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December 20, 2012

Signalling Solutions secures rail contracts in UK

Signalling Solutions, a joint venture between Alstom Transport and Balfour Beatty, has secured contracts worth £34.8m to refurbish signalling systems at various locations on Network Rail in the UK.

Signalling Solutions, a joint venture between Alstom Transport and Balfour Beatty, has secured contracts worth £34.8m to refurbish signalling systems at various locations on Network Rail in the UK.

Under the €27m contract, Signalling Solutions will carry out the early stages of renewal of the signalling system along the major areas of the Great Western Main Line.

Signalling Solutions will be responsible for delivery of the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the new signalling solutions and associated power systems, which make way for electrification and the overlay of ERTMS.

The main works on the project will be carried out between 2013 and 2015.

In another contract worth €15m, Signalling Solutions will renew the signalling system along the 29km of rail line between Arundel and Horsham.

The signalling system will be renewed using Smartlock 400 interlocking system provided by Alstom with scheduled commissioning in October 2013.

"The main works on the project will be carried out between 2013 and 2015."

Under another contract worth €931,000, the JV will carry out design work for the large-scale renewal of the signalling system along the rail line between Scunthorpe to Cleethorpes area of North Lincolnshire.

The project is in preparation for the main works, which are scheduled to be carried out between 2014 and 2016.

Signalling Solutions has been awarded the contract following the ERTMS and Signalling frame contracts and pilot contract for the new traffic control centres by Network Rail.

The computer-based Smartlock 400 interlocking system provided by Alstom will replace the Network Rail’s solid state interlocking applications.

The Smartlock 400 interlocking system offers enhanced computing power, reduces the size of the central interlocking equipment, as well as compatible with future communications technology and panel and screen interfaces.

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