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Piled solution tackles track instability at Medge Hall

Network Rail is investing £10M at Medge Hall, near Doncaster to improve the ground to support the railway and remove a speed restriction following problems with drainage in soft peat that has led to track instability.

Work began on 21 June and is due to be complete by 6 September. The improvement works requires an 11 week full closure of the line between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, though operating restrictions mean that there are no trains between Doncaster and Cleethorpes. Further work, worth an additional £10M is being completed along the line during the closure.

Lankelma carried out soil investigation work in April, under supervision by Grontmij. Meanwhile piling firm Van Elle has been installing thousands of steel cased driven piles along a 1km stretch of the rail track near to a canal for contractor Carillion.


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