BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded Alstom a £69m signalling contract to deliver phase 5 of the London Victoria Area Re-signalling programme.

This contract follows the award of the £37m phase 4 contract in March 2021 where most of the civil engineering work has already commenced. The project is part of the Major Signalling Framework Agreement (MSFA) for the southern region which Alstom won in 2020. The scheme is expected to be complete in early 2025. 

Phase 5 will deliver 57 new signals, 82 new Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) units and 494 new axle counters. Alstom will install 160.2km of new cabling including 86.5km of signal cables, 48km of fibre cables, 17km of power cables and 8.7km of electric track equipment cables. Four under track crossings, 46 location cases and 17 function supply points will also be installed as part of the project, as well as 11 relocatable equipment buildings to house the signalling control equipment.

Two new principal supply points (PSPs) will be installed to power the new signalling system. Three new workstations will be installed at the Three Bridges Rail Operations Centre (ROC).

The project covers the lines from Sydenham Hill and Ravensbourne to south of Elephant & Castle and Battersea Park in south London.