Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke have been awarded a contract by Network Rail to design digital signalling technology specifically for the Gloucester area.
This digital signalling solution will be a significant upgrade, replacing the current switch panel that was installed in the 1960s.
The introduction of digital Signalling Command Control system gives the operator complete picture of the network and automated updates.
This will enable Network Rail to respond more effectively to any issues or incidents, reducing passenger disruption and improving management of rail traffic.
Over the next 12 months, Hitachi, Network Rail and Linbrooke will work together to tailor its state-of-the-art Wayside Standard Platform system for the area.
Karen Williams, Sponsor (Traffic Management) at Network Rail, said: “We look forward to working with Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke on this innovative and cost-effective solution to life-extend the signalling assets within the Gloucestershire area, which will provide a safer working environment for our trackside colleagues and improved services for our passengers.”