Firms readied for £1.5bn Midlands Rail Hub contest

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Network Rail is pressing ahead with plans to invite tenders for the £1.5bn Midlands Rail Hub programme of works at the start of next year.

Vision for Moor Street Railway Station includes new transfer deck with access to every platform
Vision for Moor Street Railway Station includes new transfer deck with access to every platform

Procurement bosses are planning an online briefing session for firms on 21 June to set out plans for the work programme, which is expected to involve around eight major infrastructure projects.

The proposed Midlands Rail Hub programme is being designed to improve rail connectivity and boost economic growth across the Midlands and towards the south west.

This will allow for up to 12 additional services per hour between central Birmingham and key regional cities and transport hubs.

At its core are plans to increase capacity at Birmingham Moor Street station, and construct a new railway to connect the Camp Hill line to the Chiltern main line.

Design and build jobs will include new platforms and sidings; two new chords into Birmingham Moor Street; widening of existing viaduct; power supply upgrades; new freight loops; new overhead line equipment and various signalling works.

The majority of the programme is still undergoing options selection and so the exact work scope and procurement strategy are yet to be finalised.

Midlands Rail Hub – Market Engagement


Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 10:00. To register click here.

Tenders are expected to be invited in January 2023.

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