Latest Rail News

04.10.12

Six companies shortlisted to build 13 Crossrail stations

An invitation to tender has been issued for the design and construction of 13 stations on the western section of the Crossrail route.

Network Rail has issued invitations to Morgan Sindall, Costain, Geoffrey Osborne, Vinci, Balfour Beatty and Skanska.

New station buildings are required at Action Main Line, Southall, West Ealing and Hayes & Harlington. Major renovations are also needed at Ealing Broadway.

Improvements including new lifts, platform extensions, staff accommodation and minor architectural work are also needed at West Drayton, Maidenhead, Langley, Burnham, Slough and Iver.

The contracts are split into an inner section and an outer section, with companies invited to bid for one or other, or both. Contracts are expected to be awarded next spring.

Jorge Mendonca, Crossrail programme director at Network Rail, said: “Network Rail is transforming the railway to make Crossrail a success for the passengers who will use the service and the economic future of this region. We have developed our designs for the stations on the Western section, in order to provide better services for users and provide access to the communities served by the Crossrail route.”

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

Image c. Crossrail Ltd

Comments

Spark   06/11/2012 at 09:32

What about Laing O'Rourke at bond st?

Tim H   06/11/2012 at 14:11

Hi Spark, I guess that's central section, not western?

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 >

'the sleepers' blog

NPR, TRU & Fleetwood Mac

18/10/2019NPR, TRU & Fleetwood Mac

Switch up your playlist with the first #WeAreRTM podcast, gain exclusive insight into the leaders running the rail industry their opinions on recent headlines, visions for the future and meet the personalities behind the job titles. It's no... 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 >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in the Midlands. He said: “It’s very... more >