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12 Apr 2019

Global Rail Services Successfully Installs 20m Long PCC Footbridge at Limerick Junction Station

Global Rail Services are delighted to announce their successful installation of a new Precast Concrete Footbridge at Limerick Junction Station.

The footbridge is a staggering 20m long and weighs in at nearly 100 tonnes and was installed utilising 1nr 500 tonne crane and 1nr 300 tonne crane lifting in tandem, in order to install the structure to its final resting place.

The works were safely completed on Wednesday Night 10th April 2019, during a mid-week night TIII possession of the railway between 11pm to 5am.

The footbridge installation works were fully managed and co-ordinated by Global Rail Services’ Project and Site Management Team in conjunction with supply chain partners, Shay Murtagh Precast, who supplied the bridge and Kavanagh Crane Hire.

Global Rail Services are managing and delivering these works as part of a new €2.5m project at Limerick Junction on behalf of Irish Rail. The complete rail project involves construction of a new 260m precast concrete platform, the production, delivery and installation of the new Precast Concrete footbridge, stairs and lift shafts on piled foundations including all associated structural steelwork and all associated electrical and station/platform infrastructure.

The overall objective via the implementation of this scheme is to deliver improved journey times and provide timetable enhancements on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Limerick lines, which are currently restricted by a platform conflict at Limerick Junction.

Works are being completed both between trains and during railway possessions and are due to continue until June 2019.

Congratulations and a very big thanks to all involved for their dedication and many months of hard work, to ensure the safe and successful completion of this very important project milestone.

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16 Jan 2019

Heuston no longer has a problem as GRSL replaces M&E systems at its valeting plant

The M&E Division of Global Rail Services Ltd (GRSL) has been awarded a contract with Irish Rail, to replace the existing life expired Mechanical and Electrical systems in Heuston Valeting Plant (HVP).

HVP is a currently unused facility within the confines of Heuston Station, Dublin. However, the site and its surrounding areas are busy at all times, especially in peak hours from 07.00 to 10.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00. GRSL has put forward a 24 hour – 7 day a week contract programme of works, which takes cognisance of this, particularly in relation to the delivery and movement of materials and the licenced disposal of waste. Normal access to HVP is via a subway.

GRSL has also been appointed to the role of Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) for the project, complying with the Safety, Health & Welfare At Work Act, and all legislation appropriate to the work in question including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction Regulations) 2006 and any subsequent amendments.

The project scope of works includes:

1. Surveying the building, to confirm the dimensions of area/rooms, confirm the proposed routes and issue design proposals;

2. The safe removal and disposal of any residual Mechanical and Electrical systems and hazardous substances;

3. The design and installation of new high efficiency modulating boilers, connectivity to a new oil storage tank and the provision of new pumps, valves etc;

4. The fabrication and installation of new connective pipes, air ducts, cable containment and cabling;

5. The fabrication and installation of Form 4 type 2 electrical switch panels, BMS control equipment and panels, cable containment and cabling;

6. All Electrical services, BMS heating controls, Fire Detection and remote fault monitoring;

7. All builders’ works in conjunction with coring walls, installing fire sheathing, fire doors and with the clearing of waste and discarded materials

Mechanical and Electrical services provided by Global Rail Services are constantly upgraded through training and development and are consistently delivered to the highest specification. Design and project management of these specialist services are deployed on a wide range of rail, utilities and energy projects including:

  • Commercial and industrial
  • Private domestic
  • Bespoke installations
  • Site enabling field works
  • Fibre splicing & copper jointing
  • Clean earth systems
  • Telecom and signalling room fit outs
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Access and security systems including CCTV
  • Fire alarms
  • Lighting control systems
  • Building management & control
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10 Jan 2019

Global Rail Services Installing New Platform and Footbridge at Limerick Junction Station

Global Rail Services has commenced works on a new €2.5m project at Limerick Junction on behalf of Irish Rail.

The rail project involves construction of a new 260m precast concrete platform, the production, delivery and installation of a new 20m long Precast Concrete footbridge, stairs and lift shafts on piled foundations including all associated structural steelwork and all associated electrical and station/platform infrastructure at Limerick Junction Station.

The overall objective via the implementation of this scheme is to deliver improved journey times and provide timetable enhancements on the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Limerick lines, which are currently restricted by a platform conflict at Limerick Junction.

These important works will provide time savings for Down trains scheduled to stop at Limerick Junction of 4.8 minutes, which affect 13 Cork trains/day and typically and one direct Tralee train. There will also be an average time saving of 11 minutes for all Limerick passengers connecting to and from Cork services at Limerick Junction.

Works will be completed both between trains and during railway possessions and are due to continue until June 2019.  Global Rail Services have already set up a safe working compound and delineated the site from the railway corridor in order to commence works.  Piling and Foundation works are nearing completion on both platforms. The delivery and installation of the new PCC Platform units will commence at the end of January.

The new down platform will remove constraints and speed restrictions associated with the current single platform, which caters for Dublin to Cork/Kerry services in both directions.

