Redeveloping Castleford Railway Station, West Yorkshire

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Working with The Input Group to complete the structural design for a new station building

ECSL were commissioned by Input Group to undertake the structural design for a new station building at Castleford Railway Station, West Yorkshire, as part of the Castleford Station redevelopment scheme.

Project Overview

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Network Rail, the train operating company and local authority, are making significant improvements and enhancements to Castleford railway station to provide a more attractive and welcoming gateway to Castleford town centre.

  • Client

    Input Group / Northern Rail

  • Location

    West Yorkshire

  • Date

    January - February 2020

  • Sector

    Transport & Infrastructure

Our Solution

ECSL undertook the civils and structures design (including steelwork, foundations and a new retaining wall) in accordance with Eurocode design standards and Network Rail group design standards for station buildings.

Improvements include:

– A modern, high quality passenger waiting facility including a ticket vending machine, seating and a disabled toilet.

– Sheltered cycle parking.

– Significant public realm improvements both to the area around the station and on key walking routes between the rail station, the town centre and the bus station. This will include footway treatments, landscaping and signage.

– Changes to the car park layout to allow for easier pedestrian and non-motorised access.

– Significant refurbishment of the subway underpass to create a more attractive link between the rail station and residential areas in the south of Castleford town centre. This will include resurfacing the footway and adding new wall cladding, lighting and CCTV.

Project Highlights

Work completed to Eurocode and Network Rail design standards

Project delivered on time according to schedule


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