PROJECT BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENT
VAC UK is playing an important role in the construction of the new East West Rail Company (EWR Co) project to create a new direct connection between Oxford and Cambridge.
The new strategic railway line will connect East Anglia with Central, Southern and Western England. Currently, many of the communities along the corridor between the UK’s two most famous university cities lack east-west transport options and have poor connections to the rest of the rail network. So much so, that parts of the new route are categorised as a nationally significant infrastructure project.
VAC UK was most recently contracted by xxxx to provide suction excavation services on the Wester Section of the project – linking Oxford and Bedford via Bletchley. The team was brought in to safely excavate and expose existing power cables without damage while making sure that the installation of new lines to accommodate new bridges along the route could proceed unimpeded.