Balfour Beatty plc
December 30, 2015
Bridge foundation installation, pathway creation and landscaping
VS Rail were contracted to realign copers to platforms 3 & 4 as part of the Cardiff Area ReSignaling Scheme. Track realignment works were undertaken in a Christmas blockade which meant that copers needed to be realigned prior to opening the platforms back at the end of the Christmas shutdown.
Works were undertaken 24hrs a day with atrocious weather conditions and changeable temperature. Through pre planning and the provision of appropriate PPE, works were undertaken without significant downtime.
Works could not commence until the track had been realigned and the on-track machinery was out of the platform. Copers were lifted and set aside for re-use prior to the platform wall being extended to allow for the new alignment. Copers were re-laid and pointed while having to work around the tamper working on the track. Through careful planning and co-ordination with the track delivery teams, works were progressed safely and the project completed on time and to budget