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Rail Services

We offer an extensive range of infrastructure support services to the rail industry. The Rail team has over 30 years’ experience of working on the infrastructure and provide a “one stop shop” for all principal contractors.

These services include:

  • The complete management of onsite welfare
  • The preparation of site compounds, fencing & vegetation management.
  • Ancillary works, including Debris netting, ballast retention
  • UAV Drone surveys
  • Project management & Security CCTV systems
  • Time Lapse
  • GSM-R mast installation and Maintenance and De-commissioning
Welfare Management

8point8 offer main contractors a one stop shop to find, set up and manage onsite welfare compounds, we can

  • Under take Drone surveys to provide video footage of the sites, and surrounding areas
  • Provide details of suitable locations for site compounds and machine access points
  • Assist in the process of procuring the compounds from third party land owners
  • Undertake necessary works to make the compounds suitable
  • Supply both static and mobile solutions tailored to the requirements of the site
  • Manage delivery of contractors accommodation, plant and equipment.
  • Provide compound security
  • Provide dedicated on site staff to manage the compound throughout the duration of the work
  • Full de-mobilisation and reinstatement of compound areas.
Drone Surveys

8point8 work with clients to supply the latest technological advances the UAV industry has to offer, providing a safe cost effective solution to working within the rail infrastructure environment, benefits include:

  • Reduces the number of staff required to be Trackside for walkouts
  • Provides full area mapping & volumetric measurements of sites
  • Drone can operate in live traffic
  • Reduces abortive costs and visits to site from declined track access
  • Decreases the time required to undertake surveys
  • Provides a permanent photographic / video record of the site for future use
  • Can transmit live footage from site back into a meeting
Ancillary Works

8point8 can provide a number of services that are designed to assist main contractors in preparing worksites, these services include:

  • Site Clearance and the setting up of contractors compounds
  • Vegetation works, including the management of invasive species
  • Graffiti removal
  • Supply and installation of both temporary and permanent fencing, handrails & pedestrian access solutions
  • Supply and installation of temporary acoustic barriers
  • Installation of temporary debris netting and permanent ballast retention systems
  • Supply and installation of overhead obstruction protection systems ( Goalposts)
  • Logistic support for both staff, equipment and materials
  • Cable management and temporary trough route diversion works
  • Supply and installation of temporary roadway systems
  • Rope access works