Waterloo and City line station refurbishment

Waterloo City Line Refurb
Balfour Beatty Rail Projects
Apr 2006
Sep 2006

We refurbished Waterloo and Bank underground stations for client Balfour Beatty.

In 2006 the line was closed for five months to enable Balfour Beatty to undertake the complete replacement of trackwork. The closure created an opportunity to undertake other works and VGC secured the contract to undertake station refurbishment works at Bank and Waterloo underground stations during the closure period.

The work included the removal of existing walls, floors and ceilings to enable new finishes to be applied. The refurbishment involved new surface finishes, doors, door furniture, lighting and barriers. All works were undertaken in compliance with London Underground’s standards for Section 12 stations.

This work was successfully undertaken using shift working to enable the programme to be achieved to meet the main contractor’s programme for reopening the line. It demonstrates both VGC’s capability of working within the stringent requirements of Section 12 and our ability to resource and manage a twenty four hour, seven day week work programme.

The Waterloo and City line opened in 1898 to provide a direct link between the City of London and Waterloo stations. It is the shortest line on the London Underground network being only one and a half miles long and having only two stations.