Global Rail Services offer rail infrastructure contracting services on a design and construct basis. Led by experienced professionals with in depth knowledge of these sectors and supported by skilled and dedicated in house teams, they offer a fully integrated solution, allowing us to provide clients with a unique turnkey offering that is value adding.  This inclusive approach allows customers to benefit from expertise in a number of rail sectors and ensures they receive the most appropriate advice and solution for their schemes.

With a skilled, multi-disciplinary workforce providing a broad range of services and operating in tandem with a highly experienced management team, Global Rail Services is geared to meet our clients exacting demands.

Bespoke solutions for individual client requirements are central to Global Rail Services offering which can deliver a fully planned and managed design and construct service, which includes materials procurement and logistics management.

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25 Oct 2018

Higher Distinction for Global Rail Services at All Ireland Safety Awards 2018

Global Rail Services Limited in Ireland, has achieved further success, with a higher distinction award at the 27th All Ireland Safety Awards.

With health, safety and people wellbeing central to their everyday approach, Global Rail Services were highly commended for their continuous improvement in occupational health and safety management. This performance is achieved through the implementation and maintenance of an occupational health and safety management system which meets and is fully accredited to the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007.

By promoting a safety culture through a series of events such as this, the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) are able to award those organisations who make a positive impact on the lives of their workers and the stakeholders they engage with.

Set-up to create conditions where Irish workplaces are among the safest and healthiest in Europe, the National Irish Safety Organisation Limited (NISO), provides:

  • Leading information, advisory and training services.
  • The promotion of a culture of excellence in workplace health & safety.
  • A leading role in advancing the national health & safety agenda.
  • Helping members develop a culture of health and safety in their workplace

A delighted Tom Staunton, General Manager of Global Rail Services, who is pictured being presented with the award, said:

“Global Rail Services places people at the heart of what they do, from their employees, clients and supply chain partners, to their neighbours and the wider community.

“Our daily aim is to minimise the impact of our activities on all project stakeholders and the wider environment, to ensure that we operate a successful business in a way that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. The principles of corporate responsibility are an intrinsic part of our business and are central to our long-term strategy.

“I’d like to thank all of our team for their efforts and do please keep up the great work you are doing!”

Repairing Coastal Defences between Dublin and Rosslare
11 Dec 2017

Repairing Coastal Defences between Dublin and Rosslare

Global Rail Services has secured a further contract success with its latest contract award comprising Coastal Defence works for Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail).

The overall objective of the project is to reinstate coastal protection elements adjacent to the Dublin ‐ Rosslare Railway Line by February 2018. This involves removing and replacing the rock armour and reinstating/replacing the geotextile underlay along with any granular sub-layers.

Global Rail Services experienced railway site teams – led by Project Manager Eoin Shortt – will set up work sites, pedestrian and traffic management as required, whilst collaborating with operational staff from both Irish Rail and Wicklow County Council.

The company will deploy two fully kitted crews, consisting of 2nr 50t track machines, 1nr 35t machine, alongside 1nr moxy. The teams will work simultaneously in order to intensify the project to meet the fast-track completion date. There will also be another available moxy floating between both crews, which will be used as conditions dictate. In addition, a 25t track machine will be at the access point, which will load all moxy’s – servicing both crews as required.

Managing Director Ivan Holloway commented upon this latest Irish success, by saying:

“This is testimony to the Irish team for their continued hard work, skill and endeavour. This is the fourth contract success in a matter of weeks. Not only are we winning work at a rate of knots, we are also competently delivering them.

“This award is a result of our clear appreciation of working on both railway and environmentally-sensitive sites, where access is restricted, time is limited and where tidal operations are required.”

The total construction period will be approximately 16 weeks for these works.

CCTV Contract Success For Global Rail Services in Ireland
05 Dec 2017

CCTV Contract Success For Global Rail Services in Ireland

Global Rail Services has been awarded a new contract with Irish Rail for the provision of CCTV for Permanent Way (Per Way) Compounds at Dundrum, Limerick and Nenagh.

Irish Rail has sought to improve security at its facilities, due to an increase in vandalism and break-ins over the past number of months in Per Way Compounds in the Tipperary region.

In order to do this, Irish Rail has engaged with M&E expert – Global Rail Services – and specified a new IP CCTV installation at the three Per Way Compounds mentioned above.

The CCTV works will involve the installation of new ducting, the installation of new 8m hinged poles and the installation of POE fixed cameras and anti vandal dome cameras. At each location all cameras are to be cabled back to a new DVR located in a new 15U comms cabinet, which will be installed in the Per Way stores container or office.

All cameras are to be cabled in Cat5e. Power for the comms cabinets is to be cabled using 3 x 4 sq. NYMJ or SWA and to be fed from an existing local DB. There is also a requirement for additional cable containment to the final position of each camera.

All completed works will be required to be tested and commissioned by Global Rail Services and along with the provision of all necessary handover documentation.

These works will take place in Per Way Compounds and in Per Way Buildings, which are near the running rail. Global Rail Services’ in-house M&E division – led by Aidan Kelly, will manage the project and will utilise its in-house accredited personnel who have all undertaken PTS training.

