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23 May 2023

GRSL completes Bray Station Drainage and Water Distribution Project

Our Irish business Global Rail Services Ltd (GRSL), is thrilled to announce its successful involvement in a crucial element of the drainage and water distribution improvement project in Wicklow County, Ireland. Their contribution to this project will soon benefit many residents in the area, and the company take great pride in having played a role in its development.

Over the Easter holiday period, Global Rail Services collaborated with Wicklow Council and Irish Rail to install new drainage and watermain distribution pipes through the level crossing at Bray Dart Station. Teams worked around the clock for 72 hours during the TIII possession over the cross-levelling lines at Bray Station, ensuring a seamless removal of track and existing watermains, installation of the services, reinstatement of track, renewal of tarmac and line marking.

Prior to the weekend taking place, numerous stakeholder meetings were held with Irish Rail, Irish Water, the Gas board and ESB to identify services, reduce risk and minimise impact on residents. Irish Rail commenced their works first to remove the track panels. Global Rail Services were up next in conjunction with Irish Water to excavate a 35m trench 2.5m deep and 1.2m wide. A trench box support system was used during the construction in accordance with the temporary works design.

The existing water main was cast iron, shallow, and had to be removed to allow the installation of the 450mm of surface water drainage below. Existing Gas mains and ESB cables provided an extremely narrow window of installation. Even with pre-planning, radar scaning, and surveys, additional unchartered ESB services were uncovered during the works. Rapid intervention from the Global Rail Services site team supported by the ESB, led to a fast resolution which allowed works to continue. On completion of the surface water drainage, the watermain was reinstated to the required separation distance.

Irish Water returned to renew and reinstate all track panels and points that had been removed after which GRSL could complete 450m2 of tarmac reinstatement and line mark the entire area.

Global Rail Services Ltd would like to extend its gratitude to their dedicated staff who have shown exceptional commitment throughout this intense and challenging project. Their tireless efforts and professionalism have been instrumental in bringing these upgrades to fruition.

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