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HS2 Limited on 15 May 2020 launches tender for the selection of the specialist contractors that will deliver state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that can allow the UK to run some of the world’s most frequent and reliable high-speed rail services.
The scope of work will cover the design and build of the signalling systems that will control trains travelling at speeds of up to 360km/h between London, Birmingham and Crewe – where HS2 trains will join the existing West Coast Mainline – and up to 25 years of technical support.
HS2 will use a high-tech signalling system that feeds information directly into the cab, allowing faster and more frequent services.
The start of the formal procurement process for this second set of ‘rail systems’ contracts follows on from the recent launch of the track systems contest and the government’s go-ahead for the start of civil work, including tunnels, bridges and viaducts.
David Poole, Procurement and Commercial Director at HS2 Ltd said:
Our state-of-the-art Command and Control Systems and Traffic Management systems will allow HS2 to offer fast, frequent and reliable low carbon journeys for millions of people every year. I look forward to our team working with the suppliers who come forward and together ensuring that we deliver best quality and value for the project.
The Control, Command, Signalling (CCS) and Traffic Management (TM) Systems contracts will require the winning bidder to deliver the work with a combined value of £540 million, which will include:
The CCS & Traffic Management systems provided on HS2 will utilise the European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling and the latest Traffic Management technology.
The names of shortlisted contractors will be announced next year and the final contract award will be made around 2022.
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