Great Eastern Railway Overhead Line Renewal

Installing a modern-auto tensioned overhead line system between Liverpool Street and Chelmsford.

To assist the client with multi-disciplinary project delivery solutions for a demanding programme of works due to the complexity of the existing infrastructure, interface with the operational railway and design and construction interface with Crossrail.

CPMS initiated a hub and spoke procurement strategy, acting as the hub on behalf of the client, providing programme, project and commercial management and discharging the Client’s Principal Contractor Licence.
CPMS delivered significant improvements in design and construction management and efficiencies of over £14m for the client.

Services provided
Project management | Programme management |Project delivery | Design Management |Planning | Document control |Procurement


CLIENT – Network Rail
LOCATION – Anglia Route
START DATE – March 2013
END DATE – March 2019
GRIP STAGES – 4 to 8


“I am writing on behalf of Greater Anglia to commend the progress made within the last 12 month on the complex works to replace the fixed tension OLE between Liverpool Street and Chelmsford – We have noted real progress since last summer – It seems that a much more sensible approach is now being taken in all areas – I wish you all every success in the completion of this project and the many future works in Anglia” – Joanna Gardiner, Engineering Access Manager, Greater Anglia