Tynemouth Corridor Mining Investigation

Future stability for North east rail passengers

Project Brief:

Dunelm were commissioned to undertake a £100k mining investigation along the Tyne and Wear Metro corridor between Northumberland Park and Tynemouth..  The objectives were to provide information to aid a shallow coal mining assessment.

Key Facts

  • 32 Rotary openhole boreholes.
  • 20 (track side)
  • 12 (off track)
  • The trackside investigation undertaken during a weekend blockade working 24hrs each day.
  • The trackside investigation encountered difficult access and required the use of purpose built modular Track Access Units.

Site Issues and Requirements

The investigation followed an 8km long stretch of light railway line from Northumberland Park to Tynemouth  Our project manager was responsible for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of the investigation to the requirements both the engineering consultant and client.

This required Dunelm’s  participation at Nexus possession review meetings in order to plan and coordinate our works alongside other contractors and train movements

Project Delivery

Dunelm were required to undertake the works during a single 60hr weekend engineering blockade.  Dunelm completed the works ahead of schedule, avoiding costly fines for both Dunelm and our client.

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