Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has completed a series of maintenance works at Pengam Station in Wales.
The group’s Fall Arrest Testing division was contracted to install climb-latches on all seven lighting towers at the station.
Paul Evans, divisional director of PTSG’s Fall Arrest Testing division, said: “These works have helped to further develop PTSG’s rail connection and has strengthened our presence within that market. The installations were essential to ensure maintenance personnel could safely access the lighting towers at Pengam Station.
“Completing works at a busy train stations presents numerous challenges that our team does not face on a day-to-day basis but our past experience of carrying works within the rail industry has ensured we are not overlooked when it comes to securing associated contracts.”
Pengam Station, which serves Pengam and the nearby town of Blackwood, is on the Rhymney Line of the Valley Lines network in South Wales and is the second busiest station on the route, after Caerphilly.
The weekday train service is four trains per hour south to Cardiff Central and onwards to Penarth. Northwards, there are also four trains per hour – three terminating at Bargoed and one train per hour continuing to Rhymney. In the evenings the service drops to hourly each way and to two-hourly on Sundays.