Thameslink is a 24-hour, 115-station main-line route in the British railway system, running from Bedford, Luton, St Albans City, Peterborough and Cambridge via central London to Sutton, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Rainham, Horsham and Brighton.
Back in February 2021, Toon Materials we were asked to assist a client with emergency works – railway subsidence works. This involved the clearing of all vegetation from the embankment on the Harlington to Luton section of the Thameslink Railway line. The requirement came about following huge rainfall that winter, causing the embankment to subside.
The first part of contract to remove 100 loads of muck away. Toon Materials were then required to obtain a bulky aggregate at a reasonable price that was recycled and pure concrete. Having secured pure concrete 6F2 from a demolition contractor, we were able to supply a product that met specification required.
Once completed, we delivered 2000t of MOT Type 1 into site, helping to reinforce the embankment. All of these works were completed within the necessary timeframe enabling minimal disruption to both the client and its customers.