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Final Four Leeds Supertram Consortia Announced

Following Pre Qualification Interviews held last week by the Leeds Supertram Board, Metro has approved four bidders for the c.GBP500m project to design, build maintain, operate, and part finance the city’s 28km tram network.

Representing around 40 of the world’s leading transport, design, engineering and finance companies, the four shortlisted consortia which Metro has asked to develop more detailed proposals are Airelink, Leeds Tram Link, Leeds Tramways Ltd and Momentis.

The members of Airelink are Arriva Passenger Services Ltd, Siemens Transportation Systems Ltd, and awg Project Investments Ltd. Leeds Tram Link has been formed jointly by the Sponsors (Amey and Bechtel) along with MTR Corporation and Egis Semaly. Leeds Tramways Ltd has been formed jointly by Stagecoach Group plc, John Mowlem & Company PLC and WS Atkins Investments Ltd. Momentis brings together, FirstGroup plc, Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd, Bouygues TP and Jarvis Facilities Ltd.

15 March 2002

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