Learn about the UK's first ever curved jacked-box

Werrington Grade Separation Project

Tuesday 7th December 2021 | 18:00 - 19:00

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About the event

Join the CIOB and CICES in welcoming Matt Hadden, Senior Project Manager, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, for a dive into the Werrington Grade Separation project and the challenges faced in the construction of delivering the UK's first ever curved 'jacked box' portal to increase capacity of the rail network. 
This project aim was to increase capacity in the area north of Peterborough station, and deliver a new 'dive-under' track to provide an alternative route for freight trains, meaning they no longer need to cross the ECML.
A diver-under structure was required to take two railway lines beneath the East Coast Main Line, removing a key bottleneck on the network. A 150m long, 8m high, 11.5m wide, 750m radius curved reinforced concrete box weighing 11,000T was constructed offline and then jacked 165m into position during a 9-day partial closure of the main line.  
This event is being delivered virtually, and a link to join will be sent ahead of the evening. The event is free for members of the CIOB and CICES, and £10.00 for non-members. 

Contact details

Harriet Hosking
Member Services and Events Coordinator - Eastern

1 Arlington Square
Downshire Way
RG12 1WA
tel: +44 (0) 1344 630700
fax: +44 (0) 1344 306430
Registered Charity No. (England and Wales) 280795 - (Scotland) SC041725
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