- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 11 Jan 2019
A cutting is an excavation of earth material to lower the ground level to allow a railway to remain at the same level. Cuttings help to reduce noise and/or visual impacts associated with trains passing.
A retained cutting is a cutting which is constructed with additional structural support that allows a steeper overall slope gradient than would be naturally possible. This may be a partially-retained cutting, which would include an element of naturally supported slope (usually above the retained element) or a fully-retained cutting, which usually has vertical sides.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Bridge construction.
- Construction sidings
- Crossrail 2.
- False cutting.
- High Speed 2 (HS2).
- Modern train stations.
- Railway engineering.
- Retained embankment.
- Road construction.
- Runway construction.
- The longest railway tunnels in the world.
- Transport design and health
- Underpass construction.
Featured articles and news
Survey reveals green skills gap.
America's economic collapse produced scores of PWA Moderne projects.
The benefits of glowing aggregates and cement.
Urgent need for open communication to address mental health issues.
Guidance offered on COVID-19 green recovery, building safety and more.
Providing strength and support above the joists.
Enforcer will test and investigate product safety.
Underfloor air conditioning comes to 24 St James's Square.
Consultation on public right to buy unused public property.
IHBC resource offers improved consistency.
New laws to ‘retain and explain’ historic statues.
The principles and art of the possible. Book review.