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Felixstowe Capacity Enhancement

June 2018 - June 2019

£4.4m

Trimley, Felixstowe

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The Felixstowe Capacity Enhancement was delivered to provide extra freight capacity and resilience to the single line section of track between Trimley & Gunn Lane.

Pod-Trak delivered a multidiscipline scope of Earthworks, Civil Engineering, Permanent Way and Communications to assist the client with the interface between packages. The scope of each package included:

Civil Engineering

  • Reduced Level dig and installation of 1.1km of a Primary type 1 formation.
  • Removal and reinstatement of soft spots providing CBR, DIN and materials testing at 50- meter intervals.
  • 400m embankment widening up to a height of 3m
  • 4 x Utility UTXs
  • Culvert strengthening works
  • Foundations (30T Pre-cast units requiring significant temporary works) for the new equestrian bridge
  • Driver walkways
  • Site Wide Landscaping.

Permanent Way

  • 1.5km of new ballast and track, installed during possession.
  • 3 x new S&C Layouts
  • Cable Management Sleepers
  • Lubricators

Communications

  • Installation in trough / ductwork & testing of 6.5km Copper Cable
  • Installation on surface, anchoring & testing of 25km Fibre Disc Cable

Earthworks

  • Reduced Level dig, loaded onto trains
  • Installation & compaction of 1.1km of a Primary type 1 formation, loaded onto trains
  • Removal and reinstatement of soft spots providing CBR, DIN and materials testing

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