Security and surveillance systems supplier Petards has won a contract to supply its eyeTrain CCTV systems to Bombardier Transportation.
Under the £1.3m contract, Petards will supply Petards eyeTrain systems that will be fitted to the Bombardier Electrostar electrical multiple unit (EMU) trains.
The contract is a part of the upgrade programme being carried out with train owner Porterbrook and operator GoviaThameslink Railway (GTR).
Petards’s eyeTrain technology provides products for on-board train video and sensing solutions, including driver-only operation systems, passenger counting systems, saloon and drivers view video and condition-based monitoring.
Petards said that its technology will enhance the train’s capability to collect video and data by equipping trains with Petards eyeTrain forward-facing CCTV, digital video recording (DVR) systems, and track debris / third rail camera.
The delivery of the first equipment is expected to begin early next year and completed in 2021.
Petards chairman Raschid Abdullah said: “We are delighted that Petards’ eyeTrain systems continue to be the system of choice for fitment to Bombardier’s trains.
“This new order adds to our already significant installed base and reinforces our position as a leader of on train video and data solutions. Additionally, it further bolsters the group’s present order book for delivery in 2020 through to 2021.”
Last week, Bombardier Transportation and energy storage solutions provider Leclanché signed a memorandum of understanding to accelerate the use of battery systems in the railway sector.
Under the agreement, Bombardier will use Leclanché’s lithium titanate oxide (LTO) and lithium graphite / NMC (GNMC) cells, module and pack technology across its train portfolio.
In March 2017, Petards won a contract to supply its eyeTrain CCTV and automatic selective door opening (ASDO) systems to Swiss company StadlerBussnang.
Under the £4.3m contract, Petards was responsible for the design, development and supply CCTV and ASDO systems integrated into Stadler’s FLIRTUK trains.