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Transport FIRTH OF CLYDE Helensburgh Upgraded stations Livingston North Uphall Station Edinburgh Park Edinburgh HaymarketEdinburgh WaverleyFIRTH OF FORTHBathgateArmadaleBlackridgeCaldercruixDrumgellochAirdrieGlasgow Queen StreetGlasgow Charing CrossExisting stationsNew stationsRelocated stationsNew electrified double-trackExisting trackSingle Track upgraded to electrified double-track Sections of double-track to be electrified construction site has meant the steelwork installed in Carnhill’s fabrication yard, while was all erected during overnight possessions. electrical conduits were also fitted. This “It took an hour to rig up the “The footbridge was erected during five meant little or no work was necessary on crane, and then a further hour separate Saturday night rail possessions,” the deck once it was installed over the ‘live’ explains Graham Paterson, BAM Nuttall Site rail lines. to de-rig it. This only left us four Agent. “Saturday nights are the most popular The other four possessions were used to hours to get the entire deck in as we get a longer possession, Midnight install the lift shafts and the stairs which are until 6am as opposed to Midnight to 5am on connected to the bridge deck’s supporting place… which we did.” other nights.” trestles. Again Cairnhill delivered the stairs/ This extra hour was particularly trestles as pre-assembled units, speeding up “Again we used the same methodology,” important for the lifting of the bridge deck, the erection process as well as minimising says Ian Taylor, Cairnhill Estimating which was erected in one possession using a the required on-site work. The lift shafts were Manager. “The steelwork was delivered 200t capacity mobile crane. delivered in two sections and bolted together to site in pre-assembled sections, which “It took an hour to rig up the crane, and on site. minimised the number of rail possessions then a further hour to de-rig it,” adds Mr A similar steelwork package has also been needed and the amount of on-site work, Paterson. “This only left us four hours to get completed at Airdrie, where again Cairnhill which was critical as Airdrie is a ‘live’ the entire deck into place… which we did.” has erected a footbridge with lifts shafts station.” Cairnhill delivered the completed 18m-long and stairs. The only difference being this Both Airdrie and Bathgate stations are steel footbridge deck to site in one assembled structure is slightly smaller with a span of nearing completion and the line is scheduled unit. The aluminium cladding was pre- 15m. to open this December. The station at Bathgate with its new footbridge in the foreground and new station building behind it to the left Asteel framed 1,250m2 office, amenity and and transferred as fill to the adjacent station project.A number of sustainable elements wereincluded in the scheme, as the job involved 10,000tof excavation works. All of this material was recycledlight maintenance depot - including astores building - has been constructed atBathgate to serve the new railway line. Completed one month ahead of schedule, by main Over 3,000t of excavated tarmac was crushed and contractor Spencer, the project was ‘Highly Com- recycled for use in constructing the depot’s new mended’ in the Best Project - Medium category, at access road. the recent Network Rail Partnership Awards. Choosing a steel frame for the depot’s office The depot provides facilities to First ScotRail, to building also proved to be the correct decision as enable it to clean trains, discharge toilets, fill water the building was also erected and completed ahead storage tanks and also carry out minor repairs. of schedule. October 10 19NSC


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