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HS2 signalling procurement process commences, UK [free access]

May 15, 2020

High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd has commenced the procurement process to select contractors for the delivery of Control, Command, Signalling (CCS) and Traffic Management (TM) systems for trains travelling at up to 360 km per hour between London, Birmingham, and Crewe, where HS2 trains will join the existing West Coast Main Line. The CCS & TM systems provided on HS2 trains will utilise European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling and the latest TM technology.


The scope of the GBP540 million CCS and TM systems contract includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, supervision, inspection, safety authorisation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance of the systems until the handover to the trial operations of the Phase One and Phase 2a CCS & TM systems; the potential extension of the Phase One / 2a TM system to cover Phase 2b; the CCS & TM works required for the Phase 2b alterations at Euston station; and the provision of technical support services for the CCS & TM systems for up to 25 years.


The shortlisted bidders are expected to be announced by 2021. The contract is expected to be awarded by 2022.


(1 GBP [British Pound] = 1.22 USD)