Urban railways need stations at which passengers can access the system and a range of logistical infrastructure to permit the efficient operation and maintenance.
Arenco is undertaking this role from immeasurable knowledge due to years of rail facility construction, playing a vital role in the urban landscape, building public places of aesthetic significance and providing local communities solutions for safe and easy access.
Berala Railway Station is one of the stations upgraded through the Transport Access Program to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure.
The project involved the installation of a new lift linking the existing subway with platform level, new weatherproof canopies, new staff, commuter and SSER facilities within an existing heritage listed building, removal of a redundant Booking Office building, platform modifications and partial resurfacing, street realignment and new interchange facilities.
Arenco was responsible for all design and construction works relating to the upgrade including assessment of the existing structures and preservation of the heritage fabric.
The works included maintaining the integrity of existing masonry arch and retaining walls forming the subway that supported the rail lines and platform above whilst simultaneously excavating behind and through them to create the new lift shaft void.
All works completed without interruption of rail, commuter or bus services.
Successfully worked in restricted space environment adjacent to live rail conditions whilst maintaining integrity of adjacent rail services at all times.
Bettered major construction milestones through design innovation and effectively adapted design during construction to integrate unexpected heritage finds into feature of completed works.