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December 6, 2012

Network Rail awards Crossrail infrastructure contracts to Carillion, BAM

Network Rail has awarded two new contracts to Carillion and BAM to carry out major civils work in west London, UK, to deliver important infrastructure improvements for the £14.8bn Crossrail project.

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Network Rail has awarded two new contracts to Carillion and BAM to carry out major civils work in west London, UK, to deliver important infrastructure improvements for the £14.8bn Crossrail project.

Carillion has secured a £50m main civil works contract to build a larger flyover at Stockley, near Heathrow Airport Junction in Hillingdon, which will allow Crossrail services to operate to and from Heathrow as well as along the Great Western Main Line (GWML).

Designed by Jacobs Engineering, the new flyover will allow trains to join the Heathrow branch without delaying fast trains to the west.

BAM has won a £20m civil contract for the construction of a rail underpass and associated track work at Acton freight yard in Ealing, to provide paths for freight trains going to and from the region without disrupting Crossrail trains and other services.

The new underpass is intended to improve reliability on passenger services and increase capacity for freight traffic.

"Both contractors will commence work in early 2013 and both projects are scheduled to be completed in 2016."

Both contractors will commence work in early 2013 and both projects are scheduled to be completed in 2016.

Network Rail programme director Crossrail Jorge Mendonca said that the new Acton dive-under and Stockley flyover will improve passenger and freight services.

"The works are being carefully planned to minimise the disruption to passenger and freight services," Mendonca said.

Network Rail is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the sections of the Crossrail project that are being implemented on the existing network, including upgrading 69km of track and 27 stations from Maidenhead to Abbey Wood and Shenfield.

Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the Crossrail service will pass through 37 stations and run fro 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.


Image: The Crossrail route will pass through 37 stations and run for 118km. Photo courtesy of Crossrail.

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