Story Contracting are proud to have reached a significant milestone in delivering upgrades to Scotland’s second-busiest station, on behalf of Network Rail.
Team Story have successfully delivered the commissioning of a new track layout in Edinburgh Waverley Station, between platforms 10 and 11.
The new crossover allows trains to move from one line to the other; improving the operational flexibility and capacity at the station.
Will Storey, Project Manager, said: “The commissioning of the new crossover is a significant achievement for the team. It marks a critical milestone for the project as the May 2019 train timetable change is reliant on this new piece of infrastructure being in place.
“Delivered in a logistically challenging location with limited track access, this work required all disciplines to be able complete this complex element of the project.
“Thank you to the entire team for the hard work put into achieving this milestone.”
As part of the station upgrades, earlier this year Story Contracting successfully delivered extensions to platform 5 & 6 and installed walkways and escalators, in preparation for LNER’s new Azuma and ScotRail’s new class-385s, that will help transport some of the 30 million passengers each year that use Waverley Station.
Kevin McClelland, Network Rail’s route delivery director for infrastructure projects, said: “Edinburgh Waverley is at the heart of the capital and a vital part of our rail network – carrying passengers across the length of Scotland and south to London on the East Coast Main Line.
“The work we have delivered over the last two years will help to make sure the station can continue to play an important role in the economic and social life of the city.”
The infrastructure – and the new rolling stock it will enable – will help to transform travel on the East Coast main line and has been funded by the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP).