Rail Security in Glasgow

H&M expanding beyond the Borders

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure. A Scottish Government priority, the £650m EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

H&M Security are proud to have been selected as the preferred security provider for this programme, and the contract represents another major milestone in our strategy to develop regional hubs, supporting the increasing number of projects that we provide security for outside of London and the South East.

We are currently providing compound security and mobile CCTV solutions to the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, where we are working closely to British Transport Police and local police forces to ensure that the programme does not suffer as a result of the type of security incidents that have hampered companies delivering projects in Scotland in the past.

H&M Directors are currently looking at offices for a regional hub in Glasgow that we hope will further enhance the services we offer in Scotland.

The Security Industry Authority and licensed security staff have not been established in Scotland as long as they have in England and Wales, but the Commonwealth Games and a drive by the Security Industry Authority is encouraging companies working in Scotland to take a more professional approach to security.

We believe that winning this contract is largely due to the great work being done by our security teams on other rails projects across England, including the Great Western Electrification Programme were we currently have teams working between Reading and Oxford, and the West Coast Power Supply Upgrade being carried out by ABC JV in Warrington.