Buckingham Group Contracting

07 Aug

TPA supplied: RRAP Magnetic Safety Barriers | Roadway | Cable Protection | Embankment Steps

TPA Rapid Rail Access has used its extensive knowledge and experience to design, supply and install a bespoke temporary rail access point to permit safe on/off tracking for road rail vehicles and plant working on the high profile Liverpool Lime Street Station Upgrade project. The work at Lime Street forms part of Network Rail’s £340m Liverpool City Region Upgrade program which will provide passengers with faster, more frequent and more reliable train services. Work includes new and longer platforms at Lime Street, track, signalling and OHLE renewals.

In addition to the access ramp, plant crossings and RRAP, TPA also supplied pedestrian access via embankment steps, heavy duty cable protection facilities and over 2kM of magnetically attached safety barrier ahead of the first major blockade which took place throughout October.


TPA supplies the largest temporary rail access point in the UK.

Months of work with principle contractor, Buckingham Group Contracting led to TPA securing contracts to provide all temporary track access requirements for the project. Due to the difficult city centre location of the station, the main compound servicing the works had to be located over 2km away adjacent to Edge Hill Railway Station.

However, plant access to the railway lines running in to Lime Street remained far from ideal. TPA Rapid Rail Access were tasked with providing a practical solution by which rail plant can negotiate a 5m height differential between the compound and trackside before crossing 7 active lines within a railway sidings and finally, a 21m RRAP (Road Rail Access Point). 

These elements will remain on hire until late 2018.