Network Rail has today awarded a £48M signalling contract to contractors Costain, Alstom and Babcock to upgrade part of the signalling on the West Coast Mainline.
The contracting joint venture - ABC Electrification - will delivery Phase Three of the West Coast Power Supply Upgrade project in the north west of England.
Work will allow more frequent trains and the longer trains that are planned for the West Coast Mainline. The contract is part of Network Rail’s £9.4bn investment in electrifying Britain’s railways.
Work will commence in early 2013 and is expected to complete in 2016.