The winning suppliers are: Amalgamated Construction, Amey, Buckingham Group Contracting, Carillion Construction, J Murphy & Sons, Miller Construction UK, Skanska Construction UK, Story Contracting, and VolkerRail.

NR says the work is a key part of its £38bn investment in the current five-year investment period, Control Period 5, which commenced in April. Works cover railway engineering, civil engineering, buildings, structures, earthworks, property, and electrification and plant.