Stowe firm awarded London to Oxford rail contract

Railway works at Bicester Town Station. Towards Oxford.
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Railway works at Bicester Town Station. Towards Oxford. 140225M-A320 PNL-140225-105250001

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A firm from the Buckingham area has won the £87 million contract to build the railway line between London Marylebone and Oxford that is to form part of the new East West Rail line.

New jobs are set to be created following a successful bid by Buckingham Group Contracting, in Stowe, in a joint venture with major civil engineering plc Carillion.

The firms will design and build the new section of line that will provide a new link between Oxford and London, via Bicester. Services on the new Chiltern Railways route are scheduled to begin in summer 2015. Managing director of Buckingham Group Contracting, Mike Kempley, said: “Over the lifetime of the project we will create new jobs and, once complete, the project will deliver major improvements to the transport infrastructure across a wide area and deliver significant socio-economic benefits for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.”

 

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