Our services includes:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Railway Order inc. EIS
  • Permanent Way design
  • Bridge design
  • Station design
  • Civil works
  • Mechanical and Electrical Design (including OHLE)
  • Signalling and Telecommunications
  • Linear works
  • Structural engineering
  • Tunneling
  • Design management
  • Construction support
  • Temporary works design and checking
  • Category 3 Checking.

Our Projects

Kildare-Route-ProjectKildare Route Project (KRP)

Client: Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann)

Location: Dublin and Kildare, Ireland

Capital Value: €400M

Key Facts: The KRP  involved increasing the capacity of 13 km of the Dublin-Cork mainline railway between Heuston Station in Dublin, and Hazelhatch Station in Kildare from two to four tracks.

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FT in association with Corus Rail carried out the design and construction supervision of all civil works associated with this widening project.

A number of existing overbridges on the route were demolished and reconstructed.  The scheme also involved the demolition of two existing stations, construction of two new stations and upgrading of a further existing station.

FT were responsible for the following elements of the project:

•    Drainage Design •    Geotechnical and formation Design •    Preparation of Demolition procedures and specifications for three masonry arch overbridges, two steel footbridges and one R.C./masonry footbridge •    Preparation of Condition Reports for buildings in the vicinity of the KRP •    Design of new link roads and realigned roads approaching reconstructed overbridges •    Design of park and ride facilities at new stations (at Hazelhatch and Clondalkin-Fonthill) •    Project Supervision Design Process.

kentKent Station MK4 Maintenance Facility

Client: Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann)

Location: Cork, Ireland

Capital Value: €3.5 M

Key Facts: Design of an upgraded maintenance facility at Kent Station to cater for Iarnrod Eireann’s new fleet of MK4 trains on the Cork Dublin line.

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The maintenance facility involved the construction of new tracks, reinforced concrete maintenance pit and structural steel canopy.  Mechanical services included refuelling facilities, lighting, sewage removal and water supply to service trains.  Existing drainage and welfare facilities were also upgraded as part of the project.

FT were responsible for the coordination of the following elements of the project:

  • Structural Design
  • Drainage Design
  • Mechanical and Electrical Design (CorusRail)
  • Quantity Surveying (Faithful and Gould)
  • Preparation of Contract Documents
  • Construction Support
  • Third Party / Statutory Body Consultation.

gorey-railN11 Gorey To Arklow Link – Rail

Client: Wexford County Council

Location: Wexford, Ireland

Capital Value: €100M

Key Facts: Detailed design of two rail bridges as part of the N11 Gorey To Arklow Link design and build scheme

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FT was retained as designer by the main contractor Roadbridge Ltd. on this €100M design and build scheme. Two rail bridges were included in the contract works, these were single span structures with spans ranging from 17.5 to 18.3m, allowing sufficient width for a doubling of the track on the north side of the existing track at some future stage.

The use of precast beams and in-situ deck infill eliminates the need for extensive falsework and reduces the length of absolute possessions required.  The end supports consists of reinforced concrete bankseats on reinforced earth abutments.  The structures are fully integral as the supports and deck form a monolithic structure without bearings or expansion joints. This form of construction creates durable integral structures with minimum maintenance requirements.

FT worked closely with Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) and the contractor to achieve a speedy approval process and to ensure that the structure was constructed safely with minimal disruption to the adjacent live railway.

To assess the construction effect of the approach embankments and rail structure on the existing railway, settlement analyses using VDISP was carried out to model the embankments and railway.  This analysis was submitted to Iarnród Éireann for review as a necessary safety requirement for approval prior to any construction on the structure commencing.


Eamon TimoneyEamon Timoney – Managing Director

Telephone: +353 21 4969553

Email: eamon.timoney@nullftco.ie

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