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CCTV survey safeguards track drainage after signal work


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have supported railway upgrade work by carrying out a CCTV drainage survey after the installation of signaling equipment. The survey was needed to check the condition of a track drainage pipe after engineers working for Amey on behalf of South Western Railways had installed a new signal post. Drainage…

Work begins on major drainage survey of Severn Tunnel


Lanes Group drainage engineers have begun the task of carrying out a survey of tunnel drainage along the 7km-long Severn Tunnel. The company has been commissioned by Amey, working for Network Rail, to carry out the surveys in the tunnel, which for over 100 years was the longest main line railway tunnel in the UK….

Lanes Group camera technology supports deep rail tunnel maintenance


Drainage survey camera technology provided by Lanes Group has been used to carry out a structural inspection of one of the deepest railway tunnel shafts in the UK. A CCTV drainage survey team supported the inspection of the 120 metre ventilation shaft for the Ffestiniog tunnel on the Conwy Valley Line in Snowdonia, North Wales. The tunnel is Britain’s longest…

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…

Lanes supports flexible rail upgrade with drainage survey


Lanes Group has been called in to survey and clean drains along a railway track as part of a project to increase the capacity of one of the UK’s busiest main rail routes. Its engineers worked with counterparts from Network Rail and Carillion to carry out a detailed survey of track drainage on the Great…