Network Rail installed a new telecommunications network consisting of Fixed Telecommunications Network (FTN) and wireless Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) technology. This provided a single national system for secure train driver to signaller communication and also a fibre network to support the digital railway.
We helped delivering the project through multiple re-appointments for 12 years covering installations in Southern, Western and Wales, LNE and LNW, our scope consisted of:
- Survey and Design (Civils, Electrical, RF and Mechanical)
- Civils enabling works and foundations
- GSM-R steel tower erection
- Relocatable Equipment Buildings (REBs)
- Route work and fibre cable installation
To maximise the use of limited and short duration possessions we:
- Blended in-house design and construction to safe and efficient construction solutions
- Designed and installed inter-locking pre-cast concrete cabinet bases to minimise construction time on-site
- Designed and installed steel pin or helical steel piling solutions for the communications masts superstructure
High level statistics:
- 650 Node sites
- 150 Tunnel Sites
- 1.7 million metres of Routework surveyed and designed
- 980,000 metres of Routework installed
- 846 masts dismantled post-commissioning
- Our ‘lookout for safety’ behaviours-based safety training resulted in more than 7 years accident free on our FTN/GSM-R contract, the best performance of any contractor.
" The successes that Kier have delivered are something to be really proud of, the way we have worked together collaboratively is well known within Network Rail and is an example to our industry "Programme Director Network Rail
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