VGC Rail Projects was engaged to provide civil engineering installation works along the existing track infrastructure, as part of the Crossrail West outer signalling renewals scheme.
The scope of works included replacing in excess of 50km of precast concrete trough route with new C1/10 and C1/43 units and cleaning a refurbishing a further 13km of existing route. This involved associated vegetation and ballast clearance and new ballast board retaining structures.
In addition, VGC installed in excess of 50 signalling location foundations incorporating hard-standing, piled stagings and associated retaining structures. We also installed foundations for five signal structures, and five 12-way, and four under-track crossings.
About the project
The Crossrail West outer signalling renewals scheme is part of the £17billion Crossrail project to link Heathrow and Maidenhead in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
While the routes through central London involve substantial new routes including 21km of tunnels and 9 new stations, the outer sections will rely on upgrading and improving existing infrastructure.
In 2012 Geoffrey Osborne Ltd was awarded the contract to undertake the West Outer Phase 0 civil engineering works to integrate the new route into the existing network infrastructure within the Slough area.