Frome station refurbishment

Frome station refurbishment

The refurbishment of Frome Station Somerset for Amco had an unusual set of challenges; working at night, over live rail, close proximity to the public and the need to maintain normal conditions for passengers and rail staff. The answer was a well designed birdcage platform with laminated protection deck bridging the tracks and part of the platforms. With working tolerances as low as 50mm between the carriages and the underside of the protection platforms even more care and vigilance were needed than usual with special consideration to heat generation from the train engines and its possible effects on the decking, to the speed of the train passing through with such critical tolerances. The project’s success, both in safety and physical terms was only made possible with exceptional planning and total cooperation and diligence from our client Underhill building services of Exeter and the main contractor Amco.

Project Description

Client: Underhill
Location: Frome Station Somerset