Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL), the Alstom/Balfour Beatty Rail joint venture company, has
been awarded three contracts by Network Rail totalling around £140m to renew the signalling system controlling major areas of the Great Western Main Line.
SSL will deliver the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the renewed signalling around the areas of Oxford, Swindon and Bristol as well as the associated power system. In addition to the renewal of life expired equipment, the projects are being driven by the requirement to prepare the line for electrification and for the overlay of ERTMS, the signalling system which utilises an “in cab” driver advisory system.
The works will include the supply of five Smartlock 400™, the powerful interlocking product developed by parent company Alstom. This leading edge product has already been deployed in a number of locations around the UK rail network.
Delivery of the three projects will be completed in December 2015.
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