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Atkins awarded Cornish resignalling contract

12 Jun 2017

UK: Atkins has been awarded a £9m contract to upgrade the signalling between Truro and St Erth. This forms part of Network Rail’s Cornwall Capacity Enabling Scheme to enable one extra train per hour to operate between Plymouth and Penzance.

Atkins will be responsible for GRIP stages 4b to 8 of the project, from detailed design through to construction, installation, testing, commissioning and entry into service ahead of the December 2018 timetable change.

‘A range of in-house disciplines will be deployed, including signalling and telecommunications, power supplies, permanent way and civil engineering services, to implement 12 new signals and upgrade seven level crossings’, said Stephen Mills, Senior Project Manager, Transportation at Atkins, on June 12.