Thursday 26 Jun 2008


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Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

Network Rail has appointed Galliford Try Rail, part of the Galliford Try group, to undertake the building and refurbishment work needed to reopen Laurencekirk station in Aberdeenshire.

The £3.2m contract will involve the restoration of the listed station building, the construction of a new platform for south-bound services, the resurfacing and restoration of the existing platform and the relocation of a redundant goods shed.

Other works to be undertaken as part of the build process will include the installation of ticketing machines, cctv and customer information systems and the creation of Disability Discrimination Act-compliant access ramps and a footbridge to the platforms.

Detailed design work for the Transport Scotland-funded project is currently being conducted by Galliford Try Rail and construction work is expected to commence on site shortly.

Carol Deveney, commercial scheme sponsor for Network Rail, said: “Galliford Try Rail has an excellent track-record in rail infrastructure projects and we have every confidence that the company will help us deliver a first-class station for the people of Laurencekirk.”

David Doris, Transport Scotland Project Manager, added: “We welcome the awarding of this contract for the construction of Laurencekirk station as this marks real progress towards services returning to the area.”

Galliford Try Rail is an experienced provider of design and build services to the rail industry throughout the UK, including the delivery of refurbished and new build stations, the design and build of rail depots and the reconstruction of rail infrastructure such as bridges, tunnels and viaducts.

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