As part of our Professional Services capability, we provide technical support to developers, designers and contractors developing schemes adjacent to the rail boundary. Any construction project that is adjacent to a live railway must comply with certain stringent rules, which are dependent upon the type of works being undertaken, methods of construction and the perceived risk to the operational railway land in addition to tracks and associated infrastructure.
A consent to construct the works will only be permitted by Network Rail once they are satisfied that the works will not pose a risk to their infrastructure. This usually requires an Asset Protection Agreement drawing up between the Developer and Network Rail, in which the requirements will be defined.
Often, developers are unaware of these stringent requirements and require extensive support to allow the consents to be gained in the quickest possible time.
Nationwide Rail are able to fully support any organisation wishing to develop adjacent to the railway and have years of experience working with our Network Rail colleagues to successfully deliver projects with the minimum of intervention and supervision from Network Rail.