The East West Rail phase 1 project won a silver award at the awards ceremony on 20 April and the Crossrail West Outer Track Infrastructure (WOTI) project won bronze.
Phase 1 of the East West Rail project, also known as the Bicester to Oxford Collaboration programme, is being delivered by an integrated project team comprising Network Rail (responsible for UK rail infrastructure), Chiltern Railways (train services operator), and a joint venture led by local companies Carillion and Buckingham Group Contracting (as design-and-build contractor) with support from the East West Rail Consortium (a group of local authorities, including Oxfordshire County Council and business interests). The project will replace 12 km of single-line track with twin line between Oxford and Bicester and create a new station at Oxford Parkway, along with sidings and various new overbridges along the route.
The award-winning East West Rail phase 1 team (from left to right): Don Marshall, health and safety manager, Carillion; Stella Whyte, stakeholder and communications manager, RSK; Alistair Morgan, stations project manager, Buckingham Group; Rob Mole, East West Rail programme director, Network Rail; and Adam Newsome, environment and consents manager, RSK
The award-winning Crossrail WOTI project sees Balfour Beatty Rail and Network Rail continuing the surface section of a new accessible rail line linking Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will reduce crowding on trains, tubes and buses to give passengers more choice and make travelling easier. The west outer section of the route runs between West Drayton and Reading. The WOTI project is upgrading a 19-km section of the Great Western Main Line Maidenhead to enable Crossrail services to operate.
RSK environmental consultants Sarah Still (second from right) and Naoise Glover (far right) accepting the award with Balfour Beatty’s Chris Kenwell, design manager, and Joe Burke, graduate engineer