Keolis and Amey signing joint venture o operate and maintain Greater Manchester’s Metrolink

Addleshaw Goddard has advised a joint venture between Keolis and Amey on the contract to operate and maintain Greater Manchester’s Metrolink – the UK’s largest light rail network with 37 million passengers using it each year.

The JV partners were awarded the contract, which will run for up to 10 years, following a competitive procurement run by Transport for Greater Manchester.

The contract award comes at a key time for the Metrolink, as the second city crossing is completed and construction has commenced on the Trafford Park Line extension, with completion expected in 2020/2021.

The AG team was led by Head of Transport Paul Hirst (picture) alongside Phil Dupres, Helen Bailey and Moh Rafi in the Infrastructure, Projects & Energy team.

Involved fees earner: Paul Hirst – Addleshaw Goddard; Philip Dupres – Addleshaw Goddard; Helen Bailey – Addleshaw Goddard; Mohsan Rafi – Addleshaw Goddard;

Law Firms: Addleshaw Goddard;

Clients: Amey LG Limited; Keolis SA;