AW Rail – Southborough Viaduct update – we have been working on this listed viaduct nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside for 1 year, in fact we can safely say we have been exposed to all four seasons as we gradually work our way down the viaduct – having now worked on spans 1 to 15 with span 16 starting shortly.
Having completed numerous repairs thus far, part of the original 8 span scaffolding has now been removed and the enormity of this viaduct span across the valley can be truly appreciated. Ongoing repairs are now being carried out by specialist MEWPS which required careful planning for ingress and egress routes to make sure that our operatives remained safe whilst in operation.
As we continue with the specialist repairs to the brick work and pointing you cannot resist the opportunity to take a few minutes to marvel at the view from atop the scaffolding, even the passing trains heading to and from Tonbridge to Hastings seem to fade into the beautiful surroundings of a valley which once housed a Powder Mill and is steeped in history.
The logistical challenges of getting plant, materials and operatives to site plays an important part in the day-to-day operations on this project and regular site visits, safety inspections and skills talks are undertaken each week to make sure our team of operatives stay safe and informed.
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Our extensive rail experience of over 120 years, combining decades of hands-on knowledge, providing building enhancements and maintenance solutions, improving infrastructure for passengers and operators, delivering major projects, and fulfilling long-term maintenance contracts really sets us apart.
Our services are varied from structural maintenance on tunnels, bridges, foot crossings, signal gantries, to station refurbishment, platform enhancements, civils works on and around the track, the mechanism management of lineside vegetation and further afield, painting of all types of structures and lastly but perhaps most importantly the provision of rail labour, not only supporting the projects we carry out for our projects but for the provision of labour to other clients.