Transport for London awarded Balfour Beatty a GBP 200 million (EUR 229 million) contract for new London Underground track renewal work over four years.
The contract will start in April 2019 and last for four years, with an option included to extend the contract for up to a further six years. London Underground track assets include track drainage, depots and long timber bridges as well as elements like rails, points and sleepers.
The contract encompasses all aspects of track renewal, including track, points and crossings, and trackside drainage and will help to ensure value for money and a strong focus on safety.
Throughout the programme of works, Balfour Beatty will introduce new measures and technologies such as remote surveying systems and viewing software to generate significant efficiencies while continuing to safely deliver the highest standard of work and reducing any potential disruption to the travelling public.
Balfour Beatty was first appointed to deliver track renewals on behalf of Transport for London in 2010, with the contract further extended in 2016 for an additional two years.
There is 1,047 km of track across the network, 17% of which is in non-customer areas like depots and sidings.