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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 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…

Lanes gives pedestrians a big lift with repair project

14/04/2015

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…

Lanes refurbishment transforms unique rail pump house

12/09/2014

Lanes Group’s Rail Division has transformed a “unique” but ugly drainage pump house at end of the Northern Line in South London. Work on the building close to Morden Station, in South Wimbledon, included cladding the external walls in plastic panels and waterproofing the roof, significantly improving what had become a local eyesore. London Underground…

Lanes Group proves its mettle with bridge refurbishment success

18/10/2013

Lanes Group has proved its growing Civils Maintenance capability with the completion of a complex project to refurbish a footbridge on the London Underground. The work to strip, repaint and repair the bridge on the Northern Line near Finchley Central has been part of a five year improvement programme by Tube Lines. Lanes Rail Division…

Lanes new safety device could transform the rail industry

02/07/2012

The Lanes Group has developed a simple yet highly innovative safety device that has the potential to transform working at height across the rail industry – significantly improving safety, productivity and staff satisfaction. The new rail safety strop is attached to the rail, acting as a restraint point, to stop staff working at height from entering unsafe areas and…