Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) and Network Rail signed the Thameslink contract for traffic management. Under the contract, HRE will supply Network Rail with a traffic management solution with options for the South East and London North Eastern programme, which will provide the framework for a blue print to support the roll out of a full digital railway.
The Core Thameslink contract is for £24 million (EUR 34 million), with further costed options that may be taken up in future.
Technical scope of the project will be delivered by Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd, a new organisation that will bring together the products and experience of TRE, with those of the parent company’s Information & Telecommunications Systems and Infrastructure Systems Divisions – this includes simulators, automatic routing systems and the Tranista Traffic Management Platform.
“Providing a frequent and reliable service through the heart of the city and to a host of new destinations will only be possible thanks to this technology,” Thameslink Programme director Simon Blanchflower said.
The Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through London and will be completed in 2018.
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