CAPEX RRAPs Installation Kent & Sussex – Possession Planning & Management

Project value:
Project Commenced:
September 2018
Project completed:
March 2019
Network Rail

About the project

The CAPEX Project consisted of multi-disciplinary design, assurance, construction delivery and entry-into-service elements as part of infrastructure upgrades in Kent and Sussex. The scope included design and installation of a number of Road Rail Access Points (RRAPs). The design assurance process covered full discipline integration, including P-Way, electrification (ETE/Conductor Rail Modifications), signalling and civils.

The aim of the scheme was to ensure all associated RRAPs at specified locations within the Kent & Sussex area were brought to a compliant standard.

Enable Design partnered with Enable Infrastructure (formerly BCM Construction) and worked collaboratively with Network Rail, sharing our knowledge of the Kent & Sussex area and experience of working with the Network Rail team to ensure that the project was delivered to an ambitious programme and within budget.

The challenge

The initial challenges on these works were the short turnaround time to do surveys, produce a compliant, assured design and deliver the works on site.

The solution

The team overcame the short timescales with close cooperation across the project teams. Collaborative working with all stakeholders and efficient planning were essential in undertaking the works during the possessions, as they were led by the maintainer. During our works, we gave access to road-rail vehicles (RRVs) at the start of the possession to allow others to work in the same closure, maximising benefit for Network Rail. We integrated programmes with third parties to ensure that all works were deconflicted. Enable Design’s sister company, BCM Construction (now Enable Infrastructure) attended de-confliction meetings and white-board meetings to ensure the works did not interfere with other projects in and around the RRAP locations. Our works started once other contractors had used the existing access (RRAP); they were completed prior to them egressing the worksite at the same access point.

For some of the possessions, Enable Design (formerly known as Equate Design) worked closely with Enable Infrastructure , acting as the lead and supplying the possession management staff (Engineering Supervisors and strap men). We also organised white-board meetings for Network Rail, as and when required.

The Team

  • Engineering Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Survey Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Possession Management Staff

The deliverables

  • Survey reports
  • Non-complex multi-discipline combined Form 001, 002 & 003 in line with NR/L2/CIV/003
  • Track ancillary works Form 001, 002 & 003
  • CRT management
  • Track monitoring
  • Inspection and maintenance of Permanent Way as per NR2/L2/TRK/001
  • Handback certificates and documentation

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