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Tata Steel keeps Britain moving with new network rail contract

22 October 2013 No Comment

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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