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Up to £2bn of rail work advertised

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Network Rail has advertised up to £2bn of work on the TransPennine upgrade project.

The body published a notice through the Official Journal of the EU for one or more firms to deliver a multi-disciplinary programme of works between Leeds and Stalybridge.

Key disciplines will include design, build, civils, track, signalling and communication works. Network Rail will form an alliance of itself and selected contractors to deliver the scheme.

The Transpennine Route Upgrade programme is aimed at boosting capacity, journey time, electrification and interchange on the line.

Contractors have until 19 May to register their interest in the work. More information here.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin last autumn told Network Rail to “progress with some urgency” electrification work on the TransPennine route – having dramatically halted the project three months earlier.



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