives them a unique perspective on the project and enables companies to gain buy in early on in the process.




Suporting Tier 1's through the Franchise & Bid Process

With an excellent track record in providing support to the bid and tender process to large organisations requiring specialist solutions, both in the UK and further afield, we will help you to put yourself ahead of the competition.




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