The overall works for AMCOGiffen included other life extension works such as improvements to platforms, retaining walls, walkways and the signal structures.
As part of Network Rail’s North Wales Coast Signalling Life Extension Works, RT Infrastructure Solutions were selected by AMCOGiffen as their signalling delivery partner.
The package was awarded to RTIS after a competitive tendering process with all signalling management, signalling installation works, prep-testing and test & commissioning deliverables included within scope. The overall works for AMCOGiffen included other life extension works such as improvements to platforms, retaining walls, walkways and the signal structures.
In addition to the signal heads being fitted and terminated, RTIS worked from AFC signalling design to undertake various modifications in existing location cases such as; fitting new Camaster fuses, lamp proving relays, power off indication relays, DC converters, 110v power cubicles and general re-wiring. All installation work was completed to Network Rail standard NR/L3/SIG/11303 and was checked by RTIS signalling supervisors with the relevant hand over certificates pass over to the test teams. Prior to commissioning, all signalling circuits were subject to an altered circuit pre and new cables were tested. During the Tester-In-Charge led changeover of equipment, all affected contacts and circuits were strap and function tested and all effected line circuits were through tested. The risk of Phantom Aspects was also considered, particularly those that faced East at sunrise and those facing West at sunset and especially those that fell on gradients. RTIS successfully installed and commissioned all new signals to the agreed client budget with zero accidents/incidents reported throughout the duration of the works.
SCOPE OF WORKS
Provision of Signalling Engineering Management & CRE responsibilities
Provision of Testing Management & Testing Documentation
Signalling Site Surveys
Installation of 13 x LED ILs Signals (new cables and terminations)
Installation of 9 x SPT’s (new cables and terminations)
Modifications in 15 x existing location cases
Pre-Testing of all signalling equipment to NWR standard
5 Stage Test & Commissioning strategy to complete all signals
February 2021 – August 2021