Crossrail shortlists three companies for Ilford yard stabling project

29 October 2012 (Last Updated October 29th, 2012 18:30)

Crossrail has shortlisted Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Volker Fitzpatrick to submit bids for its £45m Ilford yard stabling project in the UK.

Crossrail has shortlisted Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Volker Fitzpatrick to submit bids for its £45m Ilford yard stabling project in the UK.

The winner of the tender will be responsible for providing detailed design, enabling works, manufacturing, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning and hand over of railway depot facilities at the Ilford Yard Stabling facility in East London.

The new depot will be built on 12 hectares of land adjacent to the Great Eastern Main Line, between Ilford and Seven Kings.

The site will remain an operational depot during the C828 works associated with the provision of Crossrail rolling stock stabling facilities.

Network Rail (NR) owns the freehold to the site, which currently has two leaseholders, including train operating company Abellio Greater Anglia and Bombardier Transportation UK.

"The new depot will be built on 12 hectares of land adjacent to the Great Eastern Main Line, between Ilford and Seven Kings."

Abellio Greater Anglia uses the depot for train stabling and operates the site’s Light Maintenance Depot, while Bombardier UK owns a leasehold on the main area that Crossrail plans to use for building the stabling facility.

The 38-month construction programme includes 25Kva electrification modifications and track reconfiguration works.

Work will involve the construction of new berths for Crossrail trains of more than 200m in length, a permanent way, sidings signalling and protection systems, as well as overhead line electrification (OLE).

Modifications and improvements will be made to an existing rolling stock workshop that will include maintenance pits, overhead electrification and replacement of roof cladding on the building.