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ClientVolker Rail
ProjectHope Valley

Project Description

The VolkerRailStoryJV secured the Hope Valley upgrade scheme that will remove bottlenecks on the rail line between Sheffield and Manchester. The scheme is estimated at £137million and will provide;

  • An additional track through Dore & Totley Station, this requires a second platform and bridge between the two platforms to allow passengers to board trains on the Hope Valley line to and from Sheffield extending the platform from 115m to 153m
  • An extension to the single track which links the Hope Valley line with the Midland Mainline to the west of Dore & Totley Station, which is used mainly by freight services
  • Construct a 1km passing loop alongside the existing railway to the east of Bamford station for passenger trains to overtake slower freight trains.
  • A new footbridge to the west of Hathersage station to replace an existing railway crossing

Key project milestones are scheduled as follows

  • Survey Work – April to October 2021
  • Site Establishment – Autumn/ Winter 2021
  • Construction Works – begins early 2022
  • Project Complete – Summer 2023

InoRail Ltd are contracted to provide all surveying services to support Grip 4 and Grip 5 design phases, this includes;

  • Establishment of a route wide Primary and Secondary Control network, between Manchester and Sheffield
  • Tertiary Control installation at intervention locations
  • Detailed Topographical Surveys
  • Route scan, utilising the GEDO Scan system
  • Static scanning of all Overbridges and Culverts
  • Platform and Structure gauging surveys
  • Utility / GPR Surveys
  • CCTV and drainage surveys