VolkerRail’s on-track tamping contract renewed by Network Rail

Photo: VolkerRail.
Photo: VolkerRail.

UK infrastructure contractor VolkerRail, part of Dutch construction firm VolkerWessels, has announced it has secured another national on-track tamping contract from Network Rail.

Two ballast regulators and 10 tamping machines as well as experienced machine operators and management and engineering services will be supplied under the seven-year contract, which is worth almost £100 million.

In support of the contract, VolkerRail said that it will continue to invest in new specialist plant and will be introducing new tamping machines in 2019 and 2020.

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This new framework contract follows the ‘supply and operation of on-track machines’ contract that was awarded to VolkerRail back in 2011.

VolkerRail’s specialist business director Ken Robinson said: “This is a very important contract for us. Our plant division is recognised as one of the best in the industry, with a class-leading performance record and this contract validates their outstanding achievements, accomplished through previous contracts.”

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Peter Stanton undertook, between 1968 and 1972, a ‘thin sandwich’ degree course at City University, London, sponsored by British Railways Midlands Region and with practical training at Crewe and Willesden.

In 1980, following a spell as Area Maintenance Engineer at King’s Cross, Peter took on the interesting and challenging role of being the Personal Assistant to the British Railways Board Member for Engineering. As such, he was project manager for several major inter-regional inter-functional schemes.

Under Railtrack, Peter became Engineering Manager for Infrastructure Contracts, based in Birmingham, and then Electrification and Plant specialist for the West Coast Route Modernisation under Network Rail.

Since 2007, as an independent consultant, he has worked on the national electrification programme, Dubai Metro Red Line, Network Rail Crossrail, and Great Western Electrification. He sits on the Railway Technical Advisory panel of the IET and the Conference and Seminars Committee of the Railway Division of the IMechE.


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