mbpc has been involved in major railway projects and the maintenance of mainline networks for over 20 years. Its experience includes works in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China, amongst other locations.
Advice in the railways sectors include all of those listed in mbpc’s portfolio of services.
Providing advice to potential promoters of new railways, mbpc uses its progressive integrated cost management systems, ACREW and NRM rail to support the decision to invest and to maintain the financial budget throughout the project life cycle.
Capital projects on which mbpc has worked include:-
- The Central Railway plc proposal to reinstate the former Great Central Railway route from Liverpool to Lille as a dedicated freight railway
- Chiltern Railways Evergreen 3 Upgrade of the line from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill
- East West Railway Scheme proposing the reinstatement and upgrade of the line from Oxford to Bicester, Bletchley and Milton Keynes
- North West Electrification around Manchester
- Northern Programme involving the extension and improvement to 117 platforms at 57 stations in the North West
- The Stonebridge Railway reinstating the derelict line from Whitacre Junction in Warwickshire to Hampton-in-Arden to improve rail access to Birmingham Airport. Access the full report here »
- In the Republic of Ireland, the Mini-CTC resignalling project between Dublin, Galway and Sligo, Cherryville Junction and Waterford and other lines
- In New South Wales, Australia, Quaker’s Hill to Vineyard duplication of line capacity and
- Glenfield Junction remodelling on the main line from Sydney to Canberra and Melbourne
In China advice on the methodology of Total Cost Management applied to railway construction included using cost planning techniques to prepare bids for works in Africa and South America.
In addition to services to capital projects, mbpc has advised on operational maintenance and interventions to maintain all assets associated with railways; these services include the procurement and placing of contracts by outside contractors, as well as maintenance and renewal works undertaken by staff employed directly by network operators.