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24.09.13

GNGE signalling testing complete

Hangar testing of signalling equipment for the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) programme has been successfully completed, Siemens Rail Automation has announced.

The work was completed at the Chippenham facility and comprises phase one of the project. The equipment includes 27 signal bases and structures, 48 object controller installations and four modular equipment housings.

The programme consists of five phases, four of which are based on Siemens’ modular signalling solution. From 2014 the GNGE will provide an upgraded cross-country line between Peterborough and Doncaster.

Siemens’ project director, Andy Titley said: “In the face of severe project delays caused by the Hatfield landslip, this is not only a remarkable achievement and a major milestone in the programme, but also a real reflection on the strength and commitment of the GNGE Alliance as a whole. It is only by sharing and integrating the project workload across the Alliance that we are able to deliver remarkable results such as these.

“The adoption of our modular signalling solution for this scheme has already delivered real benefits, with the use of hangar testing allowing us to both significantly reduce testing time and complete our own testing in factory-controlled conditions. The use of data templating, another key element of our modular approach, is also now bringing significant time savings to the overall programme”.

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Allan Sibley   29/09/2013 at 18:30

Reference in the press release to "signal basses": are they musical instruments?

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