VolkerFitzpatrick Wins £ 27 Million Platform Growth

Waterbeach Station, north of Cambridge

VolkerFitzpatrick has been mandated to broaden the platforms of the Waterbeach and Littleport stations to accommodate longer trains with eight vehicles.

As a part of this contract, he may also construct a brand new siding for the stables at King's Lynn, to assist the longer trains.

VolkerFitzpatrick has launched the GRIP 5 Design Providers for the Kings Lynn Service Enchancment Undertaking in November 2018. This can be a continuation of this contract. Work is predicted to start in October 2019 and be accomplished in the summertime of 2020.

The sister firm VolkerRail will full the signaling, monitoring and OLE works.

Meliha Duymaz, Govt Director of Community Rail's routes for Anglia, stated: "I do know that decreasing overcrowding and growing the variety of obtainable seats on the Cambridge to King's Lynn routes will make all of the distinction for passengers on this route. Partaking our contractor is an enormous step ahead, and I do know we’re all centered on offering these upgrades for our prospects and enhancing their journeys. "

Keith Jipps, Head of Rail Infrastructure at Govia Thameslink, stated: "We have now lengthy aspired to function longer eight-car trains on our busy Fen Line between Kings Lynn and Cambridge to offer passengers a lot wanted additional house .

"We have now been working intently with Community Rail on planning this essential platform extension work and we’re happy that this work is beginning quickly. We’re prepared with trains and drivers to extend the size of trains that may run on the road and can introduce them on the first obtainable alternative as soon as the work is accomplished. "

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