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Network Rail awards contract for key Eastern region upgrades

Network Rail has extended its long-term partnership with Amey, awarding the company two critical lots on the Eastern Routes Partnership Framework.

Amey will deliver two programmes of renewals and enhancements across Network Rail’s Eastern region. The first, Lot 2a, will see maintenance and enhancement of signalling and telecoms equipment to facilitate safer and more efficient rail operations.

The second programme, Lot 3a, includes work to maintain and enhance overhead line equipment (OLE), essential for electrification and efficient train services.

Peter Anderson, Managing Director at Amey, said: “We are delighted to be selected by Network Rail to deliver on the five-year Eastern Routes Partnership Framework, with a potential five-year extension. Through our extensive knowledge of the Eastern region, we will efficiently deliver client objectives, drive industry-leading safety performance, keeping people from harm, and accelerating our environmental and sustainability commitments to achieve Network Rail’s net zero carbon targets. 

“Our exceptional expertise in working collaboratively with key partners will enable the partnership to find smarter, more sustainable solutions, delivering faster and more reliable train journeys.”

The Eastern region supports over one billion passenger journeys annually and transports one million tonnes of freight each week. Amey has worked in the region for over 15 years and will continue to deliver the two new lots over the next five years.

Amey will draw on in-house expertise to create transformative solutions to strengthen rail resilience across the network and drive sustainable improvements.

The company was also recently selected to deliver Network Rail’s capital delivery frameworks in the North-West and Central regions.

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