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Feltham & Wokingham Resignalling Phase 1

Client: Network Rail
Main Contractor: BCM Construction
Subcontractor: Equate Design Limited
Brief:

To design an alternative solution for raised route signalling cables after identifying the proposed buried route (designed by others) could not be constructed potentially impacting the signalling commissioning. The project required the survey, design and approvals to be completed within a six-week period to ensure the signalling commissioning was not impacted.

Method:

In accordance with Network Rail’s technical work scope and BCM requirements, EQUATE surveyed the route using a combination of possession shifts and high street environment working to produce a survey model. Using Bentley MicroStation as the modelling tool and for the interfaces, EQUATE CAD Designers positioned the troughing route to be compliant with rail industry standards for platform infrastructure and Network Rail standards for civil engineering works and signalling cable routes.

Regular collaborative constructability review meetings were held with the client to ensure compliance, resolve any potential clash issues with station assets and ensure the brief was met. The collaborative approach enabled the design to be progressed through the interdisciplinary checks (IDC), interdisciplinary review (IDR) and client review prior to approval in the challenging timeframe.

Deliverables:

EQUATE produced the relevant drawings, F001/2/3 submissions and associated deliverables for approval by BCM & Network Rail safely in just six weeks.