This project was conceived by Network Rail over 15 years ago to improve timetables on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) where the Cambridge line traffic crossed the ECML on a flat crossing.
The project consisted of the construction and operation of a new 340m two-track line which crosses the River Irwell and the Manchester Inner Ring Road (IRR-Trinity Way).
The Connaught Tunnel Refurbishment Project transformed an abandoned 1878 Victorian tunnel and disused railway and re-engineered it to receive the Crossrail track and trains for the next 120 years. The project was technically challenging and very unusual for a major new transport scheme such as Crossrail.
The Thameslink Programme is a £7 billion project in south-east England to upgrade and expand the Thameslink rail network, allowing more people to travel on new and longer trains between a wider range of stations to the north and to the south of London, without requiring passengers to change trains in London.
Filton Bank was a design and build project, reinstating 2 former tracks between Dr Days Junction to the South and Filton Junction to the north (approx. 5 miles). It also undertook various works to enable future electrification of the route.
The clients aim was to be able to measure the sustainability level between the different metro extension projects, make them use the same framework for their design, and provide a good basis for the construction stage.
The project achieved a CEEQUAL Excellent rating. CEEQUAL enabled more discussions in the project group about sustainability which lead to a better understanding and a higher level of knowledge within the project.
The client’s drivers were primarily to use Ceequal as a tool to constantly improve the environmental and sustainability work and to increase its sustainability standard between each contract.