Network Rail Award Nationwide Tactile Contract To CPR

CPR Rail Division have been awarded a second contract to install tactile paving at a further 148 stations across Scotland's rail network by Network Rail.

The works are part of the 'Access for All' £350M programme of accessibility improvements at stations nationwide. The current phase of tactile installations is phase 3,4 and 5 of the planned works. Complete Paving Requirements (Scotland) Ltd (known as CPR), had previously been awarded the contract to complete phase 1 and 2, and the second contract will see tactile surfaces installed at a further 148 stations before the end of 2023. CPR are a Tier 1 contractor for surfacing to Network Rail and highly experienced in the supply and lay of tactile surfaces.

The installation of tactile surfaces will improve rail transport for people with visual impairment, by facilitating safe navigation throughout Scotland and the UK’s rail infrastructure. Tactile surfaces indicators are an important passenger safety measure on rail infrastructure such as platforms, staircases, entrances and exits. 

CPR Rail Division will install the tactile surfaces to platforms in a rolling programme until Dec 2023. The works will take place nationwide across the Scotland Route.