This Month in Rail Construction News 3.1
Welcome to the latest edition of Rail Construction News – the premier construction tool for the rail industry.
In this month’s edition of Rail Construction News, we preview Infrarail 2018; we cast an eye over the Redhill Platform Zero project; and we take a look at the Western Route.
Infrarail, the biennial showcase for systems, equipment and services for the railway infrastructure market will return to the ExCeL London on May 1-3. More than 200 companies will be exhibiting the very latest equipment, products and services in the rail infrastructure market. The exhibition will cover a huge range of sectors, from civil engineering, track, signalling and communications, depots and stations, to supply chain services such as cable technology, electronics, tools and workwear.
Meanwhile, a new £50 million platform has been built at Redhill Station allowing passengers travelling to London to take trains from either the new platform, or Platform 2. Work has also been undertaken to install a new track and signalling system between Redhill and Earlswood to ensure more reliable passenger journeys. Plans to construct Platform Zero were announced in April 2016 with the new platform set to provide extra capacity for London-bound passengers. Now that the platform is open, passengers are able to take trains from either Platform Zero or Platform 2, which are connected via a tunnel. Platform 1 is used for trains terminating at the station.
And finally, Network Rail’s Western route has published its ambitious five-year plan to operate, maintain and renew (OMR) the region’s railway over the five years to 2024 (Control Period 6, CP6). The publication of the Strategic Business Plan (SBP) is a major milestone in the ongoing process to determine Network Rail’s funding requirements for the five years to 2024 (Control Period 6, CP6). The plan represents Network Rail’s initial, but detailed view, following the publication of Government’s (England & Wales and Scotland) high level output specifications (HLOS) and statements of funds available (SoFA).
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.