Glasgow firm wins project work
Story secures £135 million Network Rail renewal deal
Story is already working at Waverley station (pic: Network Rail)
Network Rail has awarded a framework contract worth up of £135 million to the Glasgow division of Story Contracting for renewal and enhancement projects in Scotland over the next five years.
It was announced as Network Rail prepares to invest over £4bn in the Scottish network between 2019 and 2024 and will see Story recruiting up to 60 graduates, trainees and apprentices.
Story is already a key partner for Network Rail in Scotland and is currently working to deliver new platforms at Edinburgh Waverley station.
Kris Kinnear, director of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects Scotland, said: “Our contracts provide suppliers with substantial work-banks and the opportunity to be part of delivering essential improvements that will help shape the future of our rail network and improve reliability for our passengers.
“Significant five-year contracts not only benefit our key supply chain partners, but the thousands of companies who work for them too, providing them with the surety they need to invest in their people, innovation and value for money.”
John MacArthur, director of Story Scotland, said the contract “reflects the collaborative working relationships we have been building with Network Rail and other key clients in Scotland” and supports the company’s growth plans.
The Story contract is one of two announced today with AmcoGiffen set to deliver work on Network Rail’s London North East route valued at up to £190m.