Track drainage

Project Name: Track drainage
Project Description: Installation of 1200m of Track DrainageOre Tunnel - Kent
Contract Value: Circa £500,000
Duration of works: 3 week Blockade – 24 Hour Working

Working closely with our clients Project Delivery Team, we were engaged to install 1200 metres of 300mm perforated drainage through Ore Tunnel to improve and prolong the safe passage of trains for the future. This work was undertaken during a 3 week blockade in February 2012 which also happened to be the coldest, wettest winter on record at the time. Working 24 hours per day to ensure the hand back date was maintained.

As all materials were taken into the tunnel via the single operational track on the via the use of TRS Road Rail vehicles careful consideration and planning was also key to ensure that both the drainage and main rock bolting and sprayed concrete activities were not delayed.

The project was handed back on time and on budget with both AMCO and TRS receiving praise from Network Rail.