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Mining remediation work helps bring new line one step closer

As the main works get underway at the northern end of the Borders Railway, mining remediation works at Eskbank and Newtongrange have begun to prepare other locations along the route for the arrival of the railway.

 

The work involves stabilising the ground where the railway crosses old mine works. Drilling rigs have been brought onto the two sites to identify the location of underground voids, while a pumping rig is used to fill any cavities.

Mining remediation along the route began in earnest last November in the old Monktonhall colliery area. Since then, over 4,000 tonnes of grout has been pumped into old mines, and over 300km of drilling has taken place.

For the full article us ethe link below....

Midlothian Advertiser

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mining-remediation-work-helps-bring-new-line-one-step-closer-1-2908647