Reading 10 Car- Final Platform Extension Completed

The One Team Wessex recently completed the final platform extension on the Reading 10 Car route.
Works were carried out over a 27 hour possession at the ninth station, Ascot.  Key electrical works at Egham also took place, vital to achieve the ORR (Office of Rail and Road – formerly Office of  Rail Regulation) milestone.

This mammoth and at times challenging project is one of the largest ever completed by One Team Wessex.

Project Manager Conor Murphy said: “I truly believe that our successful completion of Reading 10 Car platform extensions to satisfy the ORR milestone is due to the collaborative efforts of Osborne, Arcadis, Network Rail and supply chain partners.”

The Reading 10 Car Train Lengthening team successfully completed their last signalling commissioning at Chertsey on 6 March. This was the ninth successful signalling commissioning; and was completed with no accidents or incidents, on time and with no train delays. This commissioning was the final part of the works to take place in order for the platforms to be extended. 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.

Recently, Osborne received well-deserved recognition for their work to deliver the recent signalling commissioning at Chertsey and the footbridge opening at Virginia Water, as they continue to find ways to solve their customers problems and deliver on time.

The team have been working hard over the last year to design and deliver platform extensions to nine stations on the Waterloo to Reading route. This involves extending platforms by over 100 metres on some stations as well as installing new AFA bridges and lifts at Virginia Water and Ascot. An integral and crucial part of this work was to re-model the existing signalling and track to accommodate the extended platforms.