Rail demolition is highly specialist, requiring specific techniques and sensitivities. At CDC, we’ve been undertaking major demolition works for many years, including our first road-over-rail bridge on the Liverpool Street to Norwich line in 1983.
Since then, we’ve demolished a total of 26 bridges along that line for key contractors, covering overhead, third rail and underground sites. We are RISQS approved and our staff are PTS certificated, CSCS approved and trained in competency by the National Demolition Training Group/Construction Skills partnership.
TRU7 Demolition Director David Clarke is also the company NCCA Sentinel Sponsor.
Working in both red and green zones, we have experience with signal boxes, gantries, station buildings and platforms. We even carried out the removal of the roof at Paddington whilst the station was live.
In working on these projects, we have used many techniques, including explosives, concrete cutting, hydro demolition and planned collapse.