telent Technology Services Ltd secured the HS1 SCSR contract to upgrade the network infrastructure for High Speed 1 stations. Under the EUR 8.5 million contract, telent will renew the communication systems across St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ashford and Ebbsfleet stations.
Supported by Fourway Communications Ltd, telent will be replacing life-expired assets across the HS1 station estate as well as ensuring the systems meet current industry standards, as the stations move to an IP-enabled infrastructure.
The project will include the complete renewal of the CCTV system and cameras, customer information systems, public address systems, help points and emergency access control systems. A seamless switchover is key to the project as stations will remain fully open to the public throughout the upgrade works.
“This is a challenging project and is a key part of HS1’s Protect Strategy. HS1 have undertaken a vigorous process to ensure we have appointed a world class Systems Delivery Integrator to provide design, build and installation services, ensuring there is a cultural and behavioural harmony across our values,” Owen Virrill, HS1 Senior Project Manager, said.
The objectives for the project include providing a system which meets current and future needs, reducing obsolescence by replacing existing systems with modern, readily available solutions and meeting the specific needs of more than 30 stakeholders across all four stations.