Keeping the nation moving !
The UK has one of the busiest, and safest, railway services in the world. Every year, 1.8 billion people travel by rail, and every day millions of passenger pass over, under, or through an asset that needs to be monitored, maintained and repaired. With the resurgence of rail travel in the UK the maintenance of these assets, over 30,000 bridges, viaducts and tunnels, is a significant factor in the efficiency of the service offered to passengers.
Today’s railway in the UK represents 200 years of engineering innovation and determination, but this also presents us with an ageing asset base. With infrastructure maintenance consuming ever larger budgets, cost, coupled with the complications in organising and executing this refurbishment work within limited rail engineering hours poses a significant challenge. Specifically, the coordination with train traffic operation is of crucial importance and has numerous challenging planning, and implementation problems.
CRL are well placed to handle these challenges and problems. We have been inspecting, repairing and strengthening rail assets successfully for over 50 years. Our staff are trained in all aspects of working on the railway and are accustomed to working 'engineering hours'. We are RISQS (formerly Link-Up) accredited and audited annually by Achilles, who manage the scheme for the rail industry. (RISQS supplier number: 037832).
Our service offering for the rail sector covers the inspection, repair and strengthening of buildings and structures. This includes repairs to station facilities, platforms, bridges, viaducts and tunnels. We work with all the rail industry clients across the UK which includes Network Rail, London Underground, Eurotunnel, Docklands Light Railway, Nottingham Tram, Mersey Travel, Nexus and most other train operating companies (TOCs).
Using our own highly skilled operatives managed by our Chartered Engineers we can provide a professional service to the rail sector. We employ our own planner to programme the resources and execution of the work, and our own Safety Advisor to ensure all works we carry out in the in the rail environment is done safely.