The works comprised the fabrication and installation of a new passenger safety screen along the edge of the island platform to protect passengers from the risk of falling onto a live rail. Access was restricted to night shift possessions, with the station platform returned to full operational use each morning.
The existing platform structure was strengthened to resist the overturning and shear forces from the cantilever balustrade, with strengthening anchors drilled and fixed through the existing platform tiles. The tiles were then removed and reinstated using rapid set screen mortar for public use during the day.
Stainless steel balustrade posts were fixed to the precast units which form part of the edge of the platform. The balustrade posts and base plate covers were electrically earthed as the work progressed.
The 2m high screen was erected over the full 40m length of the platform, and provides an aesthetically pleasing contribution to passenger safety.
GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.
14th December 2018
Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,
18th September 2018
GL are ahead of the curve in their support for Scottish Water’s recently launched campaign to encourage people to use a refillable bottle to ‘top up from the tap’ with over 250 GL-branded reusable water bottles distributed across the sites over the past three weeks.
27th June 2018