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Invensys Rail wins major signalling contracts

Posted: 28 January 2010 | | No comments yet

Network Rail has awarded Invensys Rail the contract to resignal the Water Orton area in the West Midlands and the Moorthorpe interlocking renewal scheme.

Network Rail has awarded Invensys Rail the contract to resignal the Water Orton area in the West Midlands and the Moorthorpe interlocking renewal scheme.

Network Rail has awarded Invensys Rail two major signalling contracts; the first for the resignalling of the Water Orton area in the West Midlands under the companies’ Type A framework agreement and the second, the Moorthorpe interlocking renewal scheme, a multi-disciplinary Type B project.

West Midlands Signalling Centre

West Midlands Signalling Centre

The £30 million Water Orton project will see the replacement and renewal of life-expired signalling equipment, including nine interlockings, as well as the delivery of two WESTLOCK interlockings, two WESTCAD control and display systems and ultimately, the transfer of signalling control to the West Midlands Signalling Centre.

Managed through Invensys Rail’s Birmingham office, the project will be commissioned in two distinct phases, the first in November 2011 with the final commissioning in April 2012, and will deliver significantly improved traffic in and through the Water Orton area.

The £9 million Moorthorpe and Hickleton Signal Box Interlocking renewals project is being undertaken in partnership with Network Rail London North Eastern.  The scheme covers the replacement of the life-expired signalling system and two existing mechanical signal boxes with a single WESTLOCK interlocking solution which will be interfaced and controlled at the York Signalling Control Centre.  The Invensys Rail team, based in the company’s York office, will undertake all design, testing, installation and commissioning; with final commissioning scheduled for Easter 2011.

Commenting on the news, Invensys Rail Ltd’s Managing Director, Mark Wild said: “This is great news for the business and an excellent way to kick off the New Year. We’re delighted to be working closely with Network Rail on both these projects and look forward to delivering modern and highly effective signalling solutions which will deliver tangible benefits both to the operator and the travelling public.”

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