GRSL’s M&E offering is constantly upgraded through training and development and is consistently delivered to the highest specification.

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04 Dec 2017

GRSL Awarded Listed Roof Renovation Works at Carlow Station

GRSL has been awarded a heritage roof renovation project on behalf of Irish Rail at Carlow Station.

Carlow is a historical and listed railway station built in 1848, which serves the town of Carlow and is a station on the Dublin to Waterford intercity route. The station has two platforms. The far-side platform is only used when two trains are in the station at once, as it is not accessible other than by footbridge.

In order to ensure that the listed building is protected from the elements, GRSL must set up the site and erect scaffolding that is both fully compliant and also provides total protection in respect of weathering. The station will remain open during the works, so due consideration will be given to both the public and Irish Rail staff. This is particularly important, as the booking office is also to remain operational.

GRSL’s will then set about removing the existing slates and ridges – putting them aside for re-use. This will allow for appropriate access to remove and dispose of the defective rainwater goods, lead-work and the timber fascias, soffits and bargeboards.

Once the strip out has been completed, GRSL will treat all existing roof timbers and install new felt and battens to the entire roof area. They will then supply and fit all new lead-work, cast iron rainwater goods, roof timbers and then relay the slates.

In addition to the re-roofing works, GRSL has also been awarded the station painting works.

Tom Staunton, General Manager, was delighted with this latest success and commented upon the companies heritage credentials as a key factor in this award:

“GRSL has a history with Irish Rail around sensitive remedial building works. We pride ourselves on understanding the delicate nature of historical buildings and only employ the very best tradesmen and site personnel to deliver these works

Global Rail Services Secures Further Rail Accessibility Works
30 Nov 2017

Global Rail Services Secures Further Rail Accessibility Works

Global Rail Services – the Dublin based Railway Civil Engineering and M&E specialist – has secured two packages of accessibility works covering fourteen stations for Irish Rail.

The Disability Act 2005 is a key part of the National Disability Strategy launched by the Government in 2004. The Act requires that Public bodies make their public buildings accessible, to people with disabilities.  Global Rail Services has previously delivered significant works for Irish Rail and is set to implement further accessibility works to improve accessibility for people with mobility impairments.

Package A includes stations on the Cork-Cobh line at:

  • Cobh
  • Rushbrooke
  • Carrigaloe
  • Fota
  • Glounthane
  • Little Island

Package B includes stations on the:

Maynooth Line at:

  • Ashtown
  • Leixlip Confey

Waterford Branch at:

  • Athy
  • Carlow
  • Mhuine Beag
  • Thomastown

Limerick Jct – Athenry Line at:

  • Ennis

The works include setting up a safe and secure compound area at each station and providing necessary traffic management.  Global Rail Services will be completing works at operational stations, so will also need to ensure that safe pedestrian access is maintained for commuters in and around the station, on the platforms and across the footbridge at all times throughout the works.

Works at each station have a slightly varied scope, however typically include modifications to platform walls, surfacing, tactile paving, new thermoplastic markings, amendments to fence lines and installation of new fencing and gates.  Some locations also require improvement works to station footbridges including new handrails and nosings.  There is also the requirement for new station lighting, painting and site signage works.

GRSL will fully project manage the works on behalf of Irish Rail, ensuring that all permits and required temporary works certification are completed.  They will also liaise with relevant stakeholders before, during and after each project, to ensure that vehicular access is maintained to any existing level crossing gates and for any residents living in properties adjacent to the works at all times

Tom Staunton, General Manager at Global Rail Services was thoroughly delighted with these two contact awards:

“Customers are already benefiting from accessibility works that Global Rail Services delivered for Irish Rail at Rathdrum, Mullinger and Lexilip Louisa Bridge Stations.  We look forward to delivering further rail accessibility works for passengers on these lines to enhance their customer experience”

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08 Sep 2017

Global Rail Services announces third Irish Rail contract award in quick succession

Global Rail Services is delighted to announce it has been awarded another contract with Irish Rail as part of its Mechanical and Electrical framework agreement.

The project specifically consists of works at Irish Rail’s Dublin Connolly Railway Station to upgrade the station’s boiler systems. The existing life expired oil-fired heating boilers will be replaced with new modulating gas units, and the plant rooms will be refurbished and fitted with gas and fire detection systems.

The Plant room refurbishment will involve the installation of new radiator units, pipework and all associated mechanical, electrical and associated builder works in connection.  The works will also require careful management of various stakeholder requirements during the works, to ensure that the programme is fully co-ordinated to meet the requirements of station staff and passengers.

Aidan Kelly, M&E Manager at Global Rail Services, said: “This is the latest in a trio of significant contract wins for us on the Irish Rail M&E framework, and further solidifies our excellent relationship with this very important client.

“The boiler replacement scheme at Dublin Connolly Station will require a full turnkey delivery solution from our experienced in-house M&E team, and will be a challenging project to complete, requiring us to utilise a full range of our in-house capabilities.

“This is a very exciting period for the business as we are celebrating multiple contract awards in such a short space of time, which is a testament to our growing reputation in the rail industry.”

