£7bn contracts allotted by UK’s Network Rail for busiest routes

Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018


For bettering the condition of routes in the south of England three contracts has been awarded by Network Rail of around £7bn to three separate firms.



This will be utilized in improving and upgrading routes in Anglia, South-east and Wessex, while the contracts has have been awarded to J Murphy & Sons, BAM Nuttall and Geoffrey Osborne



During the Control Period 6 (CP6) starting from next year and ending in 2024 the firm will serve as a strategic delivery partners.


There will be modification of stations, buildings and civils, electrifications, power, signalling, telecommunications and railway track.



There will be an initial validity of five years and the contract will have the option of three one-year extensions.




Network Rail Southern region commercial director Cameron Burns said it was important for them to upgrade the railway and have minimal impact on passengers. They had worked more collaboratively and closer to fewer key contractors allowing them to deliver major improvements successfully and safely.




Some of the Britain’s busiest station  and widely used routes will see the upgradation and they further want to cement  on their relationships with suppliers while going ahead.




Between 340m to £460m is expected to be spent on the renewal of the Anglia route, £640m-£860m is set to be used on the Southeast route, and £280m-£370m will be invested in the Wessex route.




However, the total expected contract budget needed for enhancements are 810m for the Anglia route, £1.06bn for the Southeast route and £850m for the Wessex route respectively.

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