Invensys Rail Appointed Preferred Bidder for ERTMS Framework

Posted by Barry Pearson on May 16, 2012  |   Comments Off on Invensys Rail Appointed Preferred Bidder for ERTMS Framework

Invensys Rail has been appointed preferred bidder by Network Rail for one of four European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) framework contracts.

The contract initially covers the development stage of ERTMS provision across the UK network, after which Invensys will demonstrate its solution at Network Rail’s National Integration Facility at Hertford. The final part of ERTMS deployment in the UK will see the roll out of trackside equipment on selected parts of the mainline network.

The news follows Invensys Rail’s award of the contract to provide trackside ERTMS and Automatic Train Operation equipment for the Thameslink Key Output 2 programme, as well as the company’s success in securing further ERTMS projects in Spain, New Zealand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Commenting on the award, William Wilson, VP Commercial at Invensys Rail, said: “Naturally, we’re delighted to have been appointed preferred bidder for this framework contract. We are now looking forward to working closely with our colleagues at Network Rail to develop the application of our proven ERTMS solutions for deployment on the UK rail network”.