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Network Rail appoints signalling scheme framework contractors

Network Rail yesterday appointed contractors to carry out signalling upgrades across the UK.
The contractors will carry out a small part of the planned £2bn investment by the rail operator, installing systems designed by Network Rail's in-house design team.Estimated values for works in the first three years of the framework agreements, and the appointed contractors, are as follows: North Thames, Alstom Transport, £50mSouth Thames, Siemens, £48mEast Midlands, Westinghouse Rail Systems, £73mWest Midlands, Westinghouse Rail Systems, £105mGlasgow, Westinghouse Rail Systems, £42mSouth Wales, Atkins, £95m Network Rail major projects and investments director Simon Kirby said: 'Investment on this scale will reduce delays by improving the reliability of the railway. Delivering efficiently, with the right supplier is hugely important. We have made long-term commitments to suppliers, giving them the opportunity to invest in the development of technology. In return, we have received long-term cost guarantees, helping us to achieve our cost targets.'The £2bn investment plans over the next five to eight years are outlined below, bringing benefits to passengers and freight services:£500m in the South West£400m in South Wales including Newport and Cardiff£350m in the West Midlands; the first phase will be in Leamington followed by Water Orton£250m in the East Midlands; the first phase is in North Erewash followed by South Erewash£250m in the South East; Colchester to Clacton is the first scheme to go ahead. The next phases are in East Kent, Canterbury West and North London Line. £200m in Scotland beginning in GlasgowMore than £160 million of work has already been awarded for schemes at Port Talbot, Portsmouth, Coventry and Basingstoke to ensure the prompt delivery of passenger benefits.

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