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Rail Embankment Failures – Four Schemes in One Blockade

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“Thank you for your hard work in delivering this complex job at short notice, going from no scope to a fully delivered scheme in just a few weeks. The outcome has exceeded what we thought was possible.” – Network Rail

At Templecombe in Somerset, a blockade for nine days was programmed for August 2020 to repair a slope failure in a cutting. A rapid decline in passenger numbers due to the covid lockdown provided an opportunity to move the blockade forward to June 2020. Further works were then added when an embankment failed on the same line at Bugley Bridge and it was also decided to include station improvements at Templecombe and Sherbourne.

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