Siemens Awarded Victoria 2: Sutton to Wimbledon Contract by Network Rail

Posted by Barry Pearson on August 4, 2016  |   Comments Off on Siemens Awarded Victoria 2: Sutton to Wimbledon Contract by Network Rail

Siemens Rail Automation has been awarded a contract by Network Rail for the Victoria 2: Sutton to Wimbledon resignalling project. The project will see the decommissioning of life-expired relay interlocking systems at Sutton, Mitcham Junction and Wimbledon, with these systems being replaced by two new Siemens Trackguard Westlock computer-based interlockings, to be installed at Sutton and Wimbledon.

All the signalling equipment between Sutton and Mitcham Junction is being completely renewed, with signalling control being moved from a conventional NX panel at Victoria Area Signalling Centre to a Siemens Controlguide Westcad control desk at Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre (ROC). The project also includes the complete renewal of the CCTV level crossing at Mitcham Eastfields. Axle counters will replace all conventional track circuits for train detection.

Commenting on the programme, Siemens’ Delivery Director, Steve Wright, said: “Our team in the South East has a wealth of experience and expertise and we are looking forward to working closely with our Network Rail colleagues to safely deliver this challenging programme. As a result of the work, this vital London suburban commuter route will be equipped with a safe, efficient, reliable and modern solution. It will also be compatible with the London Bridge signalling system which is controlled at Three Bridges ROC by our Controlguide Westcad solution.”

Preliminary work on the programme is already underway, with the final project commissioning scheduled for Easter 2018.

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators.

Siemens employs over 14,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and Derby. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk/rail.