Station in Wales

UK: Network Rail’s Wales & Western region has awarded six framework contracts for infrastructure works in Control Period 7 (2024-29), with options to extend to a total of eight years.

Wales and Western Electrification and plant AmcoGiffen
Wales & Western stations and buildings Octavius
Wales & Borders Structures AmcoGiffen
Wales & Borders geotechnical and off-track drainage BAM Nuttall
Western geotechnical and off-track drainage Vinci
Western structures Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Atkins will support Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Octavius and AmcoGiffen

Announcing the contracts on January 17, the infrastructure manager said the work packages were designed to provide efficiencies through making the best use of resources, consistency, continual improvement, better co-ordinated access to the railway and a focus on innovation, with the long duration enabling suppliers to better manage their own resources and supply chain.

NR Wales & Western is to work with suppliers to find new ways of working in line with the principles of its Swift, Pragmatic & Efficient Enhancement Delivery approach.

Similar contracts for signalling are to be awarded later in the year.