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L.B. Foster Appointed to Transport for Wales Station Modification Framework

L.B. Foster has been successfully appointed by Transport for Wales Rail Limited to its four-year £194m Station Modification Infrastructure Enhancements Framework.

TfW is carrying out the most comprehensive upgrade to rail infrastructure in Wales for a generation. It will provide a better customer experience with newer trains, faster and more frequent services, more capacity and revitalised stations.

The Station Modification Infrastructure Enhancements Framework (SMIEF) is divided into seven lots. L.B. Foster was successfully selected for Lot 4 – Pan Wales Station Information and Security Systems (SISS) Projects. SMIEF covers the provision of non-complex works at stations, remedial works to existing structures, major and complex works to stations and Infrastructure Owner works, including structures, fencing, civil works and buildings and property, across the Wales and Borders rail infrastructure.

Llandudno Junction in North Wales
Photo credit: Transport for Wales

Emma Boura, Head of Technology Services, L.B. Foster Europe, says: “We’re excited to be joining Transport for Wales on its mission to transform transport in Wales and make it fit for the future, inspiring a nation to change the way it travels and combating the climate emergency we all face.

“This is L.B. Foster’s first framework for Transport for Wales and reflects our growing reputation for excellence acquired on prestigious infrastructure projects, such as London’s Crossrail Project. The framework is all about delivering real, practical benefits for people who use railway stations on a day-to-day basis across Wales and its borders.

“Drawing on our long experience of installing Station Information and Security Systems, we will enable station managers to operate a station safely and securely, for the railway police to investigate incidents, to inform passengers of train departures, to help train operators maintain the timetable – and much more.”

The SMIEF four-year framework includes a two-year extension option.

L.B. Foster will also be attending Transport for Wales’ SMIEF - Meet the Contractor event at the University of South Wales on Thursday 19th January 2023. You can find out more about the event, including how to book your attenance here.