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20.09.12

Crossrail awards £7m signalling contract

Network Rail has awarded the contract for over £7m signalling enabling works for Crossrail’s western section. Osborne has been appointed to cover the west outer signalling renewal, with civil’s works covering a 17 mile section from West Drayton to Maidenhead.

The works include the design and construction of infrastructure to support signalling equipment and buildings, such as concrete bases, renewal of concrete cable troughs as well as site clearance, fencing, steps, guardrails and safety barriers.

Jorge Mendonca, Crossrail programme director, Network Rail, said: “My team's role is to transform the surface railway to make Crossrail a success. The work Osborne is doing is an important piece of this complex jigsaw.

“We’ll be working hand-in-hand with them to complete this section of work on time and budget to provide a more reliable service for passengers travelling from Maidenhead to London.”

Osborne stated they would use best practice and innovative construction techniques to deliver the works as efficiently as possible.

Dave Hooper, executive director of Osborne, said: “These works will play an important role in improving the rail experience for the millions of passengers who travel on this stretch of track each year.”

Work is set to be completed in phases with the final phase finishing in spring 2013.

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