Works on the project are currently underway and are due for completion by the end of October 2017.

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06 Sep 2017

Irish Rail Telecoms Workshop re-roofing contract secured by GRSL’s Building Division

Global Rail Services (GRSL) has been awarded a contract with Irish Rail to complete the re-roofing at its Telecoms Workshop based at the Railway Works in Inchicore.

Inchicore, west of Dublin’s city centre, is the principal locomotive and carriage works of Irish Rail, where locomotives, diesel railcars and rolling stock are maintained.

The Telecoms Workshop is an industrial building dating back to the 19th century, and is located within the Railway Works yard.

As part of the project, GRSL’s building division will provide the following services:

  • Stripping of and safely removing the roof covering, including corrugated asbestos sheeting
  • Installation of a temporary weatherproof decking to protect the equipment and archives in the building
  • Making good and installing replacement timber roof trusses and valley boards to match existing
  • Repairs to the timber structure
  • Installation of a new roof covering throughout the building
  • Installation of new rainwater goods
  • Construction of new below-ground drainage and repairs to existing drainage

GRSL was awarded the scheme through competitive tender following a successful pre-qualification process.

Discussing the contract award, General Manager Tom Staunton, said: “This is another fantastic contract win for GRSL and is further evidence of our growing reputation as a leading multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure contractor for Irish mainline and metro rail systems.

“Delivering safely and producing the highest quality are the very cornerstones of our works delivery teams and will therefore, be our primary concern as we supply a new roofing solution to this important communications building at the Railway Works in Inchicore. The scheme will require a wide range of our building expertise and will call on our in-house team’s vast experience to successfully deliver for our client, Irish Rail.”

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01 Sep 2017

Global Rail Services awarded Driver Only Enhancement Works at Irish Rail’s Kildare line & Northern lines

Global Rail Services is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract with Irish Rail to provide upgrades to its DOO CCTV at Kildare line and the Northern line under the project DOO Image Enhancement.

Our in-house Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) team will be providing the following services on a scheme which forms part of the Maintenance and Replacement of Mechanical and Electrical Systems framework agreement with Irish Rail:

  • Supply, Install & Commission of Composite CCTV Driver Only Operated CCTV Equipment
  • Associated Cable and Cable Containment
  • Other items – civils requiring Pole bases and ducting, supply of PA Speakers and Cable
  • Decommission & removal of old kit, cable and equipment
  • Supply and install of CCTV Platform Equipment

On award of the works, Tom Staunton, General Manager of Global Rail Services, said:

“We are delighted to have secured this significant contract with Irish Rail, which is a further addition to our framework delivery. Our vast experience of safety-critical M&E projects in the rail industry will help us with the completion of this scheme, which will provide robust and modern Driver Only CCTV systems at both of these heavily used locations.

“We will work to a tightly scheduled programme of works to ensure the upgrades are delivered on-time with minimum disruption to passengers, and of course with safety at the forefront of our works.”

Global Rail Services is a leading Irish multi-disciplinary contractor that offers a one-stop building and refurbishment solution, using a combination of their in-house Project Management, Building and M&E workforce.

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31 Aug 2017

Global Rail Services awarded advertising lighting scheme as part of Irish Rail Mechanical & Electrical Framework Agreement

Global Rail Services has been awarded a contract to deliver a retrofit efficient lighting scheme to an extensive range of advertising displays for transport companies Irish Rail and Bus Eireann.

Both Irish Rail and Bus Eireann have an extensive range of advertising displays across their networks. The lightboxes are illuminated by fluorescent tubes and are mixture of single-sided, double-sided units and others with internal support bars.

Global’s in-house Mechanical and Electrical (M&E division) will provide a scheme consisting of the following services:

  • Supply of alternative lighting package to convert the existing system to a low energy/low maintenance solution, whilst maintaining the existing illuminance levels.
  • Supply of energy efficient (LED) luminaires to replace existing fluorescent tubes, while maximising light uniformity & colour vibrancy on the displayed posters.
  • Installing the package at various locations using competent tradespersons including the Installation of new luminaires
  • Removal and safe/legal disposal of existing lamps, ballasts and wiring looms from light boxes

The project is part of Global Rail Service’s Maintenance and Replacement of Mechnical and Electrical Systems framework collaboration with Irish Rail.

Aidan Kelly, who manages all M&E works undertaken by Global Rail Services, said: “Our team will deliver this challenging scheme across a large number of locations for the clients. It will result in an upgraded low energy and low maintenance solution which provides cost-savings while maximising light uniformity and colour vibrancy on the displayed posters.

“This contract win is another shining example of our M&E capabilities, and will help further develop our long-term partnership with Irish Rail.”

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31 May 2017

Global Rail Services secures prestigious contract with Irish Aviation Authority

Global Rail Services has been awarded an exciting new contract on behalf of the Irish Aviation Authority for the design, supply and installation of an Antennae Mast together with all associated building works and site development works at their facility in Rosslare, Co. Wexford.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is a commercial semi-state company employing approximately 650 people at six locations around Ireland. The IAA has three main functions: the provision of air traffic management and related services in Irish controlled airspace, the safety regulation of the civil aviation industry in Ireland and the oversight of civil aviation security in Ireland.

