Winchburgh Tunnel

When the Winchburgh Tunnel, which is located on the main line between Glasgow and Edinburgh, was closed for six weeks in the summer of 2015 rail passengers were warned that they faced significant disruption.

The project was a key element of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), a package of improvements to Scotland’s railway infrastructure that will deliver faster trains and increased capacity.

Engineers worked around the clock during the closure to lower the track bed in the 330m long tunnel and prepare for the installation of overhead power lines.

To avoid the risk of any further disruption it was crucial that the project was completed within the planned timescale. PPS supplied the project’s foundation piles. Our ability to work to tight deadlines and ensure smooth delivery helped to ensure there were no delays. 

Picture courtesy of Network Rail
Picture courtesy of Network Rail
Pictures courtesy of Network Rail
Pictures courtesy of Network Rail