Rail News

Hus honoured by 7/7 anniversary invitation


Hus Ibrahim of the Lanes Group’s London depot has been invited to a service to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the capital which killed 52 people and injured hundreds more. Lanes is a facilities management contractor for London Underground (LU) and provides manpower, equipment and services for unusual situations on the tube network. Underground bosses…

Hus Ibrahim 7/7 Invite

Lanes Group wins biggest rail bridge painting project


London Underground has commissioned Lanes Group to paint a major railway bridge on the Jubilee Line in West London. The four-month project to strip and paint the 100-year-old bridge on the line between Kilburn and West Hampstead will require enough paint to cover an area the size of 30 tennis courts – or one and a quarter full-sized…

Kilburn Bridge on Jubilee Line

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…

Platform repairs at London Underground station


Lanes Group has carried out concrete support and platform repairs at Northfields tube station in West London. Piers supporting platforms and nosing stones, which edge the platforms, were repaired at the station on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line. Lanes Group’s Rail Division carry out the work at the station, which is on an…

Northfields tube station

Lanes launches drone for rail structure inspection


Lanes Group has carried out the first survey of a London Underground building using an aerial drone. The drainage and maintenance specialist’s rail division carried out the project at the Neasden Lifting Shed in west London. It teamed up with unmanned aerial systems company Unmanned Aerial Technology Ltd to carry out the drone survey, heralding…

Lanes engineers carrying out drone inspection

Lanes Group completes repairs at Listed Tube Station


Lanes Group has completed significant repairs at a Grade II Listed underground station in West London. West Acton station on London Underground’s Central Line is dominated by a 25 metre high window with 20 reinforced concrete pillars. Lanes Group’s Rail Division has repaired the concrete pillars, restoring the impressive window to how it looked when…

West Acton Station

Lanes gives pedestrians a big lift with repair project


Lanes Group has carried out major repairs to a pedestrian railway bridge on the London Underground. The bridge across the Central Line at White City, in West London, is used by London Underground workers to reach a signal box and staff accommodation. Regular inspections had established that there was a risk that pad stands, upon…

White City Underground Station