Werrington Junction E&P power supply

Werrington Grade Separation Project

We played an integral part in the opening of Werrington Tunnel, following extensive power supply upgrade work between Peterborough and Tallington, as part of the Werrington Grade Separation Project.

We completed the work on behalf of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, appointed by Network Rail as part of its £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade. 

As part of the project, we played a key part in the E&P design and delivery, and installed the signalling power supply along the new two-track railway line that dives under at Werrington, north of Peterborough. 

Over the course of 24 months, VolkerRail undertook the following works:

  • Installed 66 new functional supply points
  • Upgraded three principal supply points
  • Installed a new auxiliary supply point
  • Installed, tested and commissioned a Camlin auto restoration of supply system
  • Installed three new DNO supplies, including LV power supplies to new pumping stations
  • Installed two new points heating sites
  • Installed 25km of new cabling.

Now complete, the new line will help to remove constraints to the timetable, caused by slower freight trains on the Great North Great Eastern route having to cross over the high-speed ECML.