Global Rail Services will be working with their specialist subsidiary GRA Networks to deliver these works. GRA Networks is a full service telecommunications contractor and provides a comprehensive range of services from upgrading existing infrastructure, to building new mobile phone towers and other wireless network infrastructure. 

Tom Staunton, General Manager of Global Rail Services, commented on this award and said:

“Global Rail Services has a strong pedigree in the design and build of Antennae Masts throughout Ireland. Our experience working in highly regulated industries such as rail and transport infrastructure provides our clients with the necessary confidence to place contracts of this complexity with us.

“Global Rail Services and our subsidiary GRA Networks are delivering on our promises throughout Ireland, including current mast installation contracts on behalf of Irish Rail.

“We look forward to delivering another successful project, this time on behalf of our client IAA.”

Global Rail Services is part of the Global Infrastructure Group of companies, who are an internationally focussed; leading specialist organisation, delivering civil engineering, signalling, telecoms, mechanical and electrical design and build solutions within a number of core industries.

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24 Apr 2017

Global Rail Services & GRA Networks Complete 40m Monopole Installation in Broombridge, Dublin

We are pleased to announce the successful installation of a 40m monopole at the Broombridge radio site, as part of our ongoing signalling, electricial and telecommunications works for the LUAS’s BXD project on behalf of Efacec Portugal.

Luas Cross City is a new 5.6km light rail line that will run from Dublin city centre to Broombridge in the North West of the City.

The main purpose of the new Radio Transmission system is to provide radio voice and data communication services that will extend the existing Motorola Dimetra IP TETRA network in order to provide coverage to the new LUAS BXD Line.

The specific scope, at Broombridge Depot, covered the installation of a new MTS Base Station and a 40m monopole to support the antennas of the MTS.

The combined talent of Global Rail Services and GRA Networks – a division specifically formed to supply a more comprehensive delivery model in respect of Wireless Telecomms Services for major telecommunications projects and providers – fully managed the logistics in respect of the monopole components and carefully assembled them ready for the installation.

The monopole works were completed on time and to the satisfaction of Efacec. The full LUAS project is due for completion at the end of the year.

Tom Staunton, Global Rail Services General Manager, commented on this latest project milestone saying:

“Our partnership with Efacec continues to go from strength to strength. It is Global Rail Services ability to provide a fully managed and integrated service with our telecom division GRA Networks that really sets us apart. We look forward to further project milestones being achieved over the coming year”.

Global Rail Services is a rail infrastructure contractor operating on both mainline and light rail systems, with in-house capabilities across Civil Engineering, M&E, Building and Permanent Way. They offer a fully managed and cohesive service for their clients.

GRA Networks is a leading provider of services to clients in the transportation, telecommunications, utilities and energy markets, providing either sector specific services or a fully managed turnkey solution. They specialise in the design, installation, commissioning and testing of critical infrastructure in both Ireland and Australia.

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21 Mar 2017

Progressive Credit Union Building Works Completed

Global Rail Services is pleased to confirm that the building works at the Progressive Credit Union Building in Dublin has been successfully concluded.

The refurbishment project involved constructing a new entrance to the front of the building together with enhancements for fire safety and disabled access to the external areas.

Internally, further works were required to enhance the building for fire safety and disabled access together with improving the work environment and the long-term maintenance requirements of the building.

The project required Global Rail Services to complete all works within a fully operational office environment. This required careful segregation of the works, a detailed schedule of planned activities and close liaison with the many stakeholders that use or come into contact with the building.

Global Rail Services is a leading Irish multi-disciplinary contractor that offers a one-stop building and refurbishment solution, using a combination of their in-house Project Management, Building and M&E workforce.
Works were completed and handed over to a delighted client in March 2017.

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09 Mar 2017

GSM-R telecom project commenced

Global Rail Services, the Dublin based provider of multi-disciplined contracting services throughout Ireland, has just commenced GSM-R Package 2d.

The overall objective of the project is to install telecoms towers and monopoles to facilitate the roll out of the GSM-R project Phase 2.

Package 2d specifically relates to the eight remaining sites within the greater Dublin and North East Leinster areas.

Global Rail Services is providing a fully project managed service for the complete Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Electrical scope of works, and is working closely with its sister company and telecoms specialist GRA Networks, to deliver the contract requirements.

The works include:

  • Tower design, fabrication and delivery,
  • Site ground works and tower foundations,
  • Tower installations,
  • Ducting works,
  • Earthing works,
  • Fibre,
  • Mini pillar installations,
  • Manholes and earthing pits,
  • Palisade fencing around the compound,
  • Traffic management and;
  • Crane lifts to install equipment shelter and tower sections.

Works are due for completion late spring 2017.

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15 Feb 2017

Global Rail Services impress as they successfully deliver highway infrastructure contracting project for ESB Networks in Drogheda

Global Rail Services (GRSL), has just completed infrastructure works on behalf of ESB Networks, the electricity supplier that provides nearly 2.3 million customers throughout Ireland with a safe and efficient power supply.

