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Crossrail awards last railway systems contract

23 September 2014  •  Author: Crossrail

Crossrail Limited today announced that it will award the contract for the provision of platform screen doors to Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited.

The award of the platform screen doors contract is the last major railway systems contract to be awarded by Crossrail.

The contract covers the installation of full-height platform screen doors at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Woolwich Crossrail stations. The total length of platform screen doors to be supplied for Crossrail is 4km.

Simon Wright, Crossrail Programme Director said: “Crossrail has now awarded the last of the major railway systems contracts. As major construction concludes, work will get underway to fit-out the new tunnels and stations with the necessary equipment and services to enable Crossrail services to operate. This will include the installation of over 40km of track, power equipment as well as signalling, ventilation and drainage.”

The supply of platform screen doors will be undertaken by Westinghouse, a specialist division of Knorr-Bremse, with facilities based in Melksham, Wiltshire and at Wolverton near Milton Keynes.

Knorr-Bremse has confirmed that the platform screen door system for Crossrail will be designed and developed at Melksham, Wiltshire along with the manufacture of the electronics and operating system. The assembly and testing of the Crossrail platform screen system will take place at their Wolverton rail facility near Milton Keynes supporting the growth plans that Knorr-Bremse has earmarked for their Wolverton site.

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