BAM bags £10m Highland mainline contract

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a contract for upgrade works to the Highland mainline.

BAM secures more rail work in the highlands

The £10m contract is part of an overall £57m Scottish Government-funded investment in the line linking Inverness and the Central Belt.

BAM will extend platforms 1 and 2 at Pitlochry station and carrying out modifications to extend the track layout.

Infrastructure works will also be carried out at Aviemore station – extending the loop to the north of the station.

In addition, signalling systems at Pitlochry and Aviemore will also be altered and upgraded as part of the overall project.

These works will enable ScotRail’s longer InterCity trains (HSTs), which will start to be introduced on the route later this year, to pass each other more efficiently at both stations.

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, said: “The works planned to take place at Aviemore and Pitlochry allow for far more efficient crossing of trains, which along with the soon-to-be-introduced HSTs and infrastructure enhancements, will deliver faster more frequent journeys between Inverness and the Central Belt.”

Jerry Dickson, regional director Bam Nuttall, said: “Our team will be looking for opportunities to work with the local community to identify opportunities to leave a positive lasting legacy from the work at both stations.”

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