Thursday, May 12, 2011

Network Rail extends Harsco service contract

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Harsco Corp. said Wednesday its Harsco Rail unit has received a significant four-year extension of its contract services program in the U.K. under an award from Network Rail estimated at more than $50 million over its duration.

harsco_logo1.jpgHarsco will continue as the exclusive contract services provider to Network Rail for railway switch grinding throughout the U.K. rail system. Under the program, Harsco Rail will operate and maintain a dedicated fleet of up to five switch grinding units that perform regular rail grinding of complex switch and crossing trackwork across the U.K.

The company said it has been providing railway track maintenance services to Network Rail and its predecessor, Railtrack, since 1997.