This article reports on the first and largest part of the gigantic #5800M West Coast Main Line (WCML) upgrade, the reshaping of the lines into Euston, one of London's busiest stations. It includes a chart showing alterations to the Euston track layout. 2km of multi-track approaches into the station's 18 platforms are being remodelled in a #125M project. Preparation, design, and piecemeal work have been in progress for 18 months. Now, signalling, tracks, ballast, and power systems are being ripped out and replaced. New gantries and foundations are required for signals and overhead lines, there will be new telecommunication cables and ducts, and complex point interchanges and cross-overs are being rebuilt. Old brick retaining walls must be restored or extended for new track alignments, and bridges must be widened. Trains must be kept running throughout these works, in which the construction consortium will obtain continuous possession of parts of the station during Summer 2000. Virgin inter-city trains and Silverlink commuter trains will continue to use the station, with 600 movements and about 110,000 passengers a day, though with a slight service reduction during the Summer timetable. Possessions and subsequent restorations of a few platforms at a time will be scheduled to minimise disruption.

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    LONDON,   United Kingdom  EC1R 4QX
  • Authors:
    • Greeman, A
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00799662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM