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Balfour bags £220M London Underground track contract

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Balfour Beatty is to carry out £220M worth of track renewals across the London Underground network.

Transport for London (TfL) has extended Balfour’s track renewals contract for an additional four years.

Balfour Beatty was first appointed to deliver TfL track renewals in 2010, with the contract extended again in 2016.

Scheduled work includes renewing 13km of ballasted track and associated drainage, signalling, traction power and rail conductor works.

Balfour Beatty chief executive for rail and utilities Mark Bullock said: “This award is testament to our continued focus on driving innovative solutions that deliver sustainable, safer rail infrastructure at reduced cost.

“Utilising our deep knowledge and unrivalled expertise of the rail infrastructure market, we will continue to upgrade this renowned underground network and keep London moving.”

London Underground director for renewals & enhancements Caroline Sheridan said: “Track maintenance and renewal is an essential part of keeping London moving. This contract will help us to continue to provide better, more reliable journeys for our customers, while continuing to drive staff safety.”

Work is due to start in April 2019 with an option to extend the contract for a further six years in 2023.

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