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Network Rail awards haulage and seasonal services contracts

24 May 2019

UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded contracts worth £800m for the haulage and operation of its engineering trains and the provision of seasonal rail treatment services in Control Period 6 which runs from 2019 to 2024.

‘These contracts demonstrate the commercially creative approach Network Rail’s supply chain now adopts’, said Director of Supply Chain Operations Rob Morton when the contracts were announced on May 15.

‘We have applied a more collaborative and forward-thinking style to our sourcing than previously, which aligns not only our goals, but those of our supply partners’, he said. ‘The new contracts provide us with sufficient flexibility to direct our spend to those suppliers who deliver the best service. We have also ensured the deals have appropriate mutual benefit to maximise their longevity and chance of delivering successfully.’

Lot ScopeContractors
1Haulage for network, bulk ballast and possession trainsFreightliner, GB Railfreight, Direct Rail Services, DB Cargo UK and Colas Rail UK
2Operations at Network Rail’s local distribution centresDB Cargo UK (Millerhill, Carlisle, Doncaster, Toton, Hinksey, Westbury and Hoo), GB Railfreight (Bescot, Whitemoor and Eastleigh) and Freightliner (Crewe)
3Multi-purpose vehicle weedspray treatmentBalfour Beatty and DB Cargo UK
4MPV autumn and winter treatmentBalfour Beatty and DB Cargo UK
5Rail head treatment train for autumn treatmentDB Cargo UK, Direct Rail Services, Colas Rail UK, GB Railfreight and Freightliner
6Snow and ice treatment train for winter treatmentGB Railfreight
7Winter development train for winter treatmentDirect Rail Services
8Snow ploughs, route proving and ice breaking for winter treatmentDirect Rail Services