Crossrail has awarded the signalling system contract for the railway’s central section to a consortium comprising Siemens and Invensys Rail.
The JV beat off bids Bombardier Transportation, Signalling Solutions and Thales Transportation and Solutions.
Siemens and Invensys originally bid individually but have won as a JV.
The contract covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a train control system for Crossrail’s central section. The value of C620 contract is in the region of £50M.
Crossrail will be adopting a Communications Based Train Control signalling system as it is technically and operationally proven and is successfully used by many metro systems around the world.
On 21 September 2011, Crossrail confirmed the shortlist for the C620 Signalling System contract. The following organisations were subsequently invited to submit bids: