Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways and part of M Group Services, delivered a number of emergency response works on behalf of Network Rail over the winter period.
Dyer & Butler’s works delivery team has provided a range of preventative intervention and reactive response services including embankment strengthening, flooding protection and drainage repairs following heavy rainfall across Network Rail’s Kent, Sussex & Wessex route.
The projects delivered to date include:
· October 2019 – Croydon Park Hill (minor works): installation of erosion protection at the crest of the existing cutting as part of flood protection works
· November 2019 to December 2019 – Southease (major works): embankment stabilisation measures and flood protection works (Dyer & Butler’s first major works incident response reactive emergency callout from the Network Rail works delivery team) following inclement weather and high tides that saw water from the river Ouse penetrating the existing embankment
· December 2019 – Markbeech Tunnel (minor works): emergency drainage works adjacent to the tunnel area
· December 2019 to February 2020 – Wivelsfield (major works): a reactive emergency callout to assess and implement embankment stabilisation
· January 2020 – Hever (major works): embankment stabilisation and de-vegetation works following an embankment slip
Network Rail Works Delivery Manager, Nad Campbell, commented:
“The wet weather conditions we experienced over the winter period had an inevitable impact on a number of railway cuttings and embankments across our network. The delivery of these critical works play a vital role in ensuring that our passengers and our staff remain safe and disruption is kept to a minimum. These works require a great team effort and I am proud of the collaborative, round the clock approach that underlines our commitment to putting passengers first.”
Dyer & Butler Rail Director, Chris Darlow, added:
“These emergency response works offer an excellent example of collaborative working and exceptional teamwork in often challenging working conditions. Providing a fast and effective response is vital to these works as we look to support Network Rail and minimise disruption levels for its passengers.”