Network Rail awards £250M renewals contracts


Junction work by Ian1000 - Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Seven suppliers have secured railway renewal framework contracts from Network Rail worth a combined value of £250M.


The firms will deliver more than 1000 maintenance and enhancement projects as part of Network Rail’s £38Bn five year investment period until 2019.


Works on the London North Eastern route are worth around £150M and are split into eight works packages. Structures, bridge reconstruction and structure repairs will be looked after by Amalgamated Construction, station footbridges and earthworks will be managed by Construction Marine and viaducts will be the responsibility of Taziker Industrial.


Station buildings will be looked after by Miller Construction (UK) and major structures will be managed by Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering.


Activity on the Scotland route will be worth in the region of £100M and is split into four contracts.Amalgamated Construction will look after structures, Taziker Industrial will be responsible for structures repairs, QTS Group will manage geotechnical earthworks and Story Contracting will oversee buildings.


Works will include improvements to earthworks, bridges, tunnels, footbridges and station buildings and is to be carried out on the railway operator’s Scotland and London North Eastern routes.


The frameworks will run for an initial three years and extensions are on offer to suppliers who can demonstrate their work has been delivered safely and successfully within budget.


Network Rail’s regional director of infrastructure projects Rob McIntosh said: “As the number of passengers and companies that rely on Britain’s railway continues to rise it is 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 effectively,” he added.