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20.11.12

Morgan Sindall wins £20m North Doncaster Chord project

Network Rail has awarded Morgan Sindall a £20m contract as part of the North Doncaster Chord project, to remove a freight bottleneck from the East Coast Main Line (ECML).

The work will be carried out by a new alliance of Network Rail, Morgan Sindall and URS.

The £45m flyover at Shaftholme will take slow freight trains from the Humber ports up and over the ECML, rather than across and along it, feeing up capacity and improving reliability.

The Government granted permission for the project to go ahead on October 16.

The 3.2km twin-track chord works will include the construction of a six-span viaduct over the ECML, two approach embankments and associated track and signalling connections. An existing level crossing will also be replaced with a highway bridge.

Jag Paddam, managing director of Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall, says: “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract with Network Rail and look forward to working with them and all other stakeholders involved with the project to demonstrate the value of alliance working.

“This contract builds upon our extensive experience in the rail sector which has seen us successfully deliver a comprehensive range of station improvements, complex structures and overhead line and rail electrification works. Our highly sustainable solution will minimise the use of primary aggregates and maximise the import of construction materials by rail.”

The North Doncaster Chord is part of the wider set of CP4 ECML upgrade works, costing around £600m, such as the Hitchin Flyover (see RTM August/September 2012), platform 0 at King’s Cross (see RTM April/May 2010), and the GNGE route upgrade (see RTM Feb/March 2012).

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V. Rangelov   20/02/2013 at 16:44

It would be nice to see this finished. Network Rail and Mott Macdonald have put a lot of effort in developing this. I think it all started in late 2008. Then between 2010-2012 so much consultations, enquiries, TWA... I hope they finish in 2014 as planned. Together with York Holgate and Peterborough redesign by TSP will make another visible improvement on ECML.

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