Stannah are celebrating a double win of contracts within the rail sector.
The UK lift experts have renewed a 10-year contract with Network Rail to continue to maintain its lift portfolio right across the GB rail network, won after a highly competitive tender process.
First won, in 1995, the maintenance contract was successfully extended for a further 10 years in 2004. The new contract will run to 2024 and has an estimated value of £35M+.
The number of units for maintenance, currently around 950 lifts, is forecast to grow significantly within the contract period. This increase reflects the huge investment being made by Network Rail as it continues to modernise/upgrade its stations. The drive to improve the customer experience includes the ongoing addition of new lifts across the network, in order to achieve step-free access for all rail travellers.
Also a second contract has been netted for a comprehensive lift modernisation for Docklands Light Railway (DLR), part of Transport for London. This will see the replacement of 20 existing lift cars with brand new, energy-saving equipment to DLR’s latest specification and 29 replacements of lift doors on landings and lift cars. The whole program of works is over 18 months with a value of 675K.
Jon Stannah, Joint Managing Director of Stannah Lift Services, said: “Our work within the rail sector has grown significantly in the last ten years. Our renewed contract with Network Rail and a further contract with DLR will mean our engineers will be working day and night, in order to prevent downtime for the thousands of railway travellers across the network every day.”