Crossrail programme – Gidea Park carriage sidings planned works

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Network Rail is planning to undertake essential railway upgrade works on the Gidea Park carriage sidings in the vicinity of Cambridge Avenue and Amery Gardens as part of the Crossrail programme. The track and overhead lines will be upgraded to accommodate the new Elizabeth line trains. Please note the following information on planned works in your area.

In order to achieve a safe working environment and minimise disruption to the operation of the railway, certain work must take place at night or during weekends. Mobile screens/barriers or enclosures will be placed around the breaking equipment and other noisy hand-held tools, where practical to do so.

Working times Activity Expected impact
24-hour working between 

 

01:00 Saturday 21

October

and 04:00 Monday

23 October

Renewal of 180 metres of track in the vicinity of the A127 road bridge close

to Amery Gardens and Ardleigh Close

 

Installation of 2 x new signal gantries within the carriage sidings

Noise from engineering trains, including diesel locomotives, mechanical excavators and cutting equipment
Ongoing October 2017 

to 

February 2018

 

The compound will be in use 24 hours a day

Creation of temporary compound on railway land between Amery Gardens and the A127 Road Bridge. The area will be used for storage and delivery of materials to track level using a crane

 

Shown in figure 1 overleaf

Materials will be delivered to the site by road via the A127 mainly at night

 

Site lighting at night

 

Noise from a large road crane

Sunday 5 Nov 2017

 

08:00 – 20:00hrs

Installation of new overhead line foundations at the eastern end of the sidings Significant noise from vibrating and hammer piling equipment
Monday 30 October 2017 to

Friday 10 Nov 2017

 

10:00 – 15:00hrs 

Closure of a single lane on the Upper Brentwood Road over the railway bridge. Removal and delivery of materials to east end of sidings. Single lane road closure controlled by automated

traffic signals

 

Scheduled to avoid peak hours

24-hour working, 7 days a week for

ten weeks 

 

01:00 Saturday 25

November 2017 to

04:00 Monday 5

February 2018

 

Piling: 

08:00 – 20:00hrs 

Saturday 9

December and

Sunday 10

December

Removal of the existing five carriage sidings 

 

Installation of four new carriage

sidings on the same area of land

 

 

Piling

The majority of this work will generate an increase in noise levels. Noisy works will be undertaken during various nights of the week

 

 

Significant noise from piling 

 

Monday 30 October 2017 to

Friday 10 Nov 2017

 

10:00 – 15:00hrs 

Closure of a single lane on the Upper Brentwood Road over the railway bridge. Removal and delivery of materials to east end of sidings. Single lane road closure controlled by automated

traffic signals

 

Scheduled to avoid peak hours

24-hour working, 7 days a week for

ten weeks 

 

01:00 Saturday 25

November 2017 to

04:00 Monday 5

February 2018

 

Piling: 

08:00 – 20:00hrs 

Saturday 9

December and

Sunday 10

December

Removal of the existing five carriage sidings 

 

Installation of four new carriage

sidings on the same area of land

 

 

Piling

The majority of this work will generate an increase in noise levels. Noisy works will be undertaken during various nights of the week

 

 

Significant noise from piling 

We apologise for any disruption this work may cause and will endeavour to minimise the impact on residents and station users. Those working on site will be briefed on their obligations to work considerately. Our contractor has worked closely with London Borough of Havering to secure appropriate consents for the works to proceed.

If you have any queries please email CRCrossrail@networkrail.co.uk or call our dedicated 24hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41. To sign-up to email updates about works in your area or to learn more about Crossrail, please visit www.crossrail.co.uk.

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  1. FoodieClaire

    I’m not going to remember all of this. Do we think we’ll get letters through the door like we did when they were implementing the ridiculously placed zebra crossings?

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