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Gipsy Patch Lane Bridge Renewal (2020)

Client: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Date/ Duration: Oct 2020 – Feb 2021
Location: Gipsy Patch Lane (Bristol)


KGJ Price were contracted to provide all aspects of Permanent Way services to Alun Griffiths Contractors to remove the track, ballast and re-instate the track fully tamped & stressed at the end of a 13 day blockade


Core Elements & Scope:

  • 2200T Of Ballast Installed Utilising Trimble 3D Dozer
  • 84m of Existing CWR Removed & Reinstated, 11 x 18288mm Closure Rails & 108m of New CWR Installed
  • 18 PEMs & 12 LEMs Used to Lift out and reinstall a Modular CEN56v EVs 1 in 15 Turnout
  • 129 G44’s Removed & Reinstated (84m)
  • 169 New G44’s installed (108m)
  • 108m Plain Line Panel built off the critical path and walked in with PEM LEM’s
  • 43 Welds Installed, 10 of which were stress welds & x2 to set the ball & claw
  • 5 x Stressing Pulls in & around the S&C, Totalling 626 Yards
  • 1600m of tamping carried out over all lines disturbed, including 9 x S&C Units
  • All Track removed in less than 24 hours and handed over to Civils 10hr ahead of schedule
  • Full Installation scope completed +4hr ahead of schedule
  • Innovative & Bespoke Track Monitoring Solution Provided due to the ‘EPS Block’ Back Fill associated with the bridge construction
  • Constant Programme revisions throughout due to Site challenges with the Civils Works
  • The first time an existing Modular S&C unit has been Removed & Reinstated, an Industry first!
  • Comprehensive delap survey carried out to note down pre-existing issues