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When our Rail Services arrived at Swanley to inspect the underside of a rail bridge that is situated over the busy A20 slip road which leads onto the M25 at Swanley Junction, our site supervisor and engineer noticed that approximately 3 tonnes of track ballast had fallen from the tracks above and onto the maintenance walkway. To prevent putting workers at risk and potentially causing a catastrophic incident on the live carriageway below, the team quickly began removing as much ballast as possible with buckets and escalated the issue with our customer and our Road Space team.

Collaborating with Tarmac who were also carrying out works on the road and our Road Space team, the team planned an extra road closure, extra resources, had a MEWP arranged to safely remove the remaining ballast and completed the surveys as originally planned all within just two nights!

Well done and thank you to everyone involved, your quick thinking, attentiveness and proactive behaviour potentially prevented a severe accident from occurring.

Please pass on thanks to your team at Swanley bypass for bring to our attention the issues with ballast falling on to the walk way with the potential to fall on to the live carriageway and the quick response from you team to clear the problem and make the area safe
Simon Dunbar
Works Delivery Manager, Network Rail
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your site team for a perfect site share last night on the A20, your supervisor made contact with our supervisor before we went on site and explained how the works would be carried out. The set up of the works area was efficient and went over and above the required standard. I was very impressed by your teams commitment to working safely, this is how all site shares should be, thank you again and please pass on to anyone else involved.  
Richard Pay
Project Manager, Tarmac

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