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27.08.20

Siemens Mobility Limited secure Core Valley Lines contract by TfW

Transport for Wales have awarded a three-year contract to Siemens Mobility Limited as part of the Core Valley Lines Transformation programme.

The works will include the renewal and replacement of lineside signalling infrastructure, as well as the creation of a new integrated control centre which will ensure the safe running of trains, improve the reliability of the infrastructure and increase the operational flexibility of the railway.

Completion is predicted for 2023, meaning connectivity will be enhanced for the 1.5 million people who live and work in the Cardiff Capital Region. The new, intelligent infrastructure will improve the passenger experience, by offering improved journey times and increased train frequency, from two trains per hour to four, on each of the Core Valley Line routes.

Together with the installation of the new combined control centre, Siemens Mobility will be manufacturing, fitting and commissioning 50 new signals, over 300 axle counter sections and 98 signalling location cases.

Work has already begun on-site in the Cardiff Valleys, coordinated from the project depot at Treforest, and Siemens Mobility will be working in close partnership with Transport for Wales, KeolisAmey Wales, Balfour Beatty plc and Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd on the project, which forms part of the wider South Wales Metro programme.

Rob Morris, Managing Director Rail Infrastructure for Siemens Mobility Limited, said: “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.”

Image: Siemens Mobility Limited 

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