Siemens Mobility secures first place on rail signalling and control framework for the UK

Siemens Mobility will continue to work in partnership with Network Rail to transform rail travel across Britain after securing first place on the Train Control Systems Framework for both conventional and digital signalling.

The company is now set for a share of contracts to be awarded under the framework, covering around four billion pounds’ worth of projects over ten years, which will see thousands of miles of Britain’s rail network signalling upgraded to provide faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys for passengers and freight.

Siemens Mobility, which delivers much of its technology from Chippenham, the UK’s only dedicated signalling and control facility, came first in a competitive field for both digital (trackside) and conventional signalling in the Network Rail procurement.

This means Siemens Mobility will be able to build on its experience working collaboratively with Network Rail and other suppliers on the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP), upgrading the main line from King’s Cross to digital signalling, as well as work to resignal and recontrol lines in all corners of Britain from Cornwall to Inverness.

Rob Morris, joint CEO UKI, Siemens Mobility said: “Coming first in the Train Control Systems Framework competition is a huge vote of confidence in Siemens Mobility and the investments we’ve made in our people, and in UK manufacturing and research and development.

“The hard work starts now: we’re committed to delivering the next generation of conventional and digital rail signalling and control systems at even better value for money and by doing so will help transform rail travel for Britain.”

The Train Control Systems Framework is expected to cover over 100 projects across Control Periods 7 and 8 (CP7 and CP8), running until 2034 and includes resignalling, relocking, renewals, recontrols, and conversions to European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 digital signalling.

Siemens Mobility recently announced a £100 million investment in a state-of-the-art factory, digital engineering and research & development (R&D) facility in Chippenham, Wiltshire, replacing its existing factory, designed to deliver the next generation of conventional and digital rail signalling and control systems for Britain.

Lost Password