Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a £2M contract on behalf of Transport Scotland to develop designs of the Borders Railway project, signalling its gradual move towards delivery.
The contract involves further development of designs of the railway route, including bridges, tunnels and stations. Network Rail will also proceed with ground stabilisation works in the Midlothian section of the route where remediation of former mine works is required.
The contract includes an option to continue into the delivery phase once design is completed. While the preparatory works are under way, Network Rail continues to work with Transport Scotland with a view to taking on the delivery of the project.
“Bam is delighted to be selected to continue our long association with the Borders Railway project,” said Bam Nuttall director David Belsham. “We have a proud heritage of delivering major infrastructure projects in Scotland and are excited by the prospect of continuing our close collaboration with Network Rail and the local community through this next important phase.”
The Borders Railway will reconnect the heart of the Scottish Borders to the railway network for the first time in over 40 years. Travelling through Midlothian, the project will see seven new stations delivered along the 56km route — four in Midlothian and three in the Scottish Borders.