An alliance has been formed for the construction of the Ordsall Chord in Manchester.
Amey, Skanska, Bam Nuttall and Siemens have signed a contract to construct the new chord, which will enable trains to run directly between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria for the first time. It is due to open in 2017.
Network Rail’s Mike Heywood, manager of the alliance, said: “The new Ordsall Chord has a massive role to play in opening up new and faster journeys."
- For more on the Ordsall Chord, read RAIL 798, published on April 13.