The railway network in Great Britain has been used to transport goods of various types and in varying volumes since the early 19th century. Network Rail, which owns and maintains the network, aims to increase the amount of goods carried by rail. Our rail network is getting increasingly utilised with larger and more frequent goods and passenger trains as well as new railway lines being constructed in the UK to improve transport links.
Network Rail is a significant owner of structures carrying the railway under highways or structures carrying the highway over live railway lines. Bridge strike and other maintenance problems require proven fit-for-purpose solutions that are effective and reduce costs. SHIMPAC® products are industry proven and certified for the environments in which they are used, offering a simple, safe and effective levelling and protection solution that increases whole life cost savings, with less repeat visits to site for remedial works.