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11.12.15

Arriva chooses Carillion for £120m FM contract

Arriva UK Trains has already selected Carillion to provide facilities management and associated services worth £120m to the new Northern Rail franchise.

Service delivery is scheduled to start in April 2016 and run for nine years, with the potential to extend the contract by one to 10 years.

Under the deal, Carillion will provide a mix of hard and soft facilities management services, such as asset surveys and asset planning, planned and reactive maintenance for over 460 stations across the north, helpdesk services, cleaning, grounds maintenance, waste management and pest control.

But the company will also provide core services, including project works, and can see its contract extended to include station improvement projects, train cleaning and depot facilities management services.

Carillion’s chief executive, Richard Howson, said: “We are particularly pleased to have been selected by Arriva as its preferred delivery partner for FM services, having supported Arriva in its successful bid for the Northern Rail franchise.

“We look forward to working in close partnership with Arriva to support the delivery of an excellent experience for customers of its Northern Rail franchise.”

The announcement comes just two days after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin awarded the Northern Rail franchise to Arriva, which will begin operating services from 1 April next year.

(Top image c. PA Wire)

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