Marconi wins GBP150 million London Underground contract
Working in partnership with Amey Infrastructure Services, a division of support services provider Amey, Marconi will be responsible for the communications infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Lines. The GBP150 million contract includes the station's public address system, CCTV and security systems, customer help points and visual information displays. Marconi will also provide Tube Lines, the company responsible for the infrastructure on the three Underground lines, with the software for a central management system, which will monitor other areas of the station, such as lifts and ventilation systems. The contract builds on Marconi's existing relationship with Tube Lines and consists of two elements, namely a six-year upgrade program covering 74 stations and a maintenance contract supporting 100 stations over 13 years. Marconi's transportation-focused communications network management systems, developed during the past two years, will be key to its success in meeting the revised, higher standards set by the new Tube Lines contract. "The big drive from government is to make transportation investment more effective," said Steve Harris, managing director of Marconi Transportation. "Our asset and whole life management systems are leading the way in achieving this. They will enable Tube Lines to get more out of their assets, boost performance and enable infrastructure spending and maintenance to be more focused than ever before."