BB for Bristol to Cardiff wires

BALFOUR BEATTY has won a contract to electrify the 40-mile stretch of the Great Western main line between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff.

The company says the award follows collaboration with Network Rail during a four-month early contractor involvement phase to achieve an agreed level of scope, programme and cost.

Works are due to commence this month with completion towards the end of 2018; NR’s milestone in its enhancements delivery plan is to have the electrified route authorised for passenger use in December 2018.