Bishopton West Rock Cutting
Geotechnical Case Study
QTS have been delivering solutions to Network Rail in Scotland since 2005. At Bishopton, the use of disruptive access and delivery of some aspects during normal working hours (mainly top anchors working ALO) helped keep costs down, delivering more volume than remitted within the original budget.
This design and build project affected 20 Network Rail 5-chain lengths, with the installation of over 9,000m2 of rockfall netting and associated anchors, etc. Delivered over 10 weeks, this project was carried out concurrent with the design, allowing the works to be carried out in one visit. As well as reducing costs, this approach reduces the risk to the line by ensuring any remediation required (following scaling or de-vegetation) is carried out immediately.