In recent years, with the widespread floods that have affected the UK, projects are becoming more focussed on prevention as opposed to repair. A proactive approach plays a positive role in the rail network drainage system. An effective drainage system not only reduces the risk of flooding but can improve track and embankment stability.
Stobart Rail & Civils were contracted to carrying out 330 metres of cess and 6 feet drainage on the ECM7 on the down main between 28 miles 460 yards to 28 miles 867 yards on 110mph track.
We provided a coordinated solution for Network Rail under the Works Delivery Special Projects Framework. During a series of night possessions, we installed ten new catch pits for 257meters at the north side of the level crossing.
We have undertaken all forms of railway drainage projects including the incredibly challenging deep drainage required near Paddington Station. This included the installation of new trackside drainage at Ladbroke Grove on the approaches to Paddington and the construction of a new 7m deep drainage outfall installed in the busy streets of West London.