Amey has won two contracts as part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Capacity Improvement Programme (MCIP) to upgrade the power supply infrastructure and expand the Queens Road Metrolink Depot.
The contracts will now see Amey’s Rail team begin works on both the power supply and depot expansion projects.
The first of the two contracts will involve Amey designing and constructing three new traction power substations at Collyhurst, Heaton Park and Hagside, which are due to be completed in early 2023.
The second contract will see Amey expand the Queens Road Depot to increase its capacity. The works, which are again due to be completed in early 2023, involves installing new and moving existing stabling roads (a place where tram vehicles are parked awaiting usage), installing and modifying overhead line equipment (OLE) and improving telecoms works.
Account Director of Rail at Amey, Wayne Brigden, said: “We’re delighted to have secured two contracts for Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Capacity Improvement Programme (MCIP). With a deep understanding of rail operations and power infrastructure, we’re perfectly placed to continue to bring our expertise to these contracts. Through the MCIP contract wins, we’re hoping to help TfGM achieve its vision of ‘world class connections that support long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all’.”
These MCIP contracts are part of the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040, which focusses on developing a more integrated and reliable transport system that will be able to tackle the critical long-term challenges facing Greater Manchester City Region.
Amey has grown its rail business over the past few years. It is involved in an array of projects including major enhancements and asset management that involves inspections, light rail and an integrated heavy rail franchise through the operations of the Docklands Light Railway, Greater Manchester Metrolink and Wales and Borders rail franchise.
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