Mott MacDonald has secured a framework agreement with Transport for Wales, and will support the organisation across a range of engineering and consulting matters. The value of the deal has not been disclosed and initially lasts until 2018.
Transport for Wales (TfW) was established late last year to support the expansion of public transport system across Wales. The TfW will provide support the Welsh Government rollout of a new metro system in South Wales, as well as with the procurement of the next Wales and Borders franchise, over the coming two years. The organisation will, among others, explore Metro enhancements, including new stations and upgrades, capacity and speed improvements, as well as oversee the conversion of Valleys lines to light rail.
Mott MacDonald has secured one of the framework agreements offered by TfW. As part of the agreement, Mott MacDonald will support TfW in the delivery of the metro and franchise with multidisciplinary rail, infrastructure and station engineering, environmental, regeneration and transportation consultancy, business planning, urban design, branding and architecture. The value of the agreement, which lasts until 2018 with a one year extension option, has not been disclosed.
Paul Maliphant, an engineering manager at Mott MacDonald, says: “South Wales Metro has the potential to significantly change Wales for the better. It will improve connections between labour markets and residential communities, creating new opportunities for regional tourism and recreation assets.”