Friday 18 Dec 2020
Twelve companies chosen to help build a better railway for passengers
Twelve companies have been awarded contracts to deliver buildings and civils work across Network Rail’s Southern region, which spans Kent, Sussex and the South of England.
The three-year contracts which started at the end of November 2020 cover things such as upgrades to station canopies and platforms, footbridges, earthworks which includes drainage and repairs when there has been a landslip, rewiring at stations, lift and escalator renewals and station information.
The contracts have a combined estimated value of around £200m.
As part of the process, Network Rail selected companies which are leaders in innovation and sustainability and could demonstrate a proven track record of delivering social value across the communities in which they work.
The companies are:
General building and civils: Balfour Beatty Rail; VolkerFitzpatrick; Amalgamated construction
Mechanical and engineering specialist: B & M McHugh; Quinn Infrastructure Services
Fabric specialist: BCM Construction; Lundy Projects
Footbridges specialist: Nationwide Rail; Taziker Industrial
Metallic structures specialist: Dyer and Butler; Freyssinet
Earthworks specialist: Dyer and Butler; Taziker Industrial
Masonry and concrete specialist: Nationwide Rail; Kier Integrated Services
John Halsall, managing director, Network Rail Southern region, said: “We have chosen suppliers to allow us to deliver vital new infrastructure and support the overall aims of providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway for passengers.”
Notes to Editors
Notes to editors:
Network Rail has chosen:
A single buildings and civils generalist with the ability to bid for all works tendered under the framework
A single buildings generalist with the ability to bid for all Buildings works tendered under the framework
A single civils generalist with the ability to bid for all civils works tendered under the framework.
Two specialists for each of the six sub-disciplines (total of 12 specialists).
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Usually, there are almost five million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.