On the turn of 2022, the South Rail Systems Alliance (SRSA) Anglia division have been heavily involved in the significant rail infrastructure upgrades across Bishops Stortford & Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

Delivered over the course of six months’ worth of weekend blocks, the team meticulously planned and maximised the productivity of each possession.

In total, at Bishops Stortford the team installed:

  • 10 renewed Point Ends
  • 1 renewed Trap Point
  • 2 refurbished Trap Points
  • 1371m of CAT11 Plain Line renewal
  • 269m of jointed track converted to Continuous Welded Rail
  • 36m of Crosstimber bridge renewal
  • Installed a new Buffer Stop and Sand Drag
  • 54m of Toe Drainage in the Up Cambridge Cess
  • Platform Adjustments on both Platform 2 & 3
  • Converted 2 Point Ends to In Bearer Clamp Locks (IBCL) with new supplementary detectors due to the switch size.
  • All New Cabling & Rail Location Cabinets installed.
  • All Points Heating Upgraded with Distribution Network Operator & Points Heating Control Cubicle Works.
  • 8 Stages of OLE Installations

While at Sawbridgeworth:

  • 2743m of CAT02 re-rail on the Down Cambridge
  • 402m of CAT11 Plain Line renewal on Down Cambridge at Sawbridgeworth
  • Renewal of Sawbridgeworth level crossing

Speaking about the successful delivery of the programme, SRSA Team Anglia Project Manager, Dave McCann said “The delivery of this scheme wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire SRSA team and our magnificent Supply Chain.

“Thank you all for making this possible.”

The SRSA is comprised of Colas Rail Ltd., Network Rail and AECOM, an alliance created to deliver a portfolio of works across the southern region of the UK over a 10-year period.