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Felixstowe Docks

East London Rail Enhancement Scheme

At a glance

Network Rail hired Hall Bros to carry out emergency maintenance work at Felixstowe Docks in order to eliminate surface flooding to sections of the track.

  • March 2014
  • Felixstowe
  • Client: Network Rail
  • Emergency work
  • 12-man teams
  • Completed ahead of schedule
  • Excavation and repair work
  • 180 tonnes of 40mm drainage stone
  • 170 linear metres of 450mm track drainage

services used

  • Drainage installation and repairs

  • Excavaction and re-instatement


The project was completed in 25 hours

The Project In Detail

When surface flooding to a section of track at Felixstowe Docks had the potential to cause subsidence and threatened to derail trains, Network Rail hired Hall Bros to carry out emergency work.

Our 12-man teams worked around the clock during a weekend shutdown of the docking area to install 170 linear metres of 450mm

track drainage and over 1000m² of Geotextile drainage membrane.

Pressure was on to complete the work within the 41-hour shutdown period, as any overrun would effect not only the rail environment, but would have caused delays unloading the ships and have a knock on effect to the docking and sea routes. Hall Bros completed the work in full before midday on Sunday, 16 hours ahead of schedule.


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