Siemens Mobility Limited has been awarded framework contracts to deliver major signalling renewal programmes across two of Network Rail’s five regions – Scotland and North West & Central. In addition, Siemens Mobility has been awarded an eight-year framework to provide support services for all its signalling equipment across the rail network.
This award, the maximum able to be granted to one individual supplier, enables Siemens Mobility to continue working collaboratively with Network Rail and its supply chain partners to enhance and improve the rail network. It also supports Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) strategic goals of providing solutions to improve journeys for passengers and freight operators, as well as improving the operational performance of the railway.
Rob Morris, Managing Director Rail Infrastructure for Siemens Mobility Limited, said: “These framework awards are great news. We have an existing, very strong relationship with Network Rail and an outstanding delivery record of which we are extremely proud.
“We’ve safely and successfully commissioned projects of varying scale and complexity across Britain. This includes using the latest digital technologies in our projects, from Thameslink in London to the Highlands of Scotland, to successfully proving the viability of efficient delivery solutions on the North Wales Coast. All of our work has increased the availability and performance of the railway.”
He continued: “As the only supplier of command, control and signalling to have a fully integrated operation in the UK, from research and development through to manufacture, installation, testing and customer service, we have the capability and capacity to fully meet Network Rail’s targets. This is key to making infrastructure intelligent, enhancing the passenger experience and increasing value sustainably over the entire lifecycle.”
Siemens Mobility’s innovative approach, using digitalisation to drive performance of the railway, has resulted in significant cost reduction. These new framework contracts are key elements of Network Rail’s programme to modernise and maintain Britain’s railway signalling systems and will drive additional efficiency savings in the delivery of signalling programmes across the network.
Paul Wright, Network Rail’s commercial director said: “The major signalling frameworks are the final awards in a three tier approach to signalling delivery for Control Period 6. The awards have gone to suppliers that between them, have many years of signalling experience and will help Network Rail facilitate key signalling renewals safely and efficiently. We look forward to working with the successful suppliers to deliver signalling projects that are truly on the side of passengers and freight users.”