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Transport for London set for £110m Crossrail comms system

Five-year project to deliver networks and control systems

Transport for London is preparing for a five-year £110 million communications and control systems package for Crossrail, the rail project that will connect Heathrow Airport with the City of London and Canary Wharf.

TFL has called for bids to cover design, procurement, installation, integration, testing and commissioning of communications systems covering both underground and surface sections of the project.

The 'C660 communications and control system' also covers a central management system and back-up facility, which will control and monitor the central section of the Crossrail operation and also link to, control and monitor some Network Rail systems on shared parts of the network.

The £110 million Crossrail project breaks down into station control systems, networks, radio systems and management systems.

The station communication systems includes CCTV, driver-operated CCTV, PA and alarm systems, customer information and station management systems.

The successful bidder will support Crossrail's data network and an optical fibre network and develop a private mobile radio system for Crossrail that connects to the TETRA Airwave emergency system. Behind all this, Crossrail wants a full 'Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Central Management System'.


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