Press Release: Date: 10/01/2007.
GrantRail secures contract for Docklands Light Railway
extension to Stratford International Station.
GrantRail Group, the railway systems engineering company, in joint venture with
Skanska UK, has strengthened its position as a first line supply partner for major
integrated railway infrastructure projects with the award of a significant multi-million
pound contract for the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension to Stratford
Work on the contract will start immediately utilising the full GrantRail multi-
disciplinary capability. The work will play a key role in transport plans for the 2012
Games, and is scheduled for completion by February 2009.
The extension will be formed by converting the existing railway between Stratford
Regional and Royal Victoria to DLR operation, building the new rail link between
Stratford Regional and Stratford International provides a key rail link for local
communities and people travelling to the 2012 Games.
Key elements of the project include:
• The construction of two new platforms on the north side of Stratford Regional
station, where North London Line national rail services will terminate;
• Track alignment work to prepare for the new rail link between Stratford Regional
and Stratford International; and
• The construction of the shell and foundations of the new DLR station at Stratford
David Moreland, Managing Director of GrantRail’s Major Projects division said
“GrantRail are delighted to be a key member of the DLR team selected for the
delivery of this important piece of infrastructure. We look forward to working
together with our partners, Skanska, on this prestigious project”
GrantRail and Skanska were awarded the contract following a competitive tendering
process which also involved Hochtief, AMEC and Carillion.
For further information please contact GrantRail:
Director Business Development & Communications,
Tel: 01302 791100 (Switchboard) Fax: 01302 791244 (Direct)
Tel: 01302 791293 (Direct dial) Tel: 07734 135122 (Mobile)
This Press Release and others can be found by visiting our website: www.grantrail.co.uk
For further information please contact Skanska:
Tanya Barnes, Head of Communications – tel. 01923 423 905
Notes to Editors
1. GrantRail Ltd is the UK contracting arm of Volker Wessels and Corus. Corus is a
global industrial concern with a range of established rail-related businesses spread
across the UK and France. Volker Wessels is one of Holland’s largest civil engineering
companies with extensive experience in rail infrastructure construction, renewal and
2. GrantRail Ltd provides a wide range of contracting services to the railway industry
from major capital projects to track renewals and specialised operations including
signalling and overhead power supply. Since its formation in 1996, GrantRail has
grown rapidly and has worked hard to earn a reputation for performance, timely
delivery, innovation and fair dealings with its customers and employees.