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Steelwork installed at Westerton Station AFA

Story Contracting alongside our specialist steelwork fabricator M&S Engineering have successfully installed the new footbridge and lift shafts for the Access for All scheme at Westerton Station. The steelwork installation was carried out on Sunday 1st October during a 54 hour blockade. A station car park closure was also implemented to facilitate the set up position for the 200t crane.

There were 9 lifts in total carried out over an impressive 3 hours and 15mins:

  • 2no lift shafts
  • 2no bridge support trestles
  • 2no landings
  • 2no staircases
  • 1no bridgedeck

Following months of planning, the works were carried out safely and without any accidents or incidents. Well done to the site team in achieving this key milestone on the project.

“We are delighted with the safe and efficient delivery to date of the AFA project at Westerton Station. Amid some challenging circumstances, the structural steelwork installation was expertly planned and delivered during a single weekend day shift. This demonstrates the collaboration and determination of the greater delivery team to achieve such a successful outcome. As a team we must now turn our focus towards the safe completion and commissioning of the new step free access facilities to realise the benefits for customers. Well done to everyone involved.”
Michael McArthur, Scheme Project Manager, Network Rail

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