Keyline Helps Devon UK Overcome Rail Washout

Keylines National Rail Division came to the rescue when the recent bad weather disrupted train services in Devon.Severe flooding in the area had caused a wash out to part of the track at Broom near Axminster and the company played a pivotal role in getting the railway line repaired by supplying essentialcivil engineering and specialist products and materialswithin hours of the incident occurring.

Complete Range of Products Supplied

Keyline responded to an enquiry from Network Rail contractor Amalgamated Construction for a range of products needed to make the necessary track repairs including pipe, concrete cloth and aggregates. Taking advantage of its nationwide network, the company was able to deliver the initial requirements from its Exeter depot in just two hours, whilst working with a local quarry to organise the delivery of Class 1A Aggregate.

Changes to the repair requirements meant that Keyline had to quickly adapt the order and organise for next-day delivery of additional products from a supplier in Swindon and the local quarry. Twelve vehicle loads delivered a total of 80 bulk bags of Class 1A Aggregate, 120 bulk bags of Gabion Stone and 72n Gabion Baskets within a 24-hour period to ensure the contractor had access to the required materials to make the repairs.

Keyline’s Assistance Helped Minimise Disruption

Stefan Jastak,Senior Buyer at Amalgamated Construction Ltd, commented: The assistance of Keyline meant we were able to react effectively to the work requirements to minimise the disruption to the local rail service. It enabled us to demonstrate high levels of flexibility and organisation to better manage the repairs and meet the precise needs of Network Rail.

Richard Wade,Rail Sector Manager at Keyline, said: Our 24/7 emergency response service means we are best placed to supply civil engineering and specialist products for all unplanned work. Furthermore, our nationwide network of 88 depots enables us to provide complete solutions for all station and track requirements along key routes and lines.

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