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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14140: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the liquidation of the construction company, Carillion, will have on the work programme for Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

Answered by: Keith Brown 28 February 2018

Platform 12 extension works at Edinburgh Waverley were successfully completed to enable introduction of electric services in December 2017. The crossover between platforms 10 and 11 was successfully installed during the Christmas period.

The sale process recently concluded with Amey Rail Limited for Carillion’s Rail contracts, excludes projects in Scotland. Network Rail has therefore implemented their contingency arrangements for the projects in Scotland previously being undertaken by Carillion.

Network Rail expect to enter into new contracts with other suppliers for the delivery of the Waverley of the platform 5 & 6 extension works as part of the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP) and, for the commissioning of the crossover between platforms 10 and 11.

Network Rail has been liaising with special managers appointed by pwc and existing commitments remain in place to protect Carillion staff and suppliers.