Speke Signal Box

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One of the more restrictive and problematic projects carried out by S Evans & Sons, this one took extra careful planning and intricate execution by the team

This signal box demolition project came with almost every hazard imaginable, working in wind, rain, hail, and freezing temperatures, this was a very comprehensive demolition project with OHLE equipment, S & T routes, point motors, and other rail infrastructure as close as 500mm of both structures on all sides.

On site we used 7t excavators to install track protection by way of hardwood timber mats, a 20t excavator equipped with demolition attachments to carry out the careful mechanical demolition, and front tipping dumpers to assist with waste removal.  This along with our gold card PTS trained site supervisor, and CCDO & PTS trained banksmen strategically located around the site keeping in contact with the machine drivers using detcom radios.

This project was carried out within the Network Rail ROTR Possession, on time and safely with no accidents or incidents and nothing but praise from Network rail.

“The Safe site and control measures you implemented to manage the risks associated with such a tricky signal box demolition, that had demanding site constraints such as operational S&C at its foundations and OHLE equipment within 1 meter of the roof structure was second to none and is a prime example of what can be achieved wen works are well planned, with every details and risk being reviewed and managed in collaborative manner by all involved.”

Darren Carson – Project Manager (Signalling)

Network Rail



  • ROTR Possession
  • Working close to OHLE Lines
  • 100% PTS Trained Operatives
  • Extremely Tight Restrictions