Crystal Palace Additional Stabling, Signalling Design

DigiSig Rail was contracted by YG Rail to provide the signalling design deliverables required for alterations to Platform 3 at Crystal Palace Station. 

Crystal Palace Station stands in the London Borough of Bromley, 8 Miles, 56 chains from Victoria. It lies at the junction of the Sydenham line and the spur to Norwood Junction and Beckenham.

It was originally built to serve the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851. At a much later date the station was refurbished in 2014 to form the terminus for London Overground East London line services when the new platforms 5 & 6 were constructed and the old northern platforms abandoned. At that time a number of improvements were also made to the station, including the addition of passenger lifts, the opening of a café and replacement of the roof over the four northern platforms. Trains are already stabled on platforms 3 and 5 on a nightly basis, with room for one 5-car train in each platform, with the aspirations of the project to provide standage for two 5-car trains in platform 3.

crystal palace roof structures

Our Role

The project work involved the relocation of the Crystal Palace Platform 3 buffer stop and associated cabling, so that two 5-car trains could safely be stabled in Platform 3.

DigiSig Rail were therefore responsible for production of the Signalling Design deliverables required to undertake the works. This included:

  1. Signalling Design Specification
  2. Signalling Scheme Plan
  3. Track Plan
  4. Correlation Specification
  5. Design for lineside Location CP204

Alterations required were:

  1. Disconnection and recovery of the affected cables
  2. Replacement cabling of sufficient length reconnected to existing links
  3. Permissive Working Risk Assessment
  4. Design of Control Tables

DigiSig also provided full Signalling CRE support throughout the project life cycle, leading Risk Assessment Workshops and attending regular project meetings. 

The Crystal Palace Platform 3 alterations were commissioned and handed back to the Client on Saturday 19th August 2023.

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Des Curlewis Director Track Engineering Construction Services Ltd

Thank you to yourself and your team in supporting a successful delivery at Crystal Palace. We appreciate the effort to get the job done & over the line.

Project Information

  • Project Title: Crystal Palace, Additional Stabling, Signal Design
  • Client: YG Rail & Track Engineering Construction Services Ltd
  • Date: August 2023
  • Category: Signalling Design
  • Status : Completed