Targeted Asset Management on Ageing UK Railway Embankments—Wrabness

To prioritize and optimize mitigation with sustainable and value engineered solutions, a targeted asset management (TAM) regime has been established. The early stages have been successfully implemented at an embankment site at Wrabness in Essex which has experienced long-term instability issues. The site is located on sidelong ground leading to the Stour estuary with evidence of natural mass movement and drainage issues. Temporary mitigation, including local toe weighting and drainage improvements, has helped to control slope movements. Detailed geomorphological mapping, interrogation of ground investigation data, slope instrumentation data, and review of track monitoring data have allowed development of good ground models and understanding of geotechnical issues. Early ecology surveys, upfront preliminary designs and site risk zonation have enabled network rail to plan budgets and decide on the works in each five yearly funding cycle.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 677-690
  • Monograph Title: Advances in Transportation Geotechnics IV: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics Volume 3
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  • Accession Number: 01878853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783030772376
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2023 11:58AM