Rail Work Progresses Well and Collaboration Leads to Winning Work
Osborne is working on a project to extend the platforms at ten stations between Waterloo and Reading. This work is progressing well and the team are working with increased momentum and efficiency.
Last month saw the second Reading 10 Car platform extension brought into service at Wokingham Station. And despite the seasonal challenges, the platform extensions at Egham Station are also progressing well and taking shape. The Reading 10 Car Project affects the Reading to Waterloo route. The aim of the project is to allow 10 car train services to operate between Reading, Ascot and London Waterloo. The project also includes the route from Ascot to Ash Vale.
The Osborne team are currently active on seven sites. The projects include general station refurbishment and upgrade works, and works to enhance the passenger experience such as information screens, public address systems and surveillance systems.
The team have already achieved “Practical Completion” at St James Street and Chingford Stations. The Schemes at Wood Street and Highams Park are particularly challenging and we have been highly praised by our customer for our collaborative and proactive approach to resolving the complex design issues. Due to the success of the team, they have been invited to negotiate works at a further three stations.
The team are working in the heart of the fully operational Wimbledon Depot are ensuring that their methods and programme are carefully designed to minimise the impact of their works, focusing on interfaces and communications with other teams at all times. Due to this collaborative approach, the team were asked to undertake enabling works in advance of the main shed works and have since learnt that they have been awarded the next phase for the main shed extension.