PROJECT: Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR)



Rail Project Value £20m
Client: Balfour Beatty
Form of Contract: Design & Construct

Scope of Works:

  • Renewal and installation of 52 point ends
  • Approx. 4km of plain line track installation
  • Re-modelling of Cardiff central
  • Increase the capacity of the Valley lines to Cardiff Central through new loops, bay platforms and sidings
  • Minor civils for track bed stability and ballast retention
  • Platform works and demolitions

Services Provided:

Providing Project Management and Engineering consultancy to the CASR team, the senior Hedson Rail team members have been strategically placed to aid successful delivery of the project for Balfour Beatty.

On award of the CASR contract Balfour Beatty engaged Hedson Rail to lead the project mobilisation and start up. Design management, development of the recruitment strategy, forward planning and stakeholder engagement all formed part of Hedson Rails scope of work.

Once the team was established (98% local resource) and integrated into the wider project Hedson Rails role became more delivery focused. The Hedson Rail managed service has been involved with design and construction interface, managed commercial change and risk, directed the construction of the project when required and supported technical aspects from project planning, setting out and survey control through to TOC submission. A dedicated on-site project delivery team has been established to ensure all aspects of the construction works meet the expectations of the client.

Hedson’s key consultants supporting the project are:

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Project Delivery Engineering team
  • Technical blockage support

Hedson’s unique ability to call on construction leads has supported the peak works for the three week Longdyke blockade, de-risking the resource shortages through flexible supply of project delivery engineers and technical staff.

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