West Coast Mainline

The Project

Following embankment movement in 2013 an extensive programme of holding works including ground and mineworks investigations, slope and track monitoring and design development /optioneering was carried out resulting in a engineering solution which negated the requirement to disrupt rail traffic and minimised the impact on the adjacent SAC area. Once the design was confirmed planning permission from the Scottish Government was then obtained before commencing works.

Scope of works

Delivered with maximum utilisation of dayshift working, over 22,000tons of rockfill was installed as well as 4000t of grout injected into redundant mineworkings By setting up a safe system of work along with an extensive slope and track monitoring regime QTS were able to maximise day-shift working to install rockfill and carry out minework remediation (with trains running), minimising costs and reducing safety risk to our operatives and operational railway.