HS2 Enabling Works (London Euston)

Munir Patel - XRAIL Group

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Published: 31st October 2019

This Case Study was Written by: Munir Patel - XRAIL Group


  Colas Rail & Balfour Beatty   2018 - Ongoing
  Colas Rail & Balfour Beatty
  2018 - Ongoing

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway that will be the backbone of the national rail network. It will link London and Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds.

The £900m Enabling Works Contracts cover the whole of Phase One, from London to Birmingham and the connection to the West Coast Mainline at Handsacre.

XRAIL’s scope of its bid, under the terms of the Colas Rail commission, required to :

  • Axle Counters (AZLM) and HVI track circuits test/reset cover for civils and p-way, moving dis box locations to enable works.
  • Smth cover for designers (AECOM) in and around Camden sidings during correlation of power cables, tracing cables, verifying cables, tag and trace of cables. This work was in Camden sidings including trackside, route works, train wash and power cubicles back to substation.
  • Covering weekend works associated with Axle Counter resets, Relocation of HVI Track circuits and all affected disconnection boxes in the area. The moving of HVI dis boxes, AWS dis boxes at juniper close access point to enable civils/ pway works to be undertaken.

With the redistribution of work XRAIL is continuing to provide its support and expertise in the HS2 enabling works at Euston with Balfour Beatty.

This project is still ongoing.

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