RPS offer specialist health and safety rail consultancy services and are involved in a number of strategic projects throughout the country. Our CDM consultants are mainly involved in the construction of “off line” train maintenance facilities and our team provide support and technical input into the development of these complex buildings. The schemes involve the construction of new, or the extension and refurbishment of, buildings and have accommodated either diesel or electric locomotives.
Our team are the principal designer on the construction of the rail maintenance facility to accommodate and maintain the trains for Crossrail, the major rail infrastructure project to link West and East London. The scheme, on the Old Oak Common site, has nine internal roads and 31 external stabling roads that link into the Network Rail infrastructure. There is a complex track layout and Overhead Line Electrical (OLE) power system throughout the site and in the maintenance building, all of which requires a considered approach to construction, maintenance and use. The scheme includes facilities to wash and clean, access and service all areas, jack up, remove and replace bogie wheel units and generally look after the Crossrail fleet of trains
We also have experience of providing the principal designer service on private projects that require connection into the Network Rail infrastructure. The project currently in design is the provision of a railhead that will supply the fuel, in this case house hold waste, for the energy from waste scheme in the South West. The scheme connects the turnout from the Network Rail line to the termination point within the Energy From Waste (EFW) facility. We are required to coordinate our activities with Network rail and the principal contractor constructing the EFW.
We are also on the refurbishment, reconstruction and reorganisation of a train maintenance depot in the south west. The scheme expands the current maintenance building by over 200% and develops the external road layout and building services infrastructure in support of that expansion. We are the principal designer, architects and engineers on the design.