Following the installations at Lancing, Goring & Cooksbridge Rail Business Daily released an article on the Expanded Polystyrene Platform System (EPS) extensions which were designed, supplied and installed by MegaTech Projects Ltd (MPL), with Dyer and Butler as main contractor, in just four months. As explained in the article these extensions were undertaken as part of the £150 million Gatwick Airport Station upgrade. The three stations were extended to account for the longer trains that will soon begin operating on the route.
Whilst the development of the Covid19 pandemic in the middle of the project’s planning and design certainly didn’t help the tight time scales the article takes a look at the extensions from the point of view of passenger safety in the midst of the virus. The article says, “Later this summer, our passengers will be able to use the extra space on the platforms as well as on the trains, making social distancing that much easier for their whole journey.”
Whilst the programme for design, supply and installation for these three platforms has no doubt been one of the most intensive MPL have ever worked to it makes everything worth it when you consider the new EPS extensions will serve to make the passengers that little bit safer whilst using the rail network in the area.