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Project Background 

Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure - including signalling, bridges, level crossings and key stations throughout the UK. 
Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of three main stations and is the central hub of the British Rail Network in the city centre. 
 
New Street is the 5th busiest station in the UK and with over 7 million passengers changing trains at the station annually in 2014/15 it underwent a £550 million redevelopment, to include a brand new concourse, a new exterior facade, new entrance on Stephenson Street as well as upgrading it's perimeter security with a range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) products. 
Client Requirement 
 
In November 2014 the main contractor for the project redevelopment approached Cova for drawings, product and technical information along with a quotation for 6 crash tested shallow depth road blockers to protect their service yard located at the back of the station. 
 
The entrance and exit is located under the station, at road level so the requirement was to mitigate any risk of a vehicle attack. 
Client Solution 
 
Sector: Transport 
Client: Network Rail 
Security Level: High - HVM Vehicle Entry & Exit Solution 
 
Cova Provided:  
Expert advice, product information, technical specifications, product quotation. 
 
Upon placing the order, this included fully Project Management with initial site visit, full 3D cad product designs, foundation drawings, in-house bespoke manufacture, full installation and commissioning. 
 
Product Supplied 
Designed prevent a 7.5 tonne vehicle impact, when travelling at 50mph (80kmh)  
Test Rating: PAS 68: 2010 
Vehicle Test Weight: 
7500kg 
Vehicle Class: 
N2 
Vehicle Speed MPH: 
50 
Vehicle Speed KMH: 
80 
Vehicle Angle: 
90 
Vehicle Penetration: 
0.0 
Dispersion Distance: 
25 

Below is our Shallow Depth Road Blocker, click this link or image below to view the product page for more information. 

Watch our Shallow Depth Road Blocker operating in our factory or click this link or image below to view the product page for more information. 

Project Highlights 
Bob Brooker - Cova Head of Design 
 
“Working closely with the main contractor was critical key for our internal Project Team to ensure that all 6 shallow depth road blockers were installed within the specific swift 2 week window deadline we were provided, to ensure minimal disruption to the stations service yard. 
 
Additionally, our Electrical Design Engineer worked closely with the client to agree a bespoke operational philosophy in which they needed to be able to operate all 6 blockers independently, in addition to integrating them into their existing traffic control security systems.” 
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