IRATA arb teams clear grade 2 listed rail tunnels
The 1836 Lime Street Station tunnel comprises two rail tracks, is 1.13 miles long and was bored under a metropolis from Edge Hill junction in the east of the city to Lime Street.
In the 1880’s the tunnel was converted to a deep open cutting of four tracks wide.
The recent challenge was to remove problematic vegetation that was growing out of portals where the day light is and falling onto the tracks.
Led by Contract Manager Carl Simpson, Ground Control enlisted IRATA rope works expert Eiger Access and several other specialist teams to facilitate the rope access works.
Carl, who managed critical safety competence and supervision, worked with Eiger to build task briefs and work plans to enable the safe delivery of works in line with the COP and industry best practice.
Commenting on the rope access teams, Carl said: