Hello!



Click here to register
for FREE copies
[confidentiality
guaranteed]
Contractors World


The UK and Ireland's only FREE to READ publication for construction, demolition, mining and quarrying industries
in digital formats

Contractors World  - UK & Ireland
2014 Vol 4 No 1

Tell a friend:
Print Page Register (free) Bookmark Page

COOKIE POLICY

Contractors World Magazines
More reports in the
Contractors World - International issue


BREAKING NEWS


LIBRARIES

• back issues
•  brochures
• 
videos


recent issues

CW UK & Ireland
No: 1 No: 2

CW UK & Ireland
No: 2 No: 1 No: 2

CW UK & Ireland
No: 1 No: 2 No: 1 No: 2

 



previous page   PAGE 19 of 62    next page



Rapid Response to Vital Rail Wash Out
- Page 2 of 4

Property left on the edge as seawater breaches the sea-defences, washes out the rail track and start to erode the banking.

Property left on the edge as seawater breaches the sea-defences, washes out the rail track and start to erode the banking.

A concrete spraying machine, that was previously used to refurbish Whiteball tunnel, began work a few days later to build up a layer of material over the subsoil exposed by the wall collapse. This is a temporary measure only so is a sacrificial layer, to absorb some of the impact of the next storm.

Work is ongoing to demolish the most damaged platform at Dawlish station itself, prior to rebuilding.

A full assessment of the repairs will be done as soon as there is a break in the weather.

This will enable a full engineering report which can be used to revise the timescale. Initial assessments are that it will take at least six weeks to complete from when work begins.

Contractors battled against ferocisous tdial surges

Horrendous conditions persist for operators as containers filled with rock spoil are placed to act as a temporary sea defence.

Network Rail has mobilised a range of specialist contractors, engineers and suppliers from across the country to help with the work needed at Dawlish and has also taken up the offer of discussions with the Ministry of Defence to see if there is any help which can be provided by armed forces personnel based in the south-west.

In addition, engineers are on site at a number of locations in the south west of England and are making repairs as and when the weather conditions permit.

page 3 of 4 >>>

Timeline

Tuesday, 4 February

Weather forecasts predict a major storm off the coast of Devon and Cornwall.

Network Rail marine buoys predict ‘black’ storm conditions, with six-metre waves.

This is the first ‘black’ conditions predicted since the system was installed in 2007.

3.15pm

The line through Dawlish is closed to trains and staff withdrawn to safe locations.

Serious ovetopping by waves is reported through the evening.

9pm onwards

Damage reports received concerning both the railway and the adjoining land.

11pm-2.30am

Inspections confirm extent of severe damage.

Wednesday, 5 February

Engineers on site at first light but unable to inspect the line due to continuing storm conditions. Teams of engineers, contractors and suppliers mobilised and head to Dawlish. Work begins on site compound to store machinery to shore up damage, including spray-concrete equipment.


Cutting out damaged section of rail at Dawlish

Railtrack left suspended

80 m of trackway left suspended as the foundations have been completely washed away. Repairs challenging as the storms continued to roll in one after another.

Tweet this page

This page could be your company.

Reach over 50,000 decision makers in the construction industry throughout the UK & Ireland.


«  Previous

 

Next  »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

previous page   PAGE 19 of 62   next page

 
red divide
CW Contractors World - the digital publication for construction industry

Contractors World Magazines are published by VVV Limited
©VVV Ltd 2017. All Rights Reserved

Publisher: Roger Lindley
Content compiled and edited by:
Roger Lindley MCIM

Page updated: February/March 2017

Contractors World No 1

OUR OTHER MAGAZINES

Contractors World -UK & Ireland


Contractors World - International up-to-date information on news, plant and equipment from around the world.

CLICK HERE


BUYERS GUIDE

cmldir.com
Online Buyers Guide of Construction, Quarrying

Contractors World - Eco Friendly publishingBy reading this page on line you are helping to save trees.
Trees saved up to February/March 2012 > 1827


The monthly magazine Contractors World - UK & Ireland is proud to promote and support the Lighthouse Club Please give generously. Contractors World Support the Lighthouse Club


CONTRACTORS WORLD MAGAZINES
CML House
7 Bell Mead
Sawbridgeworth
Herts CM21 9ES
UK
Tel: +44 1279 600598
Email: infodesk@cwmags.com
URL: http://www.cwmags.com

Contractors World is many magazines in one - construction news for latest information (read our daily news pages) and a site equipment magazine featuring site reports from around the world and reviews of construction plant and equipment as it is introduced.

Written specifically for earthmovers, quarry management, plant hire executives, and others with an interest in the construction and related industries. Configured for all Internet devices, iPads, tablets and PDF readers.

Registered Office: 54 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EJ, UK
Registered as a company in England and Wales, number 3892263

Contractors World and the Contractors World - UK & Ireland Edition are independent publications published for CWMAGS Ltd by VVV Ltd.

The mention of companies and/or products within the editorial pages or in advertisements does not infer any endorsement by the publisher or editors. All editorial is freely given, without conditions and at the sole discretion of the editor. Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. Other than saving and distributing in complete page formats, copying, reproduction, decoding or disassembly of content or computer code by any means of any part of the publication is prohibited unless prior approval is provided by VVV Ltd in writing and confirmation received of agreement with any terms and conditions applicable. PDF version may be downloaded for personal use but no content may be used for promotional purposes or copied to web sites. All images and video content are subject to copyrights.