Sheffield Recovery Works

Duration: 6 weeks

Client: Central Rail Systems Alliance

Duration: 13th – 17th November 2020

Location: Midland Mainline

Project Overview:

TXM Plant supported Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA) in the recovery and reinstatement of the infrastructure at Sheffield, following the low-speed derailment of a freight train carrying cement aggregate on the Midland Mainline on Wednesday 11th Nov. Whilst thankfully no one was injured, the derailment caused significant damage to signalling and points equipment.

TXM Solution:

TXM was contacted by CRSA the same evening for support in the recovery and reinstatement of the infrastructure using our services. Our POS team reacted quickly in planning and assisting with the emergency works, ensuring all lifts could be carried out correctly and safely, achieving CRSA’s requirements. As a result, machines were mobilised and on-site, ready to commence lifting by Friday 13th Nov.

Utilising our extensive fleet, including the Liebherr A900, D3 Caterpillar Dozer, PC138’s, and the SK135’s, teams worked around the clock to reinstate the infrastructure, which involved removing the 11 derailed tanker wagons and repairing damage to the track and signalling.

True to form, TXM Plant, delivered works safely and efficiently, ensuring the timely re-opening of the line on Tuesday 17th November 2020, incurring zero incidents and failures. Mark Hardeman, Head of Resource and Plant at CRSA East, commented, “I am extremely proud of our teams across the whole of CRSA East, our valued supply chain and Balfour Beatty Plant Desk at Thurnscoe, for pulling together the recovery effort at Sheffield Station to enable the Central Rail Systems Alliance to deliver this route back to the travelling public and freight services.”

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