GrantRail wins Hull Docks contract
30 Nov 2007 (provided by Modern Railways), Category: Rail Civil engineering & electrification
Network Rail has awarded GrantRail a £9.5million contract to undertake the Hull Docks branch enhancement project. This involves the upgrade of the King George Dock branch line, which links the Associated British Port facilities at Hull Docks with the national network at Hessle Road Junction.
Works to be undertaken by GrantRail include permanent way, civils, power supply and signalling and telecommunications elements. The project will upgrade the line to RA10 capacity, enhance its gauge clearance to W8, and increase route capacity from 10 to 22 train paths per day in each direction, with a line speed of 30mph. This in turn will facilitate future capacity enhancements through the Humber port.
Funded by Yorkshire Forward, The Northern Way and Network Rail, the project will be undertaken over nine months, with completion scheduled for the end of May 2008. Works have already commenced on site to mark the first milestone for the scheme, the installation of a new junction at Hessle, to be undertaken during the Christmas 2007 service closure.
GrantRail Projects Division, as the Principal Contractor, will be supported by sister companies GrantRail Signalling and Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd. John Sully