Signalling Renewals – Great Western Route

Following previous successful contracts with Alstom, BCM delivered the most compelling offer for the civil engineering scope of the railway signalling renewal scheme for the Great Western Electrification project.

The contract was let to BCM on a design and install basis, for the civil engineering elements of the project, covering a geographical work scope of nearly 300 miles of track between Paddington and Bristol stations, including some branch lines.

BCM utilised their offices in the South West and were able to mobilise effectively for the engineering scope of works to meet an incredibly challenging programme of works, with works being accurately planned for midweek days, midweek nights and during a series of planned weekend railway possessions.

Key milestones were agreed for delivery of both design and construction works, all culminating in a series of major rail signalling commissioning’s.

Having an in-house design team to support their multi-disciplinary workforce including railway civil and structural engineering expertise, along with in house project and engineering management, allowed BCM to provide a timely delivery solution.


Great Western Electrification Project


Paddington – Bristol (including Poole)

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