UK: Infrastructure services specialist Dyer & Butler has undertaken a number of emergency response schemes on behalf of Network Rail over the winter period, including embankment strengthening, flooding protection and drainage repairs following heavy rain across the infrastructure manager’s Kent, Sussex and Wessex routes.
Its first major works reactive emergency call out was at Southease in November and December when inclement weather and high tides led to the River Ouse penetrating the existing embankment. Subsequent activity has included emergency drainage works adjacent to Markbeech Tunnel, an emergency call out to assess and implement embankment stabilisation at Wivelsfield, and major embankment stabilisation and vegetation removal works following an embankment slip at Hever.
‘These emergency response works offer an excellent example of collaborative working and exceptional teamwork in often challenging working conditions’, said Dyer & Butler Rail Director Chris Darlow. ‘Providing fast and effective response is vital to these works as we look to support Network Rail and minimise disruption levels for its passengers.’