Global Rail Construction Completes Civils Project at Three Bridges
Global Rail Construction has successfully completed its civils contract at Three Bridges.
The work scope included:
Core drilling and installation of a platform duct route
Installation of GRP Fencing and a staging unit
Supply and installation of Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) track monitoring and wing wall monitoring of bridge
Supply and installation of 4no x 10m 406mm piles
Supply and installation of a Cantilever signal structure
Supply and installation of a new Right Away (RA) signal base, ducting and structure
Installation of a Subsidiary Signal on a post
Removal of an existing Cantilever signalling structure
The contract is part of the new 8 and 12 car Class 700 programme for Train Operator GTR, being enhanced by Network Rail and is to support the requirement for providing the necessary signal sighting at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Brighton and Redhill railway stations.
During the works the team received praise from Steve Holmes, SPM for Network Rail, Southern Capital Delivery:
“Please accept and pass on my personal thanks for the work carried out over the weekend. I don’t need to dwell on the appalling weather conditions which we all experienced, which only served to make the efforts of everyone even more impressive. We don’t often get to see the guys actually doing the works as they disappear as soon as they’re done, (and who wouldn’t want to get out of that ….) , but please be sure and pass on my thanks and gratitude for their resilience and resolve to get the job not only done, but done safely. We exceeded what we expected to get done considering the storm, which puts us in a great position to complete the commissioning in Week 48.”
On completion Steve also added:
“I just wanted to say a huge personal thanks for the hard work, trust and collaboration you have shown in bring the project to a very successful conclusion following last night’s commissioning of Three Bridges T280 signal. I’m sure you all remember the big decision taken to move away from developing T281 and instead focussing our efforts on another option with T280, and all the stress and work that that imported, but we did it – together! There have been many stakeholders to pacify along the way, and we have always delivered one message, regardless of who any of us spoke to. That is a very powerful thing to have developed and has meant that there is a confidence in the team we have built that we work as one to deliver…”