Upgrading the UK’s railway stations through innovation

Station refurbishment has become a huge industry in the UK. Many of the country’s major railway stations have either undergone or are currently undergoing facelifts, and it was about time. Ian Dutton, head of rail at civil engineering and maintenance firm, JPCS, discusses station refurbishment, new techniques and what the future holds.
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Link-up re-award for JPCS verifies rail civil engineering services

Following a rigorous audit and assessment undertaken this summer, JPCS has been re-awarded Achilles Link-up qualified supplier status for its rail civil engineering services, demonstrating continued commitment to delivering value for clients. Link-up – the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme – is shared by the UK rail industry, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit for suppliers of products and services which relate to works undertaken on the railway infrastructure, through a fair, open and transparent process.
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Innovation in earthworks for rail

Peter Verso, Business Unit Director at construction and engineering services contractor JPCS, discusses new innovations and opportunities in geotechnical engineering and earthworks for rail. With the proposed new high speed rail routes and a potential £8 billion of investment in Britain’s railways, there is a lot of change ahead for the industry.
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JPCS secures Network Rail framework extension

National energy and infrastructure contractor JPCS, has secured a contract extension for inclusion in a Network Rail framework for trackside rail maintenance. JPCS will remain on the framework for Network Rail’s Paving, Kerbing & Surface Dressings contract for the London North West (LNW) area until the 31st March 2014. Working on the LNW framework since April 2011, JPCS has undertaken a range of rail maintenance works, including platform surfacing and other associated “off track” railway services for Network Rail.
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