Our rail team have extensive experience in the installation of a wide range of structures across the Rail network.

For installing structures on the railway, we use heavy lifting RRV’s including the Colmar T10,000 FSCG and two Colmar T12,000 FS heavy lift RRVs. These can be equipped with a reverse knuckle boom for working between overhead structures and around structures.

These versatile, capable machines have increased working capacity over our fleet of standard RRV’s and are unique to Van Elle, making us the best in class in the UK for these projects.

In addition, we own and operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) which work in tandem with the RRV’s to provide safe and efficient access for the installation team.

What are structures on the railway used for?

  • Single Track Cantilevers
  • Twin Track Cantilevers
  • Portals
  • Signal structures
  • REB’s and Power Supply Kiosks
  • Transfer plates and bespoke steelwork
  • Temporary works propping systems
  • Tunnel support systems

Examples of previous schemes we have worked on are outlined below:

  • Derby Remodeling – Signal Structure Decommissioning and installation
  • Birmingham International – Signal Structure Decommissioning and installation
  • L2C (London to Corby) Resignalling – Structures installation
  • Stamford Tunnel – Installation of Support Steelwork
  • Midland Mainline – OLE Structure Installation
  • Half Penny Bridge – Temporary Works Installation and Removal

Our rail team continue to invest and innovate by developing new techniques such as the installation of OLE steelwork with a Movax MPM400 Manipulator.

This attachment is equipped with a precision control system, allowing the RRV operator to install a structure more than twice as fast as conventional methods, removing the need to have installers within the exclusion zone.

This leads to a much safer and more efficient solution.