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29.08.14

Network Rail names partners for £250m rail renewals programme

Network Rail has named the seven successful framework applicants who will deliver £250m worth of building and civils work on the Scotland and London North Eastern routes during CP5. Reports Abigail Lillicrap.

As part of Network Rail’s £38bn programme to build ‘bigger, better’ railways during the control period, the chosen suppliers will deliver 1,000 maintenance and renewals projects on the routes - improving bridges, station buildings, tunnels and footbridges.

These improvements will initially be carried out over three years and have been designed through collaborative working, to improve safety as well as achieving improvements in cost, quality and productivity. If the suppliers work within budget and prove the work has been carried out safely, then the contract can be extended for another two years.

Rob McIntosh, regional director of infrastructure projects at Network Rail, said: “As the number of passengers and companies that rely on Britain’s railway continues to rise, it’s vital that all parts of our infrastructure are fit for purpose.

“These new frameworks represent a significant commitment by suppliers, allowing us to work closely with them so that work can be carried out more quickly and efficiently.

“Network Rail is continuing to drive down the costs of Britain’s railway and is committed to meeting tough efficiency targets. Our work with these suppliers will ensure that improvement work is delivered safely and efficiently, ultimately delivering a bigger, better and better value railway.”

The winning suppliers are:

London North Eastern & East Midlands route (Total value approx. £150m):

  • Structures – Amalgamated Construction Ltd
  • Viaducts – Taziker Industrial Ltd
  • Bridge reconstruction – Amalgamated Construction Ltd
  • Structure repairs – Amalgamated Construction Ltd
  • Station footbridges – Construction Marine Ltd
  • Earthworks – Construction Marine Ltd
  • Station buildings – Miller Construction (UK) Ltd
  • Major structures – Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd

Scotland route (Total value approx.. £100m):

  • Structures – Amalgamated Construction Ltd
  • Structures repairs – Taziker Industrial Ltd
  • Geotechnical (earthworks) – QTS Group Ltd
  • Buildings – Story Contracting

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