RSS Infrastructure Limited (RSS), were tasked by ABC Electrification Limited to replace traditional rail sleepers, installed by the client, with those specifically designed for cable management. The initial plan was changed as the client deemed it more efficient to feed the cables through a ‘cable run’.
As part of this transport development programme, the teams at the MMA needed to clear a path for the ‘Tracked Borehole’ drilling equipment and personnel to enable them to safely begin conducting an inspection of ground stability, in preparation for the installation of the tram infrastructure.
To ensure that the client was able to meet the project deadline and budgetary requirements for the upgrade of the electrification in Walsall, the RSS Civils/Construction teams conducted an extensive assessment on site, working alongside the client to determine exactly what competencies and machinery would be required.
The RSS teams included experienced Trackmen who held all the required Small Tools tickets, Ganger, Crane Controller, COSS, ALO as well as an RRV.
Each team member had been briefed on the urgency of the project and due to their extensive training and experience were able to complete the works to an exceptionally high standard along with all the required paperwork within the 4-day deadline.
What benefit was this for the client?
Throughout the installation of the cable management sleepers, RSS Infrastructure personnel interfaced directly with the client and ensured that they were informed through progress reports that helped to resolve any issues before they arose, meaning that the project could be delivered on time and to budget.
“RSSI personnel who worked to recover the IBJ’s were faultless and brilliant guys to work with, they are a credit to the S&T division at RSSI.”Brian Watterson – Signalling Supervisor Phase 5 at S&C North Alliance
“RSSI personnel who were involved with the works at Northam had to work through some of the worst weather conditions I have seen and continued to keep spirits high and had a fantastic work attitude allowing for the project to continue.”Chris Courtenay – Signalling Supervisor (Infrastructure) for Colas Rail
“I would like to thank RSS for their work so far on the blockade at Northam, they have been great.”Andrew Woolliss – Project Engineer (Wessex) S&C – Infrastructure
“Thanks to RSSI we are on top of all movements every day with nothing outstanding. ”Ryan Steel – Field Engineer (OLE England) at Amey
“RSSI assisted in the cable running shifts, preparation work including changeovers of the 8 x track circuits and the 10c, 27c and 4 x 48c lineside cables. Their quality of work, attitude and work ethic has been absolutely spot on. ”Dan Palmer – Installation and Construction Engineer at Carillion Signalling
“Being able to work during the day with trains still running is fantastic for team fatigue. The use of an ATWS installed for the duration makes the job even safer and removes the need for Lookouts. Thanks to the guys from RSSI for installing and managing for us.”Robert Woods – Senior Project Manager at Amey
“The RSSI personnel who worked on the Bilston Road Track Renewal project have been exceptional and played a major part in ensuring the works were completed on time and to budget.”Paul Brown – Project Director for Midland Metro Alliance
“The RSSI Arboriculture Team did a great job in completing the job safely and efficiently as planned. The feedback from my site supervisor was very good, he said that all exclusion zone were enforced and adhered to and appropriate PPE was used for the task. ”Ameer Ibrahim – Senior Project Manager for Colas
“The De-Veg works that the Arboriculture team undertook was to a very high standard, the site looks 100% better and everybody my end is really happy with the service you provided. ”Jamie Gibbons – Site Manager for S&C Alliance
“I have had a good walk along the fence line and I am very happy with the work carried out. All the over hanging trees and Limbs have been removed. Very good work. ”Mike Gibson – Terminal Manager for Associated British Ports
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