Great North Rail Project
Lostock Station, Nr Bolton
Periodic work during weekend blockades
As part of the multi-billion-pound Great North Rail Project (GNRP), Nationwide Rail have reconstructed both of the 150m long platforms at Lostock Station, near Bolton. The project was delivered during a series of weekend blockades and a full week station closure.
The works involved removal and replacement of the existing aged timber trestle platforms to a new alignment. The completed new timber structure is much more robust than the one it replaces and can support substantial loadings, providing a 40-year minimum design life which is achieved without periodic maintenance.
Several unique technical challenges were presented during the project, where Nationwide Rail worked quickly to resolve emerging issues, avoiding impact on the following blockade and minimising programme prolongation.
With a tight programme restricting procurement periods, the high-quality anti-slip GRP decking was supplied by our UK manufacturing partner Polydeck, who were able to meet the tight deadlines.
Demonstrating the depth of our capability
The project involved a period of intense working and we were able to demonstrate the depth of our capability to deliver complex and demanding schemes – Paul Quinn, Project Manager
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