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Rail drainage pipe gets re-routed through cemetery


Engineers at Lanes Group plc have completed a sensitive project to install a new drainage pipe beneath one of London’s largest cemeteries. They carried out investigations and planned the installation of the 50-metre-long concrete pipe beneath Hither Green Cemetery in Lewisham, south London. The 50-metre-long concrete pipe was needed to connect track drains along the…

Drain surveys supports nuclear power site decommissioning plan


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have carried out a CCTV drainage survey across the site of a decommissioned nuclear power station. The surveys were needed, as part of a planned maintenance programme, to confirm the condition of the surface water drainage system at the former Bradwell power station, in Essex. A two-person drainage survey…

Tiny memorial gives wastewater veterans a moment of peace


A field manager working for Lanes Group plc has initiated the opening of the first ever military memorial at a Thames Water sewage treatment works and possibly at such a facility anywhere in the UK. What might be the smallest garden of remembrance in Britain has been created next to the Lanes depot based at…

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


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.

Wet well team supports pumping station maintenance


A specialist wet well team from Lanes Group plc has supported pump engineers in repairing a sewer pumping station serving one of London’s largest shopping centre. They used their high volume vacuumation and jetting technology to clear debris from the pumping station at Westfield London in White City to allow the repair to be made….