Over the Christmas period we renewed the track at Battersea Pier Junction to help improve reliability around the London Victoria station area which sees 240,000 passengers pass through every day.
The renewal is driven by the life expiry of the existing track and components, and is part of a £8.2m upgrade of this section of the railway. The improvement work will involve replacing old tracks, switches and crossing, removing ballast and replacing with the new track.
What the work involved?
- Removing the old track and replacing with 1,300m of plain line track and 1,800m of conductor rail
- Renewal of 12 Switch and Crossing units
- Replacing 10 point machines and associated cabling and power supply
All of which now provide a renewed junction with an asset life of over 35 years.
The work took place between:
Sunday 23 December 2018 – Tuesday 01 January 2019
What are the benefits?
As passenger numbers continue to grow and with an estimated 400 million more rail journeys to be made by 2020, it is important that we continue to upgrade the railway to enable us to meet passenger demand and run a reliable and punctual service.
The track renewal at Battersea Pier Junction will increase reliability to services.