London Gateway deal a first for VolkerRail


VolkerRail has landed a critical renewals contract at the UK’s most integrated logistics hub – a first for the company. 

ship carrying containers in London
by Rory ButlerDecember 8, 2022

The firm has been contracted for a series of upgrades and improvements at DP World London Gateway Port, beginning in the new year. 

Based on the River Thames and with two deep water ports, each with freight rail terminals located at London Gateway and Southampton, DP World is the most consolidated logistics hub in the country. 

Its rail terminal is one of the longest in the UK, with more than 20% of throughput moved by rail, and 50 freight train deliveries each week. 

Scope of works 

  • Rail terminal improvements 
  • Replacing 700 metres of track  
  • A new switch and crossing unit 
  • Upgrading a second crossing unit  

“DP world is a new client,” said Sam Allen, general manager for VolkerRail’s metro and rail division. “In addition to track installation, this project demonstrates VolkerRail Specialist Business’ ability to work collaboratively, utilising our in-house capabilities – signalling, power, plant and welding.” 

Works will be completed by Summer 2023. 

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