HS2 Signalling and Train Control Procurement Launched

LONDON, UK: HS2 Ltd formally launched the tendering process for the signalling and train control system for the HS2 project on May 15. HS2 Ltd is the company responsible for building UK’s second high-speed railway line.

The Control, Command, Signalling (CCS) and Traffic Management (TM) systems will be used on Phases One, 2a and 2b of the high-speed railway). The CCS and TM scope comprises:

  • traffic management system (TMS),
  • European Train Control System (ETCS) with all lineside equipment,
  • signalling equipment including interlocking and train detection equipment,
  • automatic train operation (ATO) Grade of Automation 2 over ETCS,
  • possession management system,
  • enterprise service bus,
  • weather monitoring system and adhesion management system.
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With a combined contract value of £540 million, the contracts include:

  • the design, manufacture, supply, installation, supervision, inspection, safety authorisation, testing, commissioning and maintenance until handover to trial operations of the CCS and TM systems for Phase One (London – Birmingham – Lichfield) and Phase 2a (Lichfield – Crewe),
  • CCS and TM works for London Euston Station Phase 2b alteration works,
  • a TM system with the capacity to cover the entire HS2 route (i.e. Phases One, 2a and 2b) for future extension of its use into Phase 2b (Manchester and Leeds), and
  • provision of technical support services for 15 years, with two 5-year extension options.
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Pre-qualification requests are to be submitted by July 7, 2020. HS2 Ltd expects to dispatch 4 invitations to tender in January 2021, with contract award to be done in 2022.

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