Access for All Schemes

Raymond Brown is playing a key part in providing step-free stations, offering rail customers accessible routes from entrance to platform. We are proud of our involvement in providing stepfree access to the railway network which not only benefits disabled people or those with reduced mobility, but also people with children and heavy luggage or shopping.

St Austell Station
St Austell Station

St Austell Station

St Austell Station
Client: First Great Western
Value: £1.8m

The Access for All scheme at St Austell Station consisted of the design co-ordination, development, construction and installation of two passenger lifts, two staircases and a footbridge spanning the track to allow passengers safe, unimpeded access to all platforms.

The works included; service diversions; piling; construction of concrete lift pits; construction of concrete bases for steelwork; footbridge and lift shafts; lift installation; M&E installation; co-ordination of 3rd party works and platform surfacing.

In addition, RBC refurbished the station’s North Building, a Listed waiting room which is attached via a canopy to a Brunel Heritage footbridge.

Night-time possessions were required to undertake crane lifts, erection of scaffold hoarding, platform re-surfacing works and on track monitoring before and during piling operations.
Hayle Station
Hayle Station

Hayle Station

Hayle Station
Client: First Great Western
Value: £500k

These works comprised the construction and installation of new precast concrete and steel staircases, access ramps, line marking, street and platform lighting and resurfacing of a disused railway line which was necessitated following the removal of a barrow crossing which passengers were previously using to access one platform to another.

The works also included the construction of a 350m combined cycle way and footpath running along the entire length of the disused railway line, together with public lighting beside the whole route.

The railway station, situated in a very restricted, densely populated residential area, remained in full use throughout the contract period and RBC ensured that all areas were safe for the users of the station and access was maintained to all platforms and the station facilities at all times.
FGW Minor Works
FGW Minor Works

FGW Minor Works

FGW Minor Works
Client: First Great Western
Value: £500k

These works were packaged together under one contract and undertaken at 14 First Great Western stations, including; Aldermaston, Kintbury, Midgham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Mortimer, Newbury, Pangbourne, Paignton, Par, Polsoe Bridge, Swindon, Thatcham, Theale and Torquay.

The works included structural repairs, line marking, Access for All improvements, waiting facilities and shelters, toilet facilities, paving, bollards and signage.