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27.04.12

Rail terminal contract to handle longest trains in UK

Balfour Beatty has won a multi-million pound contract to build a new rail terminal capable of handling the longest trains in the UK.

DP World’s London Gateway is a new deep sea container port being built on the north bank of theThames. The work involves three rail terminals and redoubling of track, able to accommodate trains up to 34 carriages long.

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering managing director Marshall Scott said: “We are delighted to be working with London Gateway to build this important rail infrastructure which will help make the UK more competitive and create new options for distribution of freight.”

Gina Acosta, London Gateway Port/Park Interface and Rail Terminal Manager said: “We recognise that customers are looking for a reliable service that will reduce transportation costs.

“With 33% of London Gateway port’s throughput expected to go by rail, we are committed to having the right infrastructure and operational processes in place from day one. We are also future proofing rail capacity by double tracking the branch line.”

London Gateway is set to open in late 2013.

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