Network Rail has named five firms to deliver a £2 billion programme of works across the Wales and Western region over the next eight years.
by Rory Butler / January 20, 2023
- BAM Nuttall
- Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
- Taylor Woodrow
The six contracts in the programme cover essential renewals to buildings and structures, like bridges, tunnels, culverts and drainage. The firms will also supply and maintain electrification and plant.
Time, cost, resource and supply efficiencies could result in the longer-term from packaging the work in one portfolio, said Network Rail. Similar contracts for signalling will follow later in 2023.
- Severn Tunnel pumping station
- North Filton and Henbury in Bristol
- Wellington and Cullompton in Devon
- Charfield in South Gloucestershire
The programme will initially run from 2024 to 2029, with options to extend to eight years.
“We have made real progress in transforming the delivery of our investment projects, reducing the time and cost of our work, as we saw with completion of the Dartmoor Line to Okehampton,” said Stuart Calvert, capital delivery director for Network Rail’s Wales and Western region.
“We’re taking this same approach to our renewals, and it’s very important that we select excellent suppliers and work collaboratively to get the same sort of benefits which will ultimately support better service for our passengers and freight customers.”
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