French rolling inventory producer Alstom has secured a $64m (£49m) signalling supply contract from UK-based Community Rail.
Below the contract, Alstom will present new signalling, degree crossings and different property on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line – the Portsmouth Direct route.
The areas between Farncombe in Surrey and Petersfield in Hampshire can be lined on the route.
This contract is a part of Main Signalling Framework Settlement (MSFA) for the Southern Area, which was awarded to Alstom in 2020.
Alstom digital and built-in options managing director Jason Baldock mentioned: ‘’By delivering our shared dedication to work collaboratively as “one crew” with our provide chain and Community Rail Southern’s crew, we’re in a fantastic place to ship a extra dependable railway for passengers on the important thing Farncombe to Petersfield route.”
The challenge, dubbed GRIP 5-8, will embrace signalling, monitor and degree crossing enhancements between 2022 and 2024. It is going to be useful to passengers travelling on the road between Woking and Portsmouth.
Alstom will exchange the life-expired gear with its newest know-how on the Farncombe to Petersfield challenge.
Alstom, together with its provide chain and in collaboration with Community Rail, will renew property and set up digital-ready applied sciences.
This challenge contains the substitute of 9 degree crossings, comprising the upgrading of 5 present automated half-barrier crossings to full barrier management.
The corporate will set up three footpath crossings with cease lights and object controllers.
Alstom will set up its MCS ‘Infinity’ distant signalling management and MAR-S automated route setting know-how to manage the realm’s signalling transferred from three native sign packing containers to Community Rail’s Basingstoke Rail Working Centre.
The contract additionally contains the substitute of monitor circuits with axle counters. It should additionally present digital Smartlock interlockings to extend efficiency and capability.
Final month, Alstom obtained a $176m (£130m) re-signalling contract from Community Rail for the Cambridge space.