Network Rail and Dyer & Butler are working together on station improvements & the Access for All Programme.
Notably Dyer & Butler are specialists in a wide range of engineering services that are dedicated to supporting vital transport infrastructures such as airports, highways and railways. A section of M Group Services has been collaborating with Network Rail as well as rail franchise operators to implement improvements at stations in order to deliver their ‘Access for All’ Programme, designed to enhance access at train stations through the installation of ramps and lifts.
Dyer & Butler’s Rail Division, through framework agreements and tendered awards, has been working with Network Rail and Franchise Operators to identify improvements that need to be made at stations as well as with a wide range of projects. This will include improvements made at Pembroke and Pembroke Dock platforms as well as accessibility work for Arriva Trains, Great Western Railway and Network Rail. Access at Fareham will be improved for South West Trains while wheelchair access and pedestrian access will be enhanced at Chelmsford Station for Greater Anglia.
Extensions and improvements will be made to platforms at ten overground stations for London Underground while Totnes station footbridge will be replaced and a passenger lift installed. Great Western Railway will also see platforms widened and new lighting installed at St Erth Station in Cornwall.
The Director of Rail at Dyer & Butler has identified that meeting the needs of asset owners and operators in the transport sector has been difficult for rail operators and in particular, making improvements to facilities so that people of mixed abilities are given simple access. Therefore, the Access for All programme is designed to deliver accessible routes that are free of obstacles between platforms. Dyer & Butler are able to call on their expertise in this sector in order to assist with designs, construction and M&E services throughout the UK.