Amey takes on key rail contracts from Carillion

Alistair Duncan, Senior Media Manager
22 February 2018
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Amey has today taken over a number of key rail contracts that were previously run by Carillion, including IP Central Panel work for East Coast mainline and Midland Main Line, Crossrail (Old Oak to Paddington Area), Plain Line Track Renewals and the North West Electrification Programme. This sees Amey further develop its presence in the rail sector, where it is already one of the leading suppliers to Network Rail.

The new contracts will now see Amey complete delivery of critical projects, including work on Crossrail’s Old Oak to Paddington section, electrifying the strategic railway network around Manchester and the increasing of capacity on the Midland Mainline, and efforts will now be focused on ensuring a smooth transition of the workforce over to Amey.

Matthew Steele, commercial director Network Rail said “We are very grateful for the commitment shown by Carillion employees who are continuing to deliver these critical projects for the benefit of passengers. After a period of uncertainty, this is a positive development and provides stability for many rail projects being undertaken by Carillion, whilst retaining skills in the rail industry and our wider supply chain. We look forward to working with Amey to enable a smooth transition and ensure ongoing safe working on our sites.”

Chief Executive of Amey, Andy Milner said: “We are excited to be taking on these rail contracts that form a key part of Network Rail’s vision for the country’s modernised rail network. With a deep understanding of these operations, we are perfectly placed to become the new contractor for these projects. This will mean that our rail business will grow significantly, as we support Network Rail to deliver critical milestones. We look forward to welcoming the employees to our business, and further strengthening our relationship with Network Rail.”

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