Morgan Sindall secures Northumberland rail line contract


Morgan Sindall secures Northumberland rail line contract

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has been appointed to Northumberland County Council’s new stations framework contract to build six new stations on the Northumberland Line.

The award includes supporting the conclusion of the detailed design and delivery plans for the six stations and bridges.

Northumberland council is working with the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Northern Trains Ltd on the programme to reintroduce regular passenger trains between Ashington and Newcastle by 2024.

Subject to funding for the delivery of the full scheme being confirmed by the government, and approval of the recently submitted Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application, the framework is estimated at £40m.

‘Creating social and economic opportunities’

Council leader Glen Sanderson, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.

“As a hugely respected company with a proven track record, we’re confident they will carry out a first-class job on this extremely important and high-profile project.

“The tendering process was extremely competitive and I’m grateful to all those contractors who clearly put a lot of time and effort into the bidding process.”

Simon Smith, managing director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, added: “We’re incredibly pleased to support Northumberland County Council on this ambitious project.

“We believe in enhancing communities and creating long-term social and economic opportunities for everyone.

“We’re excited to continue working with the local communities in Northumberland to improve local transport links and create a lasting legacy in the area.”

Works are scheduled to commence in early 2022.