Sussex Power Supply Upgrade

Started:June 2016
Client:McNicholas / Kier
Location:Various Sites, East & West Sussex
Value:£38 million
Project Overview

The primary objective of this scheme is to ensure that there is sufficient DC traction power across Network Rail’s (NR) Sussex Route to meet the demands of the new December 2018 timetable, which will include a newer fleet and more frequent trains, all in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Transport’s (DTT) strategic plan.

Key Deliverables

The scope of works include; 6No UTX’s, 16No URX’s, TIS Base Installations, Troughing,  ETE cable Installation, HV Feeder Cable Installation, New Buried Duct Routes, Hand Rail, Access paths, Route Support, GRP Installation.

Staffing Specifications

Civil Rail Solutions were engaged by main contractor McNicholas in the second quarter of 2016 to provide the civils based labour for the project. CRS are supplying the following trades to McNicholas for the duration of this project:

  • PTS Labourers

  • Gatemen/Site Security

  • Skilled Groundworkers

  • COSS’

  • Safe Work Leaders (SWL 1)

  • HV Competent labour

  • Plant Operators

  • Gangers/Foremen

  • Supervisors


“I would like to pass on a massive thank all of the staff from CRS with their contribution to date on the project. All of the CRS staff who have been involved with this project so far, have worked proficiently, at a high standard and have kept safety paramount throughout. I would have no hesitance in recommending CRS for all of the labour services they have provided to our project. I would further identify the outstanding customer service from the office based team and their ability to deliver high quality staff at all times.”

Nathan Palfreyman –

Senior Construction Manager - McNicholas
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