Network Rail has awarded framework contracts to BAM Nuttall and QTS Group to deliver a range of rail projects in Scotland over a period of five years.

The company awarded a £320m renewals and enhancements contract to BAM Nuttall covering Scotland and North East England.

Network Rail Infrastructure Projects Scotland director Kris Kinnear said: “Work to renew our infrastructure is important to improving reliability for our passengers.

“Making sure we have the right suppliers to deliver those improvements is paramount and we look forward to continuing to work closely with QTS and BAM Nuttall to maintain and enhance Scotland’s railway.”

“Making sure we have the right suppliers to deliver those improvements is paramount and we look forward to continuing to work closely with QTS and BAM Nuttall.”

BAM Nuttall will replace and refurbish structures and deliver improvements at stations across the Scotland route. The company is currently serving as the main contractor for the Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project.

QTS is providing specialist engineers and plans to maintain earthworks and structures across the Scottish rail network. The company secured a £100m geotech framework contract.

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Network Rail Scotland awarded the contracts as it prepares to invest more than £4bn in the country’s infrastructure during the next railway control period (CP6) between 2019 and 2024.

BAM Nuttall rail director Huw Jones said: “BAM Nuttall is proud to be awarded this framework, which gives us the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with Network Rail and our fellow CP6 framework contractors.

“We look forward to establishing an integrated “One Team” approach with our partners to deliver exceptional business and safety performance, driving sustainable growth across Scotland and LNE, whilst enhancing passenger experience and the communities where we work.”