York train station

Work undertaken

Brief Description

The contract was to improve the condition of the roof structure of the main concourse and train sheds at York station, including a new glazing system. This was a challenging project to deliver whilst maintaining the operational running of a high profile station 24/7.

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Overview of the work completed

  • Renewing approximately 800m2 of the existing glazed roof over the station concourse
  • Replacing approximately 250 individual glazing panels at isolated locations throughout the remaining area of the station’s glazed roofs
  • Carrying out repairs to the existing felt roof and gutters
  • Removing life expired timber walkways and replacement with GRP anti-slip boards
  • Refixing metal grid walkways
  • Cleaning out & relining gutters with a Liquid Waterproofing System
  • Replacing, repairing or repainting loose roof slates, timber structures, steelwork etc
  • Design, fabricate and install 16 new double access gantries above the train shed glazed areas


Excellent reports from ‘Considerate Contractors’ audits

‘Liquid Waterproofing System’ introduced as opposed to ‘Hot Works’

Additional works were carried out to the existing roof access system, resulting in great safety improvements in the roof access

Good relationship maintained with York station – train station kept operational at all times

What our clients say

”‘We will open the line at Hexham tomorrow exactly when we said we would. It has been a fantastic effort by your guys, leading from the front and working in a safe and respectful way that all contractors should aspire to. Please pass on my personal thanks to everyone involved, particularly those guys who battled through torrential rain, snow, ice and gales - a fantastic effort that everyone should be proud of’. ”

Rob McIntoshNetwork Rail Route Managing Director

”‘CML have positively embraced all aspects of the project delivery requirements at every stage along the journey. Although challenging at times, the end result is testament to the commitment and professionalism of the entire team to achieve our one aim’. ”

Ian DodsNetwork Rail Senior Construction Engineer