Network Rail contract believed to be worth around £40m

Bam and Aedas have won a contract believed to be worth around £40m to build ‘York Engineers Triangle’ – a rail operating centre for 3,000 workers at Network Rail.

The contractor and architect will collaborate on the facility, which will eventually co-ordinate and control all rail operations on the London North Eastern route from London to Newcastle.

The rail operating centre is one of fourteen proposed centres across the UK and will also provide training facilities for Network Rail workers in the region.

Construction is scheduled to start next year and is expected to complete in 2014, when gradual relocation of operations and staff will begin.

Robin Gisby, managing director of network operations for Network Rail, said: “York has a proud railway history and these new facilities will allow us to continue that while providing a modern, efficient service.”

Bam, Aedas and Network Rail refused to comment on the value of the project.