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A heavyweight international field of consortia has been shortlisted by Railtrack to take on the first stage of the £600 million upgrade of British Rail's West Coast Main Line.Railtrack, which will be responsible for Britain's railway infrastructure from April, has shortlisted six consortia.Contractors, consultants and suppliers from Britain, America, Italy, Switzerland and Sweden feature in the line-up. The consortia include ABB/Amec/Sir William Halcrow, Ansaldo/Laing/Kennedy and ...

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