Colorado Group

Network Rail

Colorado Group has Link-up accreditation. Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers.

The Achilles Link-Up audit was completed in September 2009 and over the last 18 months Colorado Group have gone on to successfully complete a number of projects for Network Rail including a new MDU accommodation block at Crianlarich Station and several Term Commission projects for Platform Repair Works throughout the Scottish region.

During this period they have trained a number of Managers and Operatives through PTS to the extent that they currently sponsor 90 PTS Card Holders.

Colorado have been recommended to obtain the Network Rail Principal Contractor Licence and have commenced the application and audit process to be completed at the earliest opportunity.

The 116-year old Crianlarich railway station, which services more than 13,000 passengers a year, was in need of an upgrade involving the removal of the current depot and the installation of a new 12-bay car park and modular units that would form a new training facility.
In order to keep the station operational and safe throughout the project, Colorado Group compiled and communicated a detailed programme that, on the critical activities, depicted work-flow every hour. This was undertaken in close conjunction with network rail management and the depot operatives. In addition to coordinating all work around train and passenger traffic, the team also set the plan to accommodate the station's on-site administrative staff and sizeable maintenance team throughout the duration of the project.

Construction required excavations, drainage ducting, water, gas and electrical services, and new external lighting. Despite the challenge of working in an occupied, operational train station, the project was completed right on time.