Ilkeston Railway Station
Project: Ilkeston Railway Station
Sector: Public Transport
Product Type: Precast concrete units
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Size/Area: 230 bespoke railway platform units
Client: Galliford Try
Bison Precast's concrete units form a major part of the UK’s newest railway station, at Ilkeston in Derbyshire, which opened in April 2017.
The two 100 metre platforms at the station, which will improve commutes to Nottingham and other cities in the Midlands and beyond, boosting the economy of the town of Ilkeston, are between them made up of 230 precast concrete units, weighing a total of 700 tonnes.
The platform units were installed by Galliford Try using excavators, positioned behind the platforms, which worked both days and nights to ensure the units were installed safely and to schedule. Once they were installed, the concrete units were covered with a layer of Tarmac.
Based just 10 miles from the railway station site, Bison Precast's concrete specialists in Somercotes designed, manufactured and supplied the units, making this a truly local endeavour.
More than 150,000 passengers are expected to use the new station in its first year, rising to a quarter of a million per year over time.
Matt Rippin, Project Manager for Galliford Try, said, “The installation of the platforms at Ilkeston’s new Railway Station went entirely as expected, and we would recommend the chosen supplier, Bison Precast for this type of large scale project involving the installation of precast concrete units.”