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Swanscombe Substation



The process of upgrading the electrical infrastructure for Network Rail in Kent continues apace. Power + Line is working closely with UK Power Networks at Swanscombe to deliver a new substation on a very confined and restricted site between a chalk cliff and the railway line.

The pictures below illustrate the work to date…

To the rear of the site a large tank was uncovered
To the rear of the site a large tank was uncovered
The tank was disassembled and removed from site for recycling
The tank was disassembled and removed from site for recycling
Large amounts of fill material will be needed to undertake the work
Large amounts of fill material will be brought onto site to provide a firm base for the new substation
A substantial retaining wall was needed to protect the working area and the railway line from stones falling from the chalk cliff
A substantial retaining wall was needed to protect the working area and the railway line from stones falling from the chalk cliff
Materials imported to the site compound
Materials imported to the site compound
The narrowness of the site requires careful planning and organisation
The narrowness of the site required careful planning and organisation
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Once the access was clear we could start to commission the site
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Site fenced off in preparation for cutting back vegetation
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Much of the site was overgrown and needed to be cleared before work could start