Mytholmroyd Train Station

Arriva Rail North

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Project overview

In March 2021, we completed the construction of a new surface level car park, including retaining walls and rock anchors for the development of 203 new space car park and access road at Mytholmroyd Train Station.

Early works involved the installation of new retaining walls and rock anchors to support the new car park levels. The retaining walls required 240m of 14m long sheet piling to be installed along the embankment with 240, 40m long passive rock anchors connected with a whaling beam configuration. This element of the project also involved extensive excavation works, shuttering and steel reinforcement.

Sub-ground preparation works included the installation of new drainage and infrastructure prior to laying MoT 1 graded compacted stone layers with new perimeter kerbing to the car park and new access road. Three layers of tarmac included the final wearing course.

The completed scheme included the installation of lighting columns, CCTV (requiring railway telecoms approval) passive provision for car charging points, white lining of the vehicle parking bays exclusion zones and access road, vehicle restraint system and fencing.

Works were carried out with full engagement and compliance with Network Rail procedures including:

  • Applying for Access Permits
  • Engaging in a Pre-Start SHEC (Safety, Health, Environment & Crime) Briefing
  • Compliance with the Contractors SHEC Handbook
  • Completion of Form F002 and Form F003 for the structural retaining elements and partaken in IDC/IDR meetings with Network Rail, including presentation and completion of DRN notifications.
  • We have also completed Work Package Plans for the various workstreams we have commenced on site, and presented the same to Network Rail.
  • We have also attended remote COVID19 workshops with Northern Trains.

Funding for the scheme has been provided by West Yorkshire Combined Authority as part of their £30m Park and Ride investment programme.

Project challenges

The streets in Mytholmroyd and the pedestrian and vehicular access to the station were very narrow and restricted. In order to deliver the sheet piling to site, a full road closure was required in order to protect the local community and any road users. We liaised with the local council to facilitate this out of peak hours.

Additionally, the continued use of the train station by commuters required detailed New Roads & Streetworks Act compliant traffic management and assessment plans to be implemented with close consultation and communication with local stakeholders, station management and staff.

Safe DDA compliant pedestrian corridors to and from the station were introduced, securely fenced off with Heras anti-climb fencing carrying clear diversionary signage. All fencing separating the general public from our work areas were inspected and reported on daily and our site management and supervisory staff maintained a constant presence around the works to ensure the continued safety of the public and station staff.

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