Positive signals for Carillion

Carillion has been awarded a five-year framework agreement worth up to £60m to undertake signalling work for Network Rail.

Carillion Rail will deliver signalling renewals, including alterations, enhancements, safety improvements, small renewal projects and life-extension schemes in the South East of England.

The contract was awarded a day after Network rail announced that it had lifted the ban it had imposed on Carillion Rail from tendering for new rail projects.

The ban was imposed in August 2006 following concerns of a deteriorating workforce safety record. Carillion and Network Rail say they have worked to introduce an action plan of remedial measures over the past six months.

‘As part of our drive to improve safety on the railway, we will maintain the close monitoring of Carillion Rail’s ongoing progress in relation to health and safety culture and performance,’ said Simon Kirby, Director of Major Projects & Investment.