Keller UK has been appointed to the piling framework for the West of Leeds section of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme.

Keller working on rail line
Keller working on rail line

The TRU is a multi-billion pound investment programme that plans to deliver improved reliability, capacity and journey times between Manchester and York via Huddersfield and Leeds.
The West of Leeds Alliance (TRU West) is responsible for the transformation of the railway between Manchester and Leeds and is being delivered by an alliance of Network Rail, Bam Nuttall, Arup and Amey.

TRU West will undertake the electrification and re-signalling of the 42 miles of railway connecting Manchester and Leeds via Huddersfield, and will be working on more than a dozen stations along the route.

Bob Thompson, Keller UK Managing Director, said: “It is a testament to the technical skills and professionalism of all in the Keller team that we have been chosen to be a key partner for delivery of geotechnical solutions on such a complex project”.

The full TRU programme aims to transform the 76-mile Transpennine railway, which serves 23 stations, crosses over and dips under 285 bridges and viaducts, passes through six miles of tunnels, and crosses over 29 level crossings.

The programme is funded by the Department for Transport and is also a key commitment in the UK Government's £96bn Integrated Rail Plan.

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