Steel signal gantry installed at Bristol
During a Christmas period rail possession a 33m-long signal gantry structure, fabricated by Adey Steel, was installed at Bristol East Junction.
The steel gantry forms part of the ongoing remodelling works at Bristol Temple Meads. The structure was fabricated at Adey Steel’s Loughborough production facility, before being painted and part-assembled prior to installation.
Working with AMCO Giffen and Network Rail, the gantry was lifted into place using a rail-mounted crane.
The signal gantry will be put into service this summer along with further remodelling works to the area. The plan to transform the junction will improve capacity, flexibility and reliability, making more efficient use of platforms at the station, while reducing delays for passengers.
An extra line is also being introduced to support additional suburban services being planned for the future.