The Midland Metro Alliance has made good progress on the second phase of the new Birmingham Westside Metro extension, despite Covid-19 impacting on work.
A decision was made to pause construction following guidelines introduced on the 23rd March 2020.
However, following further advice from the Government on the 31st March 2020, work on the Edgbaston phase of the extension resumed on the 3rd April 2020 with a reduced capacity.
Modifications to allow the work to resume included a remodelling of the welfare facilities, increased sanitisation, PPE stations, monitoring staff temperatures on arrival and also social distancing on site.
Site activities have focused on machine-based operations with drainage and paving tasks completed.
In line with the work, the team has also completed essential track replacement works on the existing tram system. This work started on 5th April and is now more than 50% complete.
Iain Anderson, Colas Rail UK’s Managing Director of Urban & Industries, said, “The commitment and willingness of the Midland Metro Alliance to adapt to change has been impressive. To only lose one week of productivity during this unprecedented time demonstrates the teams continued commitment and professionalism, which has been key to the successful delivery of this project.”
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