All this work complies with specifications and standards laid out in the latest
permanent way instruction book of 2012 and the track welding book of 2007
Under Track Trenching and General trenching
Where pipes, cables or any underground service needs to cross a railway line underground, pipejacking can be used.
However this is very expensive and where practical a cheaper and quicker and safer solution is the hand trenching by trained Trackworkers with a qualified Trackmaster under the railway.
Trenching alongside or in a rail reserve must also be done by trained Trackworkers with a Trackmaster due to the existing Railway underground services and earthworks.
It is the Trackmaster who ensures that the Rail Safety is not get intact and safe.