Spencer Rail shortlisted in three categories at the National Transport Awards 2014

Spencer Rail is celebrating once again after being shortlisted in three categories in the National Transport Awards 2014.

For its work at Dalmarnock Station, the company has been shortlisted in the Rail Station of the Year category and for its work on the Ipswich Chord project it has been shortlisted in the Construction and Engineering Project of the Year category.

Spencer Rail is also a finalist in the Transport Supplier of the Year category.

David McLoughlin, Spencer Rail CEO, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Spencer Rail has been shortlisted for no fewer than three awards at the prestigious National Transport Awards 2014.

“The Dalmarnock Station and Ipswich Chord projects were two major undertakings that showcased our range of services, flexibility and commitment to safety and it is testament to the hard work and expertise we have in our teams that Spencer Rail has been recognised at the highest level.

“I would also like to give my thanks to Network Rail and the members of our supply chain for their great support and assistance in making these projects the success they are.

“Despite our presence across the UK rail industry, we have a very close knit team and to be shortlisted in the Transport Supplier of the Year category is a fantastic endorsement of our teamwork and commitment to providing the best possible service across all of projects.”

Spencer Rail was commissioned by Network Rail to build a stretch of track close to Ipswich Goods Yard, linking the East Suffolk Line and the Great Eastern Main Line. Ipswich Chord has increased freight capacity to allow a maximum of 24 intermodal freight trains per day to use the tracks in each direction between Ipswich and Peterborough as well as cut journey times by at least 30 minutes.

Spencer Rail was also commissioned by Network Rail to deliver the £11m overhaul of Dalmarnock Station, Scotland. The redevelopment has provided a modern, light, spacious, fully accessible station that has provided a welcoming environment to visitors and spectators attending events in nearby stadia as part of the Commonwealth games. The station was officially opened by the deputy first minister on December 6, 2013.

The National Transport Awards are designed to acknowledge innovation, excellence and progress across all areas of transport and are regarded as amongst the highest industry accolades in the UK.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Westminster Park Plaza, London on October 2, 2014.