Global Rail Construction Ltd (GRCL) has been working in the lead up to Christmas, together with their customer Alstom and asset owner Network Rail, to complete a critical design and delivery milestone on the Paddington to Reading Project.
The works are part of GRCL’s design and construct package of Civil Engineering and E&P works, form part of the wider Paddington to Reading Signalling works which are linked to HS2, who will be constructing an interchange station in the existing Old Oak Common (OOC) depot area, which has necessitated the need for these railway asset relocation works, to create the space required to construct and service the HS2 interchange station.
During the build-up to the Christmas commissioning, Global Rail Construction designed and installed 6No location case bases, replaced an existing Functional Supply Point (FSP) – including all necessary earthing and bonding works – and installed 5No signal bases and structures. The site was fully energised as planned on 23rd December 2018.
Jim Cuell, Commercial Director added:
“We are delighted that our team, working alongside long-term partner Alstom, has successfully completed this important project milestone.
“Many thanks to both the designers and installers on this project. We have proved and used our capabilities to deliver the full breadth of our multi-disciplinary design and build offering across civils, E&P and signalling for these works. We look forward to the successful conclusion of our works in the next month or so.”