Arup has been appointed by Network Rail to undertake the outline design for Phase 1 of the MetroWest project in Bristol. Phase 1 is the first step that marks the beginning of £100 million (EUR 141.8 million) investment in the area’s rail infrastructure.
A new station will be built at Portishead as a part of the project, and Pill station and 5 km of previously disused railway line will be re-opened. The line will restore the rail link between Portishead and Bristol city centre. Enhancement works at Bathampton and Avonmouth complete the scope.
Arup will provide railway design services including track, drainage, civils, structures, telecoms, signalling power, points heating, OLE, M&E and Geotechnical engineering, plus environmental consulting.