Invensys Rail Awarded Thameslink Resignalling Contract
Posted: 26 July 2010 | | No comments yet
Network Rail has awarded the £32m Thameslink core area resignalling contract to Invensys Rail. The project will provide a significant increase in route capacity…
Network Rail has awarded the £32m Thameslink core area resignalling contract to Invensys Rail. The project will provide a significant increase in route capacity...
Network Rail has awarded the £32m Thameslink core area resignalling contract to Invensys Rail. On completion, the project will provide a significant increase in route capacity, allowing 24 trains per hour to run from Loughborough Junction in the south, through central London and on to Kentish Town in the north.
To be commissioned in four stages, the scope of the Invensys Rail project includes all elements of design, manufacture, installation, testing and commissioning. The equivalent of six Solid State Interlockings will be controlled by the company’s WESTLOCK interlocking and WESTCAD computer-based control systems, which are to be installed at both West Hampstead and Victoria Signalling Centres.
Commenting on the project Nick Crossfield, Invensys Rail’s Managing Director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this contract, the latest in a series of wins for the company in the UK. Whilst this is an extremely challenging project in terms of design, integration and access, our delivery team is looking forward to working closely with colleagues at Network Rail on the Thameslink programme and with other contractors to deliver another first class solution for London”.
As a key deliverable for the London Olympics, the first stage of the project will be commissioned at Kentish Town station in April 2011, with the final stage scheduled for completion in April 2012.