New Ilford yard facility will be constructed while current yard remains operational
Contractors Balfour Beatty, Vinci Construction and VolkerFitzpatrick are to compete for a £45m contract to build a new train yard near Ilford.
The winning bidder will design and build the yard, tracks, staff accommodation a paint shop for the trains and logistics building as well as associated access roads and footpaths.
They will also demolish the existing yard although operation of the yard will continue while the works are carried out.
The site, which covers 12 hectares, is located on the Great Eastern Mainline between Ilford and Seven Kings.