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Transport chiefs praise digital system helping to protect rail workers from COVID-19

25/01/2021

Transport for London auditors have praised Lanes Group’s Rail Division for a new digital workflow system that is helping keep teams safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have described the system as representing “good practice” while giving Lanes Rail a risk-to-service score of zero, the lowest possible risk profile, following an intensive five-day audit. Lanes…

Lanes Rail Team Leader James Gooch with his Team Leaf enabled phone. Helping him and his colleagues carry out maintenance across the London Underground network.

Drone survey approval is a first for Transport for London

30/04/2018

Lanes Rail, part of Lanes Group plc, has become the first contractor to win long-term Transport for London approval to use drones to support the carrying out of asset surveys. Following an intensive 12 month testing and approval process, Lanes Rail can now use a Civil Aviation Authority-approved drone contractor, flying what are officially known…

Lanes and London Underground line up track drainage “revolution”

14/06/2015

Lanes Group is working in partnership with London Underground to test technology that aims to solve one of the most notorious drainage maintenance problems on the Tube network. The company is trialling a vacuumation system called Big Brute on the Metropolitan Line north of Baker Street, which is acknowledged as having the most challenging track drainage system on London…