Liphook Railway Embankment

Gallagher was appointed by Osborne to reconstruct the existing embankment on the West Coast main line at Liphook in Hampshire. The works were carried out over an 18 week period and involved the excavation of land slip material from the embankments, supplying and installing gabion baskets as retaining structures, reforming the embankments to more suitable slope angles and installing land drainage at the bases.

Gallagher’s work comprised:

  • Construction of temporary access road across adjacent landowner’s field, (and subsequent reinstatement of same)
  • Reduced level excavation and cut and fill earthworks
  • Construction of gabion wall stepped foundation and gabion walls
  • Import, place and compact bulk fill to embankment, utilising material class 1A
  • Installation of new drainage works, comprising of catchpits and land drainage.
  • Installation of proprietary handrailing to the top of the new gabion walls and installation of new chainlink fencing to the boundary line of the works

Gallagher Aggregates Ltd supplied 1,800 tonnes of 6G gabion fill for the new gabion walls.

Having identified rail infrastructure as a significant growth area, Gallagher has successfully qualified with Osborne Rail division to be part of their rail framework for the next five years. These contracts will be the first of many similar contracts as Network Rail strives to stabilise and improve the rail network.