London, United Kingdom (Urban Transport News): HS2 Ltd has recently shortlisted four companies for a £540m system contract to deliver signalling and control systems across phase 1 and 2A of the High-Speed Rail 2 project.
According to sources, Siemens Mobility, Hitachi Rail, Alstom Transport UK and Thales Transport & Security have been shortlisted for the system contract, which will see the supply and installation of signalling systems to control the high-speed trains up the length of the route from London to Birmingham.
The scope of work includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation and inspection of the signalling systems as well as maintenance until handover of the project. Once completed, the signalling system will see controller workstations and a centrally located equipment cubicle located at the Network Integrated Control Centre located at Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
HS2’s signalling system will use European Train Control System (ETCS) on all open route, sidings, spurs, loops, tunnels and stations on the HS2 route, an automatic train operation system and a train control management system (TCMS), which will include a contingency plan management, conflict identification and conflict decision support.
HS2 Ltd is expected to finalise the contract by selecting a winner from the four-strong shortlist next year.