Alstom has announced that it will complete vital signalling upgrades in the London Victoria area over the next three years.
New technology will provide a more reliable signalling system, bringing improvements for passengers.
The £5m contract is phase 4 of a major project in the Victoria area and has been awarded through the Major Signalling Framework Agreement in Network Rail’s Southern region.
The project will upgrade the signalling infrastructure in the South London area between Tulse Hill, Crystal Palace and Peckham Rye.
Alstom will use the latest control system that will connect the lineside with the Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre to allow remote signalling control and automatic route setting.
“Passengers can look forward to a more reliable railway around the South London area. We are proud to deliver a number of efficiencies and improvements using automation and digital-ready technologies. The new system will also bring a safer environment for workers and a step-change in their operating environment. As we start to deliver projects as part of the Southern and Eastern signalling frameworks, we will be creating highly skilled jobs and apprenticeships across the regions.” said Nick Crossfield, Managing Director, Alstom UK & Ireland.
“With this contract and the relationship we are building with Alstom, we are looking to really maximise the benefits that resignalling brings to our passengers and freight users. In the Southern region, we are challenging ourselves and our supply-chain partners to come up with new ways of delivering signalling projects and are constantly looking at new ways of improving the customers’ railway experience, whether it’s through new technologies or ways of working, reducing costs or by reducing our energy consumption. We are really excited about bringing these improvements to our passengers and freight users through this contract.” said Tim Coucher, Capital Delivery Director, Network Rail.
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