Network Rail has today announced five-year contracts worth an estimated £750m to deliver signalling and telecoms across the country in period CP6, between 2019-2024, with further contracts set to be awarded in June 2019 and January 2020.
The signalling and telecoms (S&T) frameworks, which are split into six geographical lots, have been awarded to VolkerRail Special Businesses Ltd (London North West), Atkins Ltd (Anglia, South East and Wessex), Linbrooke Services Ltd (London North East), Babcock Rail Ltd (Scotland), Colas Rail Ltd (Western) and Siemens Mobility Ltd (Wales).
The frameworks will deliver projects of varying value, including stand-alone level crossings, stand-alone major telecoms and related civils works.
Martin Robinson, commercial director, signalling said: “The S&T framework awards are the first awards in a three-tier approach to signalling delivery for CP6. The awards have gone to signalling suppliers that between them, have many years of signalling experience on our railway and will help Network Rail facilitate key signalling renewals over the coming years.
“We will continue to build on the successful relationships we already have with our suppliers and look forward to working with them all going forward.”
Kevin Robertshaw, programme director signalling, said: “This is the first of three framework tiers to be awarded and part of a strategy enabling Network Rail and the signalling supply chain to be more innovative, collaborative and effective. I look forward to working with the successful suppliers and making a success of the opportunity ahead of us.”
The remaining two tiers, minor and major signalling, targeted towards simple component replacement and major re-signalling and re-control respectively, will complete the three-tier strategy for CP6 signalling delivery when they are awarded in June 2019 and January 2020.