12 June 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Vinci Facilities has secured an initial 12-month contract with Arriva Rail London (ARL) to deliver FM services across the London Overground network.
The contract includes cleaning, fault rectification and planned maintenance activities, and it continues from where Carillion, the previous supplier, left off following its liquidation.
Some 119 people who worked with Carillion and its liquidator have begun working with Vinci Facilities. The scope of the TFM package covers 81 stations across the London Overground network and includes possession management and trackside FM delivery works and is worth £7.5 million.
The Vinci Facilities team began mobilising in late April and the works went live 13 days later in early May.
The new work with ARL builds on Vinci Facilities' track record in rail and a clear demonstration of trackside abilities. This was confirmed during the 13-days of mobilisation and the discussions about the works, during which the Vinci Facilities team formed strong partnerships, emphasising the need for collaboration and flexibility.
Tony Raikes, managing director of Vinci Facilities, said: "One of the most rewarding things about this contract with Arriva Rail London is our teams' ability to help the client and step in to maintain FM services after the demise of Carillion We're looking forward to taking the project beyond the initial 12-months."