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May 05, 2010

Balfour Beatty secures British track contracts

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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty three trackwork contracts worth at least £133 million.
A four-year extension of Balfour Beatty's existing track renewal framework agreement to 2014 is worth around £56 million. A further £115 million extension could be awarded if targets are met within the first year of the contract, which covers plain line and switch renewals, together with associated signalling, electrification and drainage work, in NR's South East territory.

The second £50 million contract covers rail grinding across the whole of Britain, including the operation and maintenance of six NR rail grinders.

Finally, Balfour Beatty has received a £27 million contract to build a third running line between Gower Street Junction and Arkleston Junction, together with the remodelling of approach lines, as part of NR's Paisley Corridor project in Glasgow. Invensys Rail has also announced that is has won a £48 million contract to replace life-expired signalling between Shields and Paisley, including the migration of train control to NR's new West of Scotland Signalling Centre. The Paisley Corridor project will be completed in 2012.

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