Pod-Trak Ltd were contracted by Cleshar Contract Services Ltd to install a new overhead line system between Mitcham junction and Beddington Lane. The line was previously a single line which has been upgraded to a twin tracked system as the single line was causing a bottle neck on the Croydon tram system. At Wimbledon Station the existing platform was to be extended to allow for two trams to be stabled on the platform and a new second platform being built with an extended line. Pod-Trak Ltd’s scope of the works at Beddington Lane included 21 piled foundations, 14 new OLE structures, 4 cantilevers, 12 twin tack cantilevers, the removal of redundant structures, the transfer of existing OLE to new structures, the running of new OLE Twin contacts conductors and the Registration works. At Wimbledon Station the works included the removal of redundant OLE structures and wire, the installation of 7 new OLE structures and 200m of new twin contact, new switches and to Section prove the new lines.
This project was driven by a very tight programme to allow commissioning and handover of the new system. All works were planned and delivered within the timescales required, and were successfully handed over after meeting the clients technical requirements.
- Project Duration : September 2014 – November 2015
- Categories : OLE
- Client : Celeshar Contract Services