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Eric Wright Rail gains main contractor status from Network Rail

Rail division of Eric Wright Group awarded a Principal Contractor Licence by Network Rail.

Eric Wright Rail (EWR) has been given approval to bid for Network Rail infrastructure schemes across the UK after being awarded a Principal Contractor Licence (PCL) by Network Rail.

The licence follows an audit of recent work the firm did on a level crossing upgrade in Kent. This work involved design development and installation of an electronic early warning system at Edenbridge. It included areas such as signalling and foundations.

EWR director Adrian Taylor said: “Rail sector projects require specialist expertise and extremely high levels of health and safety due diligence so any contractor working in the industry must demonstrate that they have the technical and procedural requirements needed to meet Network Rail’s standards.

“PCL qualification is the formal process by which those requirements are first assessed for a provisional licence and then audited on a live site for a full PCL licence. We are delighted to have passed both steps with flying colours.”

He added that the company will be looking at bringing in specialist skills to work on future rail projects.

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