Underpass "slotted in" at Rochester station
by James Renoux-Wood Fri 25 April 2014, 12:40 pm
A ready built underpass has been slotted into place at Rochester station, as part of Network Rail's £147 million transport improvement project.
Work took pace over the Easter weekend, when the 900-tonne structure put on air jacks pumped full of compressed nitrogen. After rising up on a nitrogen cushion, the concrete box was pushed along tracks and into its final position, covering a distance of 40 metres.
The underpass will provide a public link between Corporation Street, Rochester and the River Medway, as well as allowing access to platforms at the new station – which is currently being built. The improved station will have space to accommodate 12-train cars, helping to meet increasing demand for train services in the Medway area.