VolkerRail’s on-track tamping contract renewed by Network Rail

Photo: VolkerRail.
Photo: VolkerRail.

UK infrastructure contractor VolkerRail, part of Dutch construction firm VolkerWessels, has announced it has secured another national on-track tamping contract from Network Rail.

Two ballast regulators and 10 tamping machines as well as experienced machine operators and management and engineering services will be supplied under the seven-year contract, which is worth almost £100 million.

In support of the contract, VolkerRail said that it will continue to invest in new specialist plant and will be introducing new tamping machines in 2019 and 2020.

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This new framework contract follows the ‘supply and operation of on-track machines’ contract that was awarded to VolkerRail back in 2011.

VolkerRail’s specialist business director Ken Robinson said: “This is a very important contract for us. Our plant division is recognised as one of the best in the industry, with a class-leading performance record and this contract validates their outstanding achievements, accomplished through previous contracts.”

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