Infrastructure – Rail

We have an unrivalled track record of working on large rail and tram infrastructure projects.

Project: Manchester Metrolink
Client: MPT
Value: £26m
Duration: 5 Years

An ever expanding city, the £500m Manchester Metrolink Extension project delivers an integrated and efficient system of public transport, connecting the outer reaches of the Greater Manchester suburbs through a five year programme to improve the City’s infrastructure.

Scope of works

Extensive remediation works; complex bridge deconstruction; general demolition works; major bulk earthworks; general civil works; site establishment; recycling and removal.

The PP O’Connor team was involved early in the pre-construction stages providing value engineering benefits and innovative solutions which have resulted in real cost savings and programme improvements.

Collaborative approach

Our collaborative approach with the client, MPT resulted in being awarded the ‘Supply Chain Best Performer’ award three times, the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ award in 2011 and the “Sustainability” award in 2013.

“The PP O’Connor team have worked collaboratively with us throughout the contract, delivering a service and product of high quality which has considerably contributed to the overall success of the project.”
Bryan Diggins, Project Director, MPT


Project: Altrincham Interchanges
Client: Laing O’Rourke
Value: £210,000
Duration: Phased delivery over 8 Months

Situated in the centre of Altrincham, the new Interchange is a key component contributing to the regeneration of the area. The new Interchange will provide a modern concourse, improving links between bus, train and tram services and improving the public transport network.

Scope of works

Removal of the canopy structure and the bus concourse buildings; breaking up of existing hard standings and preparation of the sub-base to receive new surfacing; removal of all existing furniture and equipment.  All work was carried out adjacent to a live rail network.


PP O’Connor has been appointed to demolish the1970’s bus station whilst retaining all the original Victorian features. The original footbridge, which crosses four live railway lines, is to be carefully removed and saved as architectural heritage.