The firm chose Volkswagen LT vans, which come with ABS as standard, as well as Transporter and Transporter Kombis, which have the braking system as an option. Carillion Rail, which is involved in the modernisation of the rail network, has had the vans supplied by the Reg Vardy Van Centre in Leicester.
Martin Saxton, group transport manager for Carillion, said: 'The decision to order Volkswagens was based on several factors. Firstly, the outstanding load carrying capabilities and economical diesel engines of the vans impressed us. Safety of our staff in transit is a primary concern, therefore we have a policy that all crew vehicles must have ABS brakes.
'Finally, the Transporter Kombi gives us an adaptable vehicle that can carry six people and tools or, with the seats removed, has a payload of 1,000kg.'