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Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and maintain CCTV for the Elizabeth line, the new railway line that will cross London and connect Reading with Essex and Kent.

Formerly known as Crossrail, services are already running as London Rail on the above-ground sections to the West and the East. However, the underground central section is currently under development and is due to open from summer 2021. When it does so, the whole route will take its new name of the Elizabeth line.

Telent has been maintaining the CCTV system since May 2017, when the eastern section of the line from Liverpool Street to Shenfield opened. The system will enable driver-only operation (DOO) by allowing the train driver to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure the safe departure of the train from the station.

“This contract is important to us and demonstrates our successful and longstanding commercial partnership with TfL,” said Reg Cook, director of asset management at Telent. “We look forward to continuing to play a key role in the development of TfL’s transport network and in the running of this new line.”

The contract will be delivered by Telent’s asset management team, which has over 20 years’ experience managing critical communications assets across TfL and the UK national rail and road networks.

News of this new agreement follows closely upon Telent’s recent announcement of a seven-year contract with TfL to manage a wide and complex range of communication assets across TfL’s underground and surface estates.

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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