Replacement of switches on rail track

We were part of a project to replace a set of switches on a busy commuter route in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The task involved the closure of the line with the old track being broken up and removed over a weekend.

Super rapid set concrete was used to meet the strength required and to ensure that the railway line would be open on time. The concrete was poured in to a rail mounted mixer in order to transfer it down the track to the tunnel where it was pumped through a static machine for 50 linear metres to the new set of switches.

The job was completed successfully and the major commuter route was open by 5am on the Monday morning.

Project Details

Story Contracting
Pump Used:
Schwing 24X Fold Truck Mounted Concrete Pump