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03Feb94 UK: BB IN PENALTY DOUBT - BRITISH RAIL TRACK REPLACEMENT.

Balfour Beatty may face hefty penalty payments after London's Marylebone Station was closed during the morning rush hour earlier this week.A British Rail tamper broke down at 4am on Monday during track replacement by Balfour Beatty as part of its pioneering Chiltern Line maintenance.The £7 million contract is the first to be won by the private sector and highlights the contractor's dependence on BR trackwork equipment.A Network SouthEast spokesman said: 'The tamper was being used ...

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