The minor signalling framework contracts, are split into 17 route-based lots, with two framework contractors for seven of the routes and three framework contractors for the Western route:

  • Western (£25m - £75m) - Amey, Balfour Beatty, Linbrooke
  • LNE/EM (£30m - £40m) - Volker Rail, Balfour Beatty
  • Wessex (£20m - £40m) - Amey, Balfour Beatty
  • Wales (£2m - £10m) - Amey, AMCO Giffen
  • South East (£5m - £10m) - Amaro, AMCO Giffen
  • Anglia (£5m - £10m) - Volker Rail, Linbrooke
  • Scotland (£2.5m - £10m) - OSL, AMCO Giffen
  • LNW (£10m - £20m) - Volker Rail, Linbrooke.

The framework contracts will cover minor signalling and refurbishment works, supporting NR’s works delivery teams.

The contracts follow the awarding of six framework contracts worth around £750m for signalling and telecoms works across the country in April.

“The minor signalling framework awards are the second awards in a three-tier approach to signalling delivery for CP6 which aims to recognise the differing signalling work banks we have to deliver,” explains NR commercial directo, signalling, Mr Martin Robinson. “The framework’s approach using fewer contractors will help bring them closer to NR and the routes and make further progress in working more collaboratively.”

The remaining tier, major signalling, targeted towards major re-signalling and re-control, will complete the three-tier strategy for CP6 signalling delivery when awarded in January 2020.