Phase 1

Design Contest Submissions

This web page features representative publicity images for each of the (eligibility compliant) Design Contest submissions that were not selected to proceed to the Phase 2 Negotiation Stage. Schemes are featured in order of the Unique Registration Number [NR#] issued to applicants to maintain anonymity during the Phase 1 Adjudication process.

Network Rail were extremely pleased by the interest shown in the Design Contest, which attracted a total of 213 entries from Competitors based in 34 different countries. Five entries were disqualified on the basis of the authors have failed to observe the anonymity requirements and/or the submission not constituting a substantive return. Submitted ideas ranged from ‘blue-sky thinking’ through sets of serious whilst innovative design solutions to the more prosaic and pragmatic.