Rail News

High-tech camera survey supports heritage railway plans

22/06/2021

Drainage engineers have helped volunteers with their ambitious plans to fully reopen a 170-year-old railway line by carrying out a survey of a large culvert that gave them a very pleasant surprise. The drainage investigation team from Lanes Group plc used a robotic camera to obtain HD-quality video footage at every point along the perfectly…

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

25/01/2021

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.

Lanes director Bruce joins battle to save military museums

06/11/2020

TV personality, military history expert and Lanes Group director Bruce Crompton is gaining thousands of fans across the world narrating a podcast supporting military museums during the COVID-19 crisis. Hundreds of small military and regimental museums across the UK are in financial hardship and some face closure because COVID-19 has slashed visitors who contribute vital…

Transport fleet accreditation success boosts road safety

21/02/2019

Lanes Group plc has passed five rigorous audits to retain national accreditation for transport fleet management and safe driving standards. The drainage specialist has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is used by companies operating across the UK to benchmark standards in…

Lanes Jet Vac in London

Track drainage jetting powers ATC Joint Venture

19/02/2019

Water jetting power delivered by Lanes Group plc is supporting the completion of ATC Joint Venture’s fit-out programme for the tunnelled central section of the new Elizabeth line under London. Teams from the company’s London area depots are working with ATC Joint Venture to jet clean and CCTV survey track drainage in the central section….

Underground the Elizabeth Line