For over 60 years, core track renewal works on South East railway network, have been handed back with temporary speed restrictions (lower than line speed) after completion. This would subsequently have a significant impact on passenger journey time until further Engineering work (Tamping) could be carried out.
The contract is essentially C6 (Overhaul & Refurbishment) work and will involve the refurbishment of 36 trains, equating to 76 carriages. The project is likely to commence in June of this year and is anticipated to take 12 months to complete.
Works to bring the second phase of the Birmingham Westside extension closer to completion have reached a major milestone with the reopening of Broad Street Canal Tunnel.
In March we welcomed four brand new Unimat 09-4X4/4S Dynamic Tamper Machines to our plant fleet representing a significant investment and commitment by Colas Rail UK to support our Track Alliance team. The purchase of these new machines allows Rail Services to support Rail Infrastructure in achieving higher handback speeds following track renewal works and saving time and money for our clients.