Rail Introduction
 

Coffey Construction has worked with Irish Rail since the early 1980’s, carrying out an extensive range of infrastructure and building works.  Since their introduction, the company has been selected to participate in all of Irish Rail’s construction supplier frameworks.  We have worked closely with Irish Rail’s engineers to develop practical solutions to engineering problems.  

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Coffey Construction’s development strategy includes becoming a provider to the UK rail industry and to offer a design and construction service for structures and buildings projects.  We have been a registered supplier under Link Up (Supplier No. 13840) since 2010 and we obtained a provisional Network Rail Principle Contractor’s Licence in 2012.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tram Network

Our existing portfolio of railway works includes:


  • Platform upgrades and extensions;
  • Overbridge and underbridge replacements;
  • Structural rehabilitation of bridges;
  • Embankment stabilisation using retaining structures, soil nailing and rock anchors;
  • Station accessibility upgrades including footbridges with lifts;
  • Station buildings refurbishment;
  • New station car parks and extensions;
  • Level crossing replacement programmes;
  • Culvert replacements and under track crossings;
  • Civil works for electrification gantries;
  • Cable troughing installation.


All of the above works have been undertaken using our own directly-employed managers, technicians, multi-skilled site workforce and our own plant.  This has given us the flexibility to take advantage of when preceding trades are ahead of schedule during possession works.  We carry out detailed risk assessments on time-critical work activities and we have never handed a TIII possession back late.

Kildare Route Project

Our flagship rail project is the Kildare Route Project track widening contract where we widened the existing Dublin to Cork two track railway to four tracks over a length of 3.25 km and undertook all associated civil engineering and building works.  This included demolition and reconstruction of two road-over-rail bridges, two new footbridges, four new station platforms and a new park and ride facility and 1 km link road.

Hazelhatch

Part of the works included the refurbishment and extension of the existing listed station buildings at Hazelhatch which won the 2009 London Underground Accessibility Award at the UK National Railway Heritage Awards.

Award

In 1988 Coffey Construction was awarded a project in Killarney to remove an existing steel bridge, demolish one of the abutments and construct a new bridge abutment and deck.  Due to site constraints the abutment could not constructed in-situ, and we decided to cast the abutment nearby, roll it into place using skates and then anchor it back into the existing embankment.  The work was carried out over a single weekend possession and was the first time this technique had been used for rail bridge reconstruction in Ireland.

Landsdowne Road Platform Renewal Dublin

Landsdowne Road Platform Renewal Dublin

Seapoint Station Accessibility

Seapoint Station Accessibility

Galway Route Accessibility Project

Galway Route Accessibility Project

Tullamore Station Car Park

Tullamore Station Car Park

Under Bridge  Culvert 116b – Gort, Galway

Under Bridge  Culvert 116b – Gort, GalwayBoyne Viaduct UB82 Arch Repairs, Drogheda

Boyne Viaduct UB82 Arch Repairs, Drogheda

Boyne Viaduct UB82 Arch Repairs, Drogheda


Coffey Group, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 91 844356 Fax: +353 91 844519 Email: info@coffeygroup.com