Blackfriars station in London is at the end of a major redevelopment programme which started in 2008. As a major landmark station which is visited by 44000 passengers a day, this Thameslink project was initiated by Network Rail to increase the service capacity and frequency of trains from 12 to 24 trains an hour. As well as improving the interchange service between the National Rail and LUL services.
The redeveloped station is the first in London to span the River Thames, allowing the platforms to accommodate 50% longer trains.
ETS have provided relevant cable accessories for the duration of the project from the commencement of the enabling phase in 2008. Products have included Cembre terminals, Stainless steel cable ties, Ellis LUL approved cable cleats and CMP LUL approved Cable Glands.
Cable products to meet demand
Mick Searle – Project Buyer for Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering explains:
“ETS provided a flexible service to meet the demands of the project which sometimes meant goods having to be delivered on a same-day basis. We knew that we could also count on ETS to provide products that met the correct criteria for both Network Rail and LUL installation standards”.
Images courtesy of Network Rail