07 July 2011

Thameslink resignalling contract to include ERTMS

07 Jul 2011 - Invensys Rail announced today that it has been selected by Network Rail to deliver one of the Britain's largest ever resignalling schemes at London Bridge Station and the approaching railway.

This overarching contract, under which will be a series of individual commission contracts, commences in August 2011 and runs through to the completion of the Thameslink project in December 2018.

The scope of Invensys Rail's work will encompass the detailed design, installation, testing and commissioning of signalling and telecoms systems.  This includes the introduction of the company's ATO (Automatic Train Operation) and ETCS European Train Control System) solutions, which will be overlaid in the London Bridge area to enable all train movements to be controlled automatically, delivering 24 trains per hour in each direction on the Thameslink core route at the programme's completion in 2018.  The work forms a significant part of the post-Olympics phase of the Thameslink Programme and is critical to delivering the increased rail capacity that London commuters so desperately need.

The Thameslink Programme reaches a key milestone in December 2011, when the first 12-car trains begin to run through central London. The transformation of London Bridge station, and associated railway work, will get underway fully in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It will be the final piece of the Thameslink programme which will provide a much needed capacity boost to cater for increasing passenger numbers.