Rail & Tunnels
High-strength connections for road, rail and cable tunnels
Ancon shear connectors, rebar couplers and reinforcement continuity products provide the structural integrity required for tunnels with reinforced concrete walls and floors. Many underground rail stations rely on the quality assurance and speed of installation provided by Ancon fixings.
Ancon has also developed advanced aesthetic and fire-resilient tunnel lining systems for major road and rail tunnels, stainless steel suspension systems to securely hold concrete tunnel roof sections in place, and maintenance-free brackets to support heavy-duty cables in underground tunnels.
The structural design team working on the elevated sections of the All Aboard Florida project at Miami Station identified shear load connectors as a suitable solution for load transfer at transverse joint locations within the rail viaduct superstructure. However, they needed to ensure that the system would cope with stringent dynamic load conditions.
All Aboard Florida, Miami Station, Miami USA
The CLEM7 Tunnel, known as the North-South Bypass Tunnel during construction, is a new toll road built under the Brisbane River. It comprises two 4.8 kilometre twin-lane tunnels which bypass the city's central business district, significantly reducing congestion.
North-South Bypass Tunnel, Brisbane, Australia
Ancon fabricated stainless steel bridge cappings and all associated support brackets for bridges running across the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Bridge Cappings & Supports - Channel Tunnel Rail Link, UK
‘Craftsmanship of the Highest Order’ wins Ancon Award
West Elevation, St. Pancras Station, London UK
Ancon stainless steel brackets have been used to support the heavy duty cables along the full length of the City West Cable Tunnel in Sydney.
City West Cable Tunnel, Sydney, Australia
Ancon has manufactured a 1.5km galvanised steel walkway and all the necessary support fixings for the new Perth MetroRail project in Western Australia.
Perth MetroRail City Tunnel Project, Western Australia
Spanning the river Thames, the Dartford River Crossing forms a vital part of Britain's busiest orbital road, the M25. The Crossing comprises two dual-lane tunnels carrying traffic to the north and a four-lane cable-stayed bridge carrying traffic to the south.
Road Slab Endplates - Dartford East Tunnel Refurbishment, UK
The 762 metre long Clyde Tunnel has been a major transport link between north and south Glasgow for almost 50 years. On average 65,000 vehicles travel through it daily.
Clyde Tunnel Refurbishment, Glasgow, UK
Ancon tension bars have been used to support the canopies on the Marousi train station in the northern suburbs of Athens, Greece.
Marousi Train Station – Athens, Greece
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
Use of offsite manufacturing for multi-storey concrete frames is increasing in the UK. This trend has necessitated the development of new construction methodologies, particularly in the field of primary structural connections between precast concrete elements.
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.