UK: Crossrail Ltd announced on September 23 that it had selected Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd as preferred bidder for contract C631, covering the supply of platform screen doors for seven underground stations. Contract value ‘is in the region of £28m’, says Crossrail.

Knorr-Bremse is to supply full-height platform screen doors with a total length of 4 km, to be installed at the Crossrail stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Woolwich. Design and development, as well as manufacture of the operating system, is to take place at the Knorr-Bremse plant in Melksham. Assembly and testing is to be carried out at the former Railcare works in Wolverton.

‘Crossrail has now awarded the last of the major railway systems contracts’, said Crossrail Programme Director Simon Wright. ‘As major construction concludes, work will get underway to fit out the new tunnels and stations’, including ‘over 40 km of track, power equipment as well as signalling, ventilation and drainage’.

Faiveley Transport and Singapore Technologies Electronics were also shortlisted for contract C631.