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Global Rail Services Ltd is part of the Global Infrastructure Group and is a leading Irish provider of design, construct and commission services for clients across a wide range of engineering and infrastructure sectors

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03 Feb 2022

Ballast Containment Rail Project at Portlaoise Completed

Our Irish business – Global Rail Services – has completed its ballast containment works contract at Underbridge UBC161 in Portlaoise, for client Iarnród Éireann – successfully meeting the desired program and project outcome. The project was completed under a TIII absolute possession over an intense 4-week period – based out of Kilbricken Depot.

The significant ground engineering scope included installation of 77No Ischebeck Titan mini piles followed by 80m of galvanised ballast retention units and guard rails.  During the project Irish Rail implemented a speed restriction, reducing the 100km/hr line down to 50km/hr during the day – enabling one line to be completed at a time.

This successful project was a real team effort, with Irish Rail staff working collaboratively with Global Rail Services teams to complete these works on an extremely busy line. Global Rail Services were ably supported by supply chain partners Mannings Engineering, MDH and Breffini/Dixon Bros.

Special thanks also to Stefan Aspatartei and Stelian Poiana who delivered the project from start to finish, helped by Ger Delaney, David Byrne, Ollie Brenan and Mario Baciu.

Learn more about our railway civil engineering capabilities here. 

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