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Siemens awarded Port Talbot resignalling contract

11 Aug 2016

UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has awarded Siemens Rail Automation a contract for the detailed design, construction and commissioning of the Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling project in South Wales, which is scheduled for completion in October 2017.

The contract covers 153 Signalling Equivalent Units, and includes the replacement of life-expired relay interlockings with a Siemens Trackguard Westlock computer-based interlocking.

Control will be transferred from the existing NX panel at Port Talbot to a new Siemens Controlguide Westcad control desk at the Wales Rail Operating Centre in Cardiff. Track circuits will be replaced by axle-counters, and new and additional power supplies commissioned.