Clapham Junction, London

Clapham Junction, London

Client: Clapham Junction
Type of works: supplied 9 passenger lifts.

Opened in 1863, this Victorian station has benefitted from a major investment programme funded by the Department for Transport’s Access For All scheme and National Stations Improvement Programme, South West Trains, Wandsworth Council, Transport for London, Network Rail and the Railway Heritage Trust.

Following a £14.5 million refurbishment by Network Rail, improvements were officially opened in May 2011 by Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP, and London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Now, all travellers (including people with disabilities, young children or heavy luggage) benefit from better access to the 17 platforms, less congestion and improved facilities which include new ticketing systems, travel information screens, toilets, shops, taxi and car pick-up and drop-off point, and cycle racks for up to 72 bicycles.

Stannah’s Major Projects team, in partnership with main contractor, Osborne, spearheaded this logistically challenging project. Disruption to the public and station function was minimised by the delivery of equipment to the machine and lift shafts on the platforms being executed during engineering hours while a track possession had been arranged by Osborne.

The concrete shaft sides were craned over the station top to the installation site where all nine lifts being were safely constructed.

All the passenger lifts are bespoke solutions for a unique site:

  • Individually designed, 16-person, 2-stop lifts with hydraulic drive
  • 50% glazed lift cars – installed to Network Rail Specification – boosting light on both levels
  • Dedicated motor rooms, some remotely located; others adjacent to the lift where space allows. Each motor room stores the Bucher hydraulic power packs and drives that ensure smooth journeys and accurate levelling.

All lifts were installed with a Stannah 1-year, full maintenance package as part of the contract and have now been adopted on the Network Rail national maintenance contract (currently standing at 735 assets). They are serviced by the Dartford branch of Stannah Lift Services, a nationwide network providing 24 hour, 365 days a year support. This network covers service, repair, modernisation and refurbishment of all types of lifts, stairlifts, escalators and moving walkways, not only those from the Stannah product range, but also other lift manufacturers’ equipment.

Stannah also offers a bespoke lifts service, custom-building lifts to meet customers’ specific requirements.

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