Reading Station

Reading Station



Market Sector: Rail

Client: Network Rail

Engineer: TATA (Corus)

Main Contractor: Costain Hochtief

Network Rail have expanded the Reading Station facility to reduce congestion by re-configuring the track layout and adding five new platforms.

The main station ticket hall is built with a steel frame to allow customers to experience an up to date facility. This includes a new passenger footbridge structure comprised of escalators and lifts to provide step free access to all platforms.

Bourne worked in collaboration with a cladding company to produce 450nr canopy modules. This reduced the number of crane lifts on site as well as the site programme time. The modular design also moved 45,000 man-hours off-site, providing health & safety benefits to all due to not working in engineering hours on a working rail project.