Reading 10 Car Project

Started:May 2015
Completed:May 2017
Location:Reading to London Waterloo
Value:£11 mil
Project Overview

McNicholas are undertaking the Reading 10 Car Project which affects the Reading to Waterloo route. The aim of the project is to allow 10 car train services to operate between Reading, Ascot and London Waterloo. The project also includes the route from Ascot to Ash Vale. McNicholas are responsible for the Electrification of this works. This includes all feeder works and associated line side civils.

Key Deliverables

The scope of works include;

- To replace, extend and lay new troughing routes to accommodate the additional HV cable requirements
- Installation of multiple URXs and UTXs, to enable changes in the course of the cable route
- Installation of GRP to facilitate above surface cable routing
- Installation of Ballast Boarding
- Cable distribution into newly installed route
- Installations and extension of platform ducting to continue the cable routes

Staffing Specifications

McNicholas have engaged with CRS to supply a vast proportion of the construction teams to complete this works, as well as several key white collar staff within the management structure of this project. We have had teams working throughout the midweek days and nights and several major weekends including key possessions to deliver these works. In general, CRS supply self-contained gangs consisting of 6 staff per gang. All gangs are supplied with full competence and basic hand tools necessary to carry out the vast array of works. CRS will continue to provide McNicholas with the following trades throughout the remainder of this project:

- PTS Labourers
- Ganger/Foremen
- Plant Operators
- Site Managers
- Construction Managers
- Site Access Controllers
- PTS Skilled Ground Workers
- HV Competent Persons
- Supervisors
- Banksmen
- SSOW/Possession Planners
- Carpenters
- Cleaners


'I would very much like to thank Civil Rail Solutions (CRS) for the great level of effort and commitment shown by both the CRS management team and the staff they provided during the construction phase of the Reading 10 Car project. CRS were involved in all aspects of the lineside civils on this project including Throughing, Ballast Boarding, UTX and URX works, Cable Pulling, Platform Ducting works. CRS have been able to provide the project with self-supporting gangs which include the necessary safety critical staff, as well as labour to carry out the works'

'I would be very forthcoming in recommending CRS for all of the expert and wide range of services they have provided to our project. I would further recognise the exceptional customer service and commitment to deliver a high quality of staff at all times'.

Scott Bicknell
Project Manager
Reading 10 Car Project
For and on behalf of McNicholas
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