Haigh Rail Limited - Greenbank Station

Working on projects in the rail industry often brings it challenges with congested infrastructure, old and new technologies meeting or ground conditions proving difficult. Projects often need special attention to get done right. When railway engineering contractors Haigh Rail Ltd asked us to work on one such project with them at Greenbank Station, Northwich we were only too happy to help.

The Project

Haigh Rail was tasked with the installation of new elevated troughing for the holding of a 650v power cable and other lineside cables.  The design of this particular trough route was more unusual than most. Ground Investigation revealed conditions were very poor and that the usual 1.9 metre posts with 600mm foundations
were simply not going to cut it. Instead, 4 metre posts were required to give the route the anchor it
needed. This required bespoke posts and bracketry to support the Arcosystem which had been
specified for the project.

Arcosystem was chosen due to the ability to create bespoke products with ease and at speed.  The bespoke bracketry required for Greenbank Station took just 5 weeks from concept through to the delivery. Chris Haigh, Managing Director of Haigh Rail said of Arcosystem "It is simple to install, we had no site issues and everything went smoothly. We were achieving 24 posts and 15 lengths (90 metres) of route in 4 hours which is amazing considering we were pushing in 4 metre posts, utilising an RRV and we found lots of buried cables in the way. This was by no means a perfect area."


The Solution


Our Head of Rail Strategy and Specification Sharon Meek arranged the bespoke Arcosystem material and then delivery arrangements fell to Charlie Hurst, Rail Manager North. As sole supplier of this innovative, well-engineered product, we stock large quantities of route and are able to deliver nationwide within a few days. Along with supplying our stocked range, we also offer a bespoke service as with this scheme. We provide technical assistance at any stage of a project, making Scott Parnell the go-to name for elevated cable troughing.

The Verdict

Chris Haigh, Haigh Rail's Managing Director, said "The product looks great and our client is happy. We did need additional materials mid-way through the scheme which was sorted efficiently. Sharon and Charlie were a great help and detailed in the information. Delivery was spot on as planned with no issues. Scott Parnell provide a great service overall, very efficient staff and supply. Their delivery drivers were also very good and polite. I would highly recommend Arcosystem as it is simple to install."

Scott Parnell holds the rail industry accreditation RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme), which formally recognises the company as capable providers of products and services. To get in touch with one of our experts, please complete our contact form or contact our team on 0208 805 5797.


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