Contractors alerted to £1.5bn Midlands railways job

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Contractors person been enactment connected alert for £1.5bn worthy of railway enactment successful the Midlands.

Network Rail has published a anterior accusation announcement (PIN) related to its Midlands Rail Hub connection and is inviting the operation manufacture to a marketplace engagement lawsuit connected the strategy aboriginal this month.

The briefing session, to beryllium held connected 21 June, aims to dependable retired the operation marketplace and supply an overview of the Midlands Rail Hub’s scope, arsenic good arsenic “current thinking” connected however the works whitethorn beryllium procured.

The existent PIN estimates that contracts volition beryllium published successful January 2023.

The hub would spot the instauration of a “station square” betwixt Birmingham Moor Street and Curzon Street to link the 2 stations, and let passengers to determination seamlessly betwixt the accepted obstruction web and the forthcoming High Speed 2.

The programme of works presently consists of 8 multidisciplinary infrastructure interventions, to beryllium undertaken crossed the East and West Midlands, with the halfway intent of providing up to 12 further services per hr betwixt cardinal Birmingham and cardinal determination cities and transport hubs.

Network Rail presently envisages that involution requirements volition see the plan and physique of caller platforms and sidings, 2 caller chords into Birmingham Moor Street, the widening of an existing viaduct, power-supply upgrades, caller freight loops, caller overhead enactment instrumentality (OLE) and signalling works.

After the briefing session, organisations volition beryllium invited to implicit a market-sounding questionnaire successful bid for Network Rail to get feedback connected topics specified arsenic capacity, the projected procurement strategy, and the projected commercialized and inducement model.