Taylor Woodrow has secured a £33M deal to boost rail capacity in Bristol.
The Vinci subsidiary was awarded a contract by Network Rail to increase the number of tracks on a critical section of line in the South West city from two to four.
Taylor Woodrow will double the capacity on the 15km stretch between Dr Day’s Junction and Filton Abbey Wood Station, as well as replacing or enhancing 17 structures.
This will include four bridge reconstructions for electrification clearance and the refurbishment of two stations.
West of England Joint Transport Board chair Brian Allinson said: “This four tracking is vital for our MetroWest plans to improve the local rail services and it’s a real milestone getting it started.
“The rail improvements, along with MetroBus, will provide so many more options for moving around and demonstrating to investors we are serious about investing locally.”
Taylor Woodrow project director Richard Hogg said: “The improvements to the infrastructure will make rail transport even more efficient and help reduce journey times; we are greatly looking forward to working with Network Rail on this important scheme.”