The purpose of the project was to provide a new ESB power connection to the new Courthouse in Drogheda. The works completed, under Global Rail Services national trenching and ducting framework, is part of ESB’s investment to the electricity network, increasing reliability and performance of the nation’s power network.

The specific works at Dominic Street in Drogheda, involved a huge amount of stakeholder interface and advance planning for GRSL and encompassed a series of road and pavement closures, traffic management, permits and licencing – all to the satisfaction of the ESB and Louth County Council, whilst the infrastructure contractor effectively managed both the public and its own direct labour workforce.

The scope of works included the open cut excavation of a new power route through Dominic Street, Drogheda to a depth of nearly one metre below the existing road surface and the installation of 2 number 125mm ducts on a bed of sand.

The ducts were then backfilled with lean mix concrete 75mm above the top of the duct and compacted.

Following ESB’s cable installation, the trench and road surface was then permanently reinstated in accordance with the purple book and in compliance with the conditions set out in the road opening licence issued by Louth County Council.

The project had tight deadlines and a narrow window of opportunity, which GRSL managed well to complete the project successfully. ESB were very satisfied with the works delivered and complemented the team for a job well done.

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10 Feb 2017

Roxboro House Refurbishment Contract Secured By Global Rail Services

Global Rail Services are pleased to announce that it has just secured the Roxboro House renovation project from Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail).

This prestigious multi-disciplinary building project, involves the specialist rail building contractor, fully refurbishing an existing two storey building, which is situated on the Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) railway works site to the north of Colbert Railway Station in Limerick City.

The two-storey structure, houses generally office accommodation and is currently in use. Global Rail Services will have to manage the extensive works with care, as parts of the building will remain in use and will be occupied during the works.

The works will be completed in three phases and include; demolition of the existing lobby, new internal walls, full M&E fit out, full office fit out, installation of new internal doors, fit out of new canteen, new external security doors, new uPVC triple glazed windows, new external insulation to be installed, new roof construction, repairs to existing roof and chimney, new foul and surface water drainage connections, new SVP’s, RWP’s and gutters, full internal and external painting and new external lighting and a CCTV system.

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09 Dec 2016

Irish Rail accessibility works on track for Global Rail Services

Rail infrastructure contractor Global Rail Services, is progressing well with accessibility works at three railway stations on behalf of Irish Rail, having been awarded the project in August 2016.

Customers at Rathdrum, Mullinger and Leixlip Louisa Bridge Stations will soon be benefiting from Global Rail Services’ extensive experience in delivering construction solutions that enhance and improve their passenger experience.

The project is well on its way to completion, with key project milestones being consistently met and a high quality end product to match, Global Rail Services is certainly hitting the right notes in terms of managing and delivering the full suite of stakeholder expectations.

The works include complex in-situ civil engineering works, temporary works, roads and pavings, as well as rail engineering activities in respect of upgrading station platforms and railway pedestrian access. The Group used its full infrastructure contracting experience to manage and deliver the interface between the highway and railway authorities.

The works are due to be completed in a phased manner, with a final completion date in February 2017. To ensure that each milestone is achieved, Global Rail Services has prepared detailed programmes and schedules, providing a dedicated and co-ordinated approach to project management throughout the works. Liaison with myriad stakeholders, along with a collaborative approach to these works, have paved the way for a professional delivery that is meeting and exceeding expectations.

Procurement of long lead items and contract approvals has formed an integral part of the project success to date. Global Rail Services has used its rail engineering experience in delivering multi-disciplinary rail works to manage these proactively, to the delight of the client.

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30 Nov 2016

Distinction for Global Rail Services at Irish Safety Awards

Global Rail Services is delighted to announce a second consecutive award of distinction for its positive impact to health, safety and wellbeing practices from the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO).

The National Irish Safety Organisation Limited (NISO) was set up to promote Irish workplaces as being among the safest and healthiest in Europe, and rewards excellence in workplace health and safety.

By promoting a safety culture through a series of events such as the All Ireland Safety Awards, NISO is able to credit those organisations which make a positive impact on the lives of their workers and the stakeholders they engage with.

When presented with the award, Global Rail Services’ QSE Advisor, Ciaran Kelly, said:

“The health and well-being of our workforce is central to our approach. We work continuously to improve our occupational health and safety management, which is fully accredited to the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007.

“These awards show us that we are on track, as we continue to grow our rail and wider infrastructure contracting business.”

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30 Nov 2016

Phoenix Park Tunnel contract successfully completed by Global Rail Services

Irish Rail Infrastructure Contractor, Global Rail Services Ltd. (GRSL), has successfully completed its project works on behalf of Irish Rail.

The large multi-disciplinary project – which was commissioned by the National Transport Authority – was part of providing a fourth direct route into Dublin city centre via Heuston Station. It involved upgrading a branch line serving as a direct connection to the Kildare commuter areas, both North and South of the city.

GRSL works as part of the upgrade of the 735m long tunnel will now allow commuter trains to operate through it for the first time, and will improve the congestion around Kildare.

