We were appointed Principal Contractor to deliver the Ticketing System Replacement M&E, Civils & Communication Services for Translink, valued at £3.1m, which enable Translink passengers to pre-pay for their tickets using cash or card. Works were awarded through Translink’s Electrical Contractors Framework.
The project involved the installation of Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs), Ticketing Platform Validators (TPVs) and Electronic Gate Units at selected Translink manned NI Railways stations and unmanned (or partially manned) rail halts, Metro bus stops/town centre locations, Ulsterbus stations and Park & Ride sites across Northern Ireland. The works included the provision of power and communications cabling and infrastructure including structural and civil works, the alteration of existing underfloor heating and other service installations, provision of CCTV installations, installation of the TVM Bases, chambers, ducting and draw ropes to support the installation of power and data cabling, and installation of shelters/canopies.
As an experienced contractor within the transport sector, our works approach reflected the site risks including trackside safety, working in train stations, bus depots and station halts, working in areas with high pedestrian traffic, and coordination & cooperation with relevant statutory authorities. All works complied with the Disability Discrimination Act, and we delivered the works in a manner that limited disruption to bus and rail operations, staff and the public, with works phased to suit the client’s requirements.
We also ensured all works complied with the NIR Contractor Safety Requirements, NIR Rule Book, Ulsterbus/Metro Safety Handbook, site constraints and controls. All staff who worked on or near the line were PTS trained, and all work on or near the line was completed under possessions with a permanent track safety coordinator and lookouts.