Balfour Beatty for tube track renewals

TRANSPORT FOR London has awarded a £220 million contract for London Underground track renewals to Balfour Beatty. The deal encompasses all aspects of track renewals, including track, points and crossings, and trackside drainage.

The contract starts in April 2019 and runs for four years, with an option to extend for a further six years. It replaces a previous eight-year agreement with BB which TfL says contributed to modernising around 75% of the tube network. The network comprises 1,047km of track, 17% of which is in non-customer areas such as depots and sidings.

TfL says the procurement process evaluated key criteria focused on safety, behaviours, delivery expertise and value for money.