Arnhem Berg railway sidings safer because of retaining walls
Bosch Beton supplied several retaining walls as part of the ProRail ‘Civil works upgrade of railway siding facilities’ project. The purpose of the project was to create safe walking routes. The retaining walls serve as an earth retention system around a water access point along the railway. Our walls ensure that Arnhem Berg railway sidings are a lot safer after the modernisation.
The purpose of the ProRail project is to create safe walking routes. Prior to the improvement, only certain sections of the railway lines had walking routes. A section of the existing walking route also no longer met current requirements. Crossings were missing at logical places so people had to cross the railway track when it was in service, which of course, led to unsafe situations. Where possible, the situation was improved through the construction of crossings.
Earth retention system
Retaining walls were placed over a length of over 200 metres for this project, varying in height from 50 cm to 2 metres. The retaining walls serve as an earth retention system around a water access point along the railway line. We supplied the walls at the specified day and time, after which walls were immediately placed by the client.
A railway siding is an area with various railway lines. These railway lines are used to enable trains to cross or overtake, to load and unload goods or to prepare or park rolling stock.
Bosch Beton’s retaining walls have ensured that Arnhem Berg railway sidings are a lot safer after the modernisation.
If you would like to know more about this project or our customised retaining wall solutions for railways or soil & garden, please feel free to contact our consultants.
PROJECT IN THE PICTURE
Safer and faster beneath the railway in Den Dolder
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Dike from retaining walls for De Vork depot in Haren
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Modernising SUNIJ line
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