Amey awarded £3million TPWS contract for Crossrail

Kathryn Page, Senior Media Manager
15 September 2015
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Leading public services provider Amey has signed a new £3million contract with Network Rail to provide Train Protection and Warning Systems (TPWS) design and installation services for the Crossrail project.

TPWS is the safety system that automatically triggers a train’s brakes if it passes a signal that is set in the ‘danger’ position or is travelling at too high a speed on approach to a red signal, buffer stop or speed restriction.

Having been part of the team that pioneered the development of the original TPWS safety system, Amey will design and install a bespoke system for the new Crossrail trains over the course of the 18month contract.

Lee Jones, Director of Rail Operations for Amey, said: “This contract award reflects both the expertise we can offer in TPWS systems and our position as a trusted supplier to Network Rail. I am pleased that we can support them through the delivery of an essential safety system on such a significant project.”

Crossrail is due to go live in 2018 and will offer improved cross-capital links to London commuters. The TPWS system will then be replaced with the new European Train Control System currently under development, which will enable the electronic relay of signalling and lineside information directly to the driver inside the train cab.

Notes to editors:

Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider with over 21,000 employees.

Amey operates over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.

Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial employs approximately 65,000 employees and operates in over 25 countries. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.

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