Morgan Sindall wins contract for Northumberland rail line
Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has been appointed to the Northumberland County Council New Stations Framework Contract for the construction of six new stations on the Northumberland Line.
The price includes support for the conclusion of the detailed design and delivery plans for the six stations and bridges.
Northumberland Council is working with the Department of Transport, Network Rail and Northern Trains Ltd on the program to reintroduce regular passenger trains between Ashington and Newcastle by 2024.
Subject to confirmation of funding for the delivery of the full program by the government and approval of the recently submitted application for the Transportation and Works Law Ordinance (TWAO), the framework is estimated at 40 million. of pounds sterling.
“Create social and economic opportunities”
Chairman of the Board Glen Sanderson said: “We are delighted to have appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.
“As a well-respected company with a proven track record, we are confident that they will do first-class work on this extremely important and far-reaching project.
“The tendering process has been extremely competitive and I am grateful to all of these contractors who clearly put a lot of time and effort into the tendering process.
Simon Smith, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, added: “We are extremely pleased to support Northumberland County Council in this ambitious project.
“We believe in improving communities and creating long-term social and economic opportunities for everyone.
“We are delighted to continue to work with local communities in Northumberland to improve local transport links and create a lasting legacy in the region. “
Work is scheduled to start in early 2022.