Siemens Mobility awarded landmark HS2 contract

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Siemens Mobility has secured a £47 million contract with HS2 to provide a fully integrated station information management system across all HS2 stations, Curzon Street, Interchange, Old Oak Common and Euston.

Siemens Mobility’s Digital Station Manager technology, which is already in use for the millions of people travelling every day on London’s Elizabeth line, will touch every stage of passengers’ journeys through stations.

Rob Morris, joint-CEO at Siemens Mobility UKI, said: “We at Siemens Mobility are on a mission to transform rail travel and transport, with the imagination and ambition of 5,000 UK employees. We have a significant presence in Ashby and are delighted as a result to be working in close collaboration with HS2 and our supply chain partners to deliver this landmark project. Not only will it be delivered at Ashby, here in the UK, by the next generation of engineers, it will also help create jobs and provide a boost to the local economy.”

Kim Kapur, stations client director at HS2 Ltd said: “Station systems such as the public address, information and fire alarms play a vital role in the smooth running of all modern railways stations – providing clear information to passengers and staff to de-stress journeys and ensure safety throughout. Siemens have a clear track record of delivering state-of-the-art station systems and we look forward to working with them – and their team at Ashby de-la-Zouch.”

Ashby station management system.

Collaboration will be at the heart of project delivery, with Siemens Mobility working closely with some of its 3,000 suppliers, 47% of which are UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as with HS2 Ltd and its other contractors.

Siemens Mobility will oversee a significant portion of the entire process from design to supply demonstrating proven best practice. This includes Factory Acceptance Testing at its Ashby de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire laboratory testing facilities, before conducting live testing and commissioning activities on site, reducing travel to site and securing certainty of delivery.

The system will bring enhanced system efficiency and passenger safety, improved maintainability, and will minimise the whole life cost by allowing the system to be regularly upgraded.

Siemens Mobility employs over 5,000 people including 200 in Ashby, which is one of our four main manufacturing sites in the UK building control systems, customer information systems, telecoms. We have undertaken recent refurbishment of the facility and recent projects delivered include Crossrail station management systems and Edinburgh Trams information systems.

Image credit: Siemens Mobility

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