Network Rail News

Work begins on major drainage survey of Severn Tunnel

15/09/2016

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….

Severn tunnel entrance exterior shot.

Lanes Group camera technology supports deep rail tunnel maintenance

06/07/2015

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…

Ffestiniog Shaft

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…

London Underground Logo

Lanes supports flexible rail upgrade with drainage survey

16/04/2015

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…