UK Major Rail Projects
For over three decades, Stirling Lloyd have been involved in numerous highly challenging rail projects throughout the UK, and have supplied a range of high performance waterproofing products that has played an integral part in the long-term protection of the UK’s rail network.
Having worked closely with the design teams, we have been able to offer tailored solutions and have been involved at every stage of the project; from design and conceptualisation to completion. Our range of cold applied spray and sheet systems offer on-site and in-situ advantages and provide the best one-stop waterproofing solutions for the rail industry.
East London Line & East London Line Extension London
Stretching from West Croydon to Dalston, the East London Line extension was a major project enhancing the overground rail service in London, improving the capital’s public transport network and providing access for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Both Eliminator®, a high performance spray applied waterproofing membrane and the equally acclaimed loose laid sheet system Hytec®, were used across the twenty-two bridges, protecting an area of 32,000m2 and providing long term, effective protection.
St Pancras Station & Thames Link Box London
During the St. Pancras Station major renovation project, Stirling Lloyd was chosen as the ideal waterproofing partner based on our prior experience of both rail and structural waterproofing and having protected numerous iconic rail and road bridges throughout the world.
Eliminator®, that has Railtrack approval for use on its rail bridges, easily fulfilled the performance specification on the project and was used to waterproof the track wells, providing the essential long-term protection for the retail area below.
Waterloo International Terminal London
Waterloo International Terminal was the London terminus of the Eurostar international rail service where trains serving Paris and Brussels began and finished their journey before St. Pancras International was redeveloped. With five platforms, covered by an impressive 400m long glass and steel vault of 37 arches forming a prismatic roof, the terminal currently stands vacant but has become an important landmark for the city of London.
During construction, 17,000m2 of the Eliminator® high performance waterproofing system was applied to the track wells as the station platforms are suspended above retail and office space. The trains may have been stopped in their tracks, but Eliminator will continue to protect for years to come.
CTRL (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) HS1 London
High Speed 1 (HS1), officially known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and originally as the Continental Main Line (CML), is a 108-kilometre (67 mile) high-speed railway line running from London, through Kent to the British portal of the Channel Tunnel.
Eliminator® was used to waterproof 70% of the total area of bridges. Eliminator was also applied to a number of significant structures along the route including major sections of the viaducts at Ashford and the Thames Box – Tunnel Portal where Eliminator was used on the tunnel roof.
Moorcock Viaduct Cumbria
The Moorcock Viaduct in Garsdale, Cumbria part of the Carlisle to Settle Railway Line, arguably the most scenic railway in England, has been waterproofed with the Hytec® high performance loose-laid waterproofing system from Stirling Lloyd.
Part of a structural refurbishment programme of this major tourist attraction, a new deck and waterproofing membrane were required on the masonry arch viaduct as the existing pitch system had failed. Working in two twelve hour shifts over two weekend possessions in November 2000, Hytec was applied to the 1,850m² deck.