Working closely with our customer, Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme, we are modernising the railway systems that run between London Bridge and New Cross Gate to the south. Our works include remodelling track, electrification and minor civil engineering infrastructure across the four-mile stretch.
By transforming this section of railway, we are helping to open London Bridge station up to more frequent, longer trains. The project will ease congestion and improve the journeys of the thousands of passengers who use the station daily.
Keeping London moving
During this five year project, we will deliver a complete, multi-disciplinary solution that includes design, construction and the necessary plant and machinery. Once complete, we will have installed circa 35km of plain line track, 140 switches and crossings, more than 100 signal structures and over 100 kilometres of cabling.
The work includes the installation of track and electrification for several new platforms, connecting these to the existing infrastructure, as well as removing old trackwork, restoring existing civils structures and dealing with signalling equipment in readiness for the next stages of development.
Our in-house design teams have developed innovative methods of working on such a complex site. This includes operating close to live tracks with limited access points, as well as lifting large structures across the 40m-wide Victorian viaduct that supports the rail tracks.
These works will ensure train operators can provide the high frequency services needed for such a busy interchange, with works taking place alongside live tracks that will continue to run throughout the project.