On 4 November 2018, a train on the Cumbrian coast had been come into contact with approximately 80 t of spoil that had slipped from the rock cutting. Following emergency meetings with Network Rail, Murphy was mobilised to the site within four hours. We cleared the spoil from the track, so that the train could operate again.
We were then asked by Network Rail to carry out emergency ground investigation works, to support the repair of the cutting slope that was measured at 130m long x 50m high.
The works began in December 2018, to install a new 3m deep cut off drain and a 600 t platform at the crest of the cutting, to facilitate the re-grade works. The re-grade was carried out using 10 excavators ranging from 13t – 67t and 30t dump trucks. Over 60,000t of spoil was removed from the slope and 40,000t of stone was imported onto the cutting slope.
Tonnes of spoil was removed from the site
Hours between notification and mobilisation
Tonnes of stone was imported
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