Arriva has selected Carillion as its preferred delivery partner for the provision of facilities management and associated services for the Northern Rail franchise estate for an initial period of nine years, with the potential for this to be extended by one year to 10 years.
The contract starts in April 2016.
Carillion will provide a range of hard and soft facilities management services, including asset surveys and asset planning, planned and reactive maintenance for more than 460 stations across the north of England, helpdesk services, cleaning, grounds maintenance, waste management and pest control. Core services will also include projects works.
The contract can also be extended to include station improvement projects, train cleaning and depot facilities management services.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: "We are particularly pleased to have been selected by Arriva as its preferred delivery partner for FM services, having supported Arriva in its successful bid for the Northern Rail franchise. We look forward to working in close partnership with Arriva to support the delivery of an excellent experience for customers of its Northern Rail franchise."