Merseyrail chooses three for framework

The transport organisation has named the successful bidders for its five-year £10m framework, for construction works across its stations estate.

Projects being delivered, or set to be delivered, across the Merseyrail network range from large schemes, station enhancements and rebuilds, car park projects, lift installations and booking office refurbishments.

Merseyrail had started the tender process by asking for bids on three lots, with bidders invited to aim for lots covering values up to £100,000; between £100,000 and £1m, and £1m-plus.

However, the organisation, which trades as Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd, a joint venture between Serco and Abellio, decided not to award lot one. Instead, it has awarded places on both other lots of the framework to Morgan Sindall, Styles & Wood and Amalgamated Construction.

Merseyrail’s concession covers 75 route miles, with outer termini at Southport, Ormskirk, Kirkby, Hunts Cross on the Northern Line, and New Brighton, West Kirby, Chester and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Line. It manages 66 stations, and has 6.5 miles of track in underground tunnels, on a network that includes five underground stations. The network carries around 100,000 passenger journeys per weekday.

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When are we going to see new stations at North Shore/Vauxhall and Baltic/St. James? These should be programmed in by now. Then the link to the airport; top priorities! I know this is down to Merseytravel not Merseyrail Electrics, but get a move on and have it worked up for funding.

By Roscoe

It’s Steve Rotheram as Metro Mayor who needs to push for new stations within the LCR not Merseyrail, they’re just the operator

By Anonymous