MCP Environmental have secured a contract to aid Network Rail, working for principal contractor J. Murphy & Sons Limited on the Great North Rail Project between Preston and Blackpool.
Blackpool North one of the key stations on the route required the removal of asbestos cement pipes and cement debris from platforms 1-2 and 7- 8 prior to additional infrastructure and refurbishment of the platforms and car park.
Independent ISO 17025 analysts provided air monitoring on site for airborne fibres ensuring the works met stringent safety procedures safeguarding rail passengers, staff and MCP operatives at all times.
Working in the high-risk environment of a busy train station required enhanced security clearance, tool box talks and operatives adhering to strict working shift and site access hours.
J. Murphy & Sons Limited – Site Manager, Kay Warhurst, said: “This upgrade and electrification project has a tight schedule and we have to work closely with all our partners to make sure everything runs according to agreed timescales. The team at MCP Environmental has been professional and efficient, and we are grateful for their help on this job.”
MCP - Asbestos Service Director, Paul Bates: “The site is challenging with constant arrivals and departures. Our removal works will ensure the site is ready for J. Murphy & Sons Limited to commence work for the upgrade and electrification programme.”