Rail

Alstom acquires 100% of Signaling Solutions Ltd.

Posted on May 28, 2015

Alstom signed an agreement to buy Balfour Beatty’s share of Signaling Solutions Ltd. (SSL), a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty established in 2007 to provide advanced signaling solutions to the U.K. and Ireland’s rail sectors. Alstom thus becomes the sole owner of SSL.

Since its creation, SSL has expanded rapidly to become one of the major U.K. signaling players in the provision of train control solutions, offering a complete range of services from project design to full delivery. SSL employs 540 people in four main locations.

The acquisition takes Alstom Transport’s workforce in the U.K. and Ireland to 2,500. The company will continue to trade as SSL for the foreseeable future.

In January 2012, SSL was chosen as preferred bidder in the major signaling framework agreement launched by Network Rail, the U.K. rail infrastructure owner. As part of this agreement, SSL is responsible for providing signaling renewals and enhancements as primary supplier in three of eight geographical regions in the country and as the secondary supplier in four others.

Network Rail also awarded SSL a framework agreement to design and develop European Train Control System using Alstom’s proven Atlas ERTMS technology.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

Council chair recommends rejecting all light rail bids for Metro's Southwest project

The bids were opened last month and represent the bulk of the construction work involved in building the tracks, road, bridges, trails, tunnels, stations, and other facilities needed for the 14.5-mile light rail line.

Amtrak campaign touts benefits of train over air, car travel

The marketing campaign, "Break the Travel Quo," showcases clever videos that depict some of the most prevalent pain points of modern day travel.

Metra on-time performance hits 96% in August

In August, 731 of 18,296 trains were tardy by six minutes or more. The most common causes for delays were related to signal/switch failure, increased passenger loadings, and track construction.

QLINE aims to popularize streetcars in Detroit

The $144 million QLINE, built as a local catalyst project, began rolling May 12, 2017 on a 3.3-mile segment of Woodward Avenue.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close