November 2019 - March 2021
The scope was part of the overall Leeds Station Improvement Scheme which included the introduction of the new Platform 0 to increase capacity at and through the station including both Rail Systems and Building Fabric.
As part of the Transpennine route upgrade at Leeds Station, a new Platform 0 was constructed along modifications to the existing OLE leading into the station area. To facilitate the upgrade, the track layout was changed and as a result significant OLE installation and modifications were required.
Pod-Trak delivered the OLE element of the overall improvements including OLE Management, Supervision, Linesmen, POS Representatives, Machine & Crane Controllers, Plant Fitters and On Track Plant. The works were delivered mainly on Saturday nights throughout the year with additional closures
at Christmas 2019, May 2020, October 2020 and Christmas 2020. The core works were all delivered through the closures where careful planning and integration was required to work around track, civils and signalling teams.
Midweek the core team completed site walkouts and material build-up in preparation for site works. Final OLE works were delivered in March 2021 associated with Platform 0. The project was successfully delivered without any incidents, accidents or late handbacks which was testament to the collaboration between Pod-Trak, CRSA and other contractors on the job.