Balfour Beatty Rail
Lee Station - Roadmender
On behalf of Balfour Beatty Rail, we were awarded the package of works to install 200 meters of cable ducting with 6no Stakkabox chambers to provide a route for the new signalling and telecoms cables being installed as part of the Hither Green re-signalling project, within Lee Station platform 1.
Working closely with the local stakeholders we commenced installation works on midweek nights and weekends to minimise disruption to the railway infrastructure and commuters alike.
By using our revolutionary volumetric Roadmender, the team on site were able to excavate a 500mm wide x 700mm deep channel, install the new cable ducting system, and reinstate the platform surface with hot lay tarmac by re-cycling the excavated material. This allowed the platform to be handed back to South Eastern, and be brought back in to service each day without causing any disruption. This eliminated the potential risks that are introduced when using cold lay tarmac as a temporary measure whilst minimising any waste. In addition to this, there were block paving sections which had to be carefully dug up ensuring not to damage the blocks so they could be reinstalled, ensuring the colour/tone of the stone would match the rest of the area.
Once the full extent of new ducting and the Stakkabox chambers were installed, core holes were drilled into the chambers from track side to allow additional entry points for cables.
Yellow lines were then reinstalled, and the platform handed back to Network Rail via Balfour Beatty, defect free.
All works were carried out within a very sensitive environment and most importantly without incident.