Twyford station – platform roof modifications

Twyford Station, in Berkshire, serves tens of thousands of people every week, who use the line to travel to prominent towns and cities in the South East, including Reading and London Paddington, along the Great Western Line. The buildings on the station have been modified over the last 30 years to modernise the station, along with a replacement station footbridge built in 2009 to accommodate future electrification of the line.

SWGR was asked to supply a team to carry out modification works to Twyford Station’s platform roofs to accommodate new rolling stock being phased in the South East region by Network Rail. After completing a RAMS prior to commencing work, a two-man burning team consisting of eight operatives, completed the modification works – including the removal of surface paint and cutting back steel roof struts using a variety of cutting methods.

The team also prepared steelwork and created new holes to accommodate new facia brackets for additional work to be completed by the client at a later date.

In order to ensure safety on the station at all times, the team worked throughout the night. This timescale also ensured the work was completed diligently and on-time. The SWGR operatives were commended by the on-site client representative for their exceptional efforts in supporting the client and completing the job to a high standard.

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