Bardon Level Crossing is a public highways manned barrier situated at 111 miles and 22 chains on the Midland and Continental Route.
Bardon Level Crossing is a public highways manned barrier situated at 111 miles and 22 chains on the Midland and Continental Route. With over 2,800 vehicles using the crossing daily, it has a collective risk rating of 6.
The crossing is predominately used by freight trains and runs to a quarry owned by Aggregate Industries. Due to this arrangement – and because the crossing spans the busy A511 – an upgrade was required to improve efficiency and safety.
The ORR proposed that the existing crossing was to be renewed with the provision of a full barrier solution to seal off the railway corridor to pedestrians and traffic whilst trains were crossing. The crossing was upgraded to a traincrew operated barrier crossing with auto raise provision, driver’s white lights and two new locally-controlled units.
Working from signalling design produced by TSP, RT-IS managed all the Network Rail GRIP 6-8 processes. This work included the management and procurement of all level crossing equipment and materials. Site installation works were undertaken by our IRSE-licensed personnel, including all pre-testing and the commissioning into service of the new system.
Over 2,000 site-hours were reached as part of the works with zero incidents, and the project was delivered on time and to budget.
Production of all signalling documentation for lineside activities
Production of T&C strategy and T&C plans
Factory build and test of new location cases
Signalling correlation of existing assets / Undertaking of temporary enabling works
Installation of train detection equipment and auto-rise facility
Sighting and installation of drivers indications, RTL’s and railway signage
Design and implementation of test simulator
Supply and installation of two local control units and all LX pedestals and booms
Installation and termination of all lineside cables
Supply, Installation and E&P Commissioning of new FSP
Controlled changeover and testing including full Principles testing
All pre-testing and commissioning to Network Rail standard NR-L2-SIG-30014