New longer trains were being introduced to the Network throughout the country and platforms required extensions to accommodate the new rolling stock. 2N0 platforms were to be extended comprising piled foundations, brickwork walls, soil pinning, embankment stabilization, drainage, surfacing and perimeter security.
Over 200N0 stations required extensions in the Southern region over various routes and delay to construction at any station would affect the operation of the new train timetable. It was imperative that the extension works were completed in a ‘FastTrack’ fashion. Braybrook developed a programme that delivered the works during the day, with trains running and in Engineering hours. The short timeframe and high risk works required close liaison with the client, Network Rail, the Train Operating company and local stakeholders.
The station is situated between Greenwich and Charlton in South London and is a very busy urban area. Access was difficult and security of plant and materials in the compound was paramount. In order to meet stringent deadlines and restricted working area materials were delivered to site on a ‘just in time’ basis.
The work was completed in line with the programme with minimal disruption or delay. Efficient methods of working proved to assist the client to co-ordinate other services such as platform lighting, signalling and track works. The project budget was not exceeded and variations to scope were limited.
The Satisfied Client
Morgan Sindall expressed major satisfaction with Braybrook’s quality of work and collaborative attitude.
Client: Morgan Sindall
Project: Westcombe Park Station
Type: Platform Lengthening
Location: South London
Duration: 26 weeks