Arriva CrossCountry select 21st century for contract with potential value in excess of £1m

Posted: 17 May 2012 | | No comments yet

21st Century has been awarded a contract, potentially worth in excess of £1m…

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21st Century, the supplier and installation service provider of public transport CCTV and vehicle monitoring systems, today announces that it has been awarded a contract, potentially worth in excess of £1m by XC Trains Limited, which operates Arriva UK’s CrossCountry franchise (“the Franchise”) to supply forward facing CCTV cameras for deployment in the 182 drivers cabs in its fleet of trains operating on the CrossCountry network.

The CCTV camera equipment, with a sales value of £0.8m, will be delivered in the current year and thereafter Arriva have the option to take up on-going on-site warranty and maintenance. If this option is taken up to the end of the Franchise, which is expected to run to March 2016, this revenue stream could add over £0.2m to the contract value.

The CrossCountry network is the most extensive rail franchise in the UK. Stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stanstead to Cardiff, it covers around 1,500 miles and calls at over 100 stations.

Commenting on the decision to install the forward facing cameras across its fleet, XC Trains’ Head of Procurement, Philip Brown said: “Our investment in this technology underpins our commitment to the safety and security of our customers. These cameras will be invaluable in helping us understand any operational problems the driver experiences and in pursuing convictions against anyone seen committing crimes or trespassing on the railway.”

Commenting on the contract win 21st Century’s Chief Executive, Nick Grimond, said: “We are particularly pleased to have been awarded this business which we are fulfilling in partnership with a leading on train CCTV supplier. The train CCTV market complements our existing bus CCTV business and represents a significant new growth opportunity for the Group.”

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