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Piling programme completed at Reading station

Contractor Bachy Soletanche has announced that the third phase of piling work for new bridges for the upgrade at Reading station has been completed.

Working for main contractor Bam Nuttall and client Network Rail, Bachy has installed piled foundations for three new bridges that are vital to the overall project to widen the railway line into and out of Reading station.

Work on the first phase started in July 2010 at Caversham Bridge, while the second phase work centred on installing foundations at Vastern Road bridge. The most recent work was undertaken in three stages to install continuous flight auger piles for the new bridge at Cow Lane.

Piling work on the overall scheme is not yet completed as reconstruction work at the station itself will call for up to another 4,000 piles to be installed.

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