Balfour Beatty has secured a contract worth around £220m from Transport for London (TfL) to deliver London Underground track renewal works.
The four-year contract builds on the previous eight-year agreement between Balfour Beatty and TfL.
It includes overhauling track, points and crossings, as well as trackside drainage to ensure overall operational safety.
Additionally, Balfour Beatty will deliver strategic enhancements to the London Underground track infrastructure, including signalling, traction power and rail conductor works.
Track renewal works will help to maintain the reliability of the 1,047km London Underground network.
London Underground Renewals and Enhancements director 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.”
Balfour Beatty has planned to introduce new measures and technologies while overhauling the track infrastructure.
It includes leveraging remote surveying systems and viewing software to improve work efficiency without compromising on quality, as well as mitigating any potential disruptions to services.
Balfour Beatty Rail and Utilities business CEO Mark Bullock said: “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.”
Track upgrade works are set to begin in April. At its peak, the project will require a workforce of 300.
The contract also includes the option to extend it by an additional six years when it ends in 2023.