Pineapple train station ground investigation work

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Work on the new Pineapple Road station will be starting ground investigation works from 2 July
for up to 11 weeks.

The ground investigations (for example, borehole drilling) will be carried by contractor VolkerFitzpatrick. They will inform the next stage of the station design and ensure Pineapple Rd station can be built safely.

The majority of the work will take place during standard working hours: Monday to Friday, 07.30am to 5.30pm. But to ensure the safety of workers some work will need to take place on weekends and at night-time when the railway line is closed.

Out of hours work is due to take place on the following weekends from 9pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday:

  • Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 July
  • Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 July
  • Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 July
  • Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 July

Work has been planned carefully to reduce disruptions. Measures will be in place by West Midlands Rail Exec (WMRE) to monitor and reduce any noise. Task lighting will be directed away from neighbouring areas.

To access certain survey areas safely they will need to remove some vegetation. WMRE are working closely with an ecologist throughout the process and will only be removing vegetation if absolutely necessary.

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