Keyline’s rescue on the rails

Builders merchant Keyline came to the rescue of disrupted train services in Devon.

Keyline's rescue on the rails

Severe flooding caused a wash out to part of the track at Broom near Axminster and the company’s national rail division played a pivotal role in getting the railway line repaired by supplying essential civil engineering and specialist products and materials within hours of the incident occurring.

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.

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.

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.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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