Tunnel Refurbishment - Slab Track
Babcock International Group
06/2015 – 07/2015
Rhomberg Sersa UK
The Winchburgh tunnel refurbishment is part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). It´s task is to improve the most frequented railway connection in Scotland by connection in Scotland by enhancing speed and capacity and providing electrification.
Therefore the 490 m long double track Winchburgh tunnel was equipped with the Porr slab track and Rhomberg V-TRAS system as transition to the ballast track. Rhomberg Bahntechnik GmbH and Rhomberg Sersa UK undertook the works from June 16th to July 19th 2015.
The Winchburgh tunnel is the second tunnel in the UK in which the Porr/V-TRAS system has been installed successfully. A special challenge to this project was the reduced construction time as well as complex logistics. This raises special demands on the flexible management.