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					                                                                                         Blackpool Tram, UK
                                                                                                                     CDM-QTrack-JIG



      Client                       Blackpool Transport
      Main Contractor              BAM Nuttall - Main Track replacement
                                   Volker Fitzpatrick / Trackworks - Depot
      Details                      11km of single track replacement
                                   29 turnouts
                                   Depot - 2km of single track
                                   18 turnouts

          The Blackpool tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on
      the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England, and is the only surviving
      first-generation tramway in the United Kingdom. The tramway
      dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the
      world.

         It is run by Blackpool Transport as part of the Metro Coastlines
      network, owned by Blackpool Borough Council. The tramway runs
      for 11 miles (18 km) and carries 6,500,000 passengers each year.

        The track had not been replaced for several decades and the           CDM-QTrack-JIG being installed January 2010
      CDM-QTrack-JIG system was chosen as the system to replace the
      embedde rail.

         There is also a new depot being built which will help to improve
      maintenance facilities therefore minimising disruption to the tram
      service.

        The majority of the work will take place during the winter
      months over a period of 2 years finishing in 2011.

          The CDM-QTrack-JIG system has delivered a cost effective and
      fast to install solution which has allowed the contract to take place
      in the given time frame.                                                CDM-QTrack-JIG




       Pouring concrete                                                       Installing CDM-QTrack in the factory


Track

                                                                                                Project Reference
CDM Reutenbeek 9-11 B - 3090 Overijse Belgium Tel: +32 2 687 79 07 Fax: +32 2 687 35 52 mailto: general@cdm.eu http://www.cdm.eu

				
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