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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 gives pedestrians a big lift with repair project


Lanes Group has carried out major repairs to a pedestrian railway bridge on the London Underground. The bridge across the Central Line at White City, in West London, is used by London Underground workers to reach a signal box and staff accommodation. Regular inspections had established that there was a risk that pad stands, upon…

White City Underground Station