CRMS to support ATC signalling system and LVAC cabling at Old Dalby Test Track
London Underground, Serco, Giffen Group
OCL was extremely proud to be awarded this particular contract as the specialist installation sub-contractor at this extremely important stage of the ATC (automatic train control) project.
OCL successfully installed, ahead of schedule and on budget, a high standard CRMS (cable route management systems) for Old Dalby test track. The whole contract, valued at £354million, is reportedly the largest of any metro re-signalling contract undertaken worldwide. It will ensure that the CITYFLO 650 system minimises network disruption for London Underground’s passenger through greater reliability and performance. Our work set a standard and became a key element in the upgrade of the SSR (Sub Surface Rail) network.
We had a sixteen man installation team that were certified for both London Underground and Network Rail infrastructures along with being fully aware of all installation standards over the complete area.
The full scope of the London Underground contract is for the signalling renewal and provision of an ATC system for the four sub-surface lines. In time this will carry 1.3 million passengers a day. Together, the lines comprise 40% of the entire network and carry 25% of the total ridership. The testing at Old Dalby forms part of a significant package of works under the ATC Programme for London Underground. This requires signalling and testing works for the introduction of new sub-surface trains which are rigorously tested at the Old Dalby test track before being put into service on the London Underground network. The new CRMS and Civils work installed by OCL played a crucial part in the first stages of enabling for all other testing to take place and prove conformity for the new ‘S’ stock trains and its associated equipment. The new ‘S’ stock trains will run between Amersham and Harrow on the Hill, Richmond to Gunnersbury, Barking and Wimbledon to East Putney.
The objective of the project is to guarantee reliable service of the new ‘S’ stock trains on the London Underground network.
Breakdown of works carried out by OCL:
- Project manager x 1
- Site managers x 1
- COSS x 1
- Operatives x 12
- Compliance manager-HSE auditor x 1
OCL have carried out many civils and electrical projects for myself for over the past 10 years within the rail sector. They deliver what is required when needed and are trustworthy therefore I have no problem in recommending them.
I would like to thank all at OCL for a great job carried out by your staff over the 52 hour week end possession at Hockley station. The Pre planning meetings and OCL's early engagement with Braybrook really helped the smooth delivery of this project. A very professional job was done right first time, with no snags, we certainly look forward to using OCL in collaboration on future projects.
OCL Rail in conjunction with the Giffen Group carried out a number of varied installation projects at Neasden Depot the quality of their work and collaborative approach contributed greatly to the success in delivery of the projects involved with NDUP. I would have no hesitation in recommending OCL Rail for future works.
I have used OCL for over 8 years now not only as a labour agency but also carrying out contracted price work for the Giffen Group, I have always been extremely pleased with not only the efficiency of their service but the quality of their work.
I have worked with OCL Group on several rail projects. I have been very impressed by their professional, customer orientated approach to all aspects of works. They are a contractor who consistently deliver a high quality end product at a competitive price with attention to detail and I would not hesitate to recommend OCL Group for rail related projects.