Ordsall Chord

The Ordsall Chord project forms a key part of Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Programme to improve travel in the north of England. It is the biggest project in this part of the country for decades and sees the construction of a new rail viaduct which will, for the first time in history, provide a direct link between Manchester’s three mainline stations (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria).

Some of the work has been delivered over carefully staged possessions; Aaron Rail provided skilled and experienced labour for a total of 900 shifts, with management teams to supervise, throughout the possession of Christmas 2016. This contributed to the smooth and timely delivery of this crucial part of the project.


In Autumn 2014 Aaron Rail supported Alma Rail in completing two key S&C renewals on the Manchester Metrolink.

Over two 54 hour possessions the team successfully installed 2no. crossovers.

The Aaron Rail team gained huge praise not only from Alma Rail but from the client Transport For Greater Manchester.


The Aaron Rail team supported Network Rail during the

15-day blockade at Gravesend in 2013 supplying over 1,000 person shifts.

The project was a huge success despite the worst weather conditions seen in years in the area.

Aaron Rail supported throughout the 15 days with the P-way and fencing works on the newly constructed platform extensions.

Ipswich Chord

Working as part of an award-winning team, we supplied over 3,000 person shifts to the Ipswich Rail Enhancements projects.

Working for a tier one contractor we supplied labour over a 20 week period including a 17-day blockade working 24/7 without accident or incident.

During this time provided multi-skilled labour to support the P-way, signalling, OLE and minor civils teams.

The Aaron Rail team received direct praise from both the tier one contractor and the Chief Executive of Network Rail.