Midland Metro – Wednesbury Depot Upgrade

Trackwork were awarded the contract to carry out the permanent way upgrade and extension works to the existing Wednesbury Depot, whilst maintaining existing operational capabilities.

The scope of works included:

  • The uplift and disposal of existing defective track.
  • Supply and installation of over 1000m of track comprising continuously welded 39E1 rail on twin block concrete sleepers.
  • Supply & installation of 12 no. turnouts.
  • Supply and installation of 1500m of fully encapsulated 59ER2 continuously welded grooved rail on concrete sleepers using the ‘rail one’ system.

In addition to installation works, our in-house design team provided advice to assist the principle designer in achieving final constructability. The specialist switches and crossings were manufactured using Trackwork’s in-house manufacturing facility based at Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham.

The works were phased and programmed to ensure the client was able to maintain operational capabilities in the pre-existing facility, with possessions taken where new works encroached / tied-in.