December 20, 2011

Scottish rail civil engineering contracts awarded

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NETWORK Rail has awarded three contracts worth £55m as part of the so-called £1bn Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Morgan Sindall will rebuild Edinburgh's Haymarket station under a £25m scheme to improve accessibility, link it to the city's new light rail line, and create a rail, bus and taxi transport hub.
BamNuttall has a £27m contract to reconstruct or remove a number of bridges between the two cities, while Carillion will alter track layouts under a £3m deal.

EGIP involves the electrification of the Edinburgh - Falkirk - Glasgow Queen Street main line together with lines to Stirling and Alloa covering a total of 350km.

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