Essentially, the GTRM
programme is aimed at trespass and vandalism.
Railtrack had commissioned GTRM
to work on the project, while Construction Services provided on-site safety officers to ensure compliance with safety rules.
The programme sees GTRM
administering rewards of up to pounds 1,000 for information relating to rail-connected incidents through the Crimestoppers national 0800 555 111 freephone hotline.
The move follows last year's acquisition by Carillion of the remainder of GTRM
to make it sole owner.
Mr Keay said GTRM
engineers also failed to study results from a computer tracing device which would have revealed the fault.
The company spent pounds 34 million in September to acquire the 51 per cent stake held by its partner Alstom in GTRM
so Carillion can now book all the profits from a market which is growing at more than ten per cent a year.
The Rail Maritime and Transport union hopes the move will put pressure on track maintenance company GTRM
bosses to resume talks in the long-running dispute.
The company has delivered 32 of the specially converted verhicles, costing nearly pounds 400,000 each, to the joint venture company of GTRM
and Balfour Beatty which is working on the upgrades.
Fastline and GTRM
were both fined Pounds 10,000 each while Railtrack was ordered to pay Pounds 5,000.
The project involves leading industrial partners including Railtrack, GTRM
, Alsthom, EWS, London Underground, WS Atkins Rail, Balfour Beatty, Serco Railtest, Association of Train Operating Companies, Bombardier, Lusas and Wheel/Rail Interface System Authority.
The work was carried out by GTRM
, a recommended contractor for Railtrack.