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MCP facilitate Network Rail improvements

MCP Environmental recently secured a contract at Watford Junction train station for a series of improvement works, supporting Network Rail through principal contractor Colt Construction.

The works required manual removal of 70 square metres of Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) from the thorough fare link tunnel ceiling due to limited access.

MCP Operative at station

The improvements ensure maintenance teams can safely access the area for future works as asbestos materials have been removed. The removal process included strict three stage air locks in a negative pressure environment and independent air monitoring to ensure the area was certified clean prior to reopening the station.

Staircase to platforms

A team of 12 asbestos removal operatives worked through the early hours of Christmas Day to ensure the job was completed within strict timescales set by Network Rail for the station to reopen on Boxing Day.

Commuters in link tunnel

Watford Junction on the busy West Coast Mainline serves over 8 million passengers a year. The station is a commuter and tourist hub serving London workers and visitors to the nearby Harry Potter Studio Tour.

National rail staff assess the works.

Network Rail - Works Delivery Manager said: “Well done MCP, thanks for all your help. Fantastic job, well organised and well executed.”

MCP - Asbestos Removal Contract Manager, Ben Urry, said: “The project went extremely well, and we completed the works ahead of strict deadlines. We are extremely proud to facilitate National infrastructure projects that will benefit commuters.”