Activities in the Civil Engineering discipline dominated the delivery of Thameslink Programme’s three key output stages.
This theme captures lessons learned and best practice in systems engineering. As the London Bridge Station Redevelopment draws to a close, more case studies will be captured from all areas of this major project.
In this interview, Michael Thomson, Site Engineer explains some of the technically challenging aspects of building London Bridge station.
Related Case Studies
How installation of Network Rail’s largest ever hoarding, alongside a customer-driven approach to communications, led to high levels of passenger awareness during the redevelopment of London Bridge station.
ETCS testing took place during mid-week nights through the Thameslink Core Area, while adjacent lines were open to service traffic, in preparation for ATO to be enabled.
The High Capacity Improvement project has provided the European Train Control System and enhanced signalling control systems needed to support automatic train operation and timetable management. These systems are crucial to the programme being able to reliably increase train frequency from 16 to 24 tph in each direction through the core Thameslink area from Blackfriars to St Pancras.
The introduction of a whole new train fleet delivered huge benefits to passengers while demonstrating that working flexibly and collaboratively led to impressive speed improvements in the commissioning of rolling stock.