Balfour Beatty seals £170m Underground contract extension
Posted on: 24/03/2016

Leading infrastructure group Balfour Beatty have been awarded a £170m two-year extension to its current Track Partnership contract for London Underground. The Partnership, which is an alliance between Balfour Beatty Rail and London Underground, has delivered essential track renewal work throughout the London Underground network.

Balfour Beatty Rail, which is one of the UK’s leading rail infrastructure suppliers, was appointed to the contract in 2010. The international firm will continue to provide design, labour, plant, and materials, as well as surveying, supervision and management of the works. This will include points and crossings and ballasted track renewal installation, together with associated drainage, signalling, traction power and conductor rail works.

Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty, Leo Quinn, said,

“With world-class expertise in track, electrification and power supply systems, Balfour Beatty Rail is a significant player in the UK rail infrastructure market. We have utilised these market-leading skills and expertise working with London Underground over the last 13 years. This extension is a clear sign of London Underground’s confidence in the capability of Balfour Beatty within the Track Partnership.”

Throughout the extension, which takes the contract to March 2018, there will be a focus on delivering innovative solutions for a more sustainable and safer rail infrastructure at reduced lifecycle costs.

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