AmeyColas has been announced as preferred bidder for the c£250m High Output Track Renewals contract by Network Rail. This UK-wide five year contract is extendable to seven years, with the potential for additional volumes over this period. This will make AmeyColas the largest track renewal provider in the country, cementing an already strong partnership with Network Rail.
Currently AmeyColas provides conventional track renewals for Network Rail in the Western and London North Western regions. This new contract, together with the Track Enhancement Framework contract awarded earlier this year, provides AmeyColas the opportunity to deliver on a national scale.
The High Output Track Renewal contract is a means of delivering increased renewals capacity, greater efficiency and improved track quality in limited time slots. By providing both high output and conventional track renewal services AmeyColas has generated greater efficiencies for Network Rail through a “one track solution”.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive Officer of Amey, said:
“We are delighted to announce yet another significant contract with Network Rail, particularly one which will have such a significant impact on the delivery of rail improvement works across the country.
The introduction of high output rail contracts has transformed the way Britain’s railways are maintained. Not only is this method a large technological step, it will also enable time efficiencies for Network Rail, service providers such as AmeyColas, and the train operating companies. Ultimately this work will have a positive impact on the reliability of journey times for users of the rail network.”
Charles-Albert Giral, CEO of Colas Rail comments on the award “This is a massive vote of confidence by Network Rail in our capability to deliver track renewals throughout the UK. We are delighted to contribute to Network Rail’s vision of providing Britain with a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century.”
Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading providers of rail infrastructure services. It combines engineering skills to provide total solutions in all aspects of design, development and delivery of rail projects, from high speed rail systems to light and urban rail.