The project was reliant upon GRSL’s multi-disciplinary in-house approach. Works in the tunnel include not only cleaning and repairing the masonry, but providing new signage, new lighting and new telecoms.

Separately, GRSL carried out site investigation works on the existing steep embankments leading to the tunnel. The project examined the stability of the existing embankments and recommended stabilising works required for the reopening to commuter usage.

GRSL’s building division upgraded both Drumcondra and Tara Street stations; this included the creation of new ticket gatelines and a new lift shaft.

Global Rail Services Ltd’s General Manager, Tom Staunton, had this to say about the successful conclusion of the project:

“The challenges of working around a live railway environment have been met head-on by our professional project management team.

“Meticulous planning and the experience needed working in a multi-stakeholder rail environment sets Global Rail Services apart.

“Many thanks to the team.”

grs-camera
21 Oct 2016

Global Rail Services awarded Mac 2 enhancement / CCTV – PA upgrade works on behalf of Irish Rail

Global Rail Services has commenced works for Irish Rail to upgrade CCTV and PA Systems at Connolly Platforms 5,6 & 7 and Tara Street South Entrance and Platforms 1 & 2

The multi-disciplinary contractor has its own dedicated in-house Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) division and will be providing a full-turn key service for the works:

This full scope includes for the supply, install, test and commission of:

  • Composite Driver Only Operated CCTV equipment
  • Associated cable and cable containment
  • Cable and containment for IPCCTV Cameras – (IPCCTV Cameras supplied and commissioned by 3rd. party)
  • PA speakers and associated cabling
  • Station services 42u Rack
  • Other items including CIS cabling
  • Minor civils works including new cabinet bases and ducting

Global Rail Services is a long term M&E framework partner to Irish Rail and this new project award evidences the high regard for the quality of Global Rail Services work over several years.

Global Rail Services are registered with the authorised Electrical Safety Supervisory Body (ESSB) and they are also certified and compliant with both The Energy Act 2006 and the Commission of Energy Regulation (CER). The Dublin based business, is also an RGI registered mechanical installer.

Aiden Kelly, who manages all mechanical and electrical projects at Global Rail Services commented:

“This continues to cement Global Rail Services as one of Irish Rail’s preferred M&E specialists.

“We have a full compliment of staff to tackle the most complex of projects, either as stand alone projects or as part of a wider multi-disciplnary offering.

“Works are progressing well – it has been a great team effort to date.”

accessibility-works
14 Oct 2016

Railway accessibility works on track

Global Rail Services, the Irish infrastructure-contracting arm of the Global Infrastructure Group, are on track with their civil engineering and building works for Irish Rail.

The major improvement works at three stations – on the Dublin to Rosslare lines at Rathdrum and the Dublin to Sligo lines at Mullingar and Lexilip Louisa Bridge – will further enhance the passenger experience for commuters.

The scope of works include the installation of new footpaths, footbridges, widening of road entrances, new kerbs and ramps, upgrading of handrails, new lighting columns, ducting and chambers, new signage and platform reinstatement works including new platform markings.

Global Rail Services are working with long-term client Irish Rail, to further improve and enhance the accessibility in and around the stations.

The team is meeting daily challenges, as the works are being completed in a fully operational station environment. Global Rail Services as an experienced railway contractor are meeting these head-on and delivering a fully co-ordinated programme of activities that keep disruption to the absolute minimum.

Mitigation measures include, separating the access areas from work areas with temporary partitions to protect members of the public from materials and equipment.

The three concurrent sites are currently on schedule for their completion date later this year.

luas-cross-city
25 Aug 2016

Global Rail Services awarded prestigious Dublin Light Rail Scheme

Global Rail Services Ltd. – part of the Global Rail Infrastructure Group – has just been awarded the Luas Light Rail Cross City BXD Signalling, Electrical and Telecoms package on behalf of Efacec Portugal.

Luas Cross City is a new 5.6km light rail line that will run from Dublin city centre to Broombridge in the north west of the city.

Efacec is the Principal Contractor and responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Control Systems for this new LUAS line, which has 13 stops and connects the current Green Line from St. Stephen’s Green through the city centre with the Red line at O’Connell St.  

Global Rail Services’ specialist contract includes a full railway systems installation and commissioning scope of signalling, electrical and telecommunications.

Specific items of work include:
 

  • Cable installation
  • CCTV
  • PA
  • PID
  • Telephones
  • Cabinets
  • Scada
  • Platforms
  • Track circuits
  • Power and earthing systems
  • Terminations
  • Signalling
  • Supply chain management
  • Points indicators
  • Surveys
  • AVLS Loops
  • Public Lighting
  • Bonding
  • Track circuits
  • Fibre Jointing and Installation
  • Testing and commissioning
  • AVLS cabinets
  • PABX
  • Ticket vending

 
The contract commencement date for planned works is September 2016 – and Global Rail Services is currently fully mobilising to meet this date. The project is due for completion at the end of 2017.

