Global Rail Services Ltd is part of the Global Infrastructure Group and is a leading Irish provider of design, construct and commission services for clients across a wide range of engineering and infrastructure sectors
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:
Package B includes stations on the:
Maynooth Line at:
Waterford Branch at:
Limerick Jct – Athenry Line at:
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”