* TfL awards Carillion 7-yr East London line deal
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LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Britain’s Carillion Plc (CLLN.L) has won an 80 million pounds ($118.1 million) deal to maintain the British capital’s modernised and extended East London line, the construction firm said on Monday.
West Midlands-based Carillion said it would provide management, technical resources, plant, equipment and labour under the seven year contract from transit authority Transport for London (TfL).
TfL has closed the East London line, formerly run by London Underground, to upgrade and extend it as part of the new London Overground network.
The line will re-open in June 2010 and will link up with the Overground network in north London in January 2011.
Carillion Chief Executive John McDonough said: “Winning the maintenance contract for this important new rail link, which has been built by a Carillion joint venture, further enhances our position.”
Reporting by Philip Waller