Case Study


July 7, 2020




TFL Rolling Stock


Redundant rolling stock disposal and recycling

Project duration

Three year framework agreement


Econ was retained to dismantle and dispose of redundant rolling stock for a number of TfL’s rail subsidiaries, as part of the company’s vital programme of network upgrading and modernisation.

Works were carried out in live working depots so traffic management and careful planning were required to complete the operation without disrupting TfL’s day to day operations.

All contaminants including asbestos and oils were removed and disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. All other materials arising from the project were recycled and several larger sections of rolling stock carefully removed and transported to the London Transport Museum for historic displays to the public.

Staffing requirements

Working in a railway environment requires a high degree of health and safety knowledge and expertise and the use of suitably qualified and accredited personnel to carry out the works. Econ’s team included staff who met the following requirements: LUL/LUCAS, Depot Track Accustomed Persons, LU/LUA Protection Masters, LUL CCDO, LUL CPCS

Equipment/Plant Used

22 tonne - 360 Excavator; Skip Lorries

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“We were impressed with the approach used by you operation team to carry out the works both professional and diligently. Econ were very accommodating to meet our needs from the initial presentations prepared on strategy to mitigate risks and throughout execution of the works and keeping us fully informed and giving us the confidence we needed. The approach of Econ Site supervisors and visiting managers through to operatives on site was always of a high standard and good-natured and we are pleased to give credit where it is due. On site initiatives by the team from demonstrations /videos of emergency procedures when working in asbestos enclosures and working with consistent site uniforms contributed to the site achieving a Kier ‘Blue’ for best practice and working above standards. This was an excellent example of collaborative working and a joint approach to promptly overcome some of the challenges with asbestos and how best to deal with this along with working near challenging neighbours’ properties, the school and the church.”

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