Latest Rail News

12.05.14

Multi-million pound track and S&C renewals contracts announced

Network Rail has named the companies to deliver its plain line track works and S&C renewals over the next five years – contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

Following a competitive procurement process, Babcock, Carillion and Colas have been won work across seven geographic lots to deliver conventional plain line track works worth about £375m over CP5:

• Babcock: Western, Wales and Wessex / Scotland / LNW South – £200m over five years

• Carillion: LNW North  / LNE and East Midlands – £100m over five years

• Colas: Kent and Sussex / Anglia – £75m over five years

Switches and crossings (S&C) renewals will be delivered using an ‘alliance’ approach, combining the skills of designer, installer and Network Rail. Tenderers bid as pre-formed alliances with two – Amey Sersa and Colas URS – each winning work on one of two larger alliance areas worth up to £400m over the next ten years.

• Amey Sersa: North alliance (Scotland / LNE and EM / LNW North) – up to £400m over ten years

Colas URS: South alliance (Anglia / Kent and Sussex / Western, Wales and Wessex / LNW South) – up to £400m over ten years

Both contracts will be phased in from late summer 2014, Network Rail says.

A spokesman said: “The contracts will be able to cover both renewals and enhancements, compared to the current contracts which cover just renewals.

“Network Rail is now working with the contractors involved and both the RMT and TSSA to facilitate a safe and effective transition.”

High output track renewals are being ‘insourced’, with staff transferred into Network Rail as full employees. More on that story here.

Tell us what you think – have your say below or email opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com  

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

related

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

Most Read

'the sleepers' blog

On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

29/06/2020On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

Following an independent audit, Sulzer’s Nottingham Service Centre has been accepted as part of the rail industry supplier approval scheme (RISAS). The accreditation reinforces the high-quality standards that are maintained by Sulzer’s... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

08/05/2019Advancing the rail industry with management degree apprenticeships

In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >