Contractor to remodel depot and surrounding facilities at London’s Willesden Junction

Rail station

Laing O’Rourke has won a £22m contract to remodel London Overground’s Willesden Junction depot.

The contractor will remodel track at Willesden Junction; modify the train maintenance depot; and provide additional sidings at Wembley to accommodate longer, five-car London Overground trains.

The job is part of a £320m capacity improvement programme being undertaken by Transport for London (TfL) to improve the capacity of London Overground.

Mike Stubbs, TfL’s director of London Overground, said: “This is a key contract in the development of the network as we work to provide 25% more capacity as part of TfL’s continued investment in London Overground.

“It will ensure we remain able to meet the growing demand for London Overground services which – at 89% - have one of the highest levels of passenger satisfaction in London and the South East.”