- October 2017
- East Anglia
- VGC contract value
- £2.2 million
VGC is constructing the auto-transformer feeder (ATF) cable infrastructure as part of the electrification of the Crossrail Anglia route.
The works include ARCO and TTS route installation (wall, buried and surface) along the cess and a number of signalling location (LOC) suite installations.
The most technically challenging section was the buried ATF route through six station platforms plus the installation of 23 cable chambers.
VGC is providing the subcontract works for sections
- Rabbits Road to Ilford ATF installation
- Ilford station ATF installation
- Ilford to Seven Kings ATF installation
- Seven Kings station ATF installation (and accompanying handrail)
- Goodmayes station ATF installation
- Gidea Park ATF installation
Normal train services were maintained throughout.
This project is part of the eight-mile section of Crossrail Anglia from Manor Park, east London, to Gidea Park in Essex being undertaken by Costain. The project involves track renewals, installing overhead line equipment, turn back facilities, and station improvements at eight stations along the route.
The Seven Kings ATF installation team was commended by Hochtief (principal contractor for the station upgrade) who noted the high standards and best practice of the temporary works.
Key influencers: James Piercy, Michelle Jones, Josh Cormack, Lewis Horne