The objective of the overall project is to improve system resilience and prevent further equipment failures between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells which have been caused by the introduction of 12-car electric train formations to Tunbridge Wells.
This project was part of the well-known Great Western Electrification Programme. BCM were contracted by Network Rail to Design and Install a HV Independent Feeder cable between the new substations at Royal Wootton Bassett ATFS and Thingley Junction ATFS.
The primary objective of this scheme is to ensure that there is sufficient DC traction power across Network Rail’s (NR) Sussex Route to meet the demands of the new December 2018 timetable, which will include a newer fleet and more frequent trains, all in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Transport’s (DTT) strategic plan.
In 2016, BCM were awarded a contract by Network Rail to complete the Electrical Track Equipment (ETE) works from Victoria to Balham. Working as their Principal Rail Contractor, BCM have faced a challenging access regime within these inner London sites, working on some of the busiest and most congested lines in the UK.
In 2014, BCM fought off stiff competition to secure a five-year framework on behalf of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects (NR), to deliver electrification and plant upgrades and renewals in the Southern region.