Tom Staunton, Global Rail Services General Manager, said of this award:
“We are delighted to be partnered with Efacec on this important infrastructure project, which provides further connectivity into the centre of Dublin. Due to its size and scope complexities, this new contract award shows the confidence Efacec has in Global Rail Services’ abilities. It is these credentials which demonstrates the full scope of Global Rail Services’ expertise across railway systems, much of which has already been seen on previous contracts implemented for the RPA.’

phoenix-park-tunnel
18 Apr 2016

Phoenix Park Tunnel works proceeding apace for Global Rail Services

Global Rail Services project works on behalf of the National Transport Authority, are heading towards the completion date of Autumn 2016.

The large multi-disciplinary project – which has been commissioned by the National Transport Authority – is part of providing a fourth direct route into Dublin city centre via Heuston Station, by upgrading a branch line that will serve as a direct connection to the Kildare commuter areas – both North and South of the city.

Global Rail Services upgrade of the 735m long tunnel, will allow commuter trains to operate through it for the first time and is fundamental to addressing the current deficiencies around Kildare.

The project is reliant upon Global Rail Services multi-disciplinary in-house approach. Works in the tunnel not only include cleaning and repairing the masonry and providing new signage, new lighting and telecoms are also required.

Separately Global Rail Services carried out site investigation works on the existing steep embankments leading to the tunnel. The project examined the stability of the existing embankments and recommended stabilizing works required for the reopening to commuter usage.

Not to be left out, GRSL’s building division have also been busy preparing for the new passengers, by upgrading the both Drumcondra and Tara Street stations. Works include new ticket gatelines and a new liftshaft.

The project challenges around working in a live railway environment have been planned professionally by the experience rail team, allowing the project to stay on track for its completion date.

safety-awards-circle
20 Dec 2015

An award of Distinction for Global Rail Services at All Ireland Safety Awards

By promoting a safety culture through a series of events such as the All Ireland Safety Awards, the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) are able to credit those organisations who make a positive impact on the lives of their workers and the stakeholders they engage with.

Set-up to create conditions where Irish workplaces are among the safest and healthiest in Europe, the National Irish Safety Organisation Limited (NISO), provides:

  • Leading information, advisory and training services.
  • The promotion of a culture of excellence in workplace health & safety.
  • A leading role in advancing the national health & safety agenda.
  • Helping members develop a culture of health and safety in their workplace

With health and well-being central to their approach, Global Rail Services were commended for their continuous improvement in occupational health and safety management. This performance is achieved through the implementation and maintenance of an occupational health and safety management system which meets and is fully accredited to the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007.

12 Apr 2019

Global Rail Services Successfully Installs 20m Long PCC Footbridge at Limerick Junction Station

16 Jan 2019

Heuston no longer has a problem as GRSL replaces M&E systems at its valeting plant

10 Jan 2019

Global Rail Services Installing New Platform and Footbridge at Limerick Junction Station

25 Oct 2018

Higher Distinction for Global Rail Services at All Ireland Safety Awards 2018

Repairing Coastal Defences between Dublin and Rosslare
11 Dec 2017

Repairing Coastal Defences between Dublin and Rosslare

CCTV Contract Success
05 Dec 2017

CCTV Contract Success For Global Rail Services in Ireland

GRSL Awarded Listed Roof Renovation Works at Carlow Station
04 Dec 2017

GRSL Awarded Listed Roof Renovation Works at Carlow Station

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30 Nov 2017

Global Rail Services Secures Further Rail Accessibility Works

Irish train
08 Sep 2017

Global Rail Services announces third Irish Rail contract award in quick succession

Irish-Rail-Telecoms
06 Sep 2017

Irish Rail Telecoms Workshop re-roofing contract secured by GRSL’s Building Division

Railway
01 Sep 2017

Global Rail Services awarded Driver Only Enhancement Works at Irish Rail’s Kildare line & Northern lines

Train
31 Aug 2017

Global Rail Services awarded advertising lighting scheme as part of Irish Rail Mechanical & Electrical Framework Agreement

31 May 2017

Global Rail Services secures prestigious contract with Irish Aviation Authority

24 Apr 2017

Global Rail Services & GRA Networks Complete 40m Monopole Installation in Broombridge, Dublin

21 Mar 2017

Progressive Credit Union Building Works Completed

09 Mar 2017

GSM-R telecom project commenced

15 Feb 2017

Global Rail Services impress as they successfully deliver highway infrastructure contracting project for ESB Networks in Drogheda

10 Feb 2017

Roxboro House Refurbishment Contract Secured By Global Rail Services

09 Dec 2016

Irish Rail accessibility works on track for Global Rail Services

30 Nov 2016

Distinction for Global Rail Services at Irish Safety Awards

30 Nov 2016

Phoenix Park Tunnel contract successfully completed by Global Rail Services

21 Oct 2016

Global Rail Services awarded Mac 2 enhancement / CCTV – PA upgrade works on behalf of Irish Rail

14 Oct 2016

Railway accessibility works on track

25 Aug 2016

Global Rail Services awarded prestigious Dublin Light Rail Scheme

18 Apr 2016

Phoenix Park Tunnel works proceeding apace for Global Rail Services

20 Dec 2015

An award of Distinction for Global Rail Services at All Ireland Safety Awards

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