Rail and Highways

We all live in a world where any form of disruption is a major issue and dramatically effects our wellbeing. The infrastructures we use daily, especially rail, roads and highways, constantly need maintaining as they are usually over stressed and constantly in use. Most of these infrastructures, especially within cities and large towns, now can’t cope with the demand and strain put upon them. They are in constant high use, often 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The net result is that these highly relied upon systems have begun to wear and fail at a higher rate and speed than at any time in the past and now require a higher level of repair and maintenance to keep them operational. The repair and maintenance works required must be carried out within less working time, often whilst keeping traffic flowing and trains moving and public and passengers satisfied. As a result, there is an ever-increasing need for high performing products and solutions to achieve the best results within a small window of working time.

Anchor Systems (International) Ltd understand the need for high quality, easy to install products that give due consideration to the following points:

  • Faster installation times
  • Rapid site set up
  • Longevity
  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Environmental requirements
  • Cost

Anchor Systems offer a variety of solutions for rail and highway projects. Our patented Anchor Post is ideal for small to medium foundations where concrete would normally be used and is ideal for quick installations.

Our Vulcan range of earth anchors are ideal for slope stabilisation and retaining walls and can also be used in conjunction with an array of accessories to tether down most things.


Anchor Post

Our Anchor Post system was originally designed for London Underground as a rapidly installed foundation system to support the infrastructure that holds trackside cables on the open sections of the Railway. Each post can be driven into the ground normally in 2-5 minutes on average and since its inception in 2007 – over 30,000 units on London Underground alone and have been installed and have been used in the following applications:

  • CRMS – Cable Route Management System (new runs)
  • CRMS – Cable Route Management System (replacing existing concrete runs)
  • Signal posts
  • Security camera masts
  • Walkway & embankment step foundations
  • Sign post foundations
  • Lighting columns
  • Handrail foundations
  • Barrier stabilisation
  • Cable stile mounting

Vulcan Earth Anchor® for Rail and Highways

Our range of Vulcan Earth Anchors® have been widely used within the rail and highway industry for many years; providing an efficient, reliable and cost- effective means of anchoring in displaceable ground or soil. With rapid installation times and an extensive choice of capacities ranging from 1-450KN, the Vulcan anchor can be combined with a selection of materials to give you the design load and longevity required for your project.

Our Vulcan range of ground anchors can be used in combination with a range of accessories and adaptations to meet your requirements. Bespoke designed solutions are also available. The Vulcan anchor technology has been used on varying applications in the rail and highways sector including:

  • Stabilisation for slopes and embankments
  • Retaining walls
  • Bridge Support
  • Rockfall barriers
  • Erosion Control
  • Landslip Prevention
  • Rope access anchoring