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On the nightshift

Monday, May 8th, 2017

UK14Lankelma’s road-rail CPT truck and its excavator-mounted CPT rig have been working through the night for the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme.

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), being delivered by Network Rail, involves modernisation and upgrades of key junctions, plus electrification of the rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.

Lankelma, working for ABC Electrification (a joint venture of Alstom, Babcock and Costain) carried out more than 250 CPTs to a maximum of 12m depth in sands and soft, sensitive clays on the railway over 90 night shifts between November and April.

“Geotechnical data was used directly in the design of foundations for the overhead line equipment support structures and for station remodelling along the route,” explained Lankelma Senior Projects Manager Chris Dimelow.