CH2M Hill will work in joint venture with the Indian steel group Tata on the £614,000 consultancy contract.
The work involves feasibility studies and option selection. The consultants will deliver site surveys and condition reports; they will investigate remodelling opportunities for Charlton and Angerstein junctions, the renewal of signalling facilities and rationalisation of the current telecoms and signalling power supplies.
The Angerstein Wharf area feeds into some of the capital’s major freight lines, running from the Thames Estuary to Charlton and plays a strategic role in the movement of aggregates into and out of London for some of the city’s largest infrastructure projects.
A Bardon Aggregates freight train was derailed there in December 2013, bringing passenger and freight traffic to a standstill.
CH2M Hill rail networks development director Richard Graham said: “This is an important contract win for our rail team and is another example of the close relationship CH2M Hill has with Network Rail, not only in London but on a national level. The Angerstein area is strategically important for both commuters and the rail freight industry and is one of the main arteries into the city for carrying aggregates around London. Our work upgrading this important route will help improve services and future-proof the line for years to come.”