Network Rail selects Atkins for signalling renewal contract

Engineering and design consultancy Atkins has been announced as the preferred supplier for two of Network Rail’s signalling renewal framework contracts.

The contracts, for the Area 4A Anglia and Kent and Area 4B Sussex and Wessex regions will run for seven years and are a vital part of Network Rail’s programme to maintain and modernise its signalling systems.

The contracts awarded to Atkins have a revenue potential of up to £400m over seven years, starting from 2 April 2012.

Services provided by Atkins will include specialist signalling systems design, installation, testing and commissioning, and associated power, telecommunications and ancillary civil engineering.