AmeyColas Chosen for UK Track Renewal

1 October 2009 (Last Updated October 1st, 2009 18:30)

UK rail operator Network Rail has chosen AmeyColas for a £250m contract to operate and maintain its high-tech, high-output track renewal systems. The five-year contract, with the Amey Rail and Colas joint venture, includes renewal and replacement of over 1,600 miles of track, which forms

UK rail operator Network Rail has chosen AmeyColas for a £250m contract to operate and maintain its high-tech, high-output track renewal systems.

The five-year contract, with the Amey Rail and Colas joint venture, includes renewal and replacement of over 1,600 miles of track, which forms nearly 30% of Network Rail's total renewals workload.

The contract covers the operator's four high-output systems, three existing and one to be delivered in December 2010, consisting of high-output ballast cleaners, high-output track renewals trains and other support machinery and plant.

The high-output systems can replace between 400 and 600m of track and ballast within eight hours, reducing costs and reducing passenger and freight delays.

The contract begins from January 2010.