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Growing pains The buyers of the infrastructure maintenance and track renewal companies are fighting their corner in a very competitive market. NCE reports first on Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty Rail managing director David Fison takes a pragmatic view of one of UK civils' few (supposed) boom markets. 'People often make the mistake of thinking about the rail sector as a growth market,' he says. 'Really, it's a changing market - which, of course, brings opportunity. But if you study Railtrack's Network Management Statement, you'll see that in five years time investment is due to start declining. Our goal is to find the most efficient way of working by the time ...

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