Redhill Station – Thameslink Signal Sighting Limitations Project
Global Rail Construction Limited has successfully completed its railway civil and structural engineering scope of works at Redhill railway station for WS Atkins, which forms part of the Thameslink Programme Signal Sighting Limitations project.
The work scope included the preparation of the existing platform for installation of a new modular platform extension, installation of a cable route through the platform, installation of new RA (Right Away) indicator and concrete base, new blockwork, tarmac and necessary works to existing copers, slotted sleeper installations and IBJ (Insulated Block Joints) recoveries and renewals.
GRCL managed all programme and site logistics for their works through their own dedicated Project Delivery Team. This core capability and a multi-disciplinary workforce enabled the team to complete this scheme to meet the client requirements.
The works were delivered during a combination of midweek days and nights, Saturday nights and a number of 28/52 hour railway possessions at the end of last year.
This project 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.
Global Rail Construction are also completing civils works at Three Bridges as part of the same programme.