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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…

UAV Drones approved for London usage

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…

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Platform repairs at London Underground station

16/04/2015

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

16/04/2015

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

14/04/2015

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