Freightliner at Crewe

Clancy Consulting are pleased to have been working with Freightliner to provide multi-disciplinary engineering design services (geoenvironmental, building services and civil/structural) for the new Locomotive Maintenance Facility at Crewe.

Clancy Consulting are pleased to have been working with Freightliner to provide multi-disciplinary engineering design services (geoenvironmental, building services and civil/structural) for the new Locomotive Maintenance Facility at Crewe.

Being at the centre of the rail network, Crewe is the ideal location to maintain the fleet of locomotives and the site is immediately adjacent to Basford Hall Sidings.

The project allows Freightliner to maintain up to five locomotives at any one time, in a new state of the art facility which includes a 25 tonne crane over two of the bays, and full length pits in all five.

There are also hoists over the remaining three bays, and jacking points to enable the bodies to be lifted off the locos. The construction process was particularly challenging as the site was very close to the live Network Rail infrastructure and the use of equipment was restricted, but the contractor (Kettle and Talbot) was able to work closely with the Network Rail team to ensure a safe working environment at all times.

The Building Services systems at the facility incorporate PV panels and have been designed to ensure that maintenance facilities can be provided to all areas including to inspection/maintenance pits beneath the locomotives where flameproof installations are required.

The ground conditions dictated the use of piled foundations.

We continue to build on our long term involvement with Freightliner, which goes back over 30 years.


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