CLIENT: Network Rail Infrastructure Projects DATE: Apr 2019 LOCATION: New Malden to Richmond and Whitton via Strawberry Hill - Feltham, Middlesex
Global Rail Construction Ltd (GRCL) delivered a compelling tender to Network Rail Infrastructure Projects (NR) and in early 2017, were awarded the Principal Contractors role for the Design and Construction of the full civil engineering scope of works for the Feltham Resignalling Project Phase 1.
This phase of works forms part of a major Re-Signalling project to renew life expired signalling, telecoms and power assets for Network Rail, comprising the renewal of 538 Signalling Equivalent Units (SEUs).
The geographical work-scope, which covers over 80 miles of railway lines also includes, for the first time, the introduction a brand new signalling system from Atkins – Elix.
Works were planned during mid-week days and nights, Saturday nights and a number of 28/52-hour railway possessions between weekend 20 – 2017 and weekend 12 – 2018.
The works were further extended to April 2019 by Network Rail during the course of the contract, whereby a number of Location Case concrete hardstandings were constructed; a number of PSP compounds were designed and constructed, 52 new signals were supplied, delivered and erected; new cable duct routes were added to a number of existing station platforms; and the installation of various new trough routes were completed including their associated design over bridge locations.
Having a multi-disciplinary workforce including rail, civil and structural installation expertise, along with in-house project management, and having previously delivered time-pressurised re-signalling schemes, allowed Global Rail Construction to provide the necessary delivery solution and works have been fully completed to meet the client’s requirements.