Colas Rail UK has secured three major contracts with Network Rail: a Rail Systems Alliance contract, a Signalling and Telecoms Framework contract and a Rail Haulage contract.
The joint Network Rail and Colas Rail initiative used solar and battery technologies from Prolectric Ltd instead of diesel generators to save 6,000 litres of fuel, and more than 15 tonnes of CO2 during a 14-day project centred around a 72-hour possession over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
For this year’s International Women’s Day, the team here at Colas Rail Ltd. wanted to celebrate the hard working women that keep the cogs turning day by day. This year’s theme was “Balance for Better”, so we asked four Colas Rail gentlemen to tell us why it is important to strive for Gender Balance in the workplace. See what they said below:
This Christmas, Battersea Pier Junction became the latest focus of intense activity as it was renewed over an 11-day blockade.
The Colas Rail Group Annual Innovation Competition was held recently and Colas Rail UK came out on top! This year we submitted two entries, the Route Knowledge App put forward by Dave and Candice Leach and the P.O.P light by Thomas Walton and Peter Hills. The P.O.P light came out on top after collecting 29% of the company wide public vote.