Contractor chosen for the work on London Overground’s East London line
Posted: 30 January 2018 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
From 1 April 2018, Cleshar Contract Services Limited will begin the maintenance work on London Overground’s East London line…
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the appointment of Cleshar Contract Services Limited to take over the maintenance work. The new contract is subject to 10 days standstill period and should commence on 1 April 2018.
The contract was given with the agreement that existing Carillion employees will be transferred over to Cleshar with terms and conditions protected. Until the handover date TfL will supply guarantees to support continued work and pay for the Carillion staff.
“I would like to give my sincere thanks for the continued commitment and professionalism of all employees during this uncertain time and am delighted that we will be able to secure a way forward for this contract and the Carillion staff affected,” said Jonathan Fox, TfL’s Director for Rail and Sponsored Services. “I hope this will provide reassurance to our hardworking staff and our customers on the East London Line.”
Until the new contract begins, TfL are to work with PwC, assisting the Liquidator of Carillion Construction Limited to finalise an agreement which will allow Carillion to continue fulfilling the East London line maintenance contract. This agreement will ensure London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate continue to operate as normal.
Carillion, Cleshar Contract Services, Transport for London (TfL)