The restoration of the Bristol-Portishead rail link in Somerset is to be undertaken by VolkerFitzpatrick as the primary contractor after they were appointed for the project by Network Rail.
The railway which closed in 1964 is to be brought back into use including new stations to be built in Pill and Portishead.
Planning permission was given in November of last year and the £6.14m contract is funded by the government’s Restoring Your Railway fund, the Department for Transport, West of England Combined Authority and North Somerset Council.
The detailed design phase will be completed over the next 12/18 months together with ground and ecology surveys and enabling works. The project will also complete the detailed design phase during this time.