Contract signals further investment in Highland Mainline
Network Rail has awarded Siemens a £20m contract for re-signalling sections of the Highland mainline – which will help reduce journey times for customers on the key inter-city route.
The contract to re-signal sections of the 190km route between Inverness and Perth is part of an overall £57m Scottish Government-funded investment in the line linking the Highland capital and the Central Belt.
Work will include significant re-signalling of both Aviemore and Pitlochry stations which will see the historic semaphore signals replaced with colour lights. The signalling work will be delivered in tandem with platform extensions at Pitlochry and the extension of the double track section to the north at Aviemore station. The project will also see three private level crossings near Pitlochry upgraded as well as further work at Inverness, Kincraig and Slochd. Contract signals further investment in Highland Mainline