Rail News

Lanes Rail wins second drainage contract with Transport for London


Lanes Rail has won a contract to deliver drainage maintenance services on four of Transport for London’s sub-surface and deep level Underground lines. It has been awarded the entire Lot 2 drainage contract for Sub-Surface Lines (SSL) and BCV Lines. Previously, Lanes had shared the contract with Skanska. The contract covers drainage maintenance work on…


TfL re-awards asset maintenance contracts to Lanes Group


Transport for London has re-awarded contracts to Lanes Group to maintain structure and drainage assets associated with the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly underground lines. The awards, made under Lot 3 of TfL’s asset maintenance procurement process, means Lanes Group has retained all contracts currently held. Under TfL’s new procurement regime, designed to streamline its maintenance…

Lanes Group Engineers working on London Underground Platform

Teams praised for keeping tube stations open during flash floods


  Senior London Underground managers have praised Lanes Group drainage teams for helping to keep open dozens of the capital’s biggest tube stations during torrential thunderstorms. In a few hours, central London was inundated with 100mm of rain, the amount usually expected to fall in a whole month, causing major flash flooding. Over 12 hours,…

Flash flooding in London

Lanes Group ready to show its ‘military’ muscle at Rail Live


  Lanes Group plc is planning its attendance at Rail Live 2016 with military precision – to showcase the future of rail track drainage support. The company is taking the world’s most capable off-road jet vac tanker to the event on 22 and 23 June. The JHL 8×8 jet vac tanker has been designed for…

Lanes JHL 8x8 Tanker

Lanes Group highly commended in Light Rail Awards


Lanes Group’s Rail Division has been highly commended by judges in the Light Rail Awards for its work to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle survey service for rail operators. The announcement was made at an award ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company in the City of London on Tuesday 7 October. Lanes Rail Division was…

Light Rail Awards 2014 Logo

Lanes Rail Division rises to challenge to reduce track flood risks


Lanes Group has supported railway improvements to minimise flood risks by relocating a track drainage pump in work that also involved removing asbestos piping. The company’s rail division completed the project for main contractor Osborne after just 48 hours of planning and within one seven-hour track possession. Lanes Rail Division Network Rail Manager Eamonn Maloney…

Flooded Railway Tracks

Lanes Group shortlisted for two international rail awards


Lanes Group has been named as a finalist in two categories for the Global Light Rail Awards 2015 for its development of aerial drone surveys. The national drainage and maintenance specialist has been shortlisted for Technical Innovation (Infrastructure) and Supplier of the Year (Over EUR10m) in the prestigious awards. The Global Light Rail Awards, now…

Lanes Rail Logo White on Pink