Tata Steel keeps Britain moving with new network rail contract
Tata Steel is giving train passengers a ticket to ride with a new contract to supply almost all the track and sleeper steel for Network Rail for the next five years.
The contract with Network Rail – the owner and operator of Britain’s railways including all its signaling, bridges, tunnels and viaducts – will run for the next five years and will see Tata Steel work in close partnership with the company to keep both travellers and businesses moving with its UK-made steel track products.
Tata Steel takes us from station to nation with new network rail contract
Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steelmaker, will provide over a million tonnes of rail, including the premium HPrail®, Tata Steel’s unique patented rail grade for Britain’s passenger and freight lines.
To secure the contract, which has the option to be extended to 2024, Tata Steel provided a bespoke first-class service designing and developing rail products at its site in Scunthorpe. Not only to ensure the company has a trusted and secure supply chain, but to give Network Rail the reassurance of a safe and efficient service as it continues to improve for the benefit of its 1.5bn annual passengers.
Tata Steel has invested over £160m in its advanced rail manufacturing facilities at Scunthorpe, enabling it to keep up with the demand for its rail products including 216-metre long track lines, and the logistics needed to handle long rail products.
Tata Steel keeps network rail on track with new contract
With Tata Steel coupled to Network Rail, this new contract win starts a journey that will keep Britain’s rail infrastructure on the right track for the future.