Track and signalling

08.07.19

Rail electrification of the chase line between Rugeley and Walsall

Source: RTM June/July

As part of Network Rail’s track electrification, ABC Electrical Ltd identified MGF’s Vertishore as their preferred solution. Mark Norton, rail sector manager at MGF Ltd, reports.

As part of the extensive line electrification works between Rugeley and Walsall, an Under Track Crossing (UTX) was constructed at Bescot to accommodate a duct route for cables between cess catchpits on either side of the two lines of track.

The scheme involved erecting overhead wires on 51km of track along with the reconstruction of six bridges.

Network Rail’s £100m investment into electrifying and upgrading the line between Rugeley and Walsall will provide a faster and more frequent service, reducing journey times between Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

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After initially presenting to ABC Electrification’s senior engineering team in Rugby, providing an overview of potential options, MGF’s GRiPSHORE Vertishore range was identified as the perfect solution for the trench works.

MGF provided a safe means of access for the works to proceed under the track. Despite the remote site location, the team were able to transport the lightweight shoring kit to the site 2.0 miles from the access point via rail mounted bogies.

MGF’s capability to service the rail sector not only covers improvement projects managed by Network Rail like the rail electrification of the Chase Line but also major civil engineering infrastructure schemes.

Our dedicated rail team offer their assistance and expertise along with our rail sector technical sales and design engineers that are available in supporting customers with their specific requirements.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AND MORE IN THE JUNE/JULY EDITION OF RTM.

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