RAILTRACK has awarded three of six deals on its £800 million main line track renewals programme.
One of the packages to be awarded, worth initially £290 million, is the Scotland zone, won by Relayfast, a track renewal company recently acquired by Jarvis.
Jarvis is also believed to have taken the Midlands/North West and London North Eastern zones. Earlier this year its Fastline subsidiary was named preferred bidder for these packages and a company source said that the firm has now clinched both deals.
Amey is Railtrack's first choice for the Great Western zone. But in the remaining zones, Southern and East Anglia, firms pitching for these two packages have been asked to resubmit their proposals before a preferred bidder can be decided on.
Work on all six contracts is due to start in May 1998 and run until 2002, but there are options to
extend this by a further three years.