In 2010 architects prepared proposals to improve Hatfield Station and its surrounding area. The proposals included screening and extending the existing station providing an enlarged foyer and retail pavilions to improve customer experience in one of the fastest growing East Coast Main Line stations a major bus interchange, taxi rank, drop off area, multi-storey car park and landscaped public square were designed to provide an integrated transport solution which fits into its historic setting.
As part of the £9m Hatfield Station Redevelopment project, First Capital Connect in association with GHA Livigunn Consulting Engineers undertook GRIP stage 5 detail design for a 378-space Multi-Storey car park to the north of the station. The proposed multi storey car park was adjacent to the existing Network Rail boundary, which in turn was adjacent to the East Coast Main Line Up-Slow road. First Capital Connect contracted Wentworth House Rail Systems to survey the OLE Return Conductor adjacent to the proposed car park to ensure that the design of the multi-storey car park did not encroach the Return Conductors electrical clearance envelope.
Wentworth House Rail Systems undertook the required survey during a night time possession and isolation of the up slow line. The survey required both the vertical and horizontal distance measurement of the Return Conductor from the Up Slow line cess rail at 2 m centres using a laser measure and swivel gauge. The survey measurements were superimposed on to the topographical survey drawing and the proposed multi-storey car park general arrangement and elevation drawings. From the resulting clearance drawing it was confirmed that the proposed multi-storey car park was sufficiently clear of the return conductor that no remedial action was required.
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