Starting Saturday 3rd March at 22:30, Network Rail and ABC Electrification will be installing and energising the overhead line equipment (OLE) wiring through Platforms 1 and 2 at Barnt Green Station. The platforms are due to be handed back to West Midlands Railway and back in operational service on 4th March at 20:20.
There will be no trains running during this period. All platforms will have their entry/exit routes to all platforms will be closed, complete with warning signage to prevent unauthorised passenger access to the construction site. The footbridge will remain open to the public to allow foot access between Station Approach and Fiery Hill Road.
The pedestrian access from Hewell Lane road bridge onto Platform 2 will be temporarily closed to prevent unauthorised access to the south end of the station.
The work involves installing overhead power cables from just south of Hewell Lane bridge through the station and tying in to the existing overhead cables north of the junction. Towards the end of the blockade, the wiring will be electrically tested, once the power is restored from Birmingham New Street. It is intended that work takes place during two 10hr shifts, between 22:30hrs on 03/03/18 and 20:20hrs on 04/03/18. ABC will be using rail mounted mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPs) to lift and fix the four wires that will run from the locations stated above. Noise will be kept to a minimum as much as possible – albeit this is a construction worksite.
ABC has set up a temporary welfare facilities for its workforce within Network Rail boundary.