Crossrail Western Outer Electrification

The Crossrail Western Outer OLE Project provided Electrification of the outer Crossrail route between Stockley Junction to West of Maidenhead station. The Project included electrification of the Main lines, Relief lines, Crossovers, Loops, Sidings and Turn-backs.

Pod-Trak provided Construction Management, Engineering, OLEC teams, OTP and POS to assist Balfour Beatty with the works. The overall scheme consisted of the detailed design, construction, test and commission of a Series 1 Furrer & Frey system.

To assist with the daily planning and delivery of the project, Pod-Trak provided Construction Management and Engineering to manage OLE teams, work site integration, material management and assurance/handback documentation.

The site teams working alongside Balfour Beatty teams and other suppliers, installed main steel, SPS, wiring and final registration.

With adjacent lines open to traffic all plant had to be ALO compliant. This was managed nightly by Pod-Trak POS Representatives working closely with the Balfour Beatty ALO coordinators.

Metrolink 2CC

2CC is a new extension to the existing Manchester Metrolink system to increase capacity and allow further tram movements through the city centre.

The 2CC project was divided into Section 2 & Section 3:

Section 2 is approximately 500m in length and consists of a single 120mm² Copper contact wire per track supported from cross-span or head-span arrangements, most of the supports through the section are provided by building fixings.

Section 3 is a complicated section of track and overhead line approximately 2km in length. There are multiple tracks and crossings, which results in a very complicated overhead line layout. St Peters Square was subject to an international architectural design competition which affected the overhead arrangement due to the positioning of architectural features and landscaping.

Pod-Trak played a key role in the planning, staging and installation of both the OLE and traction power by working closely with our client Brecknell Willis and the Principal Contractor MPT.

The scheme was delivered in a timely and safe manner despite the complex nature of the work and the public interface.