£69m Victoria signal contract goes to Alstom

Alstom has been awarded a £69 million contract to resignal lines from London Victoria. 

The work encompasses lines south of Victoria covering Brixton, Sydenham Hill, and Ravensbourne on the Catford Loop. 

It represents the latest step under the Southern Region Major Signalling Framework Agreement signed in 2020. The announcement for the delivery stages (GRIP 5-8) of Victoria Phase 5 follows award of the £37m Phase 4 in March 2021.

Jason Baldock, Alstom’s Managing Director, Digital & Integrated Solutions, said that passengers “can look forward to a more reliable railway across the South London area”.

Network Rail’s Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre (ROC) will control 302 new signal equivalent units (SEUs), 494 new axle counters, and 82 new Train Protection Warning System units linked by 86,500 metres of signalling cable. ‘Victoria 5’ is to go live in December 2024.

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