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Lanes wins major Transport for London FM contract


Lanes Group plc has won a contract to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground. The five-year contract, with an option for a three-year extension, is the third maintenance contract awarded by Transport for London (TfL) to Lanes Group in four months. The contract covers all building maintenance work along underground lines, as well…

Contract signed, from the left: Lanes Group Rail Director Bruce Crompton; Lanes Rail TfL Project Director Huseyin Ibrahim; and Lanes Rail Commercial Director Matthew Todd.

Lanes and London Underground line up track drainage “revolution”


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…

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Platform repairs at London Underground station


Lanes Group has carried out concrete support and platform repairs at Northfields tube station in West London. Piers supporting platforms and nosing stones, which edge the platforms, were repaired at the station on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line. Lanes Group’s Rail Division carry out the work at the station, which is on an…

Northfields tube station

Lanes launches drone for rail structure inspection


Lanes Group has carried out the first survey of a London Underground building using an aerial drone. The drainage and maintenance specialist’s rail division carried out the project at the Neasden Lifting Shed in west London. It teamed up with unmanned aerial systems company Unmanned Aerial Technology Ltd to carry out the drone survey, heralding…

Lanes engineers carrying out drone inspection

Lanes Group completes repairs at Listed Tube Station


Lanes Group has completed significant repairs at a Grade II Listed underground station in West London. West Acton station on London Underground’s Central Line is dominated by a 25 metre high window with 20 reinforced concrete pillars. Lanes Group’s Rail Division has repaired the concrete pillars, restoring the impressive window to how it looked when…

West Acton Station

Lanes solves rain drain problem at heritage Tube train station


Lanes Group has used its pipe relining expertise to help preserve the original look of one of the world’s oldest underground railway stations. Its engineers were called in by London Underground to reline the inside of Victorian cast iron roof columns which, for more than 150 years, had taken rain water from the roof of…

Farringdon Station