Network Rail has awarded £10m-worth of contracts to improve infrastructure in Scotland’s central belt.
Carillion will begin work on the electrification of Edinburgh’s Haymarket north tunnel in September in what will be the first physical element of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvements Programme (EGIP) to be delivered.
The £6m works at Haymarket north will involve track alignment and tunnel wall repairs to provide the correct clearances for the installation of overhead power lines through the tunnel. The project will commence in September and continue until December of this year.
Amey Infrastructure, Atkins and Delta Rail have also been awarded separate design and development contracts for other EGIP projects.
EGIP which is being funded by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, is a £1bn programme to improve the rail infrastructure linking Scotland’s two main cities.
It includes the electrification of 350km of the existing rail network in the central belt, centring on the main Edinburgh Waverley-Glasgow Queen Street line.