Transport for London (TfL) awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the driver-only-operation CCTV system for the central section of Elizabeth line. The DOO CCTV system allows the train driver to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure the safe departure of the train from the station.
The contract for the Elizabeth line will start in April and run for at least five years. The central section of the line is currently under development and is due to open from summer 2021.
Telent has been maintaining the system since May 2017 when the eastern section of the line from Liverpool Street to Shenfield opened. “We look forward to continuing to play a key role in the development of TfL’s transport network and in the running of this new line,” Reg Cook, Director of Asset Management at Telent said.
The Elizabeth line will be a high frequency, high capacity service linking 41 stations over 100 km from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through central London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The project required 42 km of new tunnels, 10 new stations, over 50 km of new track, integration of three signalling systems and upgrades across existing infrastructure.