Over 500 metres of Hauraton drainage channel have been successfully laid by Alfred McAlpine Project Services in the cutting approaching the Severn Tunnel East. It is part of on going engineering work commissioned by Western Territory Network Rail that underlines their commitment to provide a safe and reliable railway. The extensive work on the trackside and cutting slopes on this busy section of line was completed with minimal disruption to services.
Tim Connolly, Director of Sales and Marketing at Hauraton Limited explains,
”Our RECYFIX® 300 Super channels supplied to McAlpine were a good choice, as they have a large drainage cross section (863cm²) and yet only weigh 14.4kg per one metre unit. This was greatly appreciated by the contractor as easy manual handling of the channels was essential to reduce hassle on-site and allow faster installation procedures. Interestingly, during installation no on-site breakages of the channels supplied were reported. Made from recycled Polyethylene-Polypropylene (PE-PP) our tough RECYFIX® channels were specified to comply with a load category Class C250, so they were matched with our patented GUGI® ductile iron mesh gratings, secured by eight bolts per metre. The mesh grating was chosen as it helps prevent the surrounding stone ballast from entering the channel ”