Euston is the London terminus for HS2 services and in order to facilitate the HS2 project construction related activities by January 2019, the HS2 station site requires operational space currently occupied by Network Rail platforms and lineside infrastructure.
Achieving this target date requires the decommissioning, removal and relocation of existing operational assets from the west side of Euston station approach to the east side of the station. Network Rail has been instructed by HS2 to undertake this work on its behalf. Due to the project’s complexity and the proposed timescales, the project has been divided into several work packages with Siemens Rail Automation awarded the following:
- Work Package 3a: Westside Clearance and PSB de-mobilisation;
- Work Package 4b: Up Sidings Extension;
- Work Package 4c: Camden Carriage Sidings Extension.
The initial contract is to survey the existing assets on both sides of the station to establish what needs to be moved. A follow-on stage will design and implement the equipment moves as a series of staged commissionings. The surveying is expected to take less than three months and the Siemens Rail Automation team is looking forward to being part of this major transformation