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12.07.12

£15.5m Crossrail contract awarded to VolkerRail

Network Rail has awarded a £15.5m contract for works as part of the Crossrail programme. VolkerRail will begin works at Acton freight yard to improve access and increase the capacity for freight.

VolkerRail will be jointly delivering the works with the rail division of sister company Volker Fitzpatrick. Work will include plain line track renewals, the installation of new switches and crossings and modifications to the overhead line system on the main line.

The remodelling is due for completion in early 2013 with additional works, including a new diveunder, to be complete by 2016.

The modifications will allow trains to enter and exit the yard without needing to cross main line passenger tracks and will increase the capcity for freight.

Jorge Mendonca, Crossrail programme director at Network Rail, said: “The work atActonis an important step in delivering a more reliable service for passengers while providing more capacity in the Paddington approaches area.

“Network Rail is transforming the railway to make Crossrail a success and is working with many partners, including VolkerRail and Volker Fitzpatrick, to produce something that is safe, efficient and cost-effective.”

Stuart Birch, major projects director for VolkerRail, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to work together with our sister company Volker Fitzpatrick to demonstrate our complementary capabilities and experiences.

“Together Volker Rail and Volker Fitzpatrick are a strong force; which is further strengthened with the backing of our parent company, Volker Wessels UK. We are sure this strength enables us to deliver a successful project while working collaboratively with Network Rail.”

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Comments

Keith   28/07/2012 at 06:36

Another cock up job which will go wrong What about the people who you got shut of to save money then employ more directors What a shower of shit

Cliff   02/10/2012 at 19:55

I agree with you keith my mate worked at this company When they made him redundant along with the others It took him a long time to get another job When he left this company he got told any Help you need like references we will be glad To help,but guess what they DID NOT want To know . How can they keep office staff on with no work You know what I mean Cliff just goes to show How on earth can they win contracts with no linesmen on the books or supervisors to do all the paperwork I hope people who awards these contracts make sure you know what you are doing before offering it to them

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