Harrow on the Hill Train Crew Accommodation
Client: London Underground
The number of Train Operators on the Metropolitan Line will increase to support the new S stock trains. As a consequence, the train crew depots currently on the line have now exceeded their establishment capacity or do not offer operational efficacy. With the intended introduction of further timetable enhancements, leading to the Line Upgrade requirements, overloading will worsen.
The choice of Harrow on the Hill is favoured by the Line as being ideal to control service recovery, as from an operations point of view, its position as a major junction to the three branches with the availability of passing points for trains in platforms and the operational flexibility at a crewing point. Plus, there is also the requirement for enhanced Station Staff Accommodation and canteen facilities to allow meal breaks to be taken at this location.
Due to the complex interface with the Harrow College development alternative solutions are to be developed away from the normal solutions which will not interfere with other schemes in or around the immediate area but still offer an operationally acceptable location.
CPC’s role was to Project Manage the full scope from feasibility study to completion of construction (currently ongoing).
CPC continued as Project Managers taking responsibility for the management, co-ordination of all Phases of this project. CPC responsibility was also to liaise with London Underground Limited’s (LUL), TfL’s and all the key stakeholder representatives, in-order to ensure that their requirements were continually being met and avoid clashes with local authority development aspirations.
CPC’s knowledge and experience of working with LU and its key stakeholders allowed them to quickly identify resolutions. CPC’s understanding of the Underground environment also made it possible for the Train Crew accommodation Project to be delivered with the assurance that LUL required and continue to comply with its statutory obligation, and aspiration for improved operational staff accommodation. Phase 3 of this project was successfully completed both within programme and within budget.