Building a better railway in Scotland and the North East 

PRESS RELEASE: COWI will provide structural and geotechnical engineering services to BAM Nuttall and QTS for major rail improvement work over the next five years.


As part of its Control Period Six (CP6) framework, which runs between 2019 and 2024, Network Rail awarded the £320m contract for renewal and enhancement work in its Scotland and North East (SNE) region to BAM Nuttall. The work includes replacing and refurbishing structures across the route and delivering improvements at stations. COWI will also support QTS, which won the £100m lot for earthworks in Scotland.

Kris Kinnear, Network Rail's Interim Regional Director for SNE, said: “Work to renew our infrastructure is increasingly important to improve reliability for our passengers, and making sure we have the right suppliers to deliver those improvements is paramount. We look forward to working closely with our supply chain to build on the progress that has already been made and ultimately, build a better railway for our customers.”


Picture shows the Borders Railway project, which reopened the 50km-long Waverley Line between Newcraighall near Edinburgh and Tweedback in the Scottish Borders. More information about this project is available here.

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