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Hook emergency embankment scheme: geotech delivery

Event organised by Railway Civil Engineers' Association

Date
26 October 2023
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Overview

This event will focus on the process and construction of high profile works.

On 14 January 2023, a 44m long section of embankment at Hook on the Bournemouth Main Line (BML1 40 miles 20 chains to 41 miles 36 chains) failed, leaving one track suspended in mid-air and a second track partially suspended. Contractors were called to the site to undertake an initial feasibility review of suggested repair methods and mobilise to undertake repairs.

During the works to rebuild the embankment, a team within Network Rail devised a new track layout plan to make use of the two remaining tracks, increasing capacity from two trains per hour to eight trains per hour. This helped in reducing disruption until the works were complete on 24 February 2023.

Organised by

The Railway Civil Engineers Association

The Railway Civil Engineers Association

The RCEA promotes professional development and knowledge transfer in railway engineering with areas of interest including main line, metros, London Underground and light rail.

Speakers

Chris Wheeldon

Chris Wheeldon

VolkerFitzpatrick

Technical Director – Rail

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Chris Wheeldon

Chris is an experienced civil engineer with over 20 years of experience in the rail industry delivering multidisciplinary design and construct rail related projects. Chris has worked as a project manager accountable for the day to day management of these complex design and construction projects within the challenging rail sector so is fully aware of the challenges faced within the projects.

Andrew Naylor

Andrew Naylor

Leeke Associates

Design Director

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Andrew Naylor

Andrew has more than 30 year’s experience on geotechnical engineering projects with at least 15 years’ managing designs in a live railway environment and has a particular passion for railway geotechnics, both permanent and temporary works. His extensive engineering experience has encompassed construction sites, landfill facilities, property developments, drainage works, highway schemes, railway upgrading works, flood rehabilitation schemes and the restoration and development of mines and quarries.

Barry Wilcock

Barry Wilcock

Volkerfitzpatrick

Contractors Engineering Manager

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Barry Wilcock

Barry brings almost 50 years’ civil and structural engineering knowledge and experience of managing and safely delivering heavy engineering project. With an emphasis upon ensuring the design is developed with the Principles of Prevention CDM 2015 and the safety of all project stakeholders in clear focus. Barry has worked on some of the most prestigious UK rail projects, including the construction of the East London Line and redevelopment of Blackfriars Bridge and station, where he was responsible for overall engineering management through design, construction, and handover, and formulating effective processes and procedures to ensure joined-up project controls.

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