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Colas swoops on Carillion's rail plant business

Colas Rail has acquired Carillion's plant rail business, making it the owner of the largest fleet of modern on-track plant in the country.

The contracts associated with this plant have also transferred as part of the agreement.

Through this acquisition the following plant has now transferred to Colas Rail: 12 Tampers, 3 Regulators, a locomotive, a 125T Kirow Crane, 16 switch Handling Units (Pem/Lem) together with the freehold of the Mill Lane Plant Depot in Rugby. In addition to this 156 employees have joined Colas Rail.

Charles-Albert Giral, chief executive officer, said: "We are delighted to have secured this contract and the acquisition ties in with our long-term strategy.

"Colas Rail will continue to deliver these contracts for Network Rail offering a quality service, delivered on time, on budget and most importantly safely."

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