Currently, slow-moving freight trains regularly cross three lines of the East Coast Main Line. On completion of the junction, they will be diverted underground. Trains will then be able to pass simultaneously on and under the main lines.
Bauer Technologies has begun constructing 16m long, 900mm diameter contiguous bored piles to allowing the main contractor Morgan Sindall to build a jacked box under the East Coast Main Line. In advance of the box construction, Bauer Technologies will install 14 piles, using glass reinforced fibre, at the box face to enable the construction of two service tunnels which are needed to facilitate the jacked structure's installation.
Bauer Technologies' works are programmed to last 12 weeks and will use the new BG45 PremiumLine rotary drilling rig, which is Tier4 Final compliant and equipped with the latest Energy Efficiency Pack.
Speaking about the project, Michael Jones, managing director of Bauer Technologies, said: "We are delighted to be working with Morgan Sindall and playing a key part in this important Network Rail project, designed to deliver much needed additional capacity to the busy East Coast Main Line.
"Bauer Technologies is well equipped to work on the largest, most technologically and logistically challenging projects. We are confident that the project will showcase our capabilities and those of the BG45 PremiumLine rotary drilling rig to great advantage."