Carillion wins TfL contract

Carillion has been awarded a seven-year contract worth £80m for maintenance of the East London Line for Transport for London.


Carillion has been awarded a seven-year contract worth £80m for maintenance of the East London Line for Transport for London (TfL).



This maintenance contract is said to be an important milestone in TfL’s preparations for the new London Overground service, which will run from Dalston Junction to West Croydon and Crystal Palace.



The £1bn East London Line extension is due to open in June 2010 and will link with the wider London Overground network in north London in January 2011.



Carillion will provide the management, technical resources, plant, equipment and labour to maintain the new railway.



John McDonough, Carillion chief executive, said: ‘Winning the maintenance contract for this important new rail link, which has been built by a Carillion joint venture, further enhances our position as a leading supplier of infrastructure services in the UK.’