Forte Engineering delivers the full M&E and Telecoms works at Reston Station

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Reston station in the Scottish Borders is a new stop on the East Coast Main Line linking Reston to Edinburgh and stations to London.  Services opened on 23rd May and Forte Engineering has been an integral part in helping Network Rail, Scotrail and the principal contractor BAM Nuttall achieve their ambitions.


Construction started on the £20 station development in early 2021 to construct a two-platform station with 70 car parking spaces and a new road, including lifts and a footbridge connecting both platforms, including all electrical and mechanical, civils, draining and telecoms work.  


Forte Engineering were contracted by BAM Nuttall in October 2021 to develop all the mechanical, electrical and telecoms work as part of the package.  This included a range of items including

  • Station Lighting
  • Carpark Lighting
  • Station Small Power
  • Telecoms
  • Electrical Supplies to Lifts
  • Electrical supplies and commissions for the EV charging points
  • Earthing and bonding across the whole site
  • Commissioning of a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) backup system

Richard Foster, Project Manager at BAM Nuttall said, “"Forte Engineering has been a key partner in helping us deliver the M&E and Telecom services for the new train station at Reston.  The project had many difficulties, not least the particularly challenging timescale in which the work was carried out, but also the many variations that were incorporated along the way. Both Chris & Alistair from Forte Engineering were fantastic, in regard to their close co-operation on site, which meant the job was delivered to a very high standard.  The whole team at Forte Engineering have been excellent in all day-to-day dealings during the implementation phase, and ensured all work completed was delivered to the extremely high standards we impose.  We look forward to working with Forte Engineering on other exciting projects in the future". 

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