Hoo Project Enters Next Phase of Design

Pell Frischmann is delighted to announce its entry onto the next phase of design (GRIP 3 Option Study) of the Hoo Project for a new station on the Hoo Peninsula.

Working for Medway Council and partnering up with Network Rail, Bonner Rail and Fenix Signalling, the project involves the reopening of a freight line for passenger services requiring new passing loops, capacity enhancement and a new station – the first time since the Hoo line stations were closed and demolished in 1961.  The opportunity of a new rail chord will directly link the Medway Towns with Strood and provide a direct passenger service for the first time in history.

The multidisciplinary services provided were:

  • Topographical & track survey;
  • Architectural & structural design of station;
  • Civils design of bridges, access & parking;
  • Geotechnical design of embankments;
  • Ecology of SSSI and RAMSAR;
  • Track, signalling and traction power.

Jon McPhee, Pell Frischmann’s Rail Director said: 

Thaward of the GRIP 3 design phase which follows on from our GRIP 2 feasibility work is a great milestone for Pell Frischmann and a great platform to continue to highlight our multidisciplinary servicesthe technical excellence we bring and the collaborative nature of Pell Frischmann.

As work progresses, Pell Frischmann continues to follow safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Pell Frischmann looks forward to working with our client and partners to deliver a safe and reliable new rail service. 

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