Case Study: West Anglia Main Line

September 24, 2018

West Anglia Main Line

West Anglia Main Line

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the UK and provide specialist building, civil engineering and rail expertise to a range of markets to provide a truly integrated service to clients. VolkerFitzpatrick possess proven experience of delivering successful projects in a wide range of industries, including commercial, industrial, education, rail infrastructure and depots, airports, waste and energy.

West Anglia Main Line

Lee Valley Rail Programme

  • Building 5.5km of new track to enable two more trains per hour to run between Stratford and the new Meridian Water station.

  • Building a new station south of the existing Angel Road station to serve the new Meridian Water development.

  • Making improvements at Tottenham Hale station including new platforms, lifts and a new accessible footbridge.

  • Upgrading Northumberland Park station, including building an additional platform and new step-free footbridge.

  • Refurbishing or replacing several bridges, upgrading signals, installing power cables and additional overhead power lines from Stratford to Angel Road stations.

Find out more about the Lee Valley Rail Programme on the VolkerFitzpatrick website here.

West Anglia Main Line

The Challenge

Management of complex interfaces and clashes.
Better integration of subcontractors into lookahead plans.
Reduce time spent on manual aspects of planning process.

“On multidiscipline projects, where timescales are tight and things can change on site day-to-day we need a tool to accurately help us manage interfaces and clashes.”

Matt Ghinn, Project Director

West Anglia Main Line, VolkerFitzpatrick

West Anglia Main Line

The Outcome

"Aphex is helping us achieve this by clash detecting the plans in detail and providing clear timeslice updates. Aphex understand what our drivers are and worked closely with us to make updates that have provided real benefits to those planning and delivering on site. Having something that digitises and automates the programme clash process means we can start working smarter not harder."

Matt Ghinn, Project Director

Save time by automating manual processes

“With Planner, I can save up to 2 hour every week automating the process of producing sequence slides for Readiness Schedule Meetings.”

Tom Blake, Assistant Planner

Personal, collaborative experience

“It’s been a positive experience using Planner, and working collaboratively with Aphex to improve the tool and how we can benefit from it.”

Simon Harris, Planner

Eradicate the need for non-bespoke tools

“Now with Planner, I no longer use non-bespoke software such as Excel and Powerpoint for lookahead planning.”

Tom Blake, Assistant Planner

West Anglia Main Line

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