West Yorkshire & Lincoln Railway Platform Extensions


TSP Projects Ltd




March - November 2019

The Project

Resurfacing of the existing platforms and surfacing of the new platform extensions at Gainsborough and Woodlesford stations. Work was carried out at night when site possession was available and included:

  • Full survey and marking out
  • Removal of existing platform surface
  • Preparation of sub base
  • Resurfacing of existing platforms
  • Surfacing of new platform extensions.
  • Material hand barrowed into site due to restricted access
  • Material hand laid in difficult access areas

Gainsborough and Woodlesford station platforms and extensions successfully resurfaced in restricted access locations

Key Quantities:

Platform Resurfacing
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Challenges and Successes

Access to the workface was restricted meaning we couldn’t deliver materials using wagons. To overcome this we used small plant (e.g. 1Te Dumpers and hand barrows) to transport the material to the final workface.

The station remained in use by the public throughout the works. In order to maintain passenger and train safety we established robust pedestrian management and segregation arrangements and worked around the train schedules. We worked closely with the train planners and paused work 10 minutes before trains were due and restarted 10 minutes after trains departed.

Client Benefits

All work was completed safely and on time without interruption to the train schedules or disruption to train passengers.

DSD have worked with us on a number of platform surfacing schemes over the years and have always provided a professional, high standard service. The client service and support from the contracting team in regards to solving logistical problems which often arise on railway based schemes has been an indispensable help in the final stages of handing our railway projects back over to the client.

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Tony Finnerty

Senior Site Agent, TSP Projects

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