Ardwick depot expansion

Posted in: Depots and sidings
Posted in: Depots and sidings

The provision of track construction services for depot extension.

  • Facilitating the construction of four stabling roads as well as fuelling facilities
  • Handed back in accordance with project timescales and plans
  • Zero delays to traffic or reportable incidents/accidents

Project summary

The UK’s rail network has benefited from an expansion of rolling stock availability with record numbers of new vehicles being commissioned. This increase in vehicle capacity has resulted in a number of projects designed to increase the stabling capacity of depots and train readiness facilities.

Ardwick depot in Manchester is a depot that 1stInrail maintains, but we were also successful in securing the contract to extend the depot to facilitate 4 no. additional stabling roads as well as enhanced fuelling facilities. The project presented many technical challenges, but our construction management teams supported the client, the designers, and operational staff to deliver the works to programme and on budget without accident or reportable incident.

Key facts

  • 4 no. new sidings installed
  • 5 no. items of S&C installed, 1 no. constructed on slab
  • 1 no. holdfast crossing installed
  • 4 no. Rawie friction buffers supplied and installed

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