Transport News

Lanes puts London Underground in picture with Essential Standards


Lanes Group’s Rail Division has launched its own version of the company’s innovative and award-winning quality tool that uses cartoon pictures to show how worksites must look to be safe and productive. Essential Standards is being used by more than 120 Lanes drainage operatives working on London Underground (LU) maintenance and repair contracts – in…

Lanes Rail Logo

Lanes zooms in to combat increase in motorway flood risks


Lanes engineers have taken drainage inspections along the M6toll around Birmingham into the fast lane with a powerful zoom camera. The Lanes depot at Minworth, in Birmingham, has invested in the UK’s most advanced drainage pole camera to carry out the inspection work for Midland Expressway, which operates and maintains the 27-mile-long motorway from Coleshill…

Lanes Quickview camera

Lanes utility engineers travel record distances to deliver sustainable service


Lanes Group is demonstrating the vital importance of using effective transport management systems when delivering high quality, sustainable services by clocking up record vehicle mileages at the start of 2014. On just one day, Tuesday 7 January, the entire fleet of 213 Specialist utility vehicles delivering on the company’s Waste Water Infrastructure Contract in London…

Lanes for drains Jet Vac Tanker

Colbalt Park selects Lanes for drainage maintenance


Cobalt Park, the UK’s largest office park, has selected Lanes Group to provide reactive drainage maintenance support. The prestigious office park, in North Tyneside, has chosen the Lanes Tyne and Wear regional depot in Newcastle to provide a call out service to unblock drains. Cobalt Park provides high quality office premises supported by amenities such…

Lanes lining teams get approach roads ready for new Forth Bridge


Lanes Group’s ‘no dig’ sewer rehabilitation expertise has played a part in paving the way for the construction of the new £1.4 billion Queensferry Crossing. Its drainage engineers have been commissioned to renew storm drains along the approach roads to the new bridge that will link Edinburgh with Fife across the Firth of Forth. They…

Forth Bridge Approach Road

Drainage Support in London


Lanes for Drains is providing specialist drainage support for international parking company Q-Park as part of its multi-million pound upgrade of central London’s most important car parks. The work has involved surveying and cleaning drainage systems in some of the largest, deepest and most complex underground car parks in the country. Q-Park, one of three leading parking providers in…

Q Park Chinatown

Fire Service Pipes at Gatwick Airport renewed by Lanes for Drains


Lanes for Drains engineers have helped ensure fire fighting teams at London Gatwick Airport are at optimum readiness by renewing pipes that supply them with water. Given the priority placed on safety at the UK’s airports, great care is taken to make sure critical facilities are regularly checked and kept in good repair. The work…

Lanes for Drains at Gatwick Airport

Lanes new safety device could transform the rail industry


The Lanes Group has developed a simple yet highly innovative safety device that has the potential to transform working at height across the rail industry – significantly improving safety, productivity and staff satisfaction. The new rail safety strop is attached to the rail, acting as a restraint point, to stop staff working at height from entering unsafe areas and…

Lanes Rail Safety Strop