Siemens Mobility has won a three-year contract from Transport for Wales to renew and replace lineside signalling infrastructure for the Core Valley Lines, and to set up an integrated control centre.
The control centre will improve the reliability of the infrastructure and boost operational flexibility on the network.
Once the project is complete in 2023, the 1.5 million people living in the Cardiff Capital Region will see a capacity doubling, with an increase from two trains per hour to four on each of the Core Valley Line routes.
“This important programme will deliver a wide range of benefits, helping to improve both the passenger experience and operational performance and we are now looking forward to working closely and collaboratively with our supply chain partners in Wales to safely deliver the work.
“We are extremely proud that all our equipment for this contract will be manufactured at our Chippenham factory in the UK, which forms a key part of our British research, development, design, engineering, production, delivery and support capability.”
In total, Siemens Mobility will manufacture, install, test and commission 50 new signals, more than 300 axle counter sections and 98 signalling location cases.
The contract falls under the South Wales Metro programme. Consequently, Siemens Mobility will work closely with Transport for Wales, KeolisAmey Wales, Balfour Beatty and Alun Griffiths to deliver the works. The Valley Lines project is co-ordinated from the project depot at Treforest.
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