July 2017
April 2019

A consortium of Skanska, Colas Rail, Aecom and Mott MacDonald was awarded with a £400m contract to upgrade Waterloo station in January 2016.

Most of our work at the start of 2017 on this project was focused on reconstruction of the station, incorporating ground works and general construction activities. More recently, our teams have been involved in modifying the redundant Eurostar platforms to increase the capacity of the UK’s busiest station by enabling them to be used for domestic rolling stock.

The Waterloo station upgrade is a part of the £1bn Wessex Capacity programme. The upgrade includes spending £274m on track renewals and signalling enhancements, £182m on bridges, tunnels, major structures, culverts, footbridges and earthworks, £88m on electrification, and £33m on telecommunications.

The work includes rebuilding former Waterloo International terminal, reconfiguring platforms 20 to 24, and extending platforms 1 to 4 to allow longer trains to run from Waterloo along the Wessex route.

It also includes delivering track alterations, signalling, communications, buildings and civil infrastructure along the Wessex route and at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Wimbledon and Surbiton stations.

The station upgrade is aimed at enhancing passenger capacity by 30% by 2019.

We are supplying people to the project working both days and nights.

For more information, see Skanska’s website.

Photograph: Alasdair Campbell (cc by SA 2.0)