ROUTE ONE BRINGS FREIGHT LINE INTO 21ST CENTURY

Rail services weren’t disrupted when Route One Highways rail division formed part of a Yorkshire collaboration to renew parts of a major North Lincolnshire freight line to 21st Century standards as demand for rail freight increases.

Working with Leeds based CML and Doncaster based Carver Engineering, Route One helped to replace two railway bridge decks on the line at Cleatham Road and Station Road in overnight works that were engineered to limit disruption to the line and motorists in the Kirton Lindsey area.

The line, which serves the busy port of Immingham, is said to be as busy as King’s Cross with its freight traffic handling 260 rail freight movements each week. The bridges were replaced as part of improvements to line safety and performance with Route One providing specialist bridge deck waterproofing treatments and welding works.

Darryl Taylor, Commercial Manager at Route One Highways says: “We were quick to respond and deliver this project. With back-up crews and plant in place it took our Personal Track Safety qualified team just three days to carry out the critical works to our usual high standard.”

Route One Highways is a privately held company based in Featherstone, West Yorkshire and provides quality structures and highway maintenance services across the UK.