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Network Rail starts procurement for £2bn Transpennine upgrade

18 Apr 16 Network Rail has begun the process of commissioning a team to deliver its Transpennine Route Upgrade project west of Leeds, valued at up to £2bn.

The contract notice now published in the Official Journal of the EU reveals that Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (NRIL) is seeking a group to design and build a multi-disciplinary programme of works, including buildings, civils, track, signalling and communication railway construction works.

The successful contractor(s) will enter an alliance agreement with NRIL to deliver the works.

The West of Leeds element of the Transpenine Route Upgrade (TRU) relates to the upgrade of the route between Leeds and Stalybridge. The overall scope of the TRU programme includes: electrification of the Transpennine Route from Stalybridge to York/Selby; increased capacity between Manchester and York; and journey time reductions between Manchester and York.

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