Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a contract for upgrade works to the Highland mainline to help reduce journey times for customers. The award is part of an overall £57million Scottish Government-funded investment in the line linking Inverness and the central belt. It will see infrastructure work carried out at Aviemore to extend the section of double-track to the north of the station. At Pitlochry, the track and two platforms will be extended. Signalling systems at both stations will also be altered and upgraded. The work will allow ScotRail's longer InterCity trains (HSTs), which will start to be introduced on the route later this year, to pass each other more efficiently at both stations. It is intended to help deliver an hourly service, with average journeys cut by around 10 minutes, while also allowing improvements to the times of the first and last trains between Inverness and the central belt. In addition, a better distribution of calls at stations between Perth and Inverness is expected.
Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a contract for upgrade works to the Highland mainline “ to help reduce journey times for customers.
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Construction and civil engineering group Bam Nuttall has been awarded a £10million contract by Network Rail to carry out upgrade works to the Highland mainline that will help reduce journey times.