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Thanet Parkway Station


VolkerRail was appointed to complete piling works at Thanet Parkway Station, Kent, on behalf of BAM Nuttall, the contractor constructing the new station, for Network Rail and Kent County Council.

To support the construction of the stations two new platforms, VolkerRail installed 354 circular hollow section (CHS) screw piles, ranging from 6m to 13.5m in length.

The installation predominantly took place mid-week, while working under any line open (ALO), using 22m long reach machines, allowing the team to install the required piles from the bottom of the embankments. Varying torque motors were also used to ensure the correct design torque and depth was reached.

To coincide with the installation of the platform piles, VolkerRail also fitted all transfer plates, upon a newly installed pedestrian footbridge.

 VolkerRail completed the works using a:

  • 36 tonne CAT tracked 22 metre long reach machine
  • 22 tonne Komatsu PC210
  • Two Komatsu RRV’s
  • positive displacement (PD)210 torque motor
  • PD60 torque motor
  • PD40 torque motor

All off-track machines were installed with the GKD Virtual Wall System machines, a safety warning device which uses electronic sensor technology to protect people, and equipment allowing VolkerRail to work under ALO.

The team also worked alongside sister company VolkerGround Engineering, who completed piling works to support the access bridges for the new platforms. 

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