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July 17 (Reuters) - Balfour Beatty Plc has been awarded two contracts by Britain's High Speed 2 railway project worth about 2.5 billion pounds ($3.27 billion), construction company said on Monday.
The contracts have been awarded to Balfour Beatty's joint venture with France's Vinci SA and work is scheduled to start in 2018/19, Balfour said.
Britain's 56 billion pound High Speed 2 railway will connect London to cities in the country's central and northern regions, with a first phase planned to open in 2026 and a second by 2033.
$1 = 0.7643 pounds Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely