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SSL wins Crossrail surface signalling contract

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Signalling Solutions Limited (SSL), the Alstom/Balfour Beatty joint venture, has been awarded a €54 million contract to signal the north-eastern section of Crossrail.

SSL will supply and install the signalling system on the existing Network Rail infrastructure from Pudding Mill Lane Junction on the Great Eastern Main Line to Shenfield in Essex.

Preliminary works are already underway and the project is scheduled for completion in August 2018. Costain is currently delivering a £150 million contract to improve station and track infrastructure on the route.

The Crossrail project will require various signalling technologies to communicate with each other. The new Bombardier rolling stock will need to be compatible with CBTC, ERTMS and the existing legacy system.

Terence Watson, UK managing director of Alstom Transport, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring our Smartlock technology to another part of the Crossrail project after our work, through SSL, on the Crossrail West Inner project.

“With our ATC joint venture also starting work on the Crossrail tunnels, we’re very much at the heart of this project.”

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