Balfour Beatty Rail awarded £50 million London Bridge track contract

Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty Rail a £50 million contract to deliver track remodelling as part of the major redevelopment of the London Bridge area.

The track remodelling of London Bridge forms a vital part of the Thameslink programme and is needed to allow more and longer trains through the centre of the capital to boost capacity and relieve congestion on this busy route. The new, simplified track layout will also help improve reliability for other train services which pass through and into London Bridge.

Under the contract, Balfour Beatty Rail will provide detailed design, installation, testing and commissioning of the track remodelling.

Balfour Beatty Rail’s Managing Director, Peter Anderson, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as track systems provider to Network Rail for the Thameslink KO2 project. This complex and exciting rail project will transform train travel in London and across the South East and underlines Balfour Beatty’s multi-disciplinary rail capability.”

Work under the contract is programmed to get underway fully in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It forms part of the final piece of the Thameslink programme which will enable the frequency of trains to increase from 16 to 24 per hour.

Source : Balfour Beatty

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