Expanded polystyrene blocks to be used in rail platform extensions in the UK
The platforms at Cambridge railway station will be extended using expanded polystyrene, reports The Construction Index in the UK.
Dyer & Butler has been appointed to extend the platforms for train operator Abellio Greater Anglia.
The £4m project will include a 40 metre platform extension along with fencing, drainage and platform end steps to allow Greater Anglia’s new, longer Bombardier commuter trains to call at the station.
Dyer & Butler will also deliver circuit signal rehabilitation works; buffer stop relocation on the main tracks; overhead line strengthening; additional lighting; and additional CCTV cameras and public address speaker installations.
The work is planned to start in December and finish in May 2021.
The platforms will be extended using expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks. Over the last 18 months, Dyer & Butler has used the Network Rail approved system to complete 26 platform extensions across 17 stations, equating to 1,132 metres of new platform.