Project overview

In 2012, the Watford Area Re-signalling Project was the largest railway project behind crossrail. The area required a new signalling system and involved the relocation of signalling controls to Euston and Rugby, as well as requiring major OLE and Permanent Way remodelling.

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Client :                 Siemens / Network Rail Alliance

Location :           Watford 

Finished On :     2012

Value :                   Value to MECX over course of programme was circa £11m

Remarks :            In 2012, the Watford Area Re-signalling Project was the largest railway project behind crossrail. The area required a new signalling system and involved the relocation of signalling controls to Euston and Rugby, as well as requiring major OLE and Permanent Way remodelling.

Joint Collaboration

MECX provided Siemens with full OLE Isolation management encompassing the planning, management and delivery of all project OLE and 3rd Rail DC Isolation requirements, often across complex worksites that regularly stretched over multiple sites (and long distances) and/or at many multiple locations with the full range of railway interfaces involved. Works included RC Isolation Bonding, Heights and Staggers Works, Condition Surveys and associated OLE works such as OLE structure adjustments and remedial works to OLE components.

The project was open to immense scrutiny from both the rail industry and the public, as the railway travels through many residential environments, so the works required thorough planning and full integration and communication from all parties.

Accident & Incident Free

As a contractor, we were heavily focused on the full integration of our team with client. We successfully filled key project management roles and even today the team we put in to plan and manage this project are still working with the client on other major projects.

Through our expert knowledge and experience alongside a consistently strong team ethic, MECX closed out the last three years of this project accident and incident free.

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