Corby-Kettering Rail Upgrade
Since September 2014, engineers have been working to reinstate a second railway track between Corby and Kettering to meet growing demand for passenger and freight services. The track on the line was removed in 1986 when traffic decreased with the closure of steelmaking in Corby.
To allow the current line to be realigned and the new line to be installed, extensive piling work was carried out to widen and strengthen the existing railway embankment.
PPS was appointed to provide approximately 1700 tonnes of universal columns (or H piles) to the project. Between June and October 2015, we delivered over 3000 universal columns.
It is expected that the upgrade will double capacity when complete. Trains are due to begin running on the line at the end of 2017.