By: Kelly Holdaway On: August 08, 2012 In: Blog Comments: 0

Many of the 800,000 spectators attending events at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be travelling on the capital’s busy underground and overground railway lines, through some of the city’s main stations where GGR Rail have worked on refurbishment and maintenance projects.

GGR Rail’s smallest spider cranes are compact enough to work on extremely restricted access areas in London’s underground tube stations. This Unic URW-094 was set up in a ventilation shaft at Pimlico station to lift steel supports for fan units.

Unic mini cranes have been used to carry out platform work, helping to install lifts, escalators and walkways at London’s Kings Cross station. Two Unic URW-506 cranes were hired to work for 8 weeks on each platform, the small footprint of these cranes makes them ideal for operating in the narrow working area. Here’s a Unic URW-376 lifting a new clock into place at Platform 8.

This Unic spider crane worked across railway tracks to lift a bridge into position at Highbury and Islington station. Thanks to this mini machine no road closures were required and the job could be carried out quickly so there was minimum disruption to the public

A specially modified Libro 500 overhang beam was used to install glass panels onto the façade of the newly renovated Blackfriars station. Lifted by a tower crane, this practical machine made fitting the units around an overhead canopy a simple job.

Visit the GGR Rail website for more information on how our specialist Network Rail approved lifting equipment has been used on a wide variety of rail sector projects. We can also provide PTS (Personal Track Safety) and LUL (London Underground) trained operators to assist with your job, click here